STYLE: ORIGIN: DenmarkFORMED: 2014LABEL: Season Of Mist
  • Kai Uwe Faust
  • Christopher Juul
  • Maria Franz

HEILUNG is sounds from the northern european iron age and viking period. We used everything from running water, human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums and bronze rings in the songs.

The lyrics contain original texts from rune stones and preserved spear shafts, amulets and other artifacts. Furthermore poems, which either deal with historical events or are translations/interpretations of the originals.

Every attempt to link the music to modern political or religious points are pointless, since HEILUNG tries to connect the listener to the time before Christianity and its political offsprings raped and burned itself into the northern european mentality.

HEILUNG means healing in german and describes the core of the sound. It is supposed to leave the listener eased and relaxed after a sometimes turbulent musical journey.

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Futha / 2019

Heilung - Futha
  • Album Info
  • 2019
  • Season of Mist

1. Galgaldr
2. Norupo
3. Othan
4. Traust
5. Vapnatak
6. Svanrand
7. Elivagar
8. Elddansurin
9. Hamrer Hippyer

“Ofnir” was a very masculine album. To create it, HEILUNG took a big part of the lyrics from preserved rune inscriptions on weapons and armour. “Futha” is the counterpart, the balance point, the feminine side. Here, the lyrics originate from old Icelandic poetry, in which the holy women chant magic spells and offer their blessings. Hence, female voices are more prominent on “Futha”.

The word “Futha” is taken from an artefact, that is still controversially discussed. Big names in runology like Düwel and Heizmann can agree neither on the deciphering nor the meaning of the description… The word is engraved in a gold bracteate from Skåne (SE), which was produced around 500-530 AD. It was discovered in 1831 and these medals or coins were divided into different categories by the Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius. The bracteate in question is a so-called C-bracteate named Schonen II-C (Schonen is the German Name of Skåne) with a horse and a face. The rune inscription is between the hind-legs of the horse. Interesting to mention here is the fact that the majority of full rune set inscriptions start with “futh”, which also is the first three letters in all runic alphabets. It is considered that our forefathers saw magic potential in engraving the full rune line, but there is also great significance in the beginnings. Science has no key for the meaning of only engraving the first couple of letters yet, but there is a surplus of theories. This brings us to a runic staff found in Bergen, which was given the rather unpoetic archaeological classification B011. It carries the inscription: “felleg er fuþ sin bylli Fuþorglbasm”, which means: “Lovely is the cunt, may the cock fill it up”. Also interesting is that the Högstena amulet, which HEILUNG use in the song “Galgaldr”, has an alternative deciphering of the word “futh”, which in this context means “cunt”. All this leaves us with two hints: magic potential and the female genitalia. The great healing power of the female wild strength is evoked in “Futha”. Those who have been present at a birth or seen a lioness hunting, know the spirit. The spirit of the “wilde Weiber” (German), the wild wise women. “Futha” endeavours to connect to a time before the female was degraded to a birth-machine and carrier of eternal inherited guilt.

“Futha” was three years in the making and was finished for production and print at midwinter, the very darkest day of the solar year, the 21st in the 12th month at 21:00.

Ofnir / 2015

Heilung - Ofnir
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Season of Mist

1. Alfadhirhaiti
2. Krigsgaldr
3. Hakkerskaldyr
4. Schlammschlacht
5. Carpathian Forest
6. Fylgija Ear
7. Futhorck
8. In Maidjan
9. Afhomon

“Ofnir” is HEILUNG‘s debut album. It was self-released in 2015 and reissued in 2018 on Season of Mist.

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