The rock music scene is home to an immeasurable number of bands and artists, the vast majority of which are not household names. In “Rocking Under the Radar,” I attempt to highlight one of these under-the-radar acts by applying a very basic investigative method. If you want a quick synopsis of a band or artist you may not know about, this is the place to look.
Where Are They From? Newport, Wales, UK
When Did They Start? 1998
Who Are They? Skindred is a self-described “Ragga metal” band from Wales. They’ve released three albums (their latest, Shark Bites and Dog Fights, was released last year) and have been a consistent touring band, both as a headlining act and as an opener for bands such as Korn, Papa Roach, and Disturbed.
Why Should You Care? Because it’s not too often that a band successfully combines reggae with metal/punk influences to craft such an alluring sound. In that spirit of reggae, Skindred is also a band that is not afraid to hit the listener with a sociopolitical message while keeping the music rocking right behind it.
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For more information on the band check them out on MySpace now!