Heilung - Time to break out your Viking Longboat

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  1. Hyperglide Tell Apathy

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    Anyone heard of these guys? They are hard to describe and I'm still coming to grips on how to describe them without googling or looking up their Wiki. Let me break it down. They are self-described Iron Age inspired Viking Tribal Folk group who use some modern techniques but mostly very basic iron age tools and instruments to produce an awesome sound, similar to Wardruna.

    Here are a few sample tracks:





    They kick ass live too!

    They describe how it can be difficult to smuggle human bones (one of their instruments) through customs checkpoints when going to shows.

    I can zone out and go into a trance with this music and it's oddly cathartic.

    Opinions, thoughts?
     
  2. Skarr Brown Belt

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    they sound alright...very much like Wardruna

    probably youve heard this song before if you watch Vikings, its been played in at least 5-6 different episodes....

     
  3. shinkyoku Brown Belt

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    Love Heilung!

    Wardruna is a favourite too.


    Skald is another. French band that sings in old Norse

     
  4. ssBaldy Resident Russian Double Yellow Card

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    Heilung is proto-germanic music, a lot earlier than the Viking age.
    Wardruna is Viking.
    Both are interesting but I prefer them in small doses.
     
  5. shinkyoku Brown Belt

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    Sometimes heilung sings in proto norse, usually in old norse, sometimes in old english, old high german or modern Icelandic. Sometimes they even sing in modern english. Proto-germanic is not on their repertoire, as far as I know. The text are mostly from surviving medieval text (written down after the viking age ended) and viking runestones -a few from the vendel period (immediately before the viking age). Vendel is proto norse, not proto germanic which vanished around 500 BC.
     
  6. Violent Violin G String Platinum Member

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    I can definitely get with some Heilung...not too much but it's cool
     
  7. ssBaldy Resident Russian Double Yellow Card

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    Seems I was a bit misguided.
    Those lives of theirs I seen were proto-germanic and maybe proto-norse.
     
  8. Hyperglide Tell Apathy

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    New Heilung incoming?



    UPDATE:
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    Album release date worldwide is August 19th.
     
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  9. Hyperglide Tell Apathy

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    Video dropped yesterday.

     

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