Death Skateboards Began life In 1999 By Nick ‘Zorlac’ Orecchio. The Brand Is Based In Harrow London. Death Is Known By Its Skull And CrossBone Logo In Black And White. The Company Just Celebrated 20 Years Of Existence. Many of Death’s team riders over the years, including current members Dan Cates, Patrick Melcher, Mark Nicolson, Richie Jackson, Dave Allen, Adam Moss and Dean Palmer, have lived for some time at Death’s HQ in the London suburb of Harrow, known as the ‘House of Doom’. This is obviously a very un-Californian skate brand, whose independence and Britishness has built up a loyal following.