DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Black It Out
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 Black It Out sat on the beach. The island is far from the bands 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?
I’d probably grab AFI’s Sing the Sorrow because I keep returning to it. No matter how many years go by, I keep listening to it. What would Bryan listen to? I don’t know, probably Nickelback or Spice Girls, something weird like that.
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?
Probably the Sing the Sorrow album cover. You made me choose an album already, I might as well keep it consistent. What were you thinking asking this question? Bryan, on the other hand, would probably put up a picture of Justin Bieber or Fred Durst or something like that.
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?
Water. Your body needs water. Why would I drink anything else for the rest of my stay on the island? If I choose whiskey, I’d be pretty dead pretty quick. Bryan will probably drink water, too because I need him alive. He really likes Mountain Dew Baja blast, but that’ll kill him.
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?
Probably an AFI jumpsuit to keep it consistent. I know you weirdos were hoping I’d say a T-shirt so I’d walk around with my booty flapping in the wind—jokes on you. Bryan’s booty will be flapping in the wind because he’s getting a Nsync thong. He needs to dance for my entertainment.
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?
My wife, because I’m used to being stuck places with her. Plus, she’s pretty cool. I’m sure Bryan would want to be with his wife too. We’re not going to be there for an eternity. We’ll make a boat out of palm trees and make you look like a fool.
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?
Who has a Walkman? How did that survive the shipwreck? Those are questions that I’m asking because I'd be impressed if that Walkmen survived the shipwreck and somehow magically recorded any concert I want. That’s some magical analog gear right there. I don’t know, I’ve been to some great shows. I’m going to stay consistent to annoy you. I saw AFI years ago during their December Underground tour. They killed it. I saw Ice Nine Kills and Motionless in White with Bryan. So, we’re going to have to choose the latter. Bryan would probably choose the Wiggles in concert or something like that. Bryan likes fruit salad. He thinks it’s yummy, yummy.
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?
Black It Out doesn’t get desperate but putting a message in a bottle isn’t a bad idea. So, I will put a message in the bottle because I’m a great writer. But, if we decide to draw a map, that’s all on Bryan.
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?
What kind of sick question is this? Black It Out don’t eat each other. There are only two of us. Even if there were more, we’re a tribe now. We’ve grown closer thanks to your abuse. Plus, we’ve been a band for like 17 years. There’s no way we’re eating each other. Hey, wait. Who’s asking us questions? You are! Guess who’s getting spit-roasted tonight? Yup, you. You shouldn’t have come around known degenerates left to their own devices. You done goofed, and soon you’ll be turned to poo.
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’m going to save Davey Havok. See what happens when you make me pick one album? We stay consistent. In all honesty, I do think Davey Havok is pretty awesome. Except for his mullet. Why does he have a mullet now? LOL. He could do whatever he wants. I met Davey Havok once. He was a real nice dude, and I looked up to him as a vocalist for a long time. He’s amazing!
Bryan would probably save Rebecca Black because he likes getting down on Friday.
Thanks for your time. We hope you get back to dry land before you're next due out on tour!
Hey, you’re welcome! Thank you for letting me slander Bryan for this whole feature. For legal reasons, our lawyer is telling me to tell you that most things I wrote about Bryan are alleged and are all jokes. Bryan is a great guy. Also, check out our latest single, “There’s Not Enough Penicillin to Save You,” featuring All Systems Go. This track is unique because Bryan sings the verses. He hasn’t sung on one of our songs since 2019! So, that’s awesome! Thank you for your time. We’re off the island. Thank you for the vacation!