SKINDRED Reveal New Video “It’s A Crime”, Available For The First Time Outside Japan

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Skindred have unveiled a new lyric video for “It’s A Crime”, previously unreleased outside of Japan. This rare B-side is from the Japanese version of their 2007 album, Roots Rock Riot. Skindred are reissuing the record just shy of 14 years after it’s initial release.

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Drummer Arya Goggin comments: “‘It’s a Crime’ was written in 2006 in our basement studio below St Joseph’s Boxing club in Newport. It’s where all the writing for RRR took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album track listing flowed.

“We were so happy with how the album progressed from the opening of chaos of ‘Roots Rock Riot’ to the epic ending of ‘Choices and Decisions’ we didn’t want to crowbar another song in needlessly. It was a hard decision to leave it out but we are so happy it’s being included in the re-release. It was always a band and producer favourite.”

Vocalist Benji Webbe explains the inspiration behind the track: “I live in a neighbourhood (Newport, Wales) where back in the day, a lot of people were working hard and getting ripped off in life and then theres other ones that who are just hustling and selling this and selling that and it’s just a crime that hardworking people don’t get what the thieves/criminals get.”

You can pre-order the Roots Rock Riot reissue here.

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Metal Injection – SKINDRED Reveal New Video “It’s A Crime”, Available For The First Time Outside Japan
Author: Corinne Westbrook
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February 4, 2021

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