Skindred Sign Global Deal With Earache Records

Skindred have announced they’ve signed a deal with Earache Records, with each member signing the deal in different venues in the UK struggling with the ongoing pandemic.

Drummer Arya Goggin commented on the signing.

“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.”

Digby Pearson, the label’s managing director, also had this to say of the signing.

“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.”

Details on future activity and releases from Skindred will be confirmed as they develop.

Check Out Rare Skindred Track Taken From Upcoming Reissue Of ‘Roots Rock Riot’

Skindred are setting up to release a reissue of their second record, ‘Roots Rock Riot’ via Hassle Records on April 21st 2021.

With the original tracklisting, the record features rare and unheard tracks, including ‘It’s A Crime’.

This track originally only appeared on the Japanese version of the record and is now all these years later being released to the rest of the world.

On the story of the track, Drummer Arya Goggin says:

“‘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 ‘Roots Rock Riot’ took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album tracklisting flowed.
“We were so happy with how the album progressed from the opening 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.”

And vocalist Benji Webbe adds:

“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 there are others who are just hustling and selling this and selling that. It’s just a crime that hardworking people don’t get what the thieves/criminals get.”

Check it out below.

Skindred Announce 2021 UK Tour With Royal Republic

The Welsh metallers Skindred have announced a UK tour for September / October 2021.

Royal Republic will be the support band for the tour.

“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,” enthuses Skindred drummer Arya Goggin.

“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.”

Here are the dates.

September 2021

23rd – Junction, Cambridge

24th – Academy, Oxford

25th – Roadmenders, Northampton

30th – Academy, Leeds

October 2021

1st – Institute, Birmingham

2nd – Roundhouse, London

7th – Tramshed, Cardiff

9th – O2 Academy, Bristol

10th – SWG3, Glasgow

15th – Guildhall, Southampton

22nd – Corporation, Sheffield

23rd – Students Union, Newcastle University

29th – De La Warr Pavailion

30th – Academy, Manchester

31st – UEA, Norwich

‘Live From The Drive-In’ Series To Bring Gigs Back This Summer

Live Music? There’s nothing quite like it right?

We’ll it’s making its way back but in a different form than what we’re all used to.

The Utilita Live From The Drive-In series will see artists including Skindred, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs and Dizzie Rascal perform across twelve venues to fans watching from the comfort of a private individual viewing zone next to their own cars. 300 cars are only permitted for each event.

Venue’s included will be in London, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bolton, Teesside, Newmarket, Bristol, Lincoln, Leeds and Cheltenham.

Tickets are on sale from Monday 22nd June from 10AM.

Here’s the video for how it’s going to work.

Skindred Announce 2018 UK Tour

Fans have been speculating Skindreds upcoming album for a while now, which is expected to be announced soon. But in the meantime, metallers Skindred have announced a headline UK tour for April.

Here is where the band are playing.

April 2018

19th – Norwich – UEA

20th – Southampton – O2 Guildhall

21st – Nottingham – Rock City

22nd – Manchester – Rock City

24th – Glasgow O2 ABC

25th – Bristol O2 Academy

27th – Leeds O2 Academy

28th – London O2 Brixton Academy

29th – Birmingham O2 Institute

Support will be coming from the Pennsylvanian alternative band, CKY.

Here’s a glimpse of their music.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Live Nation and Skindred’s Official Website.