DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Hexicon

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Hexicon

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 Hexicon 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?

Austin Cox (guitar): Pink Floyd - The Wall. It has so many moods; it gets kinda heavy, there’s chill parts, it has it all. It’s also like listening to a movie. That multidimensional quality would be nice.

Andrew Cox (drums): Tool - Lateralus. It's long and varied, and probably the best album ever recorded.

Young Heller (vocals): PANTERA - Reinventing the Steel. Big Pantera fan over here. It's already gotten me through hell. I’ll listen to “Yesterday Don't Mean Shit” on repeat as I spear fish for dinner.

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?

Austin: Iron Maiden’s “Somewhere In Time” because there’s so much to look at on that cover, it’s like a heavy metal Cyberpunk/Blade Runner version of Where’s Waldo. That album also reminds me of the good times of getting into metal as a kid.

Andrew: Andreas Vollenweider - Caverna Magica. Our dad had the record on vinyl, and when I was three years old I would just sit on the floor and stare at the cover. It's a sandy cave with lots of little nooks and details, almost like an "Eye Spy" book.

Young: PANTERA - Vulgar Display of Power. As an adolescent comic book artist I was constantly drawing dudes getting punched hard in the face. I found out years later that Pantera already made the perfect version of that image.

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?

Austin: Tequila Sunrise… keep it beachy baby.

Andrew: Whiskey sour. Basically lemonade, and if you make it with the egg white you get a little protein, which is probably beneficial when marooned.

Young: A frozen double Margarita!! I love tequila. The cocaine of beers!

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?

Austin: My 2007 Van Halen Reunion Tour shirt. Van Halen was my first favourite band as a kid and my dad took me to see them on that tour. Great memory.

Andrew: Four sided Bolt Thrower longsleeve.

Young: My lost 'Run to the Hills' Maiden t-shirt from 2005.

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?

Austin: YUQI from (G)-IDLE… Kpop fans know what I’m saying *wink wink*.

Andrew: (In Borat voice) My wife.

Young: My old dog Dolly (named after Dolly Parton), an adorable Labrador Pitbull mix. We’d play on the beach, hunt for island fowl; we’d tear it up while 'Happy Together' plays in the background.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Hexicon

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?

Austin: Tool’s shows from the Lateralus tour are pretty special. Probably one of those.

Andrew: Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii

Young: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

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?

Austin: Obviously Bruce Dickinson because he can fly a plane.

Andrew: Bruce Dickinson since he can fly a plane.

Young: If all of Jefferson Airplane could Voltron into an actual airplane, then Jefferson Airplane.

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?

Austin: They can just eat me because I would not be having it being stuck on an island. I’d probably be massively suicidal anyway.

Andrew: Probably me because I am the largest.

Young: I nominate myself. I eat so much candy and fast food that this meat comes marinated. The boys should enjoy their last meal.

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?

Austin: Toss up between Eddie Van Halen, James Hetfield, and David Gilmour. Those guys shaped my musical being and their musicality and success continually inspires me.

Andrew: Danny Carey. The greatest drummer, into synthesizers and the occult, and just a real friendly dude.

Young: This could be so many people, but for this I’d say Maynard James Keenan from Tool. He’s fuckin awesome.

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