DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Tumanduumband
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 Tumanduumband 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?
Scott: Iron Monkey’s “Our Problem” because it’s the only album you will ever need.
Luke: Gorerotted’s “Mutilated in Minutes”, this is my all time favourite extreme metal album. This band, along with Mortician, fuelled my love for having horror film samples in songs.
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?
Scott: Venom “Black Metal” because it’s the best cover ever.
Luke: Mortician’s “Chainsaw Dismemberment” to let any possible cannibals on the island know to leave us alone in case we eat them.
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?
Scott: Carlsberg Export
Luke: Regular Carlsberg because, although I can drink many people under the table, I’m crap with hangovers.
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?
Scott: Eyehategod hoodie.
Luke: Witchfinder General “Friends of Hell” t-shirt. They are from our hometown of Stourbridge and it’s just pure cheese n sleaze.
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?
Scott: I’m happy with being stuck with Luke, best mates ay we.
Luke: Likewise. Pure doss. Plus most people are shit anyway.
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?
Scott: Any Iron Monkey show.
Luke: Frank Zappa’s Halloween show at the Palladium in New York 1977.
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?
Scott: Johnny Morrow, he’s dead but would be great to chat to his ghost whilst we slowly rot and die.
Luke: Jus Oborn from Electric Wizard, I doubt he would actually save us but he could just drop off some devil’s lettuce for us to make our time on the island more bearable.
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?
Scott: I’d rather starve, but Luke would be tasty with that hot sauce and chilli oil he eats.
Luke: Seeing as Scott is a lanky rake and I have plenty of fat to spare, I’ll slice off a few scratchings for us.
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?
Scott: All of Iron Monkey (and bringing Johnny back from the dead)
Luke: I’d bring Frank Zappa back from the dead because I think the world needs him right now.