DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Godeater

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Godeater

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 Godeater 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?

Ross: Olafur Arnalds – Eulogy for Evolution. Front to back, it’s just a fantastic record that I’ve never got tired of. It’s a modern classical album but it’s just so dark and hits a lot of similar vibes as a metal record, so it covers a lot of ground and is really interesting to listen to!

Andy: There's a million options but my brain has picked Option Paralysis by Dillinger Escape Plan, since there's so much packed into that one record. I feel like it's probably one of their most expressive albums in terms of styles, I always find myself going back to that record and never tiring of it.

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?

Ross: Green Day – Dookie. I had it on my wall when I was younger and there’s so much stuff to see on it, it’s like a gigantic Where’s Wally piece!

Andy: In Flames' Come Clarity is pretty much my favourite album cover ever so I'm gonna have to go with 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?

Ross: Scottish tap water.

Tim: English tap water.

Andy: Pepsi Max loyal.

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?

Ross: An OG gold foil print hoodie from Animosity.

Andy: My current favourite is a black and orange Black Dahlia Murder longsleeve with the Deflorate artwork on 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?

Ross: I like them so I can live being stuck with them! They’re nice blokes, you know?

Andy: At most I'd have to deal with some of Ross' bad takes and Tim's snoring but I'd say it could be a lot worse…

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Godeater

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?

Ross: Honestly, Children of Bodom – Tokyo Warhearts. It already exists so shouldn’t be too hard to make happen, it’s just that good!

Andy: I can't say I listen to live albums at all really but I used to watch Metallica's Cunning Stunts all the time as a kid so I'm gonna grab that with me.

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?

Ross: Amon Amarth because they could bring their big ol’ long ship and rescue us. More likely to pick it up too, being seafarers and all!

Andy: I feel like any other choice than Amon Amarth surely would be daft. Maybe Cytotoxin could come in a big old nuclear sub though...

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?

Ross: I’ll take the hit on this one and sacrifice myself.

Andy: It'd be me for sure - Ross writes all the music but I just play guitar. You can throw a stone in the UK and hit a metal guitarist - plus it means I don't need to get out of bed the next day so y'know, win win.

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?

Ross: Wes Borland, no doubt. It might not be that obvious a choice musically, but I think he was very influential to me at a young age in terms of creativity and his approach to performance and showmanship.

Andy: Devin Townsend pretty much shaped a lot of my musical ideologies as a late teen. I felt very liberated by an unconventional artist after listening to so many traditional 'band' types.

Thanks for your time. We hope you get back to dry land before you're next due out on tour!

Ross: We hope so too! Catch us on tour across the UK in September with Paleface & Pintglass! 11/9 - Birmingham, The Flapper

12/9 - Leeds, Boom
13/9 - Manchester, Star & Garter
14/9 - Glasgow, Classic Grand
15/9 - London, New Cross Inn

Tickets are available now!

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