DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Messiah's Kiss
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 Wayne and Alex of Messiah's Kiss sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did they end up 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?
Wayne: I chose ‘Earth And Sun And Moon’ by Midnight Oil. Cos it’s one of my all time favourite albums and reminds me of the time I lived in Australia.
Alex: That would be Vicious Rumors 'Digital Dictator'. Why? Because it has all what metal means to me… the guitars of two of the most underrated guitarists at that time, Mark McGhee and Geoff Thorpe, for me the best twinguitars package back in the day, a rhythm section that hammers back you “back into the box” and last but very not least: Carl Albert (RIP), the impersonated fun guy and metal vocalist. And the songs… imho there’s not a single bad song on that album… not at all! KILLER!
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?
Alex: Messiahs Kiss – Prayer for the dying… Cause it shows a nice Luis Rojo painting and did start the Messiah’s Kiss thingy.
Wayne: Bob Marley – Legend. Cos it goes with the palm tree vibe.
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?
Wayne: Vodka and coke….aka…Wayne’s Dark Tea!
Alex: Beer… to be more specific: Pilsner, but that doesn’t count as a drink cause its considered staple food… haha! So I guess being stuck on an island; Water would be a smart 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?
Alex: T-Shirt of the Yankee Doodles… a shirt I got for free on the first tour in 2002. I don’t even know their music! Ha!
Wayne: My favourite light grey Pearl Jam T-shirt.
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?
Wayne: The entire staff of Playboy mansion.
Alex: Any of the dogs that I had and still have!
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?
Alex: Judas Priest – RockPop in Concert 1983 Dortmund Westfalenhalle. It was my very first concert ever, boy they ruled!!!
Wayne: Pearl Jam live at Madison Square Gardens 2010.
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?
Alex: I am on an island, on a sunny beach, stuck with my best friends or my dogs and my girl, there’s beer and water, why would I want to get rescued in the first place?
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?
Alex: I would go fishing or such. I wouldn’t sacrifice anyone! Or maybe Eddy... he’s the tallest and would feed us the longest!!!
Wayne: Probably Eddy as he’s a big lad! Mike would be fine as he doesn’t eat anyway.
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?
Wayne: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.
Alex: In retrospect: Lemmy Kilmister