Devil's Island featuring Hideous Divinity
We're back on our tropical desert island, in the middle of the ocean, hundreds of miles from anywhere. This is Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or superstar on the island and see what they get up to. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each band/super star copes with the extreme conditions.
This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found none other than Enrico of Italian Death Metal outfit Hideous Divinity sat on the beach having been recently shipwrecked! How did he cope with life on Devil's Island? Find out now...
Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest.
So you're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you each chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?
Enrico: Oh boy! One album? Recent, past, metal, non-metal? Let's see...
If I close my eyes and think of something I could really listen to on repeat for seven days straight, maybe 'Exercises in Futility' by MGLA or the latest Blood Incantation. If it's not about extreme music it would have to be something by Pink Floyd.
Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?
Enrico: It would have to be again something by Pink Floyd, something that was conceived by Storm Thorgerson. I would have to go with the cover of 'The Division Bell'.
There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to chose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?
Enrico: Well, its a desert island, so I'm going to go for a mojito.
There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?
Enrico: Dire Straights live album Alchemy. I know... "ok boomer" [laughs]
You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the one musician most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?
Enrico: I think I'm doing so well on Devil's Island that I don't want to be rescued so I think I'm going to ask help from the least reliable person on the metal planet which is probably Abbath. He will probably take the message out, fill the bottle again with vodka and keep on drinking. [laughs]
Ok, thats a bit nasty. I really hope that this guy works through his problems. I woke up this morning and I was reading the news and it makes me really sad. I think today it's seems more important to be a meme than anything else. I don't see the entertainment some times.
Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?
Enrico: I don't know maybe Pete Townsend or maybe Van Morrison to a certain extent. I will stick with Pete Townsend. I am reading his autobiography and it's one hell of a book. All these guys, even Pete Townsend, if you look at all the drama and tragedy behind a character you will see a greater greatness.
I grew up with their music, but The Who, I became such a big fan of them when I was in the metal fever of my teenage years. That only means The Who is the past, present and future and will always be.
Thanks for your time. We hope to see you back on the mainland soon!
Enrico: It was a pleasure.
As we sailed away from the island, leaving Enrico on the beach, we wonder will Abbath ever sober up long enough to help rescue him?