HEILUNG have added more festival appearances on their roster for this summer. The Danish band will kick of their festival tour at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel (BE) on June 21, and continue performing their mind-blowing live show at festivals such as Hellfest (FR), Roskilde (DK) and Wacken Open Air (DE). The band already announced new dates for 2019 as well, including the mighty Roadburn Festival (NL).
A list of all currently confirmed dates including festivals can be viewed below.
HEILUNG festival 2018
21 Jun 18 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
23 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
29 Jun 18 Yekaterinburg (RU) Ural Music Nights
05 Jul 18 Roskilde (DK) Roskilde Festival
01 Aug 18 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
16 Aug 18 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air
18 Aug 18 Ryma, Albaiulia (RO) Dark Bobastic Evening
23 Aug 18 Leiria (PT) Entremuralhas
25 Aug 18 Sarasu (LT) Menuo Juodaragis
13 Oct 18 Copenhagen (DK) DR Koncerthuset
HEILUNG festival 2019
22 Feb 19 Wacken (DE) Wacken Winter Nights (Exact date TBC)
13 Apr 19 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival (Exact date TBC)
HEILUNG will be playing in support of their debut full-length, ‘Ofnir’ (2015) which was recently re-released by Season of Mist. Cover artwork and album details of ‘Ofnir’ can be viewed below.
1. Alfadhirhaiti (6:48)
2. Krigsgaldr (8:58)
3. Hakkerskaldyr (2:10)
4. Schlammschlacht (5:50)
5. Carpathian Forest (2:34)
6. Fylgija Ear (8:34)
7. Futhorck (10:45)
8. In Maidjan (12:32)
9. Afhomon (13:41)
Total playing time: 1:11:52
An artistic impression telling what this mysterious band is about, is given in this official video for the song “Krigsgaldr“, which largely features animated Scandinavian rock carvings.
When HEILUNG self-released ‘Ofnir’ in 2015, the Danish band could hardly have anticipated the breakthrough success of their debut album. Spectacular live shows, strong critical acclaim, and a massive underground buzz added to the constantly high demand for this full-length are the reason why their new label Season of Mist does not hesitate to re-issue ‘Ofnir’ in several collector’s edition formats.
HEILUNG means “healing” in the German language and this also describes the core of the band’s sound. The listener is supposed to be left at ease and in a relaxed state after a magical musical journey that is at times turbulent.HEILUNG reach far back in time to the Northern European iron age and Viking period to create their sound experience. The band utilises many means in their songs: from running water via human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums as well as bronze rings.
HEILUNG’s lyrics contain original texts from rune stones, preserved spear shafts, amulets, and other ancient artefacts. Furthermore, the band uses poems, which either deal with historical events or are translations and interpretations of the original texts.Any attempt to link the band with or bring their music into a modern political or religious context is pointless, since HEILUNG try to connect their listeners with a time before the coming of Christianity and modern political ideologies.
Kai Uwe Faust