Enigmatic world music collective HEILUNG will release his highly anticipated third feature film, “Drif”, on August 192022 through fog season. The group unveils today the first single, “Anoana”, as well as a great music video that you can see below.
Presales are now online for “Drift. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Since its creation in 2015, the enigmatic collective ritual HEILUNG opened melodic paths to the past with their unique and mystifying sound. Avoiding all conventional genre labels and the limitations of any specific label, the band aptly describes their sound as “amplified history”, emphasizing their ability to connect modern society to the basics of early humankind through music. HEILUNG travel back in time with his new chapter, “Drift; » however, unlike previous offerings centered on prehistoric northern Europe, album number three will explore other major rudimentary civilizations outside of Europe.
“All Songs On ‘derivative‘have their own stories’, adds HEILUNG throat singer and one of the band’s three composers, Kai Uwe Faust. “Each has its place and its sense of belonging, drawing inspiration not only from Northern Europe, but also from ancient great civilizations”, explains the group. “We took into account the ancient surrounding advanced civilizations, because our ancestral Nordic civilizations did not just appear, exist and disappear in isolation. Already in the Bronze Age we found silk on German lands that had already been imported from the Far East 3000 years ago. As far back as the Viking Age, we have found beads brought there from present-day Syria in the heights of the northern mountains.
“Centrally important concepts, still widely used today, such as the number zero and all the mathematical universes derived from it, the use of iron and the general concept of settling all come from high traditional civilizations outside the north and are still fundamentally changing the world of our ancestors. By singing these primordial songs, we want to pay homage to these cultures, to reconnect with the beginnings and to remind us that all of us, from East to West, from past to present, are connected by the exchanging ideas and inspiring each other.
Meaning “gathering”, “Drift” serves more than just a gateway that connects history with modern society, but is also a statement of the strength of unity and solidarity, which will come as no surprise to those who have lived HEILUNGin which each ceremony begins with a reminder that “we are all brothers”. “‘Drif’ means ‘gathering’, Explain HEILUNG. “A crowd of people, a horde, a mob, a pack. In symbiosis with the title of the album, ‘Drif’ consists of a herd, a collection, a gathering, a collage of songs, which a bit like little flames were looking towards one another. other, to come together, to connect, to create and to be greater together.”
In addition, HEILUNG also now announcing that their upcoming performance in New York City has been upgraded to The King’s Theater in Brooklyn, New York! Tickets purchased for the previous venue will be honored at the new venue. Tickets for the new venue will go on sale this friday june 24 @ 10:00 a.m. EDT HERE
The full itinerary for their upcoming North American tour can be found below. The band is currently on tour european party circuit, whose next performance will take place tomorrow June 23 in Clisson, FR at Outdoor Hellfest! All of the upcoming live dates are below!
List of “Drif” tracks:
1. Asja (5:17)
2. Anoana (4:57)
3. Principle (13:05)
4. Urban (2:55)
5. Keltentrauer (8:26)
6. Nesso (7:54)
7. Buslas Bann (5:03)
8. Nikkal (3:04)
9. Marduk (8:34)
Following the huge success of HEILUNGThe sold-out appearance at the historic Red Rocks venue in Denver, CO in October 2021, the enigmatic world music collective will return to North America Later this year! The first ceremony will take place on the evening of August 26 in Atlanta, GA and the final curtain will be drawn on October 1 in Dallas, TX. Tickets are on sale HERE. The full set of dates can be found below. For each ticket purchased, a tree will be planted.
HEILUNGthe ritual of is neither a performance nor a concert; it is a totally immersive ceremony that connects its listeners to the elements of nature through music, dance and mysticism. For a preview of what awaits you during an evening with HEILUNGwatch “LIFA”, which was recorded live at Castlefest 2017, HERE.
HEILUNG will support their 2019 release, “Futha”, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and #4 on the Billboard World Music charts, charting on a total of seven Billboard charts in the first week of his exit.
HEILUNG Summer Festivals 2022:
23 June 22 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
26 June 22 Spálené Porici (CZ) Basinfirefest
02 Jul 22 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Festival 2022
19 Aug 22 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot 2022
HEILUNG North America 2022:
8/26/22: Atlanta, Georgia @ Cobb Energy Center [TICKETS]
8/28/22: Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium [TICKETS]
8/30/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Internship AE [TICKETS]
01/09/22: Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall [TICKETS]
03/09/22: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS [TICKETS]
06/09/22: New York, NY @ The King’s Theater [TICKETS] **New location**
09/08/22: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium [TICKETS]
10/09/22: Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theater [TICKETS]
9/13/22: Chicago, IL @ Radius [TICKETS]
9/15/22: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live [TICKETS]
09/20/22: Seattle, OR @ The Paramount Theater [TICKETS]
9/22/22: Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium [TICKETS]
9/24/22: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield [TICKETS]
09/27/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater [TICKETS]
9/29/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theater [TICKETS]
01/10/22: Dallas, TX @ The Deep Ellum Plant [TICKETS]
HEILUNG European Tour 2022:
26 Oct 22 Copenhagen (DK) Black Box Forum
28 October 22 Stockholm (SE) Annex
30 Oct 22 Helsinki (FI) Black box
04/11/22 Prague (CZ) Forum Karlin
06/11/22 Leipzig (DE) Haus Auensee
08/11/22 Zurich (CH) Halle 662
11 Nov 22 Brussels (BE) Cirque Royal
13 Nov 22 Berlin (DE) Tempodrom
16 Nov 22 Bochum (DE) Ruhr Congress
18 Nov 22 Paris (FR) Olympia
02 Dec. 22 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
05/12/22 Ljubljana (SI) Hala Tivoli
07/12/22 Frankfurt (DE) Jahrhundert Halle
14 Dec 22 Stuttgart (DE) Liederhalle Hegelsaal
Dec 18 22 Munchen (DE) Zenith
HEILUNG 2023 Tour:
08/01/23 Rouen (FR) Le 106
10 Jan 23 Metz (FR) La Bam
12 Jan 23 Tilburg (NL) 013
14 Jan 23 London (United Kingdom) O2 Academy Brixton
17 Jan 23 Manchester (United Kingdom) Bridgewater Hall
19 Jan 23 Dublin (IE) National Stadium
22 Jan 23 Glasgow (United Kingdom) Barrowland
Whereas HEILUNG features authentic and archaic instrumentation that ranges from rattles and ritual bells to human bones and throat singing, their captivating style of music is far from primitive. Producer and founding member Christophe Juul implements subtle electronic elements that elevate the musical atmosphere and provide a deeper, layered soundscape.
“This album very clearly dictated its own path. Our attempts to tame it repeatedly failed, and once we came to that realization, the creative flow surged with immense force. So much so that sometimes it felt like the songs were writing themselves. add the group.
HEILUNGThe success of has been unprecedented, hitting milestones in its few short years that many don’t see in a lifetime. The collective had already quickly made people talk about it when it released its first feature film, “offer” in 2015, but their dizzying upward trajectory really took off from the moment they set foot on the Castlefest stage in 2017 for the now legendary debut of their live ritual. Luckily for those who weren’t lucky enough to attend this magical event, the entire ceremony was filmed, having since been viewed by tens of millions of fans around the world.
As HEILUNG traveled across Europe and brought their mystifying experience to new audiences, talking about this new band and their mind-blowing ceremony gave way to fog season label owner Michel Berberianwho quickly offered the band a record deal after seeing their undeniable musical impact firsthand.
By 2019, HEILUNG launches its second album, “Futha” which contrasted the masculine, combative themes of their debut with a feminine counterpart that celebrated fertility and feminine energy. Within the first week of the record’s release, it graced the Billboard charts with coveted numbers, debuting at No. 3 on the Heatseekers charts and No. 4 on the Billboard World Music Chart, placing on a total of seven. Billboard charts while meeting critical acclaim. the press worldwide.
Having already toured Europe, HEILUNG announced their first-ever North American tour for early 2020, which sold out entirely within 72 hours of tickets going on sale. The group then returned to the United States and performed their ritual live before a sold-out audience of 10,000 at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO (USA), further cementing their early heirloom status.
Around this time, the band’s music began to appear in places outside the confines of concert halls, videos and vinyl. From hit TV shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Vikings” to video game giants like “Conqueror’s Blade VII: “Wolves of Ragnarök” and “The Senua Saga: Hellblade II” to the hit film by Robert Eggers “The Nordic”, HEILUNG’s music has risen far above the underground and transcended into a larger world. Even a global pandemic couldn’t slow down HEILUNGSuccess ; it strengthened them and gave them time to complete work on album number three, “Drift.
According to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, three is a divine number, signifying harmony, wisdom and understanding. He also believed it was the number of tenses – past, present, future; birth, life, death; beginning, middle, end. Willingly or not, “Drift” embodies this philosophy, showcasing a divine work of art that connects the beginning of civilization to today’s modern world. Don’t make a mistake, HEILUNG still does not represent any modern political or religious ideology, but rather offers a humble reminder of where we come from. “Remember that we are all brothers. All people, beasts, trees, stones and wind, we all descended from the one great being who was always there, before people lived and named him, before the first seed germinates.
- Kai Uwe Faust
- Christophe Juul
- Maria Franz
Guest musicians:Annick Shireen, Emilie Lorentzen, Mira Cetion track: 1, 2, 3 and 8
- Jacob Hee Lund and Nicholas Schipper on track: 1, 2, 3 and 7
- Ruben Terlouw, Pan Bartkowiak, Marijn Sies, Gwydion Zomer, isabelle streich, Martin Skou, Samiye van Rossum, Nadia Kalamieiets, Edward Boyter, Nina Cornelia Schilp, Michael Bosch, Gwydion Zomer and Katalin Papp on track: 2, 4 and 5
- Vilja Christine Agger, Ea Christine Agger and Michel Berberian on track: 3