Heilung’s Music Used In New Game Of Thrones Trailer, New Album Due In June

Avant-garde and dark Danish metallers Heilung have found their world crossing paths with Game of Thrones! The bands’ music made it into the HBO Latin America trailer for Game of Thrones season 8, which you can see below. Warning, there are spoilers for the entire series and the books by George R.R. Martin in this trailer! The band just announced plans for their second album, Futha, due out 28th of June 2019 via Season of Mist. The band is about to kick off a huge run of tour dates and exclusive festival appearances, including Roadburn, Coppenhell, Tuska, Midgardsblot and many more!

The band comments, “‘Futha’ was three years in the making and was finished in the dark, Danish midwinter. But after darkness comes light, after winter comes spring, after suffering comes relief, after ‘Ofnir’ comes ‘Futha.’ Here’s what the spirits has to say about it!”

On the meaning of the album title, Heilung explains: “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.'”

https://youtu.be/wQUGc5zBgPU

Heilung Festival Performances 2019:

04/11: Tilburg (NL) @ Roadburn Festival

04/17: St. Petersburg (RU) @ Aurora

04/19: Moscow (RU) @ Arbat Hall

06/20: Copenhagen (DK) @ Copenhell Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

06/29: Helsinki (FI) @ Tuska 2019 (Exact date TBA)

08/18: Borre (NO) @ Midgardsblot 2019 (Exact date TBA)

09/07: Selb (DE) @ Mediaval Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

10/19: Hameln (DE) @ Autumn Moon Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

Heilung European tour:

10/22: Palladium (PL) @ Warschau

10/24: Berlin (DE) @ Admiralspalast

10/26: Essen (DE) @ Colosseum Theater

10/28: Munich (DE) @ Circus Krone

10/30: Prague (CZ) @ Hybernia

11/01: Halle (DE) @ Händelhalle

11/03: Vienna (AT) @ Der Globe

11/05: Zurich (CH) @ Volkshaus

11/07: Kiel (DE) @ Kieler Schloss

11/10: London (UK) @ Roundhouse

11/17: Brussels (BE) @ AB

11/20: Paris (FR) @ Elysée Montmartre

Heilung Festival Performances 2019:

04/11: Tilburg (NL) @ Roadburn Festival

04/17: St. Petersburg (RU) @ Aurora

04/19: Moscow (RU) @ Arbat Hall

06/20: Copenhagen (DK) @ Copenhell Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

06/29: Helsinki (FI) @ Tuska 2019 (Exact date TBA)

08/18: Borre (NO) @ Midgardsblot 2019 (Exact date TBA)

09/07: Selb (DE) @ Mediaval Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

10/19: Hameln (DE) @ Autumn Moon Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

Heilung European tour:

10/22: Palladium (PL) @ Warschau

10/24: Berlin (DE) @ Admiralspalast

10/26: Essen (DE) @ Colosseum Theater

10/28: Munich (DE) @ Circus Krone

10/30: Prague (CZ) @ Hybernia

11/01: Halle (DE) @ Händelhalle

11/03: Vienna (AT) @ Der Globe

11/05: Zurich (CH) @ Volkshaus

11/07: Kiel (DE) @ Kieler Schloss

11/10: London (UK) @ Roundhouse

11/17: Brussels (BE) @ AB

11/20: Paris (FR) @ Elysée Montmartre