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Preview: Heilung w/ Eivør @ DAR Constitution Hall, 4/17/24

Preview: Heilung w/ Eivør @ DAR Constitution Hall, 4/17/24
Heilung perform live. (Photo by Odin Imaging)

Heilung perform their ritual live at DAR Constitution Hall on Wednesday, April 17! And opener Eivør adds to the potent elixir of this unique live performance.

The Nordic collective had a lot to celebrate in 2023. Maria Franz, Chritsopher Juul, Kai Uwe Faust and their band of warriors continued to tour in support of their latest album Drif, which Metal Hammer called “a carefully woven tapestry of ideas” and “a natural evolutionary step for a band who understand the unique power of story and song.”

They performed their spellbinding ritual at European summer festivals before heading across the Atlantic for a successful USA tour.

The Nordic collective premiered “Seidh” in front of a star-studded audience at The Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 7. This song appears on the soundtrack for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, which is scheduled for release in 2024. Heilung wrote the full soundtrack for the game in collaboration with Ninja Theory.

Watch Heilung perform “Seidh” for The Game Awards in Los Angeles via YouTube:

“Absolutely bewitching,” Sonic Perspectives said about Heilung’s performance in Austin, Texas. “…a deeply transformative spiritual experience.”

Since its inception in 2015, the enigmatic ritual collective Heilung has been paving melodic paths to the past with their unique and mystifying sound. Evading all conventional genre tags and the confines of any specific labels, the group aptly self-describes their sound as “amplified history,” emphasizing their ability to connect modern society with the rudiments of humanity’s beginnings through music. Heilung once again journeys back in time with its new chapter, ‘Drif;’ however, unlike previous offerings that centered around prehistoric northern Europe, album number three will explore other great rudimentary civilizations outside of Europe.

Eivør opens the show at DAR Constitution Hall on April 17!

Eivør calls her Nordic home in the remote Faroe Islands a landscape of extremes. Sitting in the North Atlantic Ocean just above Scotland and southeast of Iceland, with a total population of about 50,000, the climate is “full of contrasts — very dark, heavy winters and bright summers.” Growing up in a small village there, of about 400 people, it’s those contrasts that have inspired Eivør’s music throughout her career, as well as the Faroe Islands’ intense and still-vibrant connection to its own folk music traditions. “A very strong part of Faroese culture is singing together—anywhere people gather, there will be singing,” Eivør explains. “When you listen to old Faroese traditional music, it’s sung acapella and takes you back to its Renaissance roots. It’s pure, expressive, and untamed.”

Watch the official music video for “JARÐARTRÁ” by Eivør on YouTube:

Often considered to be one of the most prolific and unique Nordic artists of her generation, Eivør has released 11 studio albums to date, crossing musical genres and always pushing the bounds of the expected. Awarded with the Nordic Council Music Price in 2021, Eivør’s musical journey continues to fascinate.

After independently releasing her music for many years, ENN — a new album — marks Eivør’s debut for the metal label Season of Mist — and though her compositions sit outside of any one genre, she is happy to be embraced by the metal community. She identified a shared pagan sensibility in her television scores like The Last Kingdom. “I never felt I really fit into any box,” said Eivør. “I just have to do it my own way.”

Buy your tickets online now! 

W/ Eivør
DAR Constitution Hall
Wednesday, April 17
Doors @ 7pm
All ages


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