DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Madicide
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 Madicide 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?
Ceri: It would have to be '...and Justice for All' by Metallica for me. Before hearing that album I didn't know that music could be so raw and aggressive - The sheer brutality and pure bile spitting rage that drips from each Hetfield lyric would get me in the right "tearing a baby hog to pieces for food" type mindset that I'd need on this Devil's Island.
Josh: For me it would be 'Cowboys From Hell' by Pantera, I love thrash metal but also love groove metal just as much too and this album does really blend both sub genres in a epic way and this is one of the albums that really influenced and shaped the way I play bass.
Ian: AC/DC - 'High Voltage' I still listen to that album still pretty much every day
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?
Ceri: I'd probably pick Megadeth's 'Youthanasia' album for a few reasons. Firstly it's a super under-appreciated album in general and I think it needs more love & "The Killing Road" has got us through quite a few serious comedowns and hangovers. I also just really like the artwork, it's a beautiful scenic outdoor shot of rolling green hills, a lovely sunset and… an old lady hanging babies out to dry on a washing line. Perfect for a desert island.
Josh: 'Master of Puppets' by Metallica, I like crosses.
Ian: Carcass, 'Symphonies of Sickness', it's grotesque and morbid and I think that's fantastic.
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?
Ceri: Sorry in advance for my non-metal drink tastes but… after some consideration; Jack & Coke would have me diabetic and toothless within a week, Sambuca would be the same. A red wine wine would be nice but fuck having a wine hangover on a desert island… I think I'd have to go with a Mojito, it's nice and cold - has at least a slight amount of greenery and also if I'm slowly drinking myself to death on an island I'd like to do it in style!
Ian: I'll have a Jameson, a never ending bottle sounds nice.
Josh: Well that's a slightly controversial question for me these days but had you asked me that five years ago it's would of been a triple Famous Grouse
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?
Ceri: My new Madicide 'Carnivore Incarnate' t-shirt, because I'm a massive egotistical narcissist AND because it would remind me of all the good times prior to becoming a dehydrated seagull snack.
Josh: Probably my Megadeth 'Peace Sells' t shirt just because of all the good and crazy memories I have from wearing it
Ian: My Nuclear Assault T Shirt I'd handle with care because I like it.
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?
Ceri: Kim Kardashian. Reason 1; she has a yacht. Reason 2; people would definitely be trying to find us immediately. Reason 3; if the going gets tough I could probably survive from her ass meat alone for a few weeks.
Josh: Spinal Tap, probably be funny as f**k
Ian: Ray Mears because he'd sort out lunch no problem and shelter wherever I'm stranded.
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?
Ceri: Metallica, Seattle, 1989.
Josh: Same would have to be Metallica Seattle 1989 best metal live show of all time in my opinion.
Ian: I'd go the same as Ceri and Josh it really is epic.
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?
Ceri: Phil Anselmo - I feel like he's the most likely to respond and probably owns some form of water vehicle being that he's a New Orleans type dude. He also seems like the "knocked out a great white once" type of person.
Josh: Kerry King, I reckon he's probably got a Slayer helicopter and that would help
Ian: Bruce Dickinson he has a plane.
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?
Ceri: I'd eat Josh, he's the cleanest. He'd also probably die the quickest on an island from a lack of his usual 55 bottles of Evian.
Josh: Well I'm ginger so I'm obviously going to be the first to die.
Ian: Yeah Josh pulled short straw I'd eat him first too.
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?
Josh: For me it would be a mix of three individuals but if I had to narrow it down to one it would be Cliff Burton.