Formed in Wales in the late 1990s by singer Benji Webbe, bass player Daniel Pugsley, guitarist Mikey Demus and drummer Arya Goggin, Skindred is a rock band that mixes reggae with heavy metal. Skindred claims on the band's website to have "the toughest and most infectious metal riffs colliding with the biggest, phattest hip-hop and reggae grooves, cutting edge electronics and a razor-sharp pop sensibility". The group grew out of a band named Dub War, which started playing in the city of Newport in 1993. Skindred's debut album 'Babylon' was released first in 2002 and revamped and re-released in 2004 when it went on to top the Billboard Reggae Chart. Known for their lively and powerful concert performances, the band's second album 'Roots Rock Riot' reached number six on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums Chart in 2007. 'Shark Bites and Dog Fights' came out in 2009 followed in 2011 by 'Union Black'. Their 2015 tour covered much of the UK plus cities in Europe, and they performed at festivals in England, Spain and Switzerland. Their fifth album 'Kill the Power' was released in 2014 and 'Volume' came out the next year. Their 2017 tour involved concert dates in several cities in Australia and also in Tokyo.