DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring A Titan A Deity
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 A Titan A Deity 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?
Luke: Emarosa’s self-titled album, this record has stayed with me since I was young when it was first released. Every song speaks to me in a completely different way, either through relation or empathy.
Ben: Images and Words by Dream Theater, just because it's an absolute classic, and if i'm stuck on the island for long enough hopefully I’ll practice enough to be able to play it all
Ash: Messengers by August Burns Red. It’s one of the only albums that I love front to back and it got me through a lot of hard times too. Also introduced me to metalcore as we know it today.
Mitch: LD 50 by Mudvayne. Not only is it one of the Albums that got me into metal in the first place, but Ryan Martinie’s playing across that entire album is one of the reasons I picked up a bass to begin with
Alun: The Frozen musical soundtrack. That shit just hits different you know.
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?
Luke: Monuments - Gnosis. Super abstract piece of artwork which would keep my brain from dissolving from boredom every time I laid eyes on it.
Ben: Pantera – Metal Magic, yeah you know the one with the weird cat thing!
Ash: Metallica - Master of Puppets. I had this on my wall when I was a teen, and there’s something about it that makes it iconic and instantly recognisable.
Mitch: Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese. It has a boat on it, and what more would I want when trapped on a desert island?
Alun: Probably Hate by Thy Art is Murder, I’d look at it and go hey it could be worse than being stranded on a desert island
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?
Luke: Disaronno & Cranberry Juice. I am a man of refined taste. I’ll be honest, if this was on tap, I don’t think I’d want to leave.
Ben: Ribenna, because it's got my name in it
Ash: PINK GINNNNNNNNN
Mitch: Relentless Origin. My blood is practically 70% relentless anyway, plus with all the caffeine I could probably make a swim for it
Alun: Got to be a lager of some kind!
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?
Luke: My custom-made Being As An Ocean denim patchwork jacket.
Ben: My Accacia Strain limited edition Goose top.
Ash: My rock n’ roll raver tee from Noisy. It’s so well made and would last a while.
Mitch: My BTBAM long sleeve. I performed close up magic for them as part of their rider at TechFest 2016, and they gifted me a sweet tee for it
Alun: My custom jacket with all the band patches I’ve bought over the years. I’m very good at sewing now
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?
I think we should all say our partners…or Tom Hanks as he’s used to these situations.
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?
Luke: Architects @ Alexandra Palace 2018
Ben: Alter Bridge Live at the Albert Hall
Ash: Northlane live from Sydney Roundhouse
Mitch: Sleep Token, Techfest 2018
Alun: What's a walkman?
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?
Luke: Vessel from Sleep Token, hoping he could perform one of his “rituals” and part the seas to come and save us.
Ben: Vocalist of Gojira so he can summon the whales to save us.
Ash: That vocalist from Harms Way because he’s a tank
Mitch: Look, I’m not a massive Iron Maiden fan, but Bruce Dickinson has a freakin’ plane and I want to go home
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?
I think it’d be Ben, we’d have rump steak for days
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?
Luke: Hayley Williams, without that woman I may have never discovered…ahem moving on.
Ben: The corn kid from Tiktok, he changed my life…and he really likes corn.
Ash: Tom Searle, his outlook on everything was so positive and he wrote sick riffs of course.
Mitch: Ryan Martinie. I just saved his life, man owes me at least a few bass lessons now
Alun: Animal from the muppets, he is drums