Skindred is a Welsh rock band from Newport. The band was formed in 1998 following the disbandment of vocalist Benji Webbe’s previous band, Dub War. Skindred’s musical style mixes alternative rock,heavy metal, punk rock and reggae. The band also integrate elements of dancehall, hardcore , ska , hip hop , drum and bass and various other influences into their music. The group refers to this style as “ragga metal”. Skindred fuses heavy metal, punk rock and reggae influences. The band refers to this style as “Ragga metal”.Benji Webbe has also jokingly referred to the band’s musical style as “nu-reggae”, in reference to the term nu metal . During an interview with Benji he has said that in reality the band is their own genre of musical style and can’t be placed in a specific category, a statment often said by progressive rock and progressive metal artists.