"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2005
From: Gaborone, Botswana
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Skinflint News

Below is our complete Skinflint news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Skinflint Releases "Okove" Music Video

Botswana's Skinflint has issued a new music video for the track "Okove." The song was lifted from the band's latest album "Nyemba," which was issued worldwide back in January via Pure Steel Records.

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Skinflint To Release Latest Album Via Pure Steel

Metal bashers from Botswana - Skinflint have signed on with Pure Steel for the release of the latest album "Nyemba." The album was released independently back in September, but will now see a worldwide release on January 16, 2015.

The band presents a "very original mix between obscure Epic and Heavy Metal, featuring elements of African Folklore." The old tradition can still be heard on "Nyemba." "With pure passion and enthusiasm guitarist/singer Giuseppe Sbrana and his two sidekicks prove, that also on the poorest planet on earth Heavy Metal has conquered the souls of many people. The folkloristic elements of the eight tracks also give that exotic flair to 'Nyemba,' which meanwhile has got an original trademark of the band. Also the basic, solid production has been put down on the actual output."

The track list for "Nyemba" is:

1. Veya
2. The Pits Of Wydah
3. Okove
4. Abiku
5. The Wizard And His Hound
6. Sinkinda
7. Muti
8. The Witches Dance More...

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Skinflint Releases "Dipoko" Music Video

Botswana's Skinflint released a new music video for the track "Dipoko." The song is the title track to the 2012 release, the band's third. The album was originally released via Metal Records, but was re-issued this past July when the band signed on with Pure Steel Records.

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Unearthing The "Black Metal" Underground

Besides being black history month, February also happens to be black metal history month at Metalundergound, and we’ve already taken looks at bands like Emperor and Immortal. Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground we look at several quality acts that haven’t managed to make it big yet. To get the month back to its originally intended purpose, we’ll know delve into a series of underground metal bands composed primarily or even entirely of black members.

Heavy metal, of any sub-genre or style, is a worldwide musical phenomenon that easily crosses racial and ethnic boundaries. While it would seem that many metal bands are composed entirely of lanky white dudes with long hair, that’s by no means the only type of group to be found among the metal hordes. Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, and Suffocation are some of the most well known acts to feature black musicians.

Rather than rehash bands you already know and love, instead we’ll unearth several acts that haven’t had a chance to be exposed to the wider metal world.


To start off our look at metal bands composed of black members, we’ll head over to Botswana, Africa to be pummeled to pieces by the death metal act Crackdust. Hailing from a country that hasn’t exactly made it on the musical radar yet, Crackdust still has a well developed and crushing sound that deserves a mosh pit full of metal heads. Details on the band can be found here, or you can check out the songs “Fate,” “Ruptured,” and “Deranged Psychopath” in the clips below.


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