Effective period / Period of releases: 1989 - 2003
Members: Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Björn Tollin, Anders Stake, Tellu Paulasto, Hållbus Totte Mattsson, Christian Svensson, Anita Lehtola, Liisa Matveinen, Ulf Ivarsson, Magnus Stinnerbom, Samuel AnderssonHedningarna ("The Heathens" in English) is a Swedish band that brings ancient Nordic music into the modern era. Their world is a place where primitive, brutal folk music collides with sampling and programming. The band was founded by Anders Norudde, Hållbus Totte Mattsson, and Björn Tollin in 1987.
Hållbus Totte Mattsson - mandora, lute, moraoud, hurdy-gurdy, accordion, hummel. (1987 - present)
Anders Norudde (credited on early records as Anders Stake) - fiddles, keyed fiddles, bowed harp, Swedish bagpipe, flutes, jews harp, hardanger fiddle. (1987 - present)
Magnus Stinnerbom - viola, hurdy-gurdy. (1999 - present).
Christian Svensson - percussion and sampler. (2000 - present).
Björn Tollin - tambourine, percussion, hummel, sampling, bass mandora. (1987 - 2000)
Ulf "Rockis" Ivarsson - bass (1997 - 1998)
Anita Lehtola - vocals (1996 - 2000).
Liisa Matveinen - vocals (2000 - 2003).
Sanna Kurki-Suonio - vocals (1991 - 2000).
Tellu Paulasto - vocals (1991 - 1996, 2001 - 2003)