Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2008 / 2016 / 2018




United Kingdom


As a musician, you should never be afraid to broaden your horizons and explore new territory, something Welshman Benji Webbe knows all too well. After his successful involvement in Dub War, he went on to found Skindred in 1998. In addition to combining metal, alternative rock, punk rock and reggae, Skindred’s brand of metal also integrates dubstep sound patterns. Their debut ‘Babylon’ (2002) garnered positive reviews thanks to a combination of innovative content and a total lack of pretension. Meanwhile they’re on their seventh album with ‘Big Tings’ (2018). Their approach is unconventional but it works so don’t dismiss this band out of hand because the live stage is where they come into their own. With a frontman who knows how to tame a crowd it’s hard not to get swept up by Skindred’s enthusiasm. (#GMM18)