DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Dislocator

Devil's Island featuring Dislocator.

Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each band copes with the extreme conditions.

This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found thrashers Dislocator. We didn't even know he was missing, so it was a surprise to see the lads sat on the beach when we arrived at the island

How did thye 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 chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?

Andy: Might have to be a compilation, I'll get bored listening to the same band for eternity... To be fair, I'm probably gonna drown before I've chosen one album.
Rob: Like Andy, I'm not convinced I can narrow it down to one album. Among my choices would be Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss, Megadeth - United Abominations, Metallica - Hardwired...
Mai: Slipknot's self-titled album. Because I'm still just a 12 year old discovering shouty loud music for the first time. It always takes me back.
Andy: Back home, off the island?
Rob: If we're going albums from our teens, then 2 albums that I listened to a lot in my teens were Primus - Antipop, and Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory Part 2. So yeah, one of those five!
Rich: Pearl Jam - Ten, it has got me through some dark times and I never get fed up of hearing it.

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?

Rich: Probably an Alestorm poster, like Captain Morgan's Revenge. We're shipwrecked on a desert island it seems only fitting to make it piratey.
Rob: Like the previous question, I would have a few choices. There's so many great album covers; Reign in Blood, South of Heaven, Number of the Beast, Rust in Peace. Or if you wanna get really dark anything by Cannibal Corpse.
Andy: I mean, if there's only us four here we're gonna get lonely... Maybe an album cover with a hot girl on, so when times start getting desperate there's something to look at.
Mai: Would it be too pretentious to say ours, for Plague of Man? It took me fucking ages to draw it, so I wanna milk it as much as possible.

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?

Andy: Rum and Pepsi Max. If that's cheating and counts as two drinks, then like a nice ice cold premium lager, like a Peroni.
Rob: Same, spiced rum and pepsi, or a good bourbon, and I could just get settled in nicely.
Rich: Same, specifically Kraken rum, all day, every day! In fact, I'm starting to like the sound of this island.
Mai: Non alcoholic would be coke. Alcoholic would be Guinness. Either way, black stuff.
Andy: Well if Mai picks coke, Rich picks Kraken, Rob picks Bourbon, and I picked Peroni. Then surely we can all share each others drinks... So we can have a change now and again... Just means Mai doesn't get his Guinness

Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. Whats the merch and for what band?

Andy: Most band merch I own is for local bands. Probably my Ninety-Nine Mercies shirt, cause those lads are sick, and also cause it's the shirt I was wearing when I asked my missus to marry me.
Rob: I'm going to go with a similar answer to Andy, and go with what I've worn the most since I bought it my Thrashsquatch cap! Representing unsigned bands even on an island in the middle of the ocean bay-bay!
Rich: I'd probably try to save my cut off jacket, but if I could also grab a tee, it'd probably be my Machine Head t-shirt, which is now a vest. It's been in so many pits, and to so many gigs with me, I'd be gutted if I lost it.
Mai: It might have to be my Diamond Head shirt. Just so when I've finally lost my shit from being stranded on an island, I can use it as a conversation starter with inanimate objects. I'll be like "Oh this? It's just a shirt of a really big band. You know I once gigged with Diamond Head".
Rob: Well at least two of us were supporting the local/underground scene.

You're sat on the island thinking "I'm stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity"... who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?

Andy: Soppy answer, my missus. Alternative answer Captain Jack Sparrow... Sea turtles mate 😉 (Or someone who owns a boat)
Rob: That's a tough question. Preferably someone with survival skills, but who doesn't actually end up just staying in hotels, instead of roughing it... <cough> Bear Grylls <cough>
Mai: Diamond Head.
Rich: I'd be happy being stuck with these three. We'd probably whittle some wood into dice and play D&D&D to pass the time. [D&D&D (Desert islands & Dungeons & Dragons)]. But I'd rather be stuck on an island with my family, and Dave Grohl.
Andy: Your family, AND Dave Grohl?
Rich: Why not? He's awesome.

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?

Andy: Architects at o2 Ritz, Manchester 2014. Or Metallica at Download 2012. Or if it was gonna be one of our shows then probably our gig from Rebellion, Manchester last year.
Rich: NOFX at Download 2003, it was the first time I'd seen them live and to this day it's still the funniest and craziest set I've seen.
Rob: The first that comes to mind is when all four of us went to see Slayer on their final tour in Birmingham, just for the memories and history. Other than that, any show by Evile. I've never seen a bad show from those guys.
Mai: System of a Down, Download Festival 2017. Great Day.

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?

Mai: We could go a number of ways here. Sting from the Police just for the irony. A member of a pirate metal band like Alestorm or Lagerstein, just because they'd be more likely to take a message in a bottle seriously. But just for purely practical reasons, Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, cause he has a fucking plane.
Rich: Bruce Dickinson can fly us all to saftey in Ed Force One!
Andy: I mean, Iron Maiden's probably a solid choice, old Bruce could just come and fly us all out... But would he? Since they don't know us like. Might be better off messaging a band we actually know... let's say Thrashsquatch, cause I feel like if they can't rescue us, they'd probably at least bring more booze and party with us.
Rob: If Bruce Dickinson could get a plane here then, agreed Bruce Dickinson. Or maybe if Chris Jericho is running another rager on a cruise ship, but you never know, that could be how we got here in the first place.
Mai: A little bit of the bubbly? Then next thing we know, desert island!

You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?

Mai: Before you start, just because I'm brown doesn't mean I'd be made into the best curry. I just want to make that clear.
Andy: I mean, if it did mean that you'd be safe with me, cause I don't like curry.
Rob: Andy, you're the biggest out of the four of us... But knowing my luck, it's gonna be me.
Andy: In Family Guy, when they get stranded on an island, Peter, Quagmire and Cleveland eat Joe first, because he can't feel his legs. Rob'd be the closest comparison to that for us, cause of his notoriously dodgy knees [his knees dislocate at nothing, hence why we are called Dislocator], so I reckon we can start with his legs, and work our way through the rest of him if needed.
Rob: Called it.
Andy: You said me, so it's only fair.
Rich: Scarfey's dodgy knees, coupled with how long he spends in bed, means he'd be the easiest to catch and kill.
Mai: It's probably not the best move, but let's eat Rich, that way we can have a decent conversation without someone practicing guitar squeals.
Rich: Can I change my answer to Mai?

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?

Rich: If it were possible...
Andy: Hang on, you've already said Dave Grohl earlier, you don't get to go again.
Rich: That was a different question... If it were possible, it'd definitely be Dimebag I'd save. He's inspired me with his playing, his tone and his whole outlook on life. His love of playing metal in itself is inspirational.
Rob: Les Claypool of Primus. That way while we're stranded on this island for who knows how long, he can make a decent bass player out of me!
Mai: Fred Durst. There's never been a situation "hands up-a hands down" can't be related to.
Rob: I mean, Fred Durst could "take us to the Matthews Bridge", I'm not sure where that is, but I'm fairly sure it's not anywhere on this desert island!
Andy: Musician that influence my career, and person who shaped my outlook on life are two things that aren't really related for me... But person who influenced my music career, would have to mean I was saving James Hetfield. Hopefully he'd be able to give us some fuel, fire and that which we desire (mainly, a way off the island).

As we left the lads were still debating the merits of a Mai curry, lets hope it doesn't come to that and they get off the island soon!.

Whether they get back or not, the Dislocator lads will feature of the "Moshin' The Roof On" charity compilation album, due for release this April, raising money for Shelter. Check out this news story for the lowdown on that great project!

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