DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Baest

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Baest

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 Danish death metal band BAEST sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did he end up here and 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?

Svend: I grabbed At War With Reality by At The Gates, so I would never forget that melody comes in hard ass packaging, and that some Swedes actually do enjoy other sounds thank the roaring of a chainsaw.
Lasse: Heartwork by Carcass, as I wished to enjoy some blues, with a goblin singing on top of it. The rest of the band was very grateful for this, as heartwork is a ballsy album.
Muddi: My favourite album by Opeth, Still Life. An album based on a never released novel by M. Åkerfeldt. I have many novels he wants to read, and this one reminds me that it’s okay that I doesn’t know how to.... Read, that is.
Sebastian: My whole Rush collection, as a true Rush fan would. One album simply isn’t enough to grasp the greatness of these canadians.
Simon: St. Anger, as I continue to adore it’s aggressive form, and I am true to himself, and does not care, what that makes people think of him.

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?

As we are practical Scandinavians, who prefer simple solutions, we just place the albums we grabbed, on said wall. Feng shui, my man.

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

Sadly, we barely managed to save four of our thongs. Luckily, we managed to save 1 bottle of rum. The happiness is short lived, but ecstatic.

Baest

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?

Any sane man would choose his bandmates over anyone else. Who else would accept full days of doing nothing, but wait for one unlikely event to happen? (on the island: a ship passing, picking you up. in reality: a soundcheck...)

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?

Binge & Purge with Metallica (Justice era). What a legendary show. Puts any other rock band to shame. Ourselves included.

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?

“Hi LG, we have 13 cases of beers we cannot drink, could you help out?”

Rest in Power. Greatest frontman who ever lived.

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?

Simon gets sacrificed. His glutes look delicious.

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?

Everyone saved Mikael Åkerfeldt. Lucky for him, unlucky for everyone else!

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