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Newport, United Kingdom (1999 – present)

Skindred is a four-piece “” band from Newport, Wales. Their genre is an innovative mix of , , and . The band was formed in 1999 following the disbandment of vocalist Benji Webbe’s previous band, Dub War and his one-off side-project mass mental? featuring Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Metallica) released the year prior.

The band initially came together with three of the four Dub War veterans with Jeff Rose and Martin Ford returning alongside Webbe, along with new bassist Daniel Pugsley. The group released their debut LP Babylon in July 2002, with sporadic success in parts of Europe and the U.S. metal underground. However after suffering years of indifference and waning support from Earache Records with Dub War and now seeing the same lack of label support from RCA for Skindred, Rose and Ford amicably left the band in November of 2002, but would continue to offer their support.

Soon Webbe had hooked up with guitarist Mikey Dee, and drummer Dirty Arya and continued on, but it wasn’t until a year or so later and Lava Records’ involvement that the album really took off. Skindred re-released Babylon in August 2004. Lava’s version featured different cover art, and included newly recorded material in addition to the original, Howard Benson-helmed songs. Skindred then headed out on a series of tours with acts like Sevendust, Nonpoint, and Papa Roach, and never looked back.


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  • lianderson_

    reggae metal ? isso existe aushauhsahsauhs

    2 Nov 2:45am Reply
  • markvonucci

    ten second songs

    12 Sep 6:12pm Reply
  • FreakWithinMe

    Just purchased tickets for Breakout Festival :D

    12 Aug 7:55pm Reply
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  • Forsaken_Freak

    Their show at Woddstock festival was sick! Pure madness. Skindred knows how to rock! [2]

    7 Aug 12:53pm Reply
  • Zach216

    I saw them when I was 15 (in 2005) w/Sevendust and yeah they were absolutely mind-blowing THEN... forget about how good their last 2 albums "Union Black" and "Kill the Power" are now... I'd do anything to see them. 2007 when they were touring Roots Rock Riot was the last time they were in the States I believe.

    7 Aug 11:16am Reply
  • Izoldek

    the best show at Woodstock imo <3 KILL THE PAŁA!

    5 Aug 6:33pm Reply
  • MalinooowaMamba

    amazing at Woodstock Festival!

    4 Aug 7:05pm Reply
  • ilovemymum9

    Their show at Woddstock festival was sick! Pure madness. Skindred knows how to rock! [1]

    4 Aug 11:48am Reply
  • ANNAH4h

    Their show at Woddstock festival was sick! Pure madness. Skindred knows how to rock!

    4 Aug 9:32am Reply
  • SweetsInBlood

    Woodstock kurwa!

    3 Aug 12:47pm Reply
  • arnaldo-17

    Awesome show yesterday ! At dour Festival !

    21 Jul 11:30am Reply
  • Chris_the_punk

    great @ Trafiic Jam Festival !

    20 Jul 11:47am Reply
  • winterpogo

    Warning warning warning warning! They come to Woodstock festival again!

    17 Jul 10:50pm Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Why are some of their CD's so goddamn hard to find?! D:

    13 Jul 3:52pm Reply
  • Yellowxander

    Skindred interview with TotalRock at Download 2014!

    9 Jul 11:26am Reply
  • kwayne16

    My fav band when I had 13/14 years old. Gonna listening now the new album, I hope dope shit.

    6 May 6:13pm Reply
  • kaRamba16

    Learn babylon learn babylon learn

    4 May 4:32am Reply
  • MosherSam13

    Forgot all about these until Nobody was playing at a gig in between bands the other night. Babylon and Roots Rock Riot were great, shame they turned boring after that. Benji's stage banter got real repetitive at one point too which put me off them.

    30 Apr 3:53pm Reply
  • Eqlion

    Отлично! Просто отлично! [4]

    16 Apr 10:27am Reply
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