Dub Trio Team Up With Skindred’s Benji Webbe For Cover Of Ini Kamoze‘s “Them Thing Deh”

Dub Trio have teamed up with Benji Webbe (Skindred) for a cover of Ini Kamoze‘s “Them Thing Deh.” The track, which has been retitled “Them Thing Deh Dub,“ can be streamed below:

Dub Trio‘s Stu Brooks commented:

“We’re putting this song out for the love of it. We knew we wanted to do a track that paid homage to our forefathers of reggae and dub, rhythm section greatness, Sly and Robbie. They have been an endless source of inspiration to us as a band from the beginning. So, as helicopters swarmed over Hollywood during BLM protests, my wife and I felt compelled to finally break quarantine.

As we approached Hollywood and Vine to join in solidarity with the protesters, ‘Them Thing Deh’ happened to be the soundtrack in my headphones. The lyric “got to keep your cool’ really spoke to me as I could feel the tension in the air.

That week, we quickly put the rhythm tracks together, recording from three different states, with the help of Roger Rivas on organ and keys and hit up our old friend, legend Benji Webbe. Benji is the ultimate genre-masher, soulfully clashing metal, reggae, punk, dub, dancehall… all the shit we love!”

Jason Bieler Recruits Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Etc. Members For New Album “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Songs For The Apocalypse“ on January 22. That effort, which will be released under the name Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, will feature a number of guests including members of Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Skindred, and more.

Here’s the full list of guests:

– Devin Townsend
– Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Asia/Sons Of Apollo)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo)
– Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
– Benjie Webbe (Skindred)
– Pat Badger (Extreme)
– Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3)
– Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
– Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM)
– Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira)
– Ricky Sanders (ex-Saigon Kick)
– Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar)

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Never Ending Circle”
02. “Apology” (feat. Todd LaTorre, Kevin Scott, and Andee Blacksugar)
03. “Bring Out Your Dead” (feat. Edu Cominato, David Ellefson, and Devin Townsend)
04. “Annalise” (feat. Kevin Scott)
05. “Stones Will Fly” (feat. Ricky Sanders, Pat Badger, and Butch Walker)
06. “Down In A Hole” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Stephen Gibb)
07. “Anthem For Losers” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Clay Cook)
08. “Horror Wobbles The Hippo” (feat. Emil Werstler)
09. “Beyond Hope” (feat. Benji Webbe, Ricky Sanders, David Ellefson, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)
10. “Crab Claw Dan”
11. “Born Of The Sun” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Clint Lowery)
12. “Baby Driver”
13. “Alone In The World” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Jeff Scott Soto)
14. “Very Fine People”
15. “Fkswyso”

A video for the record’s first single, “Apology,” can be found below:

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.”

Pitchshifter Release “EFKD 2020” EP

Pitchshifter have released a new EP titled “EFKD 2020.“ The effort, which can be purchased HERE, features several new versions of “Everything’s Fucked“ featuring members of Static-X, Fear Factory, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.

JS Clayden commented:

“I thought that everything was as messed up as it was going to get in the year 2000 when we originally released the ‘Everything’s F**ked’ single; but we’re two decades down the road and the lyrics are still applicable. We’re living in a slow-motion apocalypse. What better way to finally jockey clown ship earth off the bluffs than a re-issue of a 20-year-old tune lamenting the madness with a bunch of like-minded deviant provocateurs, and some live dates?”

Here’s the various guests:

– Tony Campos (Static-X)
– Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)
– Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine)
– Arya Goggin (Skindred)
– Zak Tell (Clawfinger)
– Patrik Wiren (Misery Loves Company)
– Frank Turner
– Mikee Goodman (SikTh)
– Jot Maxi (Hacktivist)
– Adam Frakes-Sime (Stamping Ground)
– Karl Middleton (Earthtone9)
– Paul Fletcher (Romeo Must Die)
– Dan Cook (Raging Speedhorn)
– Frank Regan (Raging Speedhorn)
– Kit Conrad (Seething Akira)
– Charlie Bowes (Seething Akira)

Here’s the band’s 2021 dates:

11/29 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
11/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
12/01 Bristol, UK – SWX (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/02 London, UK – Highbury Garage
12/03 London, UK – Highbury Garage (with Hangman Hill)
12/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/05 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

Benji Webbe (Skindred) And Dean Beddis (Bad Sam) Release Cover Of Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder’s “Ebony & Ivory”

Benji Webbe (Skindred) and Dean Beddis (Bad Sam) have teamed up for a cover of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s “Ebony & Ivory.” The track is available on Bandcamp and the proceeds from it will go towards Eden Gate. Beddis commented:

“We had already decided to release it before George Floyd was murdered. But now it feels an even more appropriate time to release it. Virus pandemic, isolation, poverty, loss of income and abuse on top of all of this. Time to change, remove the bigots and racists from public service.”

Skindred Share Stripped Back Version Of “Pressure”

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

School Of Rock Students To Perform On Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

School Of Rock are teaming up with Sixthman and Modern Drummer to give students a chance to perform during Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature performances from: Slipknot, Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. School Of Rock students will perform multiple times during the cruise and Modern Drummer are also planning to offer them prizes and exclusive features both online and in print. Rob Price, CEO of School Of Rock, commented:

“As the leading music education company in the world, School Of Rock is always seeking to provide the most aspirational experiences for students. We have afforded our students the opportunity to play on some of the biggest stages — on land and now at sea. This partnership with Sixthman and Modern Drummer fuels our mission to enrich lives through music.”

Slipknot Recruit Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Etc. For “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature two headlining sets from Slipknot as well as performances from: Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. On top of that, the cruise will also include a live Q&A with members of Slipknot, a Sid DJ/MC set, a Corey Taylor solo set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity), a signing with Mick Thomson (limited capacity), a drum workshop with Jay Weinberg, a bass clinic with VMan, and 20 years of Slipknot memorabilia showcased throughout the ship. More info can be found HERE.