Death were formed in Detroit in the early '70s. The band were made up of 3 brothers, David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney. They played the music of their time and place but were unappreciated at the time. Their music did, however, play an important role in the development of punk rock. David Hackney predicted their eventual importance shortly before he sadly died. A reformed Death began playing live in 2008 with Bobbie Duncan replacing David Hackney. The persistent wish from their fans for a new record has finally come to fruition with N.E.W. an album that perfectly revives and reviews what Death did at their most visceral and cerebral.