DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Kadestorm
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 find Kadestorm sat on the beach. The island is far from his home, so 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?
With much regret, I'd end up taking Monotheist by Celtic Frost while lamenting the fact that many other albums that come very close, and are just as inspirational and worthwhile, get left behind.
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?
Tough pick from a wide range, but I'd go with the cover of Behemoth's 2002 album, Zos Kia Cultus. While I like the aesthetics of the cover itself, that particular album marked the beginnings of a phase of very heavy writing by the band that I really appreciated.
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?
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?
I don't have much by way of merch items. Guess it'd be some of the various items of UK Thrash Metal vanguards, Solitary. Their work has been a strong source of primary inspiration.
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?
Given that this is a solo project, I think I'd be left with the voices in my head, which is probably not a bad outcome.
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?
Hopefully, all of Wacken 2006.
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?
That just wouldn't work. My particular side of the Extreme Metal fence is known for being very nihilistic.
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?
Fun part about being a solo project. One is already the sacrificial offering from the start.
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?
I hate having to pick, because, again, that list is quite extensive. I guess I'd have to with Tom G. Warrior. While Solitary was the band that inspired a certain drive in me to start creating my own work, which is quite different from what Solitary do, I've always felt affinity towards a lot of Tom Warrior's creative output, especially as his career progressed into the 2000s. I consider Celtic Frost's last album, Monotheist, to be one of the best albums of all time, and it's been great to see him continue with that same formula going forward with his new band, Triptykon, functioning as Celtic Frost's spiritual successor.