HEILUNG
Announce Collaboration with gaming company Ninja Theory on
‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II’
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Enigmatic world music outfit HEILUNG will be working with U.K.-based gaming company Ninja Theory on the soundtrack for their upcoming game, ‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.’ The announcement trailer for the new game, which has just premiered at this year’s Game Awards, features HEILUNG‘s song ‘In Maidjan,’ which is taken from their debut album, ‘Ofnir.’ Watch the trailer HERE.

Speaking of the collaboration, HEILUNG comment, “It is with the uttermost joy and deepest respect that we can finally reveal: Heilung is collaborating with Ninja Theory on the soundtrack for ‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.’  From the very first meeting with co-founder & Chief Creative Ninja Tameem, Commercial Director Dominic, and Audio Lead David, we discovered that although we work on very different platforms, the core is very much alike.  Both Heilung and Hellblade are deeply inspired by nature and history, and aim to alter your state of mind.  We are looking very much forward to present this hybrid child, born from a meeting between ancient spirits and the technology of tomorrow.”

This was not the first time HEILUNG‘s music has been featured in a commercial, as “Krigsgaldr” was featured in a 2018 commercial for the Adidas x Alexander Wang collaboration. Watch the commercial HERE!

‘Futha’ was released on June 28 and can be streamed HERE and ordered HERE.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – The Game Awards 2019 – Announce Trailer (in-engine)
HEILUNG festivals:
02/18/20: York (UK) @ Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA)
04/10/20: Rouen (FR) @ Le 106
04/12/20: Toulouse (FR) @ Echos Et Merveilles Festival
05/16/20: Metz (FR) @ Cire Musicale -Bam
06/10/20: Krakow (PL) @ Mystic Festival 2020
06/11/20: Nickelsdorf (AT) @ Nova Rock 2020
08/19/20: Bergen (NO) @ Beyond the Gates
08/20/20: St.-Nolff (FR) @ Motocultor Festival 2020
The cover artwork and album details of ‘Futha’ can be viewed below.
Heilung-coverartwork
Track-list
Galgaldr (10:22)
Norupo (4:18)
Othan  (10:19)
Traust (9:49)
Vapnatak (4:03)
Svanrand (3:36)
Elivagar (8:45)
Elddansurin (8:05)
Hamrer Hippyer (14:17)
Total playing time: 1:13:34

Speaking about ‘Futha,’ BILLBOARD wrote, “Tracks like ‘Norupo,’ which is led by female vocals, is beautiful and melodic, and the choir and tribal percussive background of ‘Othan’ is trance-like.” You can read the full feature, which includes an interview with HEILUNG‘s Kai Uwe Faust, HERE.

Upon its release, ‘Futha’ has been met with international critical acclaim. Here is what the press is saying:

“There’s an earthy aura surrounding the record, not just from the sounds of nature but the primal energy it evokes, trying to wake something long lost to the ravages of time… the power and conviction of these chanted tales connect on a deeper level than mere riffs. You just have to let it in.” – Kerrang

“‘Futha’ is consequently more a gentle, comforting blessing than it is an album: an escape from contemporary concerns and a reminder that there is still magic in this world.” – Pure Grain Audio

“‘Futha’ leaves no stone unturned in its quest to experiment and bring its own true experience to the table. That said, it is easy to fall into a trance and with eyes closed to be transported to the past world that Heilung brings back to life. That is why Cryptic Rock gives Futha 4 out of 5 stars.” – Cryptic Rock 

“Indeed, I have no better word for the music than ‘spellbinding.’ The combination of the hide-drum and electronic rhythms, the contrasting vocals of Faust and Franz, the mystical keyboard layers, and the dark and ethereal melodies is wonderful.” – No Clean Singing

Heilung have just the ticket with their new record, ‘Futha’ (Season of Mist), which layers ancient Germanic chants six feet deep for total disembodied bliss.” – Free Williamsburg

“Hypnotic and evocative, this preview of Heilung’s upcoming album ‘Futha’ hints that another tradition-steeped masterpiece from the fascinating collective is to come.” – Revolver Magazine

Line-up
Kai Uwe Faust
Christopher Juul
Maria Franz

For more on HEILUNG, visit their FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBEpages.

For more on SEASON OF MIST artists, visit our official WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER pages.

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