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OriginAdelaide, SA
GenresHeavy metal, groove metal
Years active1997 – 2010
Associated actsDiatribe
Past membersPaul Allen, Neil Barham, Chris Benyk, Jason Beveridge, Jesse Croci, Jaryd Dorey, Kim Kranixfield, Joel Parkinson, Darren Pretty, Peter Stewart

Band Members

  • Final Line-Up
    • Jeremy Burgess (guitar, vocals)
    • Jaryd Dorey (drums)
    • Kim Kranixfeld (bass)
    • Joel Parkinson (guitar)
    • Darren Pretty (vocals)
  • Former Members
    • Chris Benyk (guitar) 1997 - 2002, 2008 - 2009
    • Peter Stewart (drums) 2002 - 2007
    • Jason Beveridge (guitar) 2002 - 2007
    • Paul Allan (bass, vocals) 1997 - 2002
    • Neil Barham (vocals) 1997 - 2002
    • Jesse Croci (drums) 1997 - 2002


Adelaide, SA, 1997

Band Information

Skintilla was an Adelaide band whose first release featured some heavy power metal with something of a groove. The second album has a heavier, modern thrash vibe that draws from the likes of Pantera and Machine Head. After the release of Kranker the band changed dramatically until only Jeremy Burgess was left with Skintilla again heading into a power/traditional metal direction. Benyk went on to join Diatribe.

Skintilla appeared at Metal for the Brain in 2005. In late 2007 Jason Beveridge and Peter Stewart left the band. Benyk returned and Jaryd Dorey joined on drums in early 2008. Later that year Skintilla supported Whitesnake and completed their album King of Kings, released in 2009. Benyk left Skintilla once more after the album was released and Joel Parkinson joined in his place but in mid-2010, the band split up.



2001 Kranker self release
2009 King of Kings Riot!


2003 Shedding Skin self release
1998 Left for Dead self release