Skindred

skindredSkindred is a Welsh rock band from Newport. The band was formed in 1998 following the disbandment of vocalist Benji Webbe’s previous band, Dub War. The band fuses heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop and reggae influences. The band refers to this style as “Ragga metal”.

In 2002, Skindred released its debut album, Babylon. After being reissued in 2003 on another label, the album was finally released by Lava Records on August 14, 2004. In the United States, the album charted at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart, #5 on the Top Heatseekers chart and at #189 on the Billboard 200, and the single “Nobody” peaked at #14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at #23 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2004. In 2005, the single “Pressure” peaked at #30 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 2006, Babylon once again charted at #1 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. On October 23, 2007, they released its second album, Roots Rock Riot on Bieler Bros. Records. In the United States, the album peaked at #6 on the Top Heatseekers chart and at #22 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Other Information

  • Origin: Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Genres: Alternative metal, Reggae metal
  • Years active: 1998—present
  • Labels: Bieler Bros. Records, Lava Records
  • Associated acts: Dub War, Raw Bud
  • Website: http://www.Skindred.com
  • Members:
  1. Benji Webbe — vocals
  2. Mikey Demus — guitar
  3. Dan Pugsley — bass
  4. Arya Goggin — drums

Albums

  • Babylon (2002)
  • Roots Rock Riot (2007)
  • Shark Bites and Dog Fights (2009) – EP

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~ by molco on August 1, 2009.

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