Skindred have officially signed a new worldwide deal with Earache Records. As part of an effort to raise awareness for struggling UK venues amid the coronavirus pandemic, members of the band signed their contracts in various locations, including Benji Webbe, who was at Le Pub in Newport, Dan Pugsley, who was at The Louisiana in Bristol, Arya Goggin, who was at The Black Heart in London, and Mikey Fry, who was at Green Door Store in Brighton.
“We are so excited to announce that we are signing a worldwide deal with Earache Records. I have been a fan of the label since I started listening to heavy music. Their independent attitude and willingness to push the boundaries are something we can identify with in Skindred. It was great to ink the deal at The Black Heart in Camden and shine a light on all the struggling independent music venues too. The Music Venue Trust is something that we feel passionately about and we want these venues to thrive and be part of the future of British Music as well as being part of its history.”
Earache Records founder Digby Pearson added:
“We could not be more thrilled to be signing Skindred. They are such a truly unique and much-loved band. We have all been huge fans of them since Day 1 and have followed Benji’s career since the very beginning so to have Skindred sign to Earache is something that we are all extremely excited by. We are delighted to welcome Benji back to the Earache family along with his bandmates Arya, Mikey and Dan and look forward to working with them for many albums to come.”