DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Collapse The Sky

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Collapse The Sky

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 Collapse The Sky 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?

Lee: Slipknot, Iowa. It's an absolute banger from start to finish. I can listen to this album in any given mood and still love it. Slipknot are my favourite band, for sure.

Flynn: Thats a nasty question, I would get sick of anything on repeat but would have to go for Get What You Give by The Ghost Inside.

Fowler: Gotta be Master of Puppets by Metallica just because it’s an absolute belter of an album!

Dave: Darkest Hour, Undoing Ruin. What an album! This one really turned me on to playing metal, technically impressive, the right mix of riff, melody and guitar noodles. Love the depth of the lyrics too. Some real thought provoking stuff.

Karl: System of a Down - Toxicity - Every track is incredible. The first album I really sat down and learned word for word.

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?

Lee: Killswitch Engage, The End of Heartache. Killswitch were a huge influence on the style of music I grew up listening to and still enjoy now. Not only is it an awesome album cover but it introduced me to so many other great bands.

Flynn: Would have to be our White Flags album - a reminder as to why I put up with the other band members.

Fowler: I think it’d be A View From The Top Of The World by Dream Theater, because when the boys start getting on my nerves I can just stare at that poster and just float away.

Dave: I'd have to say Four Year Strong - Rise Or Die Trying. I was heavily into pop punk and metal in the early days of playing guitar. This album mixed both, and it's a cool album cover.

Karl: If it's where I'm sleeping then it's Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.

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?

Lee: Rum & Lemonade.

Flynn: Going to play it safe and stick with water.

Fowler: Gotta be a nice cold crisp Rubicon for me.

Dave: Lambs spiced rum and coke. Ultimate flavour.

Karl: Morgan Spiced and Coke. Everytime

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?

Lee: An over sized Slipknot hoodie.

Fowler: My Metallica hoodie for sure.

Flynn: Some sort of towel, multi functional. Parkway Drive must do towels.

Dave: A massively oversized Mudvayne t-shirt from the LD-50 days.

Karl: I wish I had something warmer but it'd have to be my Sikth T-shirt.

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?

Lee: Bear Grills would be a shout!

Flynn: Wilson

Fowler: Lars Ulrich, Mike Portnoy, Matt Gartska and Gavin Harrison and we can just talk drums!

Dave: David Dickinson. Not for the company of course. But so I could capture him and incessantly flick his overly tanned face for feeling like he's invaded my personal space through the TV screen, leaving me unable to relax whilst watching Dickinson's Real Deal.

Karl: My 3 Dogs. They smell better!

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Collapse The Sky

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?

Lee: Alter Bridge with a live orchestra, at The Royal Albert Hall.

Flynn: S&M 1, Metallica. Legendary.

Fowler: Queen live at Wembley 1986

Dave: This would have to be Ill Nino at Brixton Academy in my early 20s. This was a time where my passion for music exceeded everything. Also, I vividly remember the security pulling me over the railings by my balls during Crowd surfing. Unnecessary.

Karl: Strapping Young Lad - Download 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?

Lee: Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. He's a pilot.. he can fly over and save us.

Flynn: Yeah I was thinking Bruce as well.

Fowler: Yeah I reckon Bruce Dickinson, assuming that as he can fly a plane, he’d potentially be able to fly a helicopter too!

Dave: Flynn. He's meticulous. If I asked him to make me a raft, he'd pick me up on the Titanic.

Karl: Tom Hanks, he knows what to do here.

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?

Lee: It’s a fight to the death and the winner eats what’s left!

Flynn: It’s common knowledge that in all emergency situations the bassist goes first.

Fowler: I’ll take one for the team as I’m probably the “meatiest”

Dave: I'd have to say the real Lee. I hear he's a delicacy in South East Asia.

Karl: I'm going to say Dave. Sorry mate but I reckon you're the leanest. Plus you'll have that flavour!

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?

Lee: Corey Taylor.

Flynn: my first guitar teacher, the legend that is Steve Holmes, he really got me hooked on the guitar.

Fowler: Lars effin’ Ulrich

Dave: I'd have to say Liam Gallagher. Not so much musically but just as far his attitude. Interviews are just so refreshing with how frank and real he comes across, also the passion for music he has is really inspirational.

Karl: I'll stick with influences to my bass playing and it's got to be James Leach from Sikth. I've always loved his playing style and monstrous tone!

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