DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Ruff Majik

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Ruff Majik

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Ruff Majik

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 South African's Ruff Majik sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did they end up on here and how did they 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?

Jimmy:So basically what you're asking is which Black Sabbath album I would grab and why? It's a tough one, but I'll have to go with Master of Reality.
Johni: Uhm, pass?? How can I just pick one album. Damn it. Make it Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden, I never skip one track on that album, no matter how many times I've listened to it.
Evert: 52nd Street by Billy Joel, because somehow the lyrics will relate to what I have to do to survive. 

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?

Evert: Streetlife Serenade by Billy Joel, because I think the album cover would look good on any wall.
Jimmy: The poster I'll grab most likely isn't a poster but a Nirvana flag I've had since I was 16.
Johni: A big Ace Of Spades poster. Nothing quite as cool as Lemmy and Co. dressed up like rock 'n roll cowboys.

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?

Jimmy: Definitely beer. Not even a competition.
Evert: Soda water, because you can't drink it too fast and you won't get a hangover.
Johni: Ice cold Ballantines whiskey. No ice, just kept in a freezer until the viscosity is like syrup. Served in porcelain skull.

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?

Johni: Probably my Kvelertak owl shirt.
Evert:A Karaoke Machine of Death coffee mug.
Jimmy: The merch I'll save has to be anything related to Billy Joel's Storm Front album. How else will we start a fire on this island?

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?

Johni: My wife (she might end up actually reading this).
Jimmy:Well if I could've been shipwrecked with anyone else I think I would have wanted it to be a boat builder. You know.... for building a boat to get off the islands
Evert: Billy Joel
Johni: That's hardly a surprise.

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?

Johni: Queens Of The Stone Age, live at Glastonbury, 2002.
Evert:Songs in the Attic by Billy Joel
Jimmy: A walkman? Wow now that's something I haven't thought of in some time.
*Insert jumanji meme here*
What year is it?!
Without a doubt it will have to be Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival.

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 most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?

Jimmy: The band member that I feel is the most suitable for an island rescue will have to be Keith Richards, being a pirates' dad and all you know.
Johni: Erm, I guess I'd try Pepper Keenan. I'm not sure if he could help me get off an island, but he seems like a man who enjoys a good whiskey.
Evert: My sister.

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?

Johni: I think Jimmy has the most meat on his bones. Sorry chum.
Jimmy: Well screw you guy!
Evert: The Drummer 😂

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?

Jimmy:For me it's a tie between Jimi Hendrix and Lemmy Kilmister as the musicians who influenced me the most. So I'll definitely choose one of them
Johni - I guess it would have to be Jack White. Upside of that is that he'll probably be able to build me a guitar out of one of the palm trees. Then we could all cover some Son House together.
Evert - Billy Joel(honestly, were we expecting anything different at this point?).

Ruff Majik have a new album out, check out our review here, go buy yourself a copy, maybe they'll then be able to buy themselves a plane ticket off the island!

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