Nick and Nazgul have been in contact for sometime now, and Nazgul is proud to list Nick and his partner Michele amongst his friends on the North American continent. Not content with merely being fans of the music, Nick and Michele have recently been involved in shooting a video for one of Hugin's songs, more of which in another post.
Nazgul hopes you enjoy this insight into another of our own kind...
Q1.Hello! Tell us your name?
Q2. Where do you live?
Q3. Your age, Nick?
Q4. And what do you do for a living?
Q5. Your favourite style of music?
Q6. Your favourite other bands (non-Hugin)?
Q7. The first album you ever bought...?
Q8. ...And the latest album you have bought?
Q9. Your favourite food?
Q10. Your favourite film?
Q11. Your favourite book?
Q12. How long have you been reading Honour and Darkness?
Q13. How did you first come across Hugin's music?
At the tail end of 2009 he informed me of his appearance on Allerseelen's new "Sonne Golthi-Ade" single put out by our one and only Hugin's Beverina and W.A.R. Productions label. I was able to procure an email contact for Hugin (I don't do MySpace so getting hold of him at first was problematic) and order a copy of the very limited single from him.
Now as we all know, Hugin is a pretty shameless promoter. In my order from him I got some postcards. One postcard that was noteworthy was of Hugin in chainmail brandishing a sword. Now I'll be honest, at first I laughed thinking the photo was rather silly. However the image's advertising capability must've worked because next thing I knew I was checking out Uruk-hai's discography.
Being attracted to the cover art of "Lost Songs From Middle Earth", I was soon re-contacting Hugin to place and order for that CD as well as WACH's "Experimentum Solaris" (impromptu purchase). WACH didn't impact me much at the time, but "Lost Songs..." did. I soon pounced on the pre-order for "Black Blood/White Hand" box-set which pretty much cemented me into Uruk-hai, which led to delving deeper into Hugin's other work.
Q14. Which of Hugin's projects do you follow most attentively?
Q15. What was the first thing you bought that Hugin composed?
The Bonemachine track "Rhythmus Der Einsamkeit" didn't leave an impression on me at the time when I was exploring the compilation, and I wouldn't revisit the material until some years later when I was fully immersed into Hugin's projects.
Q16. What was the last thing you bought that Hugin composed?
Q17. What is your favourite release from Hugin's discography to date?
Secondly the sheer quantity of music on "Angband" is staggering, and based on probability alone there is a song for everyone. I don't care for all the tracks on "Angband" (specifically those with 'shouty' vocals), but there is a large population of tracks (particularly on later discs in the set) that I enjoy.
Q18. What items/release(s) do you most treasure in your collection of Hugin's stuff?
Q19. Are there any particular releases of his that are you looking for?
Q20. Do you have a particular message for Hugin?
Q21. What message do you have for your fellow readers of Honour & Darkness?
Nick Diak, one of the good guys. Nazgul sends his thanks across the pond for this interview.
As always, should you wish to be featured in this occasional series then Nazgul would be delighted to hear from you via the usual email address.