Roadburn is very pleased to report that seminal doom-legends DEATH ROW will be part of the festival line-up on Friday, 16 April 2010. Death Row will appear at the Midi Theatre as part of the Roadburn Festival. Tom Gabriel Warrior’s curated event “Only Death is Real” will be held on the same day at the 013 venue.
Out of the tumultuous past of their careers together… Victor Griffin, Joe Hasselvander, and Marty Swaney are bringing DEATH ROW back heavier than ever. But this time they’re leaving the elements of deception behind… the darker images, which to some degree blinded them, and tore them apart time and again from the inside out.
Unfortunately, this reformation of DEATH ROW will be without Bobby Liebling. “Parts of the past have certainly left scars on some of us that have yet to heal. Until then, we move forward with best wishes & prayers for Bobby’s success in Pentagram, and in his personal life”.
What you get from this DEATH ROW will be the same true-to-heart heaviness you expect. Songs written during the formative years by Griffin will comprise most of the set list…along with songs penned by Joe, Victor, and co-written with Bobby…such as ‘The Ghoul’ and ‘All Your Sins’ …which feature lyrics by Liebling. The fans have really been the main catalyst for this reunion, as they bring the 3-piece* DEATH ROW machine back across the sea.
* The band thanks Eric Wagner for his special guest vocal appearance at the Hammer of Doom Festival this past October in Wurzburg.
At the beginning of April 2010 DEATH ROW will be on tour in Europe together with special guests CHURCH OF MISERY.