DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Leaving Eden.
Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist 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 person copes with the extreme conditions.
This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found Eric, guitarist with Leaving Eden sat on the beach. We thought he was on COVID-19 lockdown and preparing for the release of the bands new album. Turn's out they were actually stranded on our island.
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 chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?
Eric: I’ll grab Sabbath Bloody Sabbath cause that’s what I would listen to as a kid.
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?
Eric: Not because I love Bon Jovi, but one of my friends Mark Weiss did the Slippery When Wet album cover. He’s done quite a few of ours as well including our newest!
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?
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?
Eric: How about a Suicidal Tendencies winter hat? Keep my shaved head warm on cold nights.
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?
Eric: Really no one else. This way we can jam and write music.
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?
Eric: Electric Light Orchestra live in 2018. Great production, like 17 or 18 people on stage. Ya men great shit!
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?
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?
Eric: Jeez Louise! Are you trying to get me in trouble here? Lol! Well Rick the bass player is the heaviest so…..
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?
There was no room in our boat to save Eric, so as we sailed away we left him sat by his makeshift campfire on the beach, drinking his whiskey and dreaming of Bon Jovi....