DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Internal Conflict

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Internal Conflict

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Internal Conflict

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 East Midlands thrashers Internal Conflict sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, so 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?

Ricey: I’d choose Metallica - Master of Puppets, my favourite metal album ever and one of the first albums that inspired me to play guitar.

Dan: There’s far too many to think of just one, so I'll just pick the album that’s currently been on repeat all week in my car which is 15 by Buckcherry. Certified double platinum yesterday (at the time of writing this) and is 15 years old so i guess that’s a sign.

Bentley: ALT-J, An Awesome Wave. This was a new discovery for me and my wife on our honeymoon in Egypt. It is a huge positive anchor for me and my memories.

Matt: The blackening by Machine Head, because it has everything I love about music in one album. It has all the highs and the lows, the crushingly heavy and the beautiful.

Adam: Death of a Dead Day by Sikth, because there’s literally everything on that album. But how long would you get to choose? What format!? The thought of only picking one album is stressing me out

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?

Ricey: I’d put a Tool - Lateralus poster up the Alex Grey artwork is something i'm really into and i actually have a 6ft x6ft flag of the artwork hanging in my home studio where we recorded the guitars, bass and synths for the new album

Dan: I would have to choose the album cover for Rainbow by Kesha. If i said it wasn’t for her bare ass i’d be lying. I’m stranded on a desert island after all.

Bentley: Iron Maiden – Clairvoyant. I had this as a poster as a kid and again, is a very strong positive memory for me

Matt: Master of Puppets. That was always a staple of every bedroom of every house I lived in in growing up.

Adam: I like the art for Macabre’s sinister slaughter, because there’s a lot going on there. But I like Dan’s way of thinking.

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?

Ricey: Jack Daniels & Coke, everyone knows that's my drink of choice. If there's a glass in my hand 9 times outta 10 it's JD & Coke

Dan: Would water be too sensible? Or coffee not rock n’ roll enough? If we are going for alcoholic i’ll go with Rum and coke.

Bentley: Has to be spiced rum and coke…. Love a JD but would get sick of that after a while

Matt: Punk IPA on draught Gotta be draught though.

Adam: Heineken. If it’s going to be hot there then an ice cold lager is the only way to go. Here’s a pro tip from my Bar work days, pour water of a pint jug and put it in the freezer before using it to drink out of. Perfect for the summer.

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?

Ricey: Safe answer is my wife Samantha but i’d also choose my Jack Russell called Freddie

Dan: Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson just to see them reenact Hooligan's Island.

Bentley: Anyone else lol, but in all fairness would have to be my wife and son

Matt: My son, that would be cool because I would be able to see him at least. But if I brought him to the island it would probably ruin his life. Which wouldn’t be great.

Adam: The wrestler Becky Lynch. Partly because of her Irish accent makes me feel funny, but mostly because she would be able to fight off any dangerous animals that attack us. I imagine she’s pretty good at hunting too. I’d need someone like that around, and she’s much better looking than this lot.

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?

Ricey: Tough one but I think I'd pick one from youtube. I saw Pantera (live) - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA, USA (June 27, 1992) the band is on fire and it's just so tight. I could listen to that show forever.

Dan: Depeche Mode live in London from June 3rd 2017. Probably the best gig i’ve ever experienced and one i would definitely love to just close my eyes and relive over and over.

Bentley: Woodstock… no need for an explanation

Matt: Probably Architects with While She Sleeps at the Alexandria Palace, that was an insane gig.

Adam: Slayer at the London Astoria, something like 2002 or ‘03 I think. The one where they busted out the whole of Reign in Blood as an encore. That whole weekend was a big one for me.

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?

Ricey: I really don't know, I suppose I'd pick Dave Grohl. He just seems like the nicest guy and would do anything to help a fan in need.
Dan: Sting from The Police, i feel like he would understand the situation.
Bentley: Mario Duplantier, Gojira.  One of the best drummers I have ever seen live, plus he is a really nice bloke to talk to (was lucky enough to meet him when we had opposing dressing rooms at Bloodstock), plus he loves nature and ecology so wouldn’t cause any harm during the rescue 😊
Matt: for some reason I’m thinking Dave Grohl, I don’t know if he has any kind of rescue skills whatsoever. Even if he was just over seeing the situation, I think he’s get me out of trouble. He’d be a good man to have around.
Adam: I think by that point I would have accepted my fate. So I’d send a message to Will from Ballsdeep just saying “Bastard”. I’m not sure what he’d do with that information, but It would give me a chuckle in my final moments.

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?

Ricey: Sorry I'd pick Adam, He's such sweet meat! love ya brother lol

Dan: I’d take one for the team and sacrifice myself, they’d probably get the most from me and will save me from the misery of being stranded with them all.

Bentley: Would have to be Ricey as he would last longer than anyone else, plus we would still have another guitarist if we ever had the need some bum notes

Matt: it’s Ricey isnt it. Next question.

Adam: This is where I’d make a swim for it.

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?

Ricey: That so difficult as 2 come to mind so it's a toss up between James Hetfield and Dimebag. I suppose I'd pick Dime as his outlook on life and living was legendary. I always
wonder what the world would be like if he’d lived
Dan: Duff McKagan, i doubt i would be playing music if it wasn’t for him, a genuinely lovely guy and all around decent human being.
Bentley: Mario Duplantier again… he has broken pretty much every un-written rule about metal music, this makes his playing so interesting as an accompaniment.  The Art of Dying is probably the greatest drum intro for ANY metal song.  Gojira as a whole have a wonderful attitude regarding life/the planet/what is important in life so people like that need keeping.
Matt: Rob Flynn. If that’s the criteria we are looking at, then it’s him.
Adam: It would have to be Corey Taylor. I’m not the biggest fan of his recent output, but that first slipknot album informed my style more than any other piece of music. Plus I think he’d be a pretty good motivator to help get us out of our situation.

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