Heilung Shares a New Single and Video – “Anoana”

Neo-Folk and Ancient Music entity Heilung have shared a new single and video, “Anoana”, the first from thewir upcoming new full length album, Drif due out on August 19, 2022 via Season of Mist. Check out the “Anoana” video and pre-order and pre-save the album now!

HEILUNG comment on the video: “In Anoana, the listener has the chance to delve into a collection of likely encoded spells from the Migration Period and get a touch of magic from the Dark Ages. The intention of the piece is to playfully reconnect to an incantational language of a period where the North was richer in gold than any other region. Our forefathers presumably enjoyed a time of great prosperity and it may make us rethink how dark these ages really were.”

Pre-order here: https://shopusa.season-of-mist.com/heilung-drif-double-lp-gatefold-colored-silver-digital



  1. Asja (5:17)
  2. Anoana (4:57)
  3. Tenet (13:05)
  4. Urbani (2:55)
  5. Keltentrauer (8:26)
  6. Nesso (7:54)
  7. Buslas Bann (5:03)
  8. Nikkal (3:04)
  9. Marduk (8:34)

Total: 59:15

Heilung previously announced new European Tourdates 2022 and 2023. A list of all confirmed shows can be found below. For guestlist and press requests please contact Jessica Otten in September via Jessica@season-of-mist.com.


Heilung Summer Festivals 2022

02 Jun 22 Gdansk (PL) Mystic Festival

10 Jun 22 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock

17 Jun 22 Dessel (BE) Graspop Festival

23 Jun 22 Clisson (FR) Hellfest

26 Jun 22 Spálené Porici (CZ) Basinfirefest

02 Jul 22 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Festival 2022 (Exact date TBA)

19 Aug 22 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot 2022 (Exact date TBA)


Heilung European Tour 2022

26 Oct 22 Copenhagen (DK) Forum Black Box

28 Oct 22 Stockholm (SE) Annexet

30 Oct 22 Helsinki (FI) Black Box

04 Nov 22 Prague (CZ) Forum Karlin

06 Nov 22 Leipzig (DE) Haus Auensee

08 Nov 22 Zurich (CH) Halle 662

11 Nov 22 Brussels (BE) Cirque Royal

13 Nov 22 Berlin (DE) Tempodrom

16 Nov 22 Bochum (DE) Ruhrcongress

18 Nov 22 Paris (FR) L’Olympia

02 Dec 22 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra

05 Dec 22 Ljubljana (SI) Hala Tivoli

07 Dec 22 Frankfurt (DE) Jahrhundert Halle

14 Dec 22 Stuttgart (DE) Liederhalle Hegelsaal

18 Dec 22 Munchen (DE) Zenith


Heilung Tour 2023

08 Jan 23 Rouen (FR) Le 106

10 Jan 23 Metz (FR) La Bam

12 Jan 23 Tilburg (NL) 013

14 Jan 23 London (UK) O2 Academy Brixton

17 Jan 23 Manchester (UK) Bridgewater Hall

19 Jan 23 Dublin (IE) National Stadium

22 Jan 23 Glasgow (UK) Barrowland


Picture made by Andy Julia


Heilung means “healing” in the German language and this also describes the core of the band’s sound. The listener is supposed to be left at ease and in a relaxed state after a magical musical journey that is at times turbulent.


Heilung reach far back in time to the Northern European iron age and Viking period to create their sound experience. The band utilizes many means in their songs: from running water via human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums as well as bronze rings. It’s difficult to categorize a band that uses such a variety of influences, traditions, and instruments to create immersive soundscapes. Thus, the band has described their own music as ‘amplified history’ to befit their sounds.


When Heilung self-released ‘Ofnir’ in 2015, the Danish band could hardly have anticipated the breakthrough success of their debut album. Spectacular live shows, strong critical acclaim, and a massive underground buzz added to the constantly high demand for this full-length are the reason why their new label Season of Mist did not hesitate to re-issue ‘Ofnir’ in several collector’s edition formats. Heilung’s live album, ‘LIFA’ (2017) was released in parallel.

The visionary three-piece continued gathering praise with their latest full-length ‘Futha’, released in 2019 which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and #4 on the Billboard World Music Charts in the United States, placing on a total of seven Billboard charts within the first week of its release. For the single “Norupo” a music video was filmed at the Neolithic standing stones at Les Menhirs de Monteneuf in France, which can be viewed HERE.


The band’s music has been widely used in pop culture and transcends the traditional genre boundaries in music. Not only did leading television broadcaster HBO use their music in the trailer for the hit series Game of Thrones, Heilung’s sounds can also be heard in series like Vikings and Ragnarök on Netflix.


Furthermore, the group has been collaborating with game studios for the soundtrack of several mainstream video games. In 2020, gaming company Ninja Theory and Heilung started to work on the soundtrack for their upcoming game, ‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.’ The announcement trailer for the new game features Heilung’s song ‘In Maidjan,’ which is taken from their debut album, ‘Ofnir’. Watch the trailer HERE.


Later, Heilung was invited to join in another video game collaboration with MY.GAMES and Booming Tech for the new season of the ‘Conqueror’s Blade’ video game, ‘VII: “Wolves of Ragnarok.” The trailer for the game, featuring the track “Galgaldr,” can be found HERE. Heilung will also see their name being eternalized in one of the new combat map locations, which is now officially called ‘Heilung Fjord,’ and serves as a place for healing.


While the world came to a stop during the pandemic, the three-piece retreated in the studio to write and record upcoming album ‘Drif’. In the band’s fashion, they sought for forgotten songs, made ruffling leaves into instruments and wrote lyrics spreading messages of love for each other and respect for nature. ‘Drif’ will be Heilung’s most immersive and successful work to date.


In their own words:


“Drif means “gathering”. A throng of people, a horde, a crowd, a pack. In symbiosis with the album title, Drif consists of a flock, a collection, a gathering, a collage of songs, that much like little flames were seeking towards each other, to join, to bond, to create, and be greater together. This album has very clearly dictated its own path. Our attempts to tame it was repeatedly fruitless and once we came to this realization, the creative flow surged forward with immense force. So much so that sometimes it felt like the songs wrote themselves. All the songs on Drif have their own stories. They have each their place and sense of belonging, with inspiration not only from Northern Europe, but from the ancient great civilisations.”



Kai Uwe Faust

Christopher Juul

Maria Franz


Recording studio: Lava Studios Copenhagen

Producer / sound engineer: Christopher Juul

Mix/Master: Lava Studios Copenhagen, Christopher Juul


Guest musicians:

– Annicke Shireen, Emilie Lorentzen, Mira Ceti, on track: 1, 2, 3 and 8

– Jacob Hee Lund and Nicolas Schipper on track: 1, 2, 3 and 7

– Ruben Terlouw, Pan Bartkowiak, Marijn Sies, Gwydion Zomer, Isabella Streich, Martin Skou, Samiye van Rossum, Nadia Kalamieiets, Edward Boyter, Nina Cornelia Schilp, Mitchell Bosch, Gwydion Zomer and Katalin Papp on track: 2, 4 and 5

– Vilja Christine Agger, Ea Christine Agger and Michael Berberian on track


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Check out our interview with the band