DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring DVL
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 DVL 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?
Kevin: Shogun - Trivium
It's a masterpiece of an album that i can listen to from start to finish without getting bored. It takes me back to my teenage years when i started taking music seriously and this was definitely one of the albums that pushed me towards this.
Alan: Sounds of the Ocean. It really helps me sleep at night. Or city of evil because I literally never tire of that album.
Mark: Album one is hard af: Animals as Leaders - The Joy of Motion.
But so many fucking albums would take that place depending on the day.
Ryan: Metallica - The Black Album.
It's an album I'm very connected to because when I first started playing guitar my Dad bought me the "official songbook". It's got a little bit of everything on it too so you'd never get bored with it! It's a classic!
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?
Kevin: Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
Alan: Any one of Steel Panthers album covers… 👀
Mark: erm. Megadeth - United Abominations.
Ryan: Blink 182 - Enema of the State. For reasons... It is an iconic album cover though...
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?
Kevin: Monster pipeline punch
Alan: Rum and coke. Dark rum. Morgan’s, kraken anything but white rum.
Ryan: I'm gonna do the rest of the lads a favour here and say Irn-Bru. You're welcome. Scottish people can only go 5 days without consuming Irn-Bru.
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?
Kevin: Literally anyone else haha, probably Behemoth, I've met them before and they were all pretty cool, especially Nergal
Alan: Micheal Buble because at least once a year I can enjoy the fact that he isn’t releasing another Christmas album on the world. I’d like to think they’d erect a statue of me for making such a sacrifice.
Mark: John Plant, the Primitive Technology guy. He'll have a shelter and furnace set up in no time lol.
Ryan: Limmy The Rat God. He's played so much Rust at this point he must have some carry-over survival skills and if not at least he'd do daily blahems and improv stories.
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?
Kevin: Slipknot/Machine Head/Children of Bodom at the SECC 2008 - the biggest show I had seen to date, each of the bands put on a great show and is still one of the most memorable gigs I've been to.
Alan: Trivium I think it was the In Waves tour.
Mark: Slipknot at Download 2009 for the fucking madness and memories.
Ryan: Download 2014. The headliners were Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith. That was the year LP played Hybrid Theory front to back and the atmosphere was unreal. First time seeing Aerosmith too who were as incredible as you'd expect them to be. Some buzz.
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?
Kevin: I literally have no idea 😂
Alan: I'd send a message in a bottle to Sting. Don’t think that one needs explained.
Mark: Bruce Dickinson.. the m*f*er can fly us home lol.
Ryan: Eric Adams from Manowar because I truly believe he could swim all the way out to get us, put us on his back and swim all the way home.
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?
Kevin: Mark probably, his sacrifice would last the longest lmao
Alan: Gotta be Mark because any other band members sacrifice would only be enough for mark. Although if we wanted Chinese food then…
Mark: Pfff I'm all fat. Alan's all muscle. Easy choice. 👨🍳
Ryan: If it's between eating another human or starving to death, I choose death. I'll sacrifice myself for the lads. Waheyyyyyy LADS LADS LADS.
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?
Kevin: Paolo Gregoletto -Trivium
Alan: I saved Ryan and he can never repay that now.
Mark: Dave Mustaine, hands down, warts and all.
Ryan: My dad. 100%. Without him I wouldn't be the person or the musician I am today.