The spiritualistic underground sensations are locked away conjuring up their second album
Heilung are noTHing
short of a phenomenon. They have taken the underground world by storm with the ritualistic Viking rave of their debut, Ofnir, and now, four years after its original release and with several spectacular live performances in their pocket, the Copenhagen-based trio are working on the follow-up, Futha, in bandmember Christopher Juul’s studio – between spears, shields, animal skins and bones. As the three explain, that process is anything but ordinary.
Your debut came out of nowhere; now many people are awaiting your sophomore record. How has this attention influenced you? Christopher Juul:
“We’ve been really happy about the response we’ve been getting but it was nice to get back to the cave and lock ourselves in from the rest of the world, because this is how Heilung was created: between the three of us. I don’t think the anticipation has changed what we do because we are just continuing what we started. I also believe that art should not be created towards what other people think.”
Before was released, Heilung had never played a show. Have your live experiences changed your output? Christopher:
“Not at all; we still cut out the breathing pauses, ha ha! We used to rest easy in the thought that Ofnir would never go live because it is impossible to play. When we had to figure out how to actually perform it, it was clear quickly that we couldn’t do it on our own. Now we have an arsenal of musicians live who are in the back of our