Death presents the first single release of music recorded by the now performing group Death. Releasing a track that is true to the historic Death tradition of straight ahead Rock-N-Roll via Detroit of the 70s. The sound is hard Rock-n-Roll with a very raw Detroit-Rock edge.
The song "Relief" (written in 2010) highlights the full circle of Death in bridging Death of today to the Death/Detroit archive of the 70's.
Rock-n-Roll brings Relief. Relief from the mundane, Relief from holding back your emotions, Relief from the system, and the Relief you feel when you have worked all week and the weekend is just beginning, Relief!! Rock-n-Roll!!
This is the first Death single release since 1976. In honor of that fact, Death has released the song “Relief” on the original Tryangle Records Label from Detroit in 1975.
The Death Story continues to unfold......
- Genre: Rock: Punk-Pop
- Release Date: 2012
The Story Of Death
The story of Death is the story of David, Dannis, and Bobby Hackney, three Black American blood brothers who in the early seventies formed a Rock-N-Roll band. They got the attention of legendary Detroit record producers Don Davis and Brian Spears and were signed to Don’s Groovesville Productions Company, which also owned the legendary Detroit recording studio United Sound. At United Sound, between 1974 and 1975 Death recorded tracks for an album that was shopped by Don Davis and Brian Spears to just about every major label in 1975, but no one was taking. No one understood the new sound, or even much less the name. Finally, some interest did come to the band by way of a connection to Clive Davis and it was mentioned that the band would have a chance for consideration if it were willing to change its name. Rebel bandleader David Hackney, upon hearing that news responded with a resounding, “Hell no, tell him to go to hell!” Which ended the chance for that offer and also the relationship with Don Davis, Brian Spears and Groovesville Productions and shelved Death’s recorded music. Death left Detroit in 1977 migrating to New England and recorded two additional albums and two singles. In 1981, band leader David decided to move back to Detroit. Bobby and Dannis, now raising families, decided to stay and became associated with Reggae and formed a Reggae band called Lambsbread, which became popular throughout New England.
After predicting that the Death music would come to life one day, David passed away in 2000. Seven years after in 2007 it was discovered that the music of Death was being wildly enjoyed at underground music sessions throughout the country. In 2008 the discovery was made public. In 2009 music historians proclaimed that the sound of the band Death from Detroit Michigan pre-dated the Punk sound by five years. In 2010 Drag City Records of Chicago IL officially released the album recorded in Detroit to the public bearing the original name conceived by the group in 1975 entitled “FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE”. The remaining members Bobby and Dannis Hackney, along with the addition of guitarist Bobbie Duncan, have brought the sound of Death back to the stage and the recording studio. The release of this single song is a slice from another great Death platter that will be forthcoming later this year. In the meantime, enjoy some Rock-n-Roll “RELIEF”