DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Stonebrother
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 Stonebrother 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?
Zach: Probably Appetite For Destruction, great album that just has something for everyone.
Ethan: I’m grabbing the soundtrack from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I’ve seen that movie like 7 times, and I couldn’t just stop listening to it. I need that time warp, man.
Leo: I would choose Dark side of the moon by Pink Floyd because I don’t think it’s an album I’d ever get bored of listening to. It’s a fully fledged experience every time.
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?
Zach: I’d go Zeppelin 4, a timeless classic.
Ethan: For my poster I’m going with System Of A Down’s 'Hypnotize'. It’s just a legitimately awesome cover.
Leo: I’d be in between probably 3 album covers to put up on the wall. Either the album Koi Child (by Koi Child), Mockroot (by Tigran Hammasyan), or Leviathan (by Mastodon). If I had to pick just one, I’d probably end up picking the Koi Child album because (simply) it’s nuts and is not something I’d probably ever get bored of looking at while marooned on this island.
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?
Zach: Cranberry-Grape juice.
Ethan: I mean, logically I need to go with water, but if by some miracle I can drink soda on this island and not be thirsty I’m taking Dr Pepper. Not sponsored by them, but I drink a lot of it. Like, a lot.
Leo: I’d probably take water, considering we’re stranded on an island.
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?
Zach: An Iron Maiden “The Trooper” shirt probably.
Ethan: I gotta go with a Pink Floyd shirt. Their merch is always just the best of the best.
Leo: A Magical Mystery Tour shirt from The Beatles.
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?
Zach: I feel like Sammy Hagar and I would get along well, I think we’d have fun jamming.
Leo: John Petrucci. Super down to earth nice guy who probably wouldn’t get on your nerves too quickly. Hopefully.
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?
Zach: Blue Oyster Cult’s “Extraterrestrial Live” is one of my favourite live albums.
Ethan: Only one live show? Easy; Eric Johnson, live in Texas. Absolutely phenomenal.
Leo: Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969, classic.
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?
Zach: Angus Young, he could build us a bridge back to Canada with the Marshall cabinets he uses in a show.
Ethan: I’ve gotta send my message to Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. The man has the means and the funds to fly a plane to the island to save us.
Leo: Sting, for obvious reasons. He understands the struggle of being stranded.
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?
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?
Zach: I would once again have to say Sammy Hagar.
Ethan: If I can only save one person who has influenced me the most, I’ve gotta say it’s Dave Grohl from Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Queens Of The Stone Age, and so on and so forth. The man plays everything, is an amazing songwriter, and is a legitimately cool dude. He’s my hero in every sense.
Leo: Geddy Lee of Rush.