DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Novacrow

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Novacrow

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 Novacrow 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. 

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?

Freddy: ‘Alien’ by Strapping Young Lad.

Kitty: 'October Rust'- Type O Negative, because it is beautiful, dark and evocative.

Jonyx: I'm assuming if we're allowed to grab an album then there must be a means of playing it on the island… fortunately I just so happen to have 'The mating calls of the local fauna of Devil's Island' by Nõvacröw (completely different band from Novacrow). With this I would lure the wildlife towards us, which I would then capture and cook for sustenance.

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?

Freddy: ‘Bloody Kisses’ by Type O Negative, so then it can double as incredibly soft-core porn when times get tough. A close second would be the original cover for ‘Origin of the Feces’, for the same reason.

Kitty: 'Walking with Strangers' by The Birthday Massacre. A gorgeous cover, but also if I pressed my face up really close I guess I could imagine I'm in the picture near some big ass house.

Jonyx: Well I really like this cool band called Nõvacröw, you may have heard of them, they have an album called 'The local flora of Devil's Island' it's a really pretty cover that depicts the locations of all edible flora of Devil's Island. Unfortunately it's a completely different island to the one we're stranded on.

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?

Freddy: I feel like any beers wouldn’t be the smartest choice for a long stay on a desert island, so maybe I’d go for a cocktail of some kind. Maybe a Bahama Mama. If it’s gotta be a spirit then I’m going with Rum.

Kitty: I would like to say a lovely old fashioned, but maybe mojitos for that extra bit of refreshing hydration… plus bonus lime to avoid scurvy.

Jonyx: Water, I'm here for the long haul, dehydration ain't gonna catch me out. I'll use fermented coconut milk (this island has coconuts now) if I want to get loosey goosey. Also it's rumoured that behind one of the waterfalls of this island you can actually find the Devil's nectar.

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?

Freddy: Rammstein dildos

Kitty: Dammit, Freddy picked the best choice. Maybe one of those massive AC/DC pinball machines. The three of us tend to get way too invested in stuff like that, so the time would fly.

Jonyx: Some people describe it as obsessive, but I just call myself a superfan. You see, I love this band called Nõvacröw and in their latest line of products they do the 'unpoppable' range; the unpoppable blow up bed, the unpoppable rubber dinghy…unfortunately in my haste I grabbed the unpoppable blow up sheep.

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?

Freddy: I don’t know, I feel like the three of us would do alright on a desert island all things considered. Otherwise I’d pick Natalie Dormer because of….reasons…

Kitty: SOLITUDE. No, clearly Novacrow PLUS someone with survival skills. Like Bear Grylls.

Jonyx: the beast known as Frankenfiiine! They say he has super human strength and electricity runs through his fingertips. I'd ask him to build a shelter. And he can use his fingers to zap shallow swimming fish. My spear game has been off recently

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Novacrow

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?

Freddy: I’m going to cheat slightly and pick Devin Townsend Live in Plovdiv because there’s a full set of stuff throughout his career and then also a performance of ‘Ocean Machine’ in its entirety.

Kitty: Nirvana - Unplugged in New York, because it would give me huge bursts of nostalgia

Jonyx: hands down best live album ever is 'The adventures of Novacrow on Devil's Island' by Nõvacröw - it's a 5 hour long chronicle describing the successful endeavours of Novacrow, if I remember correctly they finally get off the island by using Freddy's ass tattoo of Cthulu to summon the legendary monster who saves them…or destroys the world, I forget which one

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?

Freddy: You know what, I’m going to pick Mike Patton because he looks like a guy who would get things done. Henry Rollins is probably a close second.

Kitty: "Dear Bruce Dickinson, you don't know me, but I know you have a plane. It would be awesome if you would come and rescue us. I am a humble maiden, but I am not iron and I will probs die soon. Will go splits on fuel and provide banter on the flight. Love Kitty"

Jonyx: For the Eagle-eyed readers you may be noticing a pattern with my band related answers. So of course it will be Aaron Barrett from Reel Big Fish. I'm making the totally sound assumption that having a fish related band name, he must be besties with Neptune King of the sea, who will summon a parade of polite orcas which will carry me to safety

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?

Freddy: I’d say me because I probably got the most meat on my bones, but Kitty and John are both vegans (I choose to believe that they’d maintain their vegan-ness in life or death situations) so it’d be a bit of a waste. Out of them, however, I feel like since Kitty generally eats a bit healthier she’d probably be the most nutritional. Also John’s too gangly, there wouldn’t be any meat on them bones.

Kitty: Oh we would eat Freddy almost immediately. I don't eat animals, but humans don't count. We have been waiting for an opportunity for a while now. Freddy hasn't noticed how we keep sprinkling seasoning on him whenever he is distracted.

Jonyx: Interviewer, you have correctly asked which band member is to get "sacrificed" and not "eaten". You see, Devil's Island isn't just a quirky name, it is actually the portal between the earthly realm and the infernal depths of hell. We all know Satan loves a good ol' sacrifice. So, yes I would dress Freddy up in his prettiest rags and present him as an offering to the Devil, who in return will shower Kitty and I with a bounty of delicious treats! Unfortunately St Nick is a trickster and all the treats are made of gum.

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?

Freddy: I’d probably have to go with Devin Townsend.

Kitty: Joan Jett

Jonyx: Mark Gormley - search "without you" Mark Gormley on YouTube and thank me later.

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

Freddy: That makes one of us because I’ve spent way too long on dry land as it is. Oh wait, we were talking about ACTUAL land…

Jonyx: too late, I am one with the island now.

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