Originally formed in 1993 in Newport, Wales, Dub War were a band that tore into the atmosphere with a unique, head-turning fusion of rock, punk, hip-hop and reggae dub – efforts which, in 2020, Metal Hammer declared as ‘tiresomely overlooked’ and alike to the genius of Rage Against The Machine and Faith No More. Since then, frontman Benji Webbe has worked his revolutionary ways within the folds of the legendary Welsh metal band Skindred. Now returning with their first album of all new material since 1996’s ‘Wrong Side Of Beautiful’, Dub War are set to release ‘Westgate Under Fire’ on 5th August 2022, giving the world a second chance to appreciate their trailblazing sound to the full extent that it deserves.
“Although I’m in Skindred, Dub War has always been very dear to my heart. The pandemic and lockdown gave me a lot of time to write with [original members] Richie [Glover, bass] and Jeff [Rose, guitar]. We played a few reunion shows before Covid hit, and the shows felt so good, so we began to write some new Dub War songs,” says Benji on the reigniting of Dub War