Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Followers Of Honour And Darkness ... #9

Now I know it’s been a while since we had an entry in the occasional series “Followers of Honour and Darkness” but this – the ninth so far – comes a long time after our last episode.  If someone had asked Nazgul to quickly guess when the eighth entry in this series was I’d have guessed maybe a year or so ago, maybe eighteen months at a pinch.  Well knock me down with a hobbit’s handkerchief when on checking it was actually back in March 2014 that we last did one of these!  Either you people are overly shy, or Nazgul needs to start cajoling some more victims to come forward!

Coincidentally, as it was for entry #8, the individual in the spot light today was again recommended by Hugin himself.  However, you can volunteer your own collection to be put in front of the world by the simple expedient of dropping your old Uncle Nazgul an email at the address shown in the side panel.

But enough of the preamble, let’s meet today’s guest and self-confessed Huginophile: Kamil…

(1) Welcome to Honour and Darkness: tell us your name?
Hello. My name is Kamil Jabłoński

(2) And where do you live?
I live in Jaworzno, a city in southern Poland

(3) Your age?
I'm 27 years old

(4) What do you do for a living?
I work in small chemical manufacturing plant in Mysłowice, which is about 20 km from Jaworzno

(5) Your favourite style of music?
Hmm, now, I don't have one favourite style. I often listen to black/pagan/Viking metal, to ambient/other 'electro' and also pre-war music, but only from 20's-30's.  I enjoy a little classical and other styles besides

(6) Your favourite other bands?
Bathory - my very first metal ‘love’ (and Quorthon was my first musical mentor/master).  Also Lord Morbivod's bands (Trollech, Umbrtka and others - Morbivod is my second recognized ’master’); Thrudvangar; Falkenbach; Hel (from Sweden);  Graveland; Lebensessenz; Menhir; Nebelhorn; Hellhammer; Toroidh and more from other genre's too.  And not forgetting Adam Aston, Tadeusz Faliszewski, Hanka Ordonówna, Mieczysław Fogg - my favourite four from the 1920's-1940

(7) How long have you been reading Honour and Darkness?
My first encounter with H&D was partway through 2009 - I was searching for Hugin’s release for download and it was came up in the search. I don't remember exactly which day/month, but most likely between June-September is a good guess.

(8) How did you first come across Hugin's music?
It's came about in my ultra-sentimental era (2008-2009). In December 2008 I was searching for ‘clean’ Viking metal bands on Metal Archives and came across Hrossharsgrani's profile - at this time Hrossharsgrani was classified as such. I read the discography, and over the next few days I was thinking about the band. Finally, on December 24/25  I downloaded first “The Secret Fire” and then “Schattenkrieger” and listened to them: they were strange for me, but not bad.

After the new year I listened again to “The Secret Fire” and in that moment Hrossharsgrani became a great band for me. I also downloaded "Of Battles, Ravens and Fire" and for long months that was all of my exposure to Hugin’s music. Around August 2009 I came across Uruk Hai, then Elisabetha in September, and then between October and December I discovered Bonemachine and Manwe (on Myspace). Other bands followed after this date.

In November 2009 I was download the “Rehearsal 1999” from Hrossharsgrani: for a long time it was my opium, and ‘Der Pfad Zum Tor Der Toten’ is my very favourite song from Hugin music today, and forever. And today, Hugin’s music is a vital part of my life and Hugin is my third recognized ‘master’ (but first in my music collection) and the one with the most vivid recollections from my best years, 2008-2009, when was 17-18 years old.


(9) What does your collection of Hugin's releases look like?  How many titles do you have?
Here is my small collection:

BONEMACHINE & B-MACHINA
  • Zeit
  • Endzeit
  • split with Rei Rea
  • split with JeFF
  • Combat
  • Weiss (B-Machina split with Miel Noir)
  • Crypt Child (with Kenji Siratori)
 CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE
  • Der Rote Glanz Der Flammenfee
  • Our Fire Burns
  • split with Onyx
 DRACHENFEUER
  • Realm Of Light (CD and tape versions)
EISMOND
  • Demo 1/2010
  • Behind The Moon We Are Looking Into The Distance
  • As We Hide The Moon
 ELISABETHA
Tapes
  • Demeter
  • Sterbegesange
  • Uber Das Prinzip Der Unschuld
 CD's
  • Vampyr
  • Und Wirklichkeit Erfüllt Die Seele Wieder
  • Uber Das Prinzip Der Unschuld
  • Morella
  • Transilvanischer Hunger
 GUTS FOR DINNER
  • Demo 1 tape
  • End Of Time cdr
 HREFNESHOLT
Tapes
  • Hrefnesvinter
  • Heidensturm
  • Uraungst (Percht)
  • Woid & Geist
 CD's
  • Heidensturm
  • A Haund Voi Dreck
 HROSSHARSGRANI
Tapes
  • Kampf
  • Die Ruckhehr Zum Pfade
  • Pro Liberate Dimicandum EST part I
  • Pro Liberate Dimicandum EST part II
  • ... Of Battles, Ravens & Fire
 CD's
  • Ancient Tales (with poster)
  • ... Of Battles, Ravens & Fire ... (2000)
  • The Secret Fire
  • Schattenkrieger
  • ...Of Battles, Ravens & Fire ... (2005)
  • Sanguis
  • Pro Liberate Dimicandum Est (2cd)
  • Deat:Meat
  • Father:Land (V/A)
  • Das Ende Des Pfades (b/w cover)
 ILL
  • H.E.A.V.E.N. & H.E.L.L.
  • A.N.G.E.L.
 MANWE
  • First Battle tape
 SOLID GREY
  • Pull The Strings Tighter
 URUK HAI
Tapes
  • Elbenwald
  • Honour
  • split with Arkillery - Von Blinkenden Schwertern Im Reiche Des Nordens
  • split with Vinterriket - Nazgul/Landschaften Ewiger Einsamkeit
  • Valhall
  • A Night In The Forest
  • Barbarians (Orcish Battle Hymns II)
  • Enslaved In Evil Darkness (2005)
  • split with Symbiosis - United
  • Dragons Of War
  • The Battle
  • A Viking Journey
  • Songs From The Woods (2005)
  • Lost Songs From Middle Earth
  • Black Blood White Hand
  • Spirits - From The Ancient Worlds
  • Spirits - From The Past
  • Lothlorien
  • Gil-Galad
  • Songs From The Woods (2011)
  • split with Wear And Tear
  • split with Muldeponie
  • Elves & Men
  • split with Crucifixxx Sodomy
  • Twilight
  • Elbenglanz
  • split with Balrog - The Ashes Of Battle
  • split with Skoll - Through The Mountains Mist They Came
  • Ring-Wraiths
  • Enslaved In Evil Darkness (2017)
  • The Orcish Battle Hymns 4 tape box
 CD's
  • split with Vinterriket - -2-
  • Tawantinsuyu
  • Dragons Of War
  • Lost Songs From Middle Earth
  • Black Blood White Hand
  • Northern Lights (Vallgrind)
  • Cirith Ungol ('regular' edition)
  • split with Sieghetnar
  • Dagor Dagorath 3”cdr
  • Nargothrond 3”cdr
  • March To War 3”cdr
  • ... And All The Magic & Might He Brought (jewel case and digipak)
  • split with Black Jade - The Sadness Of Fallen Leaves
  • The Dusk, The Dawn, The Earth, The Sea ...
  • The Fellowship
  • The Sword Of Revenge
  • split with Skoll - Through The Mountains Mist They Came
  • Elbenstahl
  • Totenfahrt
  • split with Heulend Horn - Three Ages Of War
  • split with Hulduefni
  • Die Kriege Von Beleriand I
  • Die Kriege Von Beleriand II
  • Glaurung
  • Twillight
  • split with Joe Matera
  • Elbenglanz
  • The Battle (Vallgrind)
  • A Night In The Forest (Vallgrind)
 WACH
  • Experimentum Solaris
  • Firedance On A Dead Mans Grave
  • Nordwand
  • Hell:Wach
 Other cd's
  • Alexander Wieser's Adventure - The Amelia Earhart Flight
  • Hollenkreis: Des Bruders Boser Garten
  • Völuspá Part II: The Arrival of Fenris (Hugin cover art)
 and other bits too including a Hrossharsgrani long sleeve shirt, few pins with Drachenfeuer, Uruk-Hai, Hrossharsgrani, Hrefnesholt etc, Uruk-Hai metal logo, Uruk-Hai pendant and few flyers & photos with autographs.

For me it's small collection, but not bad and I'm happy and proud of it


(10) What was the first thing you bought that Hugin composed?
My first was "Of Battles, Ravens and Fire" from Hrossharsgrani - I bought it on Allegro.pl (the Polish ebay!) in August 2009. Between August-September 2009 I bought three tapes from Uruk Hai: ‘A Night in The Forest’, ‘Dragons of War’ and ‘The Battle/A Vikings Journey’ (also on Allegro.pl.  Others came later, but more so after 2014 when my collection expanded (with my first serious job and some income!)

(11) What was the last thing you bought that Hugin composed?
My last was the split with Skoll "Through The Mountains Mist They Came" on tape (Werewolf Promotion), but l am planning my next order with Hugin.  Also, from Eastside, I want to buy "Uraungst" by Hrefnesholt.

(12) What is your favourite release from Hugin's discography to date?
I have two: “Dragons of War” which is a great release with my favourites Uruk Hai hymns (and the very first of this band in my collection - now, I have tape and cd of this release); and secondly "Das Ende Des Pfades" from Hrossharsgrani.  It's brilliant a release from with battle hymns like ‘Der Pfad Zum Tor Der Toten’, ‘Von Blinkenden Schwertern’ and ‘So Finster Wie Es Niemals War’, my most favourite three songs from Hrossharsgrani and among the very best of all of Hugin's songs.

(13) What items/release(s) do you most treasure in your collection of Hugin's stuff?
My Schattenkrieger long sleeve shirt - it's my first (and only) clothing from any of his bands.  Also my Uruk Hai metal logo - I have pinned it on the wall in my room. But of the music releases I think “Realm Of Light” from Drachenfeuer, which has beautiful artwork. And I mustn’t forget Uruk Hai's “Dragons of War” tape!

(14) Are there any particular releases of Hugin’s that are you looking for?
I'm searching for all across my collection, but particular:
Tapes:
  • Hrossharsgrani - Ewig Winter (Fallen Angel Productions)
  • Hrossharsgrani - Die Rückkehr Zum Pfade (Wulfrune Worxx 2010)
  • Hrossharsgrani - Der Pfad Zum Tor Der Toten (Wulfrune Worxxx 2010)
  • Hrossharsgrani - Rehearsal 1999 (Smell the Stench)

I don't have Paypal, I prefer to trade now.  From Hugin I have for trade: Uruk-Hai - ...And All The Magic & Might He Brought (CD jewel case) and WACH “Nordwand” cd.  I also have few other cd's  from other artists/bands. If you want to trade with me, drop me a line at kamil.jablonski@buziaczek.pl

(15) Do you have a message for Hugin?
Oh yes :)

Huge thanks to you my music Master for great music and inspiration. Thanks for everything and I wish for you all the best and many new great ideas for your various projects.

(16) What message do you have for your fellow readers of Honour & Darkness?
Support Hugin and also Nazgul and his Honour And Darkness blog, so that these great works can't be forget.  Best regards for You all Hugin's maniacs!


A great guy, with a pretty impressive collection of Hugin’s music it must be said.  And if you can help Kamil fill those holes in his collection, then do drop a fellow fan an email and hook him up!

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