In Photos: Death Skateboards ‘Ordinary Madness’ Premiere

It was 5 years ago that most of the people present tonight last stepped through the doors of the Trinity Pub. I’m pretty sure a police car was stolen, broken bottles were awash on the floors, punk rock throttled the speakers and the Death family unleashed the killer DVD,’Better Than Life’. Since then, a lot has changed. As Zorlac said in his opening speech tonight: “…some good shit and bad shit has gone down in between”. Tonight though, is all about one great feat: The unveiling of ‘Ordinary Madness’.

Mark Nicolson and Jake Shunt amongst others have worked hard to get this new Death Skateboards film out. The new wave of ams are getting better and better, making the pro’s up their game to keep their names on the wood.

Tonight in Harrow, most of the team are present and many of them annihilated by the end of the night. Even Richie Jackson, Matt Pennington and Patrick Melcher were in attendance straight off of flights from across the pond. This crew make a lot of effort and as a result, make a lot of others happy with very little politics or skateboard industry bullshit. You get what you see and you are either in our you’re out with Death, and that is to be commended.

Big shouts to all involved including Monster who provided the liquour, Wonk Unit and Meansteed, the two bands that played on the night and all who turned up to see the good ship Death sail once again. Other premiere dates and demos can be found here.

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Zorlac opens proceedings…

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Even Richie Jackson jetted in from across the pond!

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It’s all down to these lads…

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The party started….

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Yep, Stalker was on fire…

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Adam Moss practised his porno moves…

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Rob Smith turned up as the Green Cross Code bloke from the 70’s…

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The Welsh were there in force as usual.

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Benson and Bain. Legends together.

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Styley and Moggins ponder whose section was best.

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Is that Steve Crawford peeping through the gap?

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Matt Pritchard loves Pickle Porter’s.

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Dinosaur Pile Up?

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Brighton were in the house.

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Wonk Unit punked it.

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And some…

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Zorlac unleashed his new Death extra-hand, shoulder jewellery.

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This was the third shot I had to take from this lot!

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Richie Jackson after 6 pints of Stella.

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The OG’s.

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Blog that you little biatch!

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The smell of Sheffield was in the air.

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Melcher was ready to box Denver’s Matt Pennington – btw, he’s a fucking ripper!

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Snuff photo…

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Nowik was in the house!

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Meansteed rocked the bar.

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“Hey You!”

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“Clap like you are at Wembley!”

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Steak’s face says it all. Meansteed ripped.

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It was so emotional that these punks swapped tongues.

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Zorlac was in fine form!

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Essex represented!

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The tattooists were out too!

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The Trinity owner should receive medals for allowing this to happen.

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Good to hear that Mike’s injury is on the mend.

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Tamar!

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ORDER IT FROM YOUR LOCAL SKATE SHOP TODAY AND LOOK OUT FOR A FULL FEATURE WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM DISCUSSING THE MAKING OF ‘ORDINARY MADNESS’ ON HERE VERY SOON.

Death’s Ordinary Madness video to premiere on Oct 11th

In classic Death style, Harrow’s most infamous skateboard company has announced today that the premiere of their new full length DVD will be held at The Trinity Bar in Harrow at 9pm on the eve of October 11th from 7pm.

This traditional get together for Death Skateboards videos has not been seen since Better Than Life dropped into the skate scene 5 years ago. Bands will play, I.D will be needed, booze will fly everywhere, the sound will be so deafening that some will wear earphones, others will be unable to see the screen due to crowd surfing but good times will be had by all.

Expect live bands and the screening of Death’s most eagerly anticipated film ever. Full sections will come from Cates, Melcher, Nicolson, Dave Allen, Rob Smith, Zarosh, Richie Jackson, Benson, Boots, Dean Palmer, Moggins, Adam Moss and more.

Put the date in your dairy and get a glimpse of what’s coming from Rob Smith’s latest interview here. The Death team will be in attendance at the Crossfire Halloween Massacre skate jam at BaySixty6 skate park on October 27th.

You can find the Trinity Bar at 378-380 Station Road Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2DE

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Rob Smith’s LA photo blog

Death, Supra and Black Sheep pro Rob Smith is currently on the road and has traveled through Europe to get to the gold paved streets of Los Angeles. His second week in California sees Rob in Eric Dressen’s hands to get a Screamer, sessions at the Baker Boys warehouse, outdoor parks, art shows and much more.

This is part 2 of a series of photos. Start planning your own trip this summer and get out there and get some too.

Two of the most motivated guys on earth!
A selection of my favourite stars.

The only thing people use umbrellas for over here. Sun.
Playing dress up for a Supra photo shoot.
My homie Eric Dressen was kind enough to give me a tattoo.
Mid tattage.
So stoked on how it turned out! Thanks again Eric.
This only applies here.
This skatepark reminds me of a friend in Costa Rica right now.
I dont think anyone has skated this rail.
Couldn't stop laughing at this!
Nowison!
Baker Boys Neck Face.
Art show.
What a line up!

These photos below are from week 1.

Rob Smith sent us over a series of photos for a gallery blog feature with snaps from the first week in the sunshine. So far his sights have been shared with fellow Brits abroad, Fos and Nordberg at backyard pools, ditches, parks and street spots all over the Californian playground and also grabbed a seat at the Danny Way film premiere for good measure.

Classic first L.A photo
We went to the freak show
The freakshow consisted of lots of animals with 2 heads
Venice Beach overview
Sam and the Melch at Venice Beach
Saturday at Lincoln Park. Nobody there.
L.A Steez
Got da Dolla's
Mr lowercase t, the best photo I ever shot
Fos took advantage of Danny Way's free favourite candy
Some Melch insta artwork right there
Nice board dude
This is not a skatepark handrail
This is how to get down
Miller flip at Aarto's
Death
More ditches bitches
The man, the moment, the thunder
Imagine that
Fresh whip
Downtown
The Lizard cover spot
More of these will be coming soon, check back next week