Heilung announced for Wacken Winter Nights 2019
Heilung has been announced for the Wacken Winter Nights 2019! Heilung is sounds from the northern european iron age and viking period. They use 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.
With Heilung we will bring you a real phenomenon of the pagan scene to Wacken. In the last year the band was justifiably hyped across Europe!
Heilung is the german tattoo artist Kai Uwe Faust, the Norwegian vocalist Maria Franz and the Danish multi-instrumentalist Chrsitopher Juul (the last two are also known from their project Euzen). The band itself describes their style as amplified history. With hypnotic rhythms and dark melodies they transport the listeners to a long forgotten time and only leave open mouths and astonished faces behind. It’s not for nothing that in 2017 they were nominated as best live act in several European countries.