Filmed during a late summer night at Castlefest 2017 in The Netherlands, 'Lifa - Heilung Live at Castlefest' captures HEILUNG's legendary debut performance. This will be the first time that the mesmerizing footage is available worldwide as a stand-alone audio/visual (Blu-ray) piece. 'Lifa' lays bare the power and majesty of the enigmatic Danish trio’s deep and enchanting live ritual for all to experience.
The Blu-ray will be released on April 24 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered HERE .
The digital stream of 'Lifa,' which has over 4 Million views to date, can be seen HERE .
Earlier this year, HEILUNG brought their mesmerizing live ritual to states and Canada for the first time ever, which sold out every venue within 72 hours of announcing. The collective were supporting their 2019 release, 'Futha,' which debuted at on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and on the Billboard World Music Charts, placing on a total of seven Billboard charts within the first week of its release.
During this year's Game Awards, HEILUNG announced that they will be working with U.K.-based gaming company Ninja Theory on the soundtrack for their upcoming game, 'Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.' The announcement trailer for the new game features HEILUNG's song 'In Maidjan,' which is taken from their debut album, 'Ofnir.' Watch the trailer HERE .
Speaking of the collaboration, HEILUNG comment, "It is with the uttermost joy and deepest respect that we can finally reveal: Heilung is collaborating with Ninja Theory on the soundtrack for 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II.' From the very first meeting with co-founder & Chief Creative Ninja Tameem, Commercial Director Dominic, and Audio Lead David, we discovered that although we work on very different platforms, the core is very much alike. Both Heilung and Hellblade are deeply inspired by nature and history, and aim to alter your state of mind. We are looking very much forward to present this hybrid child, born from a meeting between ancient spirits and the technology of tomorrow."
Earlier this year, the band's music was featured in a trailer for the final season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' series. It can be viewed HERE .
This was not the first time HEILUNG's music has been featured in a commercial, as “Krigsgaldr” was featured in a 2018 commercial for the Adidas x Alexander Wang collaboration. Watch the commercial HERE!
'Futha' was released on June 28 and can be streamed HERE and ordered HERE .
04/10/20: Rouen (FR) @ Le 106
04/12/20: Toulouse (FR) @ Echos Et Merveilles Festival
05/16/20: Metz (FR) @ Cire Musicale -Bam
06/10/20: Krakow (PL) @ Mystic Festival 2020
06/11/20: Nickelsdorf (AT) @ Nova Rock 2020
08/19/20: Bergen (NO) @ Beyond the Gates
08/20/20: St.-Nolff (FR) @ Motocultor Festival 2020
Speaking about 'Futha,' BILLBOARD wrote, "Tracks like 'Norupo,' which is led by female vocals, is beautiful and melodic, and the choir and tribal percussive background of 'Othan' is trance-like." You can read the full feature, which includes an interview with HEILUNG's Kai Uwe Faust, HERE .
Upon its release, 'Futha' has been met with international critical acclaim. Here is what the press is saying:
"There’s an earthy aura surrounding the record, not just from the sounds of nature but the primal energy it evokes, trying to wake something long lost to the ravages of time... the power and conviction of these chanted tales connect on a deeper level than mere riffs. You just have to let it in." - Kerrang
"'Futha' is consequently more a gentle, comforting blessing than it is an album: an escape from contemporary concerns and a reminder that there is still magic in this world." - Pure Grain Audio
"'Futha' leaves no stone unturned in its quest to experiment and bring its own true experience to the table. That said, it is easy to fall into a trance and with eyes closed to be transported to the past world that Heilung brings back to life. That is why Cryptic Rock gives Futha 4 out of 5 stars." - Cryptic Rock
"Indeed, I have no better word for the music than 'spellbinding.' The combination of the hide-drum and electronic rhythms, the contrasting vocals of Faust and Franz, the mystical keyboard layers, and the dark and ethereal melodies is wonderful." - No Clean Singing
"Heilung have just the ticket with their new record , 'Futha' (Season of Mist), which layers ancient Germanic chants six feet deep for total disembodied bliss." - Free Williamsburg
"Hypnotic and evocative, this preview of Heilung's upcoming album 'Futha' hints that another tradition-steeped masterpiece from the fascinating collective is to come." - Revolver Magazine
Kai Uwe Faust
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