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Below is our complete Skindred 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Skindred Brings "Big Tings" To Bristol

Since first seeing them supporting Soulfly in February 2006, Skindred has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most popular bands in the United Kingdom today. Unsurprising then, that on returning to the same venue where I first saw them, they're headlining a sold out show with two big names supporting them, namely Danko Jones and CKY. With a new album entitled "Big Tings" (released today, April 27th,) Skindred were hotly tipped to be on form tonight.

Opening the show at half seven was Canadian rock and roll ambassador, Danko Jones. There was a decent sized crowd for an opening act, but Danko and his eponymous band were more than willing to show everyone what they're all about. Performing with just as much energy and ferocity as they did on the main stage at Graspop last year, the group opened with "I Gotta Rock" from the latest album, "Wildcat," and continued to tear through their set fueled by an undying love for rock and roll. "Sugar Chocolate" went down well with the crowd, in part thanks to the frenzied movements and vocals from Danko himself, as did "First Date" and "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight," before they closed off their time with another song from, "Wildcat," the anthemic, "Little RnR," which may well be the best song Danko Jones has ever written. A great set which would have delighted fans of the band and rock and roll in general, though there were a few who didn't seem to get it. More...

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Graspop Adds 26 More Bands

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year's edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event's Facebook post claims that the lineup is now "more or less complete" with "a few finishing touches" to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow The Cipher
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
The Pink Slips More...

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Skindred Reveals New Album Details

Welsh ragga metal favourites Skindred has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, entitled "Big Tings" through Napalm Records on April 27th. Speaking about the title, guitarist Mikey Demus said:

"The name hopefully says it all, you can expect some seriously Big Tings from Skindred on our next record. We've thrown away the rulebook and pushed ourselves harder than ever to create the biggest, baddest, and most banging songs we could muster. We can't wait to start unleashing this new stuff on the world, so prepare yourselves for some Big Tings!"

Skindred has also posted a teaser video online for their forthcoming single, "Machine," which features guest appearances from former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell (now leading Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons) and Reef vocalist Gary Stringer. You can check out the video, as well as the album artwork below. In addition to this, the band will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK with special guests CKY this April, which will feature the following tour dates: More...

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Bloodstock Wishes You A Metal Christmas

The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival just checked in with this heavy metal Christmas greeting to fans and announcement about new band confirmations:

"As we pelt into December, Bloodstock HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready! As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017!

"Joining the BOA fray for the first time are Skindred. The boisterous Welsh crew mix a unique blend of reggae, punk and metal and are renowned for their live shows. If you’ve ever taken part in Evil Scarecrow’s epic ‘Crabulon’ before, get ready to join in with the Newport helicopter! Check out ‘Sound The Siren’ from their current album ‘Volume,’ out now via Napalm Records.

"Also landing a main stage slot are Canadian thrash icons, Annihilator. Last year’s ‘Suicide Society’ album - the band’s fifteenth! - spawned tour dates around the globe, but rumour has it they’re heading back to the studio this month! More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Skindred Announces U.S. Tour

Welsh quintet Skindred released latest album "Volume" this past October via Napalm Records. The band has toured extensively throughout Europe since the release, and now is ready to bring the show to the States.

This new tour kicks off September 14th in New York, NY and runs through October 8th in Los Angeles, CA. Support on select dates will come from HED PE and Soil.

Skindred comments: "We come in peace but we intend to leave you in pieces! Let the mayhem commence USA USA USA. Come watch the Dred play!" More...

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Download Bands Offering Free Compilation

Fancy getting yourself a free album's worth of tunes? Ticketmaster and LiveNation have teamed up with four record labels to offer a free compilation featuring ten bands who will be performing at Download Festival this weekend.

Available to download instantly, the album consists of tracks from the legendary Earache Records, Eleven Seven Music, Mascot Label Group and Napalm Records. Grab your free copy right here (email registration required). The full track listing is:

1. Rival Sons - Hollow Bones Pt. 1 [MAIN STAGE]
2. Sixx:A.M. - Rise [MAIN STAGE]
3. Skindred - Saying It Now [2ND STAGE]
4. Monster Truck - Don't Tell Me How to Live [MAIN STAGE]
5. The Temperance Movement - Battle Lines [MAIN STAGE]
6. As Lions - White Flags [2ND STAGE]
7. Escape the Fate - Alive [3RD STAGE]
8. From Ashes to New - Lost and Alone [4TH STAGE]
9. Counting Days - Liberated Sounds [4TH STAGE]
10. Lawnmower Deth - Did You Spill My Pint? [3RD STAGE] More...

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Skindred Posts "Sound The Siren" Track

Welsh quintet Skindred will release new album "Volume" this Friday on Napalm Records. Today the band premieres the latest single from "Volume" online - check out "Sound The Siren" below courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

The band's sixth studio album will also be the first through Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey. A music video for the title track can be seen at this location. More...

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Skindred Pumps Up The "Volume"

Welsh quintet Skindred will release new album "Volume" this coming October 30 on Napalm Records. With a little less then three weeks left before the release the Skindred guys have unleashed their new video for the title track - check it out below.

"Volume" will be the band's first release on Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers). More...

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Pit Stories: Backstage Espionage

Time for another round of Pit Stories! This week we head over to the infamous Hellfest, where many a metal head has seen some insane moshing.

What those festival goers don't always consider though is that the bands in attendance want to catch the other performances on tap as well - and being in one band that's playing doesn't necessarily get you backstage with any others.

This week, Mikey from Skindred shares a tale of talking his way backstage to see ZZ Top in a very "these are not the droids you are looking for" moment. He had this to say:

So a couple of summers ago, we're at the beginning of a hardcore festival season in Europe. Among other festivals we're due to play at is Hellfest in France. It's a huge rock/metal weekend in the south of France, huge crowds and big names and so on. Our show on the main stage is kinda hectic due to the headliner's production, lighting and gear spilling all over the stage and making everything run late, but that's another story. Our show was killer and the crowd went nuts, I digress. Playing later that day are none other than the almighty ZZ Top; they've got their own compound backstage so no one really lays eyes on them. I've never seen them live before so I'm jazzed to see their show. I'd managed to get a picture with The Rev. Billy Gibbons at the Classic Rock Awards show a couple of years previous. Which was awesome.

Anyway, I'm walking though catering when my eyes meet with a guy across the room, who calls out "Hey!" and beelines over my way to talk to me. He's about my height, has glasses, a baseball cap. I honestly have no idea who this man is but he seems to recognise me from somewhere, not to be impolite I respond and wave "Hey!" back. He gets closer to me and says "....no, sorry I thought you were somebody else" and walks away. No problem mate!

Later that day, Arya and myself are determined to watch ZZ Top. We want to get on the side of stage to catch a glimpse; occasionally I'll go out front to watch a band but this is ZZ Top man! I want to see if I can get up there to watch. We learn it's a closed stage meaning no access for us mere mortals. Arya grabs me by the arm and says "Come with me. Play along." We walk up the stairwell in an attempt to get up there, only to be halted in our tracks by a large French security guard, doing his job and denying us access to the stage. "Don't you know who this is?!" Arya protests. "This is Billy's BROTHER."

The poor guard's eyes jump out of his head, realises his 'mistake' and lets us through with a heartfelt and humble apology. I cannot believe my luck. We try to play it VERY cool like we're supposed to be there, but I am blowing up inside. I can't believe it. There's no obvious access to Stage Left (Billy's side) so we go over to Stage Right (Dusty's side). It's pretty glorious up there, the band rip into "I Gotsta Get Paid" and I am happy as a pig in shit. Somehow Pepper Keenan (Down, CoC) has found his way up to the side of the stage and is laying down the sweetest air guitar I've seen all day. It's all going great until I look over at Dusty's rack of bass guitars and see the same pair of eyes from earlier, looking right back at me. It's the guy from catering. He frowns at us both, shakes his head from side to side, and slowly points and extended finger to the back of the stage. It's time for Arya and myself to leave. We walk away, with our tails between our legs. I guess even Billy Gibbon's long lost brother can't watch ZZ Top from Stage Right.

Hot off the back of another busy summer festival season, Skindred is about to head out across the U.K. on the group's biggest headline tour to date. Dates are available at Facebook here. Skindred's sixth studio album "Volume" is due out on October 30, 2015. Below you can see footage from the ZZ Top incident in question, along with a song from the coming "Volume" release. More...

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Skindred Streaming "Under Attack"

Skindred just released the track "Under Attack" taken from new album "Volume," due out October 30, 2015 via Napalm Records. You can pre-order your copy right here, and the full track listing is as follow:

1. Under Attack
2. Volume
3. Hit The Ground
4. Shut Ya Mouth
5. I
6. The Healing
7. Sound The Siren
8. Saying It Now
9. II
10. Straight Jacket
11. III
12. No Justice
13. Stand Up
14. Three Words More...

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Skindred Wrapping Up Work On Album

Skindred is currently putting the finishing touches on 6th studio album, entitled "Volume," which will be the band's first release on Napalm Records and is set to the the light of day on October 30th, 2015.

The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers).

Skindred also just announced a full U.K. headline tour in November of 2015 with Crossfaith & HED PE as support. Dares are as follows:

Wed 4th Nov 2015 - Southampton Guildhall
Thu 5th Nov - Norwich UEA
Fri 6th Nov - Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th Nov - Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Nov - Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th Nov - Glasgow ABC
Wed 11th Nov - Leeds Stylus
Thu 12th Nov - Bristol Academy
Fri 13th Nov - Birmingham Institute
Sat 14th Nov - London Brixton Academy More...

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Anti Clone Announces New Tour Dates

The U.K. metallers in Anti Clone will embark on a European support tour in November with headliner Skindred. A video teaser for the tour can be viewed below, and dates are as follows:

Nov 04 – Covent Garden Studios, Éragny, France
Nov 05 – Grillen, Colmar, France
Nov 07 – Sala Caracol, Madrid, Spain
Nov 08 – El Tren, Granada, Spain
Nov 09 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
Nov 11 – Schüür, Lucerne, Switzerland
Nov 12 – Rock n Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
Nov 13 – Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 14 – Akvárium Klub, Budapest, Hungary
Nov 15 – Studio, Krakow, Poland
Nov 16 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 18 – Rosenhof, Osnabruck, Germany
Nov 19 – La BAM Metz, France More...

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Skindred Signs New Deal With Napalm

Napalm Records is delighted to announce the signing of Skindred with a new worldwide record deal.

Celebrating the signing of Skindred, Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser said: "Working with Skindred is a dream come true for me and all of us at Napalm Records. Skindred entered the Top 40 in the UK on their most recent album 'Kill the Power' and we believe we can build on this success not only in the UK but also in Germany, the US and the Rest of the World!"

Skindred's manager, Seven Webster from 7PM Management, added: "We have been talking to Napalm Records for a long time and we all believe that Skindred now needs to be with a designated Rock label that understands the genre and the band and that shares our passion and belief in the band on every level and wants to work with us on further building and breaking the band globally and taking them to the next level in what we all see as the next part of a long campaign. We could not be happier with this deal!"

Skindred has also confirmed that Dan Sturgess, after joining the band's live set up for the last few years as DJ/sampler and backing singer, has now joined the band properly as a full-time member and will also be involved in the writing of the band's forthcoming album (due out in 2015 via Napalm Records). Catch the band live on these dates:

Fri 6th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Sat 7th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Mon 9th March Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tue 10th March Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thurs 12th March Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 13th March Leicester, O2 Academy
Sat 14th March London, SSE Arena Wembley

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Skindred Releases New Music Video

Skindred released a new music video for the title track to the fothcoming new album "Fight the Power." The album is set for release on January 24th via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be had at this location.

The track list for "Fight the Power" is:

1 Kill The Power
2 Ruling Force
3 Playing With The Devil
4 Worlds On Fire
5 Ninja
6 The Kids Are Right Now
7 We Live
8 Open Eyed
9 Dollars And Dimes
10 Saturday
11 Proceed With Caution
12 More Fire

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Affiance Announces Tour With Protest The Hero

Cleveland's Affiance will tour the U.S. with Protest The Hero, Architects, and The Skindred from November 7th to December 15th All dates are below. This tour follows up Affiance's recent U.S. run with Killswitch Engage and Darkest Hour.

Affiance singer Dennis Tvrdik commented on the tour, "So many of our fans have been wanting this to happen for years and now it finally happened! This couldn't be a better tour for us to follow the last one we did with Killswitch Engage. We are just excited to be on another really solid tour with not only great bands, but bands we are actually fans of."

The new Affiance album "The Campaign" has had a successful first few months, charting at #7 Heatseekers, #7 Top New Artist, #37 Top Hard Albums, and #53 Top Indie Albums. Tvrdik commented, "We are absolutely stoked that we charted on Billboard! Our fans are insanely supportive and believe in us not only as a band but as people. Thank you to everyone who bought The Campaign. We are forever grateful!" More...

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Soil Announces U.K. Shows

Chicago based heavy rock band SOiL will hit the U.K. as direct support to reggae rockers Skindred starting January 22nd, 2014 at The Junction in Cambridge England.

This tour will be the first U.K. trek in support of SOiL's sixth studio release "Whole," available now through Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. "Whole" is the first album to feature original vocalist Ryan McCombs since 2004's "Re.De.Fine." Russian and European tours will follow the U.K. dates, with further details forthcoming.

"We are both excited and scared to tour the UK with Skindred," states SOiL bassist Tim King. "Excited because Skindred are great friends of ours and it's been long overdue to tour together again. Scared because Skindred are great friends of ours and we will definitely be in danger of having too much fun and getting in too much trouble together!"

Skindred's drummer Arya Goggin says: "We always pride ourselves on having great guests on our tours and we are really excited to have SOiL as our main special guests on our Kill the Power UK Tour especially with Ryan back in the lineup. They are great friends and absolutely slay it live so we cant wait to party with them. We are also extremely excited to have LA band Viza also join the tour and to bring some of their unique energetic gypsy punk metal madness to the proceedings which should make for a great evening." More...

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Skindred Posts New Music Video Online

Welsh ragga metal outfit Skindred has posted a new music video online for the song, "Game Over." You can check it out below. The song is the fourth single from latest studio album, "Union Black," which was released last year through Bieler Bros. Records. Skindred recently completing a UK tour with Northern Irish rockers Therapy? and is now at work on the band's next album. More...

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Headline News

Sonisphere Knebworth Is Cancelled

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have announced that they have had to cancel this years event, which was set to feature headline performances from KISS, Faith No More and Queen + Adam Lambert, amongst others. The statement from the organisers reads as follows:

"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

"Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect. More...

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Skindred Posts New Music Video Online

British ragga metal outfit Skindred has posted their new music video online for the song, "Doom Riff." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "Union Black," which was released last year through Bieler Bros. Records. The band will be embarking on a U.K. tour this April to promote the record, along with Northern Irish veterans, Therapy? The tour dates are as follows:

April 10 - O2 Academy - Leeds, England
April 11 - O2 ABC - Glasgow, Scotland
April 12 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, England
April 13 - O2 Academy - Brixton, England
April 14 - O2 Academy - Bristol, England More...

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