Death Message Blues is the powerful new album from UK swamp blues band THE INCA BABIES. It's their sixth album in a career spanning 28 years and marks their full return to live performance after the death of founder member bassist BILL MARTEN. Originally formed in Manchester in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist HARRY STAFFORD and bassist Marten, the band released four albums and recorded four sessions for the BBC's legendary John Peel Show before splitting in 1988. Reuniting in 2007, Stafford and Marten recruited GOLD BLADE drummer ROB HAYNES, but work on the new album was halted by Marten's sudden death in 2008. After a period of reflection, it was decided to complete the work that Marten had begun, with the band's long-time friend VINCE HUNT (A WITNESS, PURE SOUND) taking over on bass. Death Message Blues features twelve new tracks penned by Harry S. casting a net across fast and spiky R&B, swamp blues, bastard country and punk power. Lyrically, the songs observe usual Inca traits of wild characters, ghosts and murderous stories, with reflections too on the passing of Inca founding member, bassist Bill Marten.