DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Herr Nox
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 Herr Nox sat on the beach. used to turning dreams and nightmares into music, how did he cope with life in his own dream/nightmare 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?
Herr Nox: Probably The Cure - Disintegration. If I'm going to be stuck here for a long time I'll take some happy-sad music with me rather than sad-sad stuff. And it's also one of the best albums ever made.
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?
Herr Nox: Maybe the artwork for Frank Zappa's Over-Nite Sensation. That's one of those album covers you can stare at for hours and try to spot every little details.
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?
Herr Nox: Luckily I don't drink alcohol so I'm never short-handed. Give me water or coffee and I'll be a happy 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?
Herr Nox: I mostly buy vinyls and t-shirts, so I hope I have at least managed to salvage my Blackjazz tee from Shining because this one fits me like a glove.
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?
Herr Nox: Ah, the joys of being a solo artist! Solitude is bliss to me, so I'll be quite content alone. EXCEPT if I can bend the rules a little and have someone else join me. Then it would be my awesome girlfriend, without a doubt.
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?
Herr Nox: It would be My Dying Bride's live album The Voice of the Wretched. It's a perfect live album. I wish I had seen that one with my very own eyes.
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?
Herr Nox: I'll address my message to Trent Reznor. With all of that Hollywood fame and money he has now, he most certainly has the means to hire a rescue team.
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?
Herr Nox: Welp. Looks like I won't be needing those legs anymore.
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?
Herr Nox: I have not only saved David Bowie from the wreckage but also brought him back to life apparently, and I'm all for it. Maybe he's resourceful and can get us a spaceship so we can escape this island and go to Mars. We'll have fun there, there's a new rover to play with.