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Heilung are a band with members from Germany, Denmark and Norway, who describe their music as "amplified history."

Members:
Kai Uwe Faust (vocals, Germany)
Maria Franz (vocals, Norway)
Christopher Juul (producer, Denmark)

Discography:
Ofnir (2015)
Lifa (2017, live album)
Futha (2019)

Tropes displayed by this band

  • Anachronism Stew: Their sound mixes pre-industrial instruments with subtle electronic effects. For example, the start of this video, where Christopher blows down a buffalo horn, then loops it.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
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    • They have recorded songs in Old Norse, Gothic, Old High German, Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon.
    • The CD of Futha has its title and track list written in runes instead of the more common Latin alphabet.
  • Blackface: Averted. Kai has a black face in the official video for "Norupo," but he is clearly not parodying a black person.
  • Epic Rocking: In the interest of brevity, we will only list songs over ten minutes.
    • "Othan" 10:18
    • "Galgaldr" 10:21
    • "In Maidjan" 12:33
    • "Afhomon" 13:41
    • "Hamrer Hippyer" 14:16
  • Folk Metal: Their music is not metallic, but Vikings are intrinsically Metal, and the Metal press seems to like them.
  • Horny Vikings: They use a lot of Nordic imagery. Singer Maria Franz is Norwegian, and has a stage outfit with antlers.
  • Meaningful Name: From their YouTube page: "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."
  • NSFW:
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    • The official video for "Krigsgaldr" features obviously male Stone Age stick men indulging in Rape, Pillage, and Burn.
    • The CD booklet for Futha contains Celtic knotwork style illustrations. Some of them are rather sexual.
  • Shown Their Work: A bit of digging online will find the historical texts that they have used for lyrics.
  • Soprano and Gravel: With two grades of gravel! Maria provides clean female vocals, Kai does harsh male vocals and throat singing.

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