Heilung announce details of new album, Drif

Heilung's new press photo
(Image credit: Season of Mist)

Danish trio Heilung have revealed details of their third studio album, Drif.

The album – due out August 19 through Seasons of Mist – was recorded at Copenhagen’s Lava Studios with band member Christopher Juul handling production and mixing duties. 

Drif means ‘gathering’, a throng of people, a horde, a crowd, a pack," explain the band in a statement.  "In symbiosis with the album title, Drif consists of a flock, a collection, a gathering, a collage of songs, that much like little flames were seeking towards each other, to join, to bond, to create, and be greater together. This album has very clearly dictated its own path. Our attempts to tame it were repeatedly fruitless, and once we came to this realisation the creative flow surged forward with immense force. So much so that sometimes it felt like the songs wrote themselves. 

“All the songs on Drif have their own stories,” they continue. “They have each their place and sense of belonging, with inspiration not only from Northern Europe, but from the ancient great civilisations.”

Check out a brief clip of the track Anoana below.

Heilung have live dates in Europe and North America booked throughout the remainder of the year, and will arrive in the UK in January. Full dates are listed below. 

Drif tracklist: 

Buslas Bann 

Heilung's artwork for the album Drif

(Image credit: Seasons of Mist)

Heilung tour dates

Jun 10: Nickelsdorf Novarock, Austria
Jun 17: Dessel Graspop, Belgium
Jun 23: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jul 01: Helsinki Tuska festival, Finland

Aug 26: Atlanta Cobb Energy Center, GA
Aug 28: Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, NC
Aug 30: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
Sep 01: Toronto Meridian Hall, ON
Sep 03: Montréal MTELUS, QC
Sep 06: New York Hammerstein Ballroom, NY
Sep 08: Worcester The Palladium, MA
Sep 10: Detroit Masonic Temple Theatre, MI
Sep 13: Chicago Radius, IL
Sep 15: St. Paul Myth Live, MN
Sep 20: Seattle The Paramount Theatre, WA
Sep 22: Portland Keller Auditorium, OR
Sep 24: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Sep 27: Los Angeles Greek Theatre, CA
Sep 29: Phoenix Orpheum Theatre, AZ
Oct 01: Dallas The Factory in Deep Ellum, TX

Oct 26: Copenhagen Forum Black Box, Denmark
Oct 28: Stockholm Annexet, Sweden
Oct 30: Helsinki Black Box, Finland
Nov 04: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Nov 06: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Nov 08: Zurich Halle 66, Switzerland
Nov 11: Brussels Cirque Royal, Belgium
Nov 13: Berlin Tempodrom, Belgium
Nov 16: Bochum Ruhrcongress, Germany
Nov 18: Paris L’Olympia, France
Dec 92: Budapest Barba Negra, Hungary
Dec 05: Ljubljana Hala Tivoli, Slovenia
Dec 07: Frankfurt Jahrhundert Halle, Germany
Dec 14: Stuttgart Liederhalle Hegelsaal, Germany
Dec 18: München Zenith, Germany

Jan 14: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
Jan 17: Manchester Bridgewater Hall, UK
Jan 19: Dublin National Stadium, UK
Jan 22: Glasgow Barrowland, UK

Simon Young

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.