Heilung stream intense new single Asja

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Pagan folk collective Heilung have streamed their latest single, the intense Asja, which you can listen to below.

It's taken from the Danish-based band's upcoming album Drif that will be released on August 19 through Season Of Mist. 

"This is a love song," say the band. "Maria sings to the listener of love, recovery and prosperity, chasing away evil and welcoming love. The piece contains a quotation of some lines of “Hávamál”, combined with a selection of blessing words meant to provide help to the listener in a troubled time. Kai brought his vocal part of Asja back to us after a month of isolation, fasting and meditation in nature. Only the spirits know the full meaning, but we do know that the context is love, prosperity and protection."

Heilung will release Drif during this year's Midgardsblot Festival, which takes place at the Midgard Viking Centre, and will host an exclusive listening session and meet & greet in the viking longhouse for a limited amount of people. Details will be announced shortly.

Pre-order Drif.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.