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'Under Attack'
(Napalm Records)
Out Now

Johnny Main:
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Welsh rockers Skindred were formed in Newport, South Wales in 1998 with a musical style which mixes elements of Heavy Metal along with alternative rock and reggae.

The band have also integrated aspects of hardcore punk, ska, hip hop, drum and bass and dubstep into their music making them one of the most unique British bands ever.

Skindred have released five studio albums so far with their latest album, ‘Volumes’ due for release on 30th October 2015. Their debut album, ‘Babylon’, reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart and the follow up ‘Roots Rock Riot’ peaked at No. 6 on the “Top Heatseekers” chart, also in the US.

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Of course, the band have also enjoyed huge success in the UK and Europe, not only in the charts but also thanks to a number of high profile festival slots including appearances at Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, Hellfest in France, three appearances on the Sonisphere Festival bill, five appearances at Download Festival as well as live performances at Hammerfest and Merthyr Rock Festival in their native Wales.

‘Under Attack’ is the first track to be released from the new album, and if you know your Skindred back catalogue, then you're in for a real treat because this riot of a track is a sure fire Skindred classic of the future.

The solid guitar courtesy of Michael Fry and effects from DJ/Programming, Dan Sturgess, are backed up by a great performance from front man Benji Webbe.

Webbe is a fantastic front man – be it on the stage of your local Rock club or in front of sixty thousand festival goers, and on this track he’s never sounded better. The chorus just sticks in your brain long after the track has finished and just won't let go.

If you add to the mix the much slower, quieter mid-section, it leads you into a funky section where the title is repeated almost ad nauseam, but not to the point where you become sick of it.

If this is any indication of the band’s new material then this could be the best album the band have ever produced, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and to get playing it loud on the stereo here at MetalTalk Towers.

You can see the official video for ‘Under Attack’ here:

You can see Skindred live here:
Saturday 31st October – Tramshed, Cardiff
Wednesday 4th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
Thursday 5th November – The Nick Rayns LCR, Norwich
Friday 6th November – Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 7th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sunday 8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tuesday 10th November – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Wednesday 11th November – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds
Thursday 12th November – O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 13th November – The Institute, Birmingham
Saturday 14th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Sunday 15th November – Glazart, Paris
Monday 16th November – 013, Tilburg
Wednesday 18th November – Stollwerck , Koln
Thursday 19th November – Backstage Halle, Neuhausen
Friday 20th November – Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia
Saturday 21st November – Corallo Rock Club, Scandiano
Sunday 22nd November – Kulturfabrik Lyss, Lyss
Monday 23rd November – Dynamo Saal, Zürich
Wednesday 25th November – PPC, Graz
Thursday 26th November – Arena Vienna, Vienna
Friday 27th November – Dead End Festival, Budweis
Saturday 28th November – Akvarium Klub, Budapest
Monday 30th November – Markthalle, Hamburg
Wednesday 2nd December – Debaser Medis, Stockholm
Thursday 3rd December – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen
Friday 4th December – Phb Club, Berlin


‘Volume’ Track List:
Under Attack
Hit The Ground
Shut Ya Mouth
The Healing
Sound The Siren
Saying It Now
Straight Jacket
No Justice
Stand Up
3 Words

Skindred are:
Benji Webbe – Vocals
Michael Fry (a.k.a. Mikey Demus) – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Dan Pugsley – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Dan Sturgess – DJ/Programming/Backing Vocals
Arya Goggin – Drums/Backing Vocals

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