DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Akiavel
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 Khroma sat on the beach. The island is far from their Helsinki 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?
Riku Rinta-Seppälä: I never get tired of Portishead’s live album Roseland NYC Live.
Mikko Merilinna: Killswitch Engage: Alive or Just Breathing. It's my favourite among all 2000s metal.
Maarik Leppä: Loathe: I let it in and it took everything!
Antti Honka: Mastodon: Blood Mountain. Because of the authentic vibes.
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?
Maarik: Fear Factory - Demanufacture. It's a very important album to me and a real inspiration – and such an epic artwork.
Antti: Mike Oldfield's compilation album Boxed; the cover features two motives by M.C.Escher, a dutch artist, whose work is very inspiring.
Mikko: Rage Against The Machine: S/T. In order to remember, where the real struggles in the world take place!
Riku: Disco Ensemble: The Island of Disco Ensemble. It’s a painting by Ryan Browning called Birth of an Island, so it also fits the theme nicely.
There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to choose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?
Riku: Beer would work.
Mikko: Chocolate oats drink with a touch of brandy.
Maarik: Red wine.
Antti: A nice sour ale beer.
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?
Antti: Sunrise Avenue plastic beer mug!
Riku: I would have to go with One Direction duct tape, which apparently is a thing.
Maarik: My Deftones T-shirt.
Mikko: Obituary - The End Complete long sleeve tour shirt from 1992, which I’ve had ever since!
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?
Mikko: Not rather, but if he'd happen to be there as well, then the actor Jeff Goldblum!
Maarik: My wife Isabel.
Antti: My dog, named Pastor!
Riku: I don’t think I’d mind being stuck on a desert island with my bandmates, to be honest. We’ve spent so much time together and in new situations that I’d probably get along with them better than with most anybody else.
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?
Antti: Emmure, Tavastia, Helsinki 2012.
Riku: I would have loved to have seen Deftones play a live show after they released Around the Fur. So, basically any high-quality recording of any of their shows in ’97-’98!
Mikko: Ennio Morricone - 60 Years Of Music tour, Helsinki, 2016
Maarik: Deftones, Provinssirock Festival 2000, Finland.
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?
We’ll collectively slide a message to Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, since everyone knows the Mastodon gentlemen have control over sea creatures who can escort us to safety. Other than that, we heard Bruce Dickinson has a pilot’s license – maybe a message in a bottle to him as well!
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?
We hope those notes reach their destination before this has to happen. If they don’t, we'll eat sand and eventually starve together.
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?
Maarik: Chino Moreno, Deftones.
Riku: The album that first got me into music was Public Enemy’s Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black. While the record was influential in every way, I was especially drawn to the lyrics, so I would choose Chuck D.
Mikko: Jesse Leach, KsE – looking forward to great conversations.
Antti: Brann Dailor, Mastodon.