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Interview: Benji Webbe of Skindred talks about Union Black, Papa Roach and his dreadlocks

April 20th, 2011

Welsh ragga punks, Skindred are releasing their fourth album, Union Black on 25 April 2011. We thought it would be a good idea to ask frontman, Benji Webbe a bunch of questions about the album. It’s a good idea!

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Expectations are very high for the new Union Black record. What were the main differences when writing and recording this album?
It was killer to record our fourth record in the UK, with British producer James “Le Rock” Loughrey. All our other albums have been recorded in the States with an American dude producing, so it’s different working over here in the snow and cold rather than the sun of LA and Florida. It’s UK all the way this time baby.

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Album: Skindred – Union Black

April 19th, 2011

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Skindred
Union Black
BMG / 7pm Records
25 April 2011

by Amit Sharma

There is no doubt that Skindred are one of the most exciting live acts the UK has produced in the past decade. Even your most purist, elitist and holier-than-thou of metalheads would struggle to fault their consistently explosive stage performances. That said, whilst it’s commonplace for most bands to sound better live than on record – the incongruity is at its most severe with Skindred. The three albums that precede Union Black have showcased how innovative this Welsh quartet can be, though never quite captured the absolute intensity of what they are capable of. After years of touring and proving their worth to the masses, will this be the record that does them justice?

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Album: SecondSkin – Captive Audience

May 31st, 2010

SecondSkin
Captive Audience
Union Black Records
22 March 2010

by Tom Dare

Bands that try new things, aim for originality and compose complex songs are frequently praised for doing so – as they should be. Striving to find a unique voice can distract from the goal of writing music that people actually want to listen to and will remember, but when both are achieved, the results can be spectacular. Secondskin fall into this category.

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