Experimental folk outfit Heilung will be working with UK-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. "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," the band said in a statement regarding the collaboration. "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."
They add, "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."
Heilung previously announced a long-awaited North American headlining tour, bringing their mesmerizing live ritual to states and Canada for the first time ever! Within 72 hours of ticket sales going live, every venue that was originally announced had completely sold out! To accommodate demand, a second show in New York City as well as a show in Los Angeles were added, while the Chicago show was moved to a larger venue. The updated and final itinerary can be found below: Speaking of the tour, Heilung previously commented: "Heilung is proud to announce our first tour in North America. Like our forefathers 1000 years ago, we will cross the ocean and set foot on the land they called Vinland. Ticket sales begin Friday the 11th of October 10 EST. Come join the ritual." Heilung will be touring in support of their 2019 release, Futha, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and #4 on the Billboard World Music Charts, placing on a total of seven Billboard charts within the first week of its release. Earlier this year, the band's music was featured in a trailer for the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" series.
Heilung North American Dates:
01/09: Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo 01/11: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom **SOLD OUT** 01/13: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater **SOLD OUT** 01/17: Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater **SOLD OUT** 01/20: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre **SOLD OUT** 01/22: Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring **SOLD OUT** 01/24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Ballroom) **SOLD OUT** 01/26: Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia 01/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall Ballroom
02/18/20: York (UK) @ Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA) 02/22/20: York (UK) @ Jorvink Viking Festival 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