Upcoming Bullsh*t



When I first saw this headline on SMN News I got all excited; new Dub War music? Could it be? Well, not quite; Benji Webbe is still doing Skindred and I’m not quite sure what the other two dudes who make up the UK ragga-metal pioneers are up to these days. But on September 13th, the band’s longtime label Earache will release a compilation called The Dub, The War, and The Ugly.

Precious little information is easily available about the compilation on any news sites or the band’s official site (no mention), but I’ve done some Internet sleuthing to take away the guess work for you. The comp is available for pre-order in Earache’s webstore, and here’s what they have to say about it there:

… this excellent CD/DVD package combines 12 rare and unreleased tracks, including 3 from the unreleased third Dub War album, as well as the most in-depth coverage of Dub War to date! Recorded in 2010, the DVD contains a 55 minute documentary detailing the history of Dub War from start to finish, and features in-depth interviews with all key members of the band. The DVD also contains a full live set, filmed at the London Astoria on January 10, 1998, plus all six promo videos from the band.

It’s been over 11 years since Dub War’s last proper album was released, and it’s about time today’s generation got hip to what they were doing and how far ahead of their time they were. Hopefully there will be more marketing accompanying this release like the trailer posted above (which I guess is from the DVD portion of the comp) so we can further edumacate today’s youth about the magic of Dub War. Some reissues sometime soon couldn’t hurt either.

Peep some Dub War below.


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