Dub War Share Video For Cover Of Max Romeo & The Upsetters‘ “War Inna Babylon” Featuring Ranking Roger

Dub War, the project featuring Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, have shared an animated video for their cover of Max Romeo & The Upsetters‘ “War Inna Babylon.“ This track features the late Ranking Roger (The Beat) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Westgate Under Fire,“ which is set to be released on August 5. Webbe commented:

“The original song by Max Romeo was in my family record collection as far back as I can remember. When meeting Ranking Roger, we discussed how punk rock and dub reggae had a massive influence on our lives. This song for us both was a massive hit, and we spoke about doing a collaboration and reviving the original with that Clash / The Ruts British punk rock energy to it. Sadly, not long after we got to record the song with Roger, he passed away. But this song is one that we are very proud of, and we didn’t just do a cover – we really made this unique cover of War Inna Babylon our own.”

Dub War To Release New Album “Westgate Under Fire” In August, Premiere New Song “Blackkk Man”

Dub War, the project featuring Skindred’s Benji Webbe, will be releasing a new album, titled “Westgate Under Fire,” on August 5. The effort’s title is a reference to the Newport Uprising, which took place in Newport, Great Britain back in 1839. Notably, the record will feature several guests including: Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Ill Niño drummer Dave Chavarri, Snot drummer Jamie Miller, Snot guitarist Mikey Doling, and late The Beat vocalist Ranking Roger.

“Westgate Under Fire” Track Listing:

01. “Blackkk Man”
02. “War Inna Babylon”
03. “Vibes In The Place”
04. “Art Of War”
05. “Reveal It”
06. “Mary Shelley”
07. “Bite Back”
08. “Coffin Lid”
09. “Crying Clowns”
10. “Get Back Up”
11. “Fun Done”
12. “Stay Together”
13. “Celtic Cross”

The album’s first single, “Blackkk Man,” can be found below. Webbe said the following about that:

“This song is exactly how I was feeling at the time of Mr Floyd’s murder. This is a cry from my heart for equal rights and justice – and the other boys in the band feel the same as I do. No one chooses the skin they’re in – should the skin you’re in help you to win? It’s a question we all need to think about! This racist injustice has been going on way too long and, unfortunately, even with all the cries and the pain, it still continues.”

Dub War (Skindred) Premiere “Fun Done” Music Video

Dub War, the band that orginally featured Benji Webbe, along with other members of Skindred, have premiered a music video for their new song “Fun Done.” This is the band’s first new song in 20 years, and it will be available as a 7″ on Record Store Day (April 16). It can also be found HERE.