Wait, did we say outdoor festival season had ended with Reading and Leeds? Well, we were wrong. A whole truckload of bands descended upon Brighton Racecourse last weekend for Breakout Festival. We sent our newest snapper, Mike Burnell, down to shoot the best and the brightest for Thrash Hits.
Skindred is a four-piece "ragga metal" band from Newport, Wales. Their genre is an innovative mix of metal, punk, and reggae. 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. Read more on Last.fm
Skindred on Thrash Hits
June 13th, 2014
Heavy Metal Harlem Shake with Skindred? Must be Download ! #DL2014
— Hannah Earnshaw (@HMEarnshaw) June 13, 2014
Skindred @ Download Festival 2014 setlist:
Kill the Power
January 31st, 2014
Kill The Power
27 January 2014
by Tomas Doyle
Some things just aren’t meant to go together: chalk and cheese, mirrors and vampires, Richard and that droop-faced dipstick Judy. On paper at least reggae and metal fall firmly into this category of rubbish combinations – like pouring a bottle of Levi Roots sauce over a bag of nails. Yet in their 16 years as a band Skindred have more often than not come up with the goods, even if their reputation as a great live act who have never quite achieved their potential persists. Indeed, after more than a decade and a half ripping up stages on the periphery, you fancy that new full length Kill The Power might represent their last chance to really take things up a gear or two. So, is it Buju Banton or steaming pile of poo-ju Banton?
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
June 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.
June 10th, 2012
Horse heads, shiny suits, and a field of slightly damp metalheads going seven shades of silly in a field. Yes, it’s Skindred on the second stage here at Download Festival 2012.
April 18th, 2012
We love Jägermeister. We hate what it does to us when we drink it irresponsibly, but we love it. Skindred, Therapy?, Black Spiders and Skindred love it enough to have been part of the Jägermeister Music Tour. It was only £5 to get in and Brixton Academy was SOLD OUT. What a great celebration of drunk metallers!
Six things we learned when we drank too much Jägermeister in London:
March 23rd, 2012
Well, he survived – and here’s the final proof. In the last of his three reports from Hammerfest IV, David Keevill pretends he didn’t have a permanent hangover, and reviews Oaf, Cerebral Bore, Mortad, DripBack, Hell, Amon Amarth, and – of course – Saturday night’s headliners, the almighty Skindred.
March 18th, 2012
It’s time for the first Thrash Hits festival splash page of 2012! This dubious honour once again falls to Hammerfest. All of our Hammerfest 2012 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights. Every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that our man David Keevill overheard, and every outrgeous photo of Pontins-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme snapped, will be here.