DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Electron

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Electron

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 Electron 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?

Jason: That's a thought one, but I guess I’d grab AC/DC - Back In Black. Can never get tired of that absolute masterpiece. I love energy, and I guess I’m gonna need it on this island, ah!

Nuno: Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won. For me this is a model of how bands should play live. Led Zeppelin is a band built by 4 geniuses, there are no weak pieces there and the chemistry between them is unmatched by any band at the time. So How The West Was Won is my choice, the album I take with me every time.

Joanna: I’d probably take Rammstein’s Mutter or Alter Bridge’s Fortress as those are the ones I enjoy listening to the most, I never get tired of them. I couldn’t bring myself to choose now so if I’m ever in a shipwreck I’ll get back to you.

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?

Nuno: That would be Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare. Beyond looking amazing, it pays tribute to one of my all-time favourite drummers ever and one of the most influential ever, The Rev. So, I’d keep that for moments when I don’t feel inspired to play, I can go back to their old albums and click in immediately.

Joanna: Nirvana’s “In Utero”, I’ve always loved that artwork so much. Personally speaking, it’s one of the best of all time.

Jason: Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark. That album cover is probably my favourite, it’s simple, but at the same time it’s super dark, mean and evil… Damn, that’s a really good one!

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?

Joanna: Piña Coladas or any other sweet cocktail.

Jason: I’m gonna live like a pirate and I’m just going to drink a dark spiced rum. Can never go wrong either. It’s actually what I usually drink before shows, or whenever I go out.

Nuno: I won’t let go of my whiskey for nothing.

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?

Jason: My Korn wristband! Funny story, I saw Korn in Lisbon, back in 2015, and there was this guy who was either super drunk or high… Maybe both, who knows? He gave it to my younger brother (at the time he was 11), told him to never stop listening to metal, and jumped from the balcony to the floor crowd. Ouch! He just got up and did it again. How the hell did he arrive home that night?

Nuno: It would be the iconic Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction T-shirt.

Joanna: I’d take one of our logo band T-shirts for sure.

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?

Joanna: I’d always go with the two of them, first of all because we would always want to stay together but also because it would be really funny to watch their survival skills while I sip on my cocktails. We would probably perish within a week or so.

Jason: Dwight Schrute from “The Office”. Why? Because I’d always had something to do, and something to laugh off. I could spend my days elaborating pranks… Just like Jim in the show. Can never get bored of that.

Nuno: I have no preference so as a band I think we would agree that all 3 of us are getting shipwrecked together.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Electron

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?

Nuno: Rammstein’s Live in Paris.

Joanna: Korn Live at Hammerstein 2022.

Jason: Metallica at that Monsters Of Rock show in Russia. Probably the greatest show ever… No other band has ever sounded that good live.

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?

Joanna: I would like to send my message to Miles Kennedy.Jason: Slash. I think he will come. And I would start asking for photos and autographs straightaway.Nuno: I’ll send my message to Richard Kruspe from Rammstein.

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?

Nuno: That’s a typical ride together die together answer for this kind of situation, no one would be sacrificed.

Jason: Joanna. This is the easiest question someone has ever asked me, ah! You can still play shows without a bassist

Joanna: No need for that, we’re probably gone by this point.

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?

Jason: Again, Slash. In my opinion he is the greatest guitarist of all time, and he certainly had the biggest influence on the way I play. He wrote some of the most iconic riffs and solos, he is super complete and knows exactly when to do what… When you should go fast, or when you should take it down. And his melodic feel is second to none. That’s what sets him apart. Anyone can play fast, but you just can’t come up with a solo like “November Rain” or “Sweet Child O’Mine”.

Joanna: ⁠I’d save Freddy Mercury.

Nuno: John Bonham from Led Zeppelin.

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