Thursday, 26 April 2012

Followers of Honour and Darkness ... #5

Well, it's been an absolute age since we last ran a Followers of Honour and Darkness item - March 2011 to be precise - so this particular post comes as a particular pleasure.  And some rare items abound within the collection of our featured Huginphile today, so without further ado let's meet another one of our own...

Q1. Hello! Tell us your name?
A1. Hello! My name is Denis.

Q2. Whereabouts in the world do you live?
A2. I'm living in the City of Halle (Germany), the birthplace of the famous baroque composer G.F. Händel.

Q3. Your age? 
A3. Somewhere between 35 and 40, far beyond of Logan's Run time

Q4. And what do you do for a living? 
A4. My job is to assure the best customer experience for a great logistics company. So the wonderful soundscapes of Uruk Hai bring me down from very stressful working time.

Q5. Your favourite style of music? 
A5. It is a wide range of music …. from harsh (h)electro over Death/Black Metal to ambient music.

Q6. Your favourite other bands (non-Hugin)? 
A6. e.g. Leæther Strip, Painbastard, Moloch, Agalloch, Amon Amarth, Vinterriket, Forgotten Land and many more

Q7. The first album you ever bought...?
A7. Once upon a time in Bulgaria 1987. Whilst visiting the capital city Sofia I bought two LPs: Madonna and Duran Duran. Oh yes, I know what you think. The only excuse is… I was young...!

Q8. ...And the latest album you have bought?
A8. Moloch's clear vinyl LP "Isolation der Essenz".

Q9. Your favourite food? 
A9. My girlfriend's very delicious version of Spaghetti Bolognese.

Q10. Your favourite film? 
A10. Nearly all kinds of dystopian movies, e.g. 1984.

Q11. Your favourite book?
A11. Umberto Eco's 'The Name Of The Rose'.

Q12. How long have you been reading Honour and Darkness?
A12. Over 2 years now.

Q13. Where and how did you discover Hugin's music?
A13. By looking after new music inspiration in a nearby shopping mall 8 years ago approximately. Next to a Vinterriket CD I discovered Uruk Hai's "The Battle". Thereafter you can call me a collector…!

Q14. Do you follow any particular project(s) of Hugin, or all of them? 
A14. All of the projects are very interesting.

Q15. What was your first Hugin-related purchase?
A15. As mentioned above Uruk Hai's "The Battle", the one and only release I purchased in a traditional music store.

Q16. What was the last thing you bought that Hugin composed?
A16. Recently the split tape of Uruk Hai and Wear And Tear.

Q17. What is your favourite release from Hugin's discography to date, and why?
A17. That's not easy to say. Possibly Uruk Hai's "Across The Misty Mountains". It is very often played and the ambient sound creates an imaginary movie in my thoughts.

Q18. What items/release(s) do you most treasure in your collection of Hugin's stuff? 
A18. The most limited ones in my collections: Darkness Box, Orkstahl, Honour tape (Christhunt edition).

Q19. Are there any particular releases of his that are you looking for? 
A19. There is always a long list of wanted releases… a collector's doom!

Q20. Do you have a message for Hugin?
A20. Hugin, I wish you good health, endless inspirations and good luck. Keep on producing awesome music.

Q21. What message do you have for your fellow readers of Honour & Darkness? 
A21. Support our hero …  and don't buy the very limited releases before I get them!

Nazgul sends hails and thanks to Denis, and hope that you've enjoyed this fifth insight into Hugin's diverse brotherhood...

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