YEAR OF FORMATION: 2006
LOCATION: GABORONE, BOTSWANA, AFRICA
GENRE: AFRICAN HEAVY METAL
MASSIVE DESTRUCTION (FULL LENGTH 09)
IKLWA (FULL LENGTH 2010)
GAUNA (7" 2011) "EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LEGION OF DEATH RECORDS FRANCE. ONLY AVAILABLE ON VINYL FORMAT!
DIPOKO (FULL LENGTH 2012/2013)
NYEMBA (FULL LENGTH 2014)
Skinflint is a three piece African Heavy Metal band from Botswana, consisting of Giuseppe Sbrana (Guitar/Vocals) Kebonye Nkoloso (Bass) and Alessandra Sbrana (Drums). The band has had successful tours, and headlined shows across Africa and Europe. They have also played alongside international acts such as Carcass (UK) and Parlotones.
The bands releases have been considered to be pioneering example of blending traditional Heavy Metal with African Lyrical concepts, as well as musical theory. The lyrics address a wide range of subjects from traditional ancestral beliefs and African Mythology. This has helped the band receive global exposure, as a result CNN came to Botswana to interview SKINFLINT. The band performed GAUNA after the interview which was aired worldwide on both TV and CNN Internet site.
The band launched their third album "DIPOKO" at Rockcember (Gaborone, Botswana), and Nairobi Rock Fest 8th December 2012 (Kenya). Upon their return Skinflint won the 2nd "Annual African Metal" awards for general excellence and best Metal player of the year "Giuseppe Sbrana".
In 2013 the band performed several local concerts and they embarked on a successful Swedish tour in October-November 2013. Having made international strides "DIPOKO" topped the African Metal Charts as song of the year. In 2014 the band release their 4th album Nyemba which received favorable reviews, and was voted Botswana Metal release of the year by GMA.