HEILUNG are now releasing a brand new video for the track ‘Norupo’, taken from the band’s latest album ‘Futha’. The video was shot at the ‘Les Menhirs de Monteneuf’ site in France. The stunning video can be viewed HERE.
The band comments:
“Norupo is composed around the ancient runic poem with the name ”The Norwegian Rune Poem”. The poem was preserved in a 17th-century copy of a now lost 13th-century manuscript and gives a complete description of all sixteen runes of the younger Futhark.”
‘Norupo’ is taken from HEILUNG‘s latest album ‘Futha’, which was released on June 28, 2019. The cover artwork and album details of ‘Futha’ can be viewed below.
On the meaning of the album title, HEILUNG comment:
“The majority of full rune set inscriptions start with ‘Futha’, and is known to us as the first four 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, of course, a surplus of theories. One of the theories we found inspiration in, is that ‘Futha’ holds the meaning of fertility and female gender. As ‘Ofnir’ focused on war and masculine notions, the great healing power of female wild strength is evoked in Futha. Those who have been present at a birth or have seen lionesses hunting know the spirit, and we welcome and embrace it in the sounds that were born during the creation of ‘Futha’.“
Any attempt to link the band with or bring their music into a modern political or religious context is pointless, since HEILUNG try to connect their listeners with a time before the coming of Christianity and modern political ideologies.
Kai Uwe Faust