Skindred Premiere “Struggle” Lyric Video

Skindred have premiered a lyric video for a previously unreleased track titled “Struggle.“ That song will be available as a bonus track on the upcoming reissue of “Roots Rock Riot,“ which will be available on April 23. Drummer Arya Goggin commented:

“The song ‘Struggle‘, to me at least conveys a message of hope when your in the battle for love. We have all been there and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. ‘Struggle‘ is about keeping on with the fight as it will be worth it in the end. Life is sometimes a struggle and this year it has really highlighted that. To me it’s as important today as it was when we wrote it over 15 years ago. I’m so pleased it’s getting the chance to be heard and hopefully people will draw a positive message from it.”

Skindred Sign Worldwide Deal With Earache Records

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.

Goggin commented:

“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.”

Skindred Premiere “It’s A Crime” Lyric Video

Skindred have premiered a lyric video for their song “It’s A Crime.“ That track was previously released as part of the Japanese edition of “Roots Rock Riot“ and it will also be featured on the upcoming reissue of the album. The re-release will be available on April 23 and it will also come with another bonus track titled “Struggle.“

Benji Webbe commented:

“I live in a neighbourhood (Newport, Wales) where back in the day, a lot of people were working hard and getting ripped off in life and then theres other ones that who are just hustling and selling this and selling that and it’s just a crime that hardworking people don’t get what the thieves/criminals get.”

Arya Goggin added:

“‘It’s A Crime‘ was written in 2006 in our basement studio below St Joseph’s Boxing club in Newport. It’s where all the writing for RRR took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album track listing flowed. We were so happy with how the album progressed from the opening of chaos of ‘Roots Rock Riot‘ to the epic ending of ‘Choices and Decisions‘ we didn’t want to crowbar another song in needlessly. It was a hard decision to leave it out but we are so happy it’s being included in the re-release. It was always a band and producer favourite.”

Skindred To Re-Release “Roots Rock Riot” In February

Skindred have announced that they will be re-releasing “Roots Rock Riot” on February 26. The vinyl edition will come with the album and an extra 7 inch featuring two bonus tracks, “It’s A Crime” and “Struggle.” The CD edition will also come with those tracks and an acoustic version of “Destroy The Dance Floor.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Skindred Announce Fall 2021 UK Tour

Skindred have announced a fall 2021 UK tour. Royal Republic will open.

Tour Dates:

09/23 Cambridge, UK – Junction
09/24 Oxford, UK – Academy
09/25 Northampton, UK – Roadmenders
09/30 Leeds, UK – Academy
10/01 Birmingham, UK – Institute
10/02 London, UK – Rooundhouse (rescheduled)
10/07 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
10/08 Bristol, UK – Academy
10/09 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/10 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/15 Southampton, UK – Guildhall
10/22 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
10/23 Newcastle, UK – Uni Students’ Union
10/29 Bexhil, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
10/30 Manchester, UK – Academy
10/31 Norwich, UK – UEA

Drummer Arya Goggin commented:

“Playing live is the lifeblood of what we do as a band so to be back on the road again and seeing fans and friends and all those that we have missed is something that we simply cannot wait for. Being locked down has been hard for everyone so we would like to take all that pent up energy and let it out in a fun run of adrenaline fuelled shows across the country.”

Skindred Share Stripped Back Version Of “Pressure”

Skindred have shared a stripped back version of “Pressure” from quarantine. You can check that out below:

Skindred To Record Live Album At London Show

Skindred have announced that they will be recording their first-ever live album during a show at the Roundhouse in London, England. The concert will be held on November 21, 2020 and tickets will be available this Friday (September 6) at Live Nation.

Drummer Arya Goggin commented:

“We are stoked to be playing at the Roundhouse. It has been on my personal bucket list for a while, so recording it as a live album makes it all the better for us to bring our A game and put on an amazing show.

Skindred are all about supporting the live industry and helping to keep historical music venues open, so playing in rooms like the Roundhouse only endorses our want to support these fantastic rooms rather than see them turned into car parks.”

The group’s manager Seven Webster (7pm Management) added:

“The band have always wanted to record a live album and for us it was just a matter of finding somewhere extremely unique to record it. The Roundhouse, aside from being a landmark venue, has had some incredible rock bands play there over the years, from the likes of The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Ramones and Motörhead, so where else were we going to do it.”

Skindred Team Up With Box Social Brewing For “Union Black” Jamaican Stout

Skindred have teamed up with Box Social Brewing to create “Union Black” Jamaican stout beer. You can purchase that HERE. Here’s a description of the beverage:

“Based off of Skindred’s fourth album, Union Black, this beer is full of soul and flavour. Allspice and vanilla give an unctuous sweetness which plays against the roasted notes of coffee and dark chocolate from the malt. Made vegan friendly so all members of the band could enjoy it, this Stout is still full bodied, rich and moreish.”