Our new interview series proceed with a long time comrade & friend, please welcome Ustumallagam from Denmark, editor of the Tornado magazine and vocalist of the mighty black horror metal legend Denial Of God!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
-Not having to worry about things probably. No stress and no worries mixed with success of course.
What is your greatest fear?
-Betrayal and failure, I think.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
-Probably that I am a very chaotic person inside. I have a hard time focussing.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Which living person do you most admire?
-I have no clue. Never gave that much thought.
What is your greatest extravagance?
-I am very creative.
What is your current state of mind?
-Stressed and somehow depressed.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
-I don’t remember when was the last time I lied. I try not to as I hate when others do that.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
-My thinning hair, I guess.
Which living person do you most despise?
-It changes all the time. Right now it’s David Delgado (Sephira Daath Productions) for ruining our South American tour and ripping all the concert bookers off. Fucking thief and betrayer.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
-Honesty and humour.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
-Honesty and humour.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
-It changes all the time, but it’s mostly something negative.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
-Horror, metal and my wife.
When and where were you happiest?
-Probably as a kid before attending school. No worries back then. But also a time I unfortunately don’t really remember.
Which talent would you most like to have?
-To fly, to be invisible, to draw perfectly and to get away with murder.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
-I don’t know. I don’t have a problem with myself. Only with other people.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
-A cat in my household probably.
Where would you most like to live?
-I often think about this and to be honest I don’t know.
What is your most treasured possession?
-My music and DVD collection and my cats, I guess.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
-Animal abuse, cheating.
What is your favorite occupation?
-Probably collecting horror movies and great music. Watching movies relaxes me and takes me away from reality for a while.
What is your most marked characteristic?
-I am friendly, open minded and talkative. Unless you are a dickhead.
What do you most value in your friends?
-Honesty and tasteless humour.
Who are your favorite writers?
-Too many to mention, but some are Robert Bloch, Don Webb, Palle Vibe, H.P. Lovecraft etc.
Who is your hero of fiction?
-Hard to say. Maybe every villain ever played by Vincent Price, especially Dr. Phibes.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
-I never gave this any thought really. Maybe Vlad Tepes for not being afraid to use extreme means to protect what he loved.
Who are your heroes in real life?
-People who can create something unique that takes my mind away from the real world.
What are your favorite names?
-I really don’t know. Older names, I think.
What is it that you most dislike?
-There’s not enough ink in this world to write that down.
What is your greatest regret?
-Not going back to the hospital the day before my grandmother passed away.
How would you like to die?
What is your motto?
-Tu fui, ego eris.
by Mirgilus, 2014 November