HEILUNG are now releasing a brand new video for the track “Norupo,” taken from the band’s latest album Futha. The video was shot at the ‘Les Menhirs de Monteneuf’ site in France. The stunning video can be viewed below.
The band comments: “‘Norupo’ is composed around the ancient runic poem with the name ”The Norwegian Rune Poem”. The poem was preserved in a 17th-century copy of a now lost 13th-century manuscript and gives a complete description of all sixteen runes of the younger Futhark.”
HEILUNG‘s latest album, Futha, was released on June 28, 2019.
On the meaning of the album title, HEILUNG says: “The majority of full rune set inscriptions start with Futha, and is known to us as the first four letters in all runic alphabets. It is considered that our forefathers saw magic potential in engraving the full rune line, but there is also great significance in the beginnings.
“Science has no key for the meaning of only engraving the first couple of letters yet, but there is, of course, a surplus of theories. One of the theories we found inspiration in, is that Futha holds the meaning of fertility and female gender. As ‘Ofnir’ focused on war and masculine notions, the great healing power of female wild strength is evoked in Futha. Those who have been present at a birth or have seen lionesses hunting know the spirit, and we welcome and embrace it in the sounds that were born during the creation of Futha.”