DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring This Is Turin
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 Splinter and Daz of new wave of death metal act This Is Turin 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?
Splinter: This is easy. A ship that is carrying This is Turin will be filled to brim with barrels of excessively strong liquor. Seeing as we’re ship wrecked, we will need to get through the lot before we perish. What better an album to drink it all to than Pantera’s live album ‘101% proof’.
Daz: There are going to be some tough times ahead for the five of us being stranded on this Island. We were close before, but I’m sure the challenge will bring us closer together. However, there may come a time when a couple of us need to be ‘taken out’ for the greater good. What better an album to bludgeon a bandmate to than Slipknots self-titled debut.
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?
Daz: Blink 182 – 'Enema of the State'. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to appreciate my decision on this one. No further questions please.
Splinter: Lionel Richie – 'Dancing on the Ceiling'. It’ll be a gentle reminder that my dad was never that cool.
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?
Splinter: A Long Island Ice Tea. You can’t fit much more alcohol in a glass than that.
Daz: Absinthe. If I’m going out being surrounded by four other sweaty men, then I’m going out without my mind.
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?
Daz: This is Turin. The hustle never stops. I’ll be stage left slinging merch to the seagulls.
Splinter: My KISS thong. I’ve always wanted to have Gene Simmons tongue between my cheeks. I’d also have a cracking tan.
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?
Daz: Jeffrey Dahmer. He could give me some cooking tips…
Splinter: Honestly, anyone else on the planet other than these four horrible bastards.
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?
Daz: Slipknots first headlining performance at Download. It was flawless. Knowing my luck, the tape would get chewed up and I wouldn’t have a biro to sort it out (those over 30 will feel this pain)
Splinter: Northlane’s last headlining show at the Academy 2 in Manchester. It’s as close as I’ve seen to perfection live.
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?
Splinter: Bruce Dickinson. The man has a Boeing 747 and pilots license. He’ll sort us out. He also has a few quid to help the cause.
Daz: Henry Rollins. No idea why, but he is the first person that come to mind. He just looks like a guy that can get things done. If he needs to swim to save us, I think he’s got the lungs.
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?
Daz & Splinter: This one is REALLY easy. Davey, Hayden & Ben. They are the least important….
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?
Daz: Enya. I hear she can put it away and after this experience, I’m going to be left a little traumatised. I’ll need Enya in my life.
Splinter: Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse I’ll be desperate for decent conversation after spending more than five minutes with these four idiots.