DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Morsrot
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 Morsrot sat on the beach. The island is far from their 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?
Alex: I'd go for In Utero because it's very diverse, has some heavier elements and also that Kurt Cobain melodic vibe that I quite enjoy.
Kieran: I'm going for Focus by Cynic, it's by far one of the most entertaining listens and has a very large range of textures. It has songs which are totally different from each other so I wouldn't get bored by 1 genre during my time on the island.
Jean: I would pick Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd because it’s an album that I have never and will never get sick of.
Gabriel: With tears in my eyes watching Symbolic and Maiden's debut sink I'd probably go for Scott 3. Scott Walker's approach to this album is like nothing I've heard before, mixing classic jazz with ambient stuff and that old British style. It's definitely what I'd go for.
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?
Kieran: Butchered at Birth by Cannibal Corpse. Extremely classic cover and would keep Jean from sleeping at night.
Gabriel: The original Reek of Putrefaction by Carcass, it's so fucking grimy and satisfying to look at.
Alex: Lateralus by TOOL, it's trippy as fuck.
Jean: A portrait of Geezer Butler in the nude.
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?
Gabriel: The classic Red Bull Vodka that shit will nail me plus it tastes like candy. Perfect drink.
Alex: Rum and coke, unleash my inner pirate.
Jean: Jack n coke, gets me shitfaced and doesn't taste like shit.
Kieran: I would probably go for a perfect blend of something easy to get shitfaced to, while still tasting ok. Like red bull or monster with vodka. Last thing on my list would be anything with whiskey (I would repeatedly vomit).
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?
Jean: I would save a scream bloody gore shirt from death because that album has great artwork and is my favourite death album.
Kieran: I would salvage my Edge of Sanity - Nothing but Death Remains shirt. Why? I have no fucking idea it just looks nice.
Gabriel: 100% my Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral long sleeve. Probably my coolest shirt plus it's a fucking insane album.
Alex: I’m gonna cheat the system a little, I would save my Sabotage vinyl as I love the reverse mirror effect they did.
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?
Jean: Anybody because 3 sessions a week with my bandmates already drives me to insanity.
Kieran: Well, the last person on my list would be Gabriel’s sister, that would drive me dangerously insane. I would pick some friend who I find a little more bearable.
Gabriel: Seth Rogan ... He's funny.
Alex: My drum set, George.
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?
Gabriel: Eddie Murphy's Delirious, it's fucking hilarious.
Alex: Pinkpop 92 by Pearl Jam, amazing stage presence and great performance.
Jean: I would choose Cannibal Corpse from when they ate Moscow alive, Moscow looked so appetising and juicy.
Kieran: Metallica live in Seattle '89. Basic ass pick but the energy in that performance is great. I also like the small things they added between songs, like that To Live Is to Die interlude and Jason just jamming out. Great gig.
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?
Gabriel: Well, asking a band member doesn't seem like the most sufficient route to safety so I'd address it to James Franco, maybe he can introduce me to Seth Rogan ... He's funny.
Alex: Flea of RHCP he seems crazy enough to get me out of there.
Jean: I'd choose Roger Waters because he seems tall enough for me to use as a raft to get back to shore.
Kieran: The last type of person I'd trust with something like that is a musician.
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?
Kieran: Jean, easiest answer ever.
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?
Kieran: I'm gonna have to go Death fanboy mode and pick Chuck Schuldiner as I wouldn't have ever gotten into extreme metal had it not been for Death.
Alex: I hate to sound generic, but I would save Kurt.
Gabriel: Definitely Chuck Schuldiner man what a great musician.
Jean: Geezer Butler, I can’t think of any one musician I look up to more than him. but I would save Kurt.