202: HEILUNG

The music of Heilung could be described as Nordic folk or neofolk, but the way they describe it themselves is far more fitting – amplified history.

Featuring members from Germany, Norway, and Denmark, Heilung utilise myriad traditional instruments from varied ancient culture. Thematically, the focus is the Germanic people of the bronze, iron, and Viking ages. The performances and recordings feature both music and poetry, with languages used including (but not limited to) German, English, Icelandic, Proto-Norse, and Viking age Old Norse.

Heilungโ€™s live shows are lauded as a transcendent experience, featuring spiritual traditions, elaborate costumes, and large troupes of performers.

The listener is supposed to be left at ease and in a relaxed state after a magical musical journey that is at times turbulent.

Kai Uwe Faust

There is something truly remarkable about the overwhelming atmosphere created by Heilung. Even just listening to an album is a powerful, ethereal experience. As a beautifully textured, and sonically encompassing experience, thereโ€™s just nothing like Heilung.