Watch Norse shamans Heilung’s mesmerising performance of Traust at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Heilung performing live in 2023
(Image credit: Odin Imaging)

Viking folk collective Heilung have released a live version of their song Traust, filmed at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2021.

The clip is taken from the ‘Amplified History’ group’s impending live album Lifa Iotungard (Live At Red Rocks 2021), which comes out on August 9 via Season Of Mist.

Watch the video via the player embedded below.

Heilung are ostensibly a trio, composed of vocalists Maria Franz and Kai Uwe Faust and instrumentalist Christopher Juul, but their live shows incorporate dozens of musicians and dancers.

The performances have reaped critical acclaim, with Matt Mills of Metal Hammer giving the outfit’s headline slot at Arctangent festival 2023 a perfect five-star review.

Hamrer Hippyer builds the night towards its crescendo, every performer coming out to wildly dance and play together in a closing celebration of history and music,” Mills wrote.

“Only when Faust ends the song with a whispered ‘thank you’ to the audience does Heilung’s spell finally break, and thousands are reminded they’re in 2023 Bristol, not Norway a thousand years prior.”

Fans in Europe and Oceania can see Heilung live in the flesh this year, as the band will be playing a series of shows and festivals from June to November.

The trek includes spots at the UK’s prestigious Glastonbury and Download festivals and the European leg will crescendo with a sold-out performance at AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with dates in Australia and New Zealand following.

See the full list of dates and get tickets below.

Heilung 2024 tour dates:

Jun 14: Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 28: Glastonbury Festival, UK
Jul 03: Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Jul 06: Belfort Eurockéennes, France
Jul 10: Sopot Opera Lesna, Poland
Jul 12: Riga Arena Riga, Latvia
Jul 14: Joensuu Ilosaarirock, Finland

Aug 29: Hamburg Edel Optics Arena, Germany
Aug 31: Berlin Zitadelle, Germany
Sep 03: Stuttgart Liederhalle Beethoven Saal, Germany
Sep 05: Nurnberg Kia Arena, Germany
Sep 07: Trutnov Boijste Amphitheatre, Czech Republic
Sep 09: Budapest Barba Negra, Hungary
Sep 11: Vienna Arena Open Air, Austria
Sep 13: Munich Zenith, Germany
Sep 15: Antwerpen Lotto Arena, Belgium
Sep 17: Paris Zenith, France
Sep 19: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Sep 21: Amsterdam AFAS Live, Netherlands

Oct 30: Perth Red Hill Auditorium, Australia
Nov 02: Adelaide AEC Theatre, Australia
Nov 04: Melbourne Palais Theatre, Austalia
Nov 06: Melbourne Palais Theatre, Austalia
Nov 08: Sydney Enmore Theatre, Australia
Nov 10: Sydney Enmore Theatre, Australia
Nov 13: Brisbane Riverstage, Australia
Nov 16: Auckland Kiri Te Kawana Theatre, New Zealand
Nov 18: Auckland Kiri Te Kawana Theatre, New Zealand

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Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.