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|Origin|| Newport, South Wales,|
|Genres||Alternative metal, reggae, nu metal, rap metal, ragga jungle|
|Years active||1993–1999, 2014–present|
|Labels||Saint Ringland Records|
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|Associated acts|| Mass Mental |
|Members|| Benji Webbe (Vocals)|
Mikee Gregory (Drums)
Jeff Rose (Guitar)
Richie Glover (Bass)
|Past members||Martin 'Ginge' Ford (Drums)|
Dub War are a four-piece metal band from Newport, South Wales, UK. Formed in 1993, the band's musical style is a mix of metal, punk, and reggae.
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The band released two albums, via the metal label Earache Records; Pain, released in 1995 and Wrong Side of Beautiful in 1996. Dub War split in 1999 after disputes with their label.After a short stint with the supergroup Mass Mental, lead singer Benji Webbe went on to form Skindred with Jeff Rose and Martyn Ford, although the latter left early on citing mistreatment from their label.
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The band performed a low-key show in Newport in 2014 in a one-off reunion, using Mikee Gregory on drums, replacing Martin 'Ginge' Ford. However, in May 2015, after Ghost Town withdrew their spot, Dub War were announced for a special half-hour set on the 4th Stage at Download Festival.This was followed by the announcement that they'll appear at the 2015 Velvet Coalmine Festival in south Wales, along with acts like Meat Puppets and Nicky Wire.
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|1996||Wrong Side of Beautiful|
|1998||Step Ta Dis|
|2010||The Dub, The War and the Ugly|
|Year||Single||From the Album|| UK Singles Chart |
|"Enemy Maker"||Wrong Side of Beautiful||41|
|1997||"Million Dollar Love"||Wrong Side of Beautiful||73|
|"Dreams & Illusions"||N/A||-|
|"Making a Monster"||-|
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