First of all, Dub War brought the world some gooood shit!
For those who don't know the reason why Dub War split
up... Why the split up?
records made it impossible for Dub War to continue. They
would not let us record and just wouldn't give us money
to live on, this made us fight internally till we had
no option other than to go our separate ways or kill someone
or each other.
>> Fortunately from the
ashes of Dub War came Skindred. Skindred is more Heavy
Metal and Hardcore mixed with Ragga and Dance hall. What
do you guys wanna achieve with Skindred...?
have already achieved so much, the music we make is the
achievement in its self. We have musical satisfaction
and have created something we can call our own, when the
album is out the world will see what we mean...
>> Three of the four musicians
from Skindred are the same as in Dub War. You think that
can become a problem in the future?
No, we got much more unity in the camp and the direction
is more focused than ever before. We can't see us having
the same problems we all have lived and learnt so much
You have finally found a record company (RCA Records).
I can't wait till you drop that debut album... can you
give me already an exact release date?
we are all buzzed to be signed to RCA, hopefully this
time we got the right ingredients to take our shit to
the next level. No dates for release, but we do wish to
start recording September
>> More important: what
can we expect from the new album?
in days like this where this word nu metal is on every
journalists lips. We will bring an original and powerful
breed of music to the mosh pits and dance halls. It is
still musically intense and hits hard but there will be
a few surprizes for people. Expect this LP to rock and
ragga to the max.
There were some problems finding a producer for the new
album... Find someone qualified yet?
have been no problem. It just took a little longer than
we wanted it to. We had a few meetings with different
producers and we are getting closer, I don't want to say
any names yet but we are much closer than yesterday. That's
all I can say,, alright now.
Aiiight. You've just finished touring the UK. So
the following question you have to answer with "yes":
do you guys come over and play in Holland and Belgium?
I love Belgium and Holland and would play even in
your mothers front room if you let us. We are dying to
come rock you all in a ragga punk style so the awnser
is HELL YER.
>> Where does Skindred
get their inspiration from?
- earth - heaven and hell
>> Benji, the last years
you worked with f.e. Max Cavelara (Soulfly), Robert Trijullo
(Suicidal Tendencies) en Ozzy Osbourne. Recently Skindred
worked with Pitchshifter... Are there plans to work with
I am talking to different singers from bands at the moment
but I really want to concentrate on Skindred, when the
record is in the bag then I can maybe vibe up with some
What do you hate about the music scene?
hate nothing about the music scene, but the music
business is cut throat corporate devilish backstabbing
bullshit 4 real. that's what I hate about music.
To which metal bands and which ragga dance hall
bands should we pay more attention to?
in the metal scene I would say Soulfly, System
Of A Down, Fy Dolla Ho, these 3 bands i get
In the dance hall: Sizzla, Papa San, Buju
Banton, Concious Lyrics das what motervates
gig will never leave your mind?
Skindred its to early to say, but as Dubwar
its got to be Dynamo 95
Thanx a lot for the interview, I wanna wish
you the best and hope to see you guys in
Holland or Belgium soon. But for we go,
got some last words for the Tripleee reader?
people, go to our punk rock site:
www.skindred.org and download all
the shit that you can. We are really are
x-sighted to start touring in your zone,
but we got to finish this album. Then
we can let this monster out of the laboratory
to destroy some stages all over the world.
Big up nuff respect jah guide always....
luck and peace!!
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