This weekend saw fans of Industrial music flocking to a pair of shows in Texas. A three-band bill consisting of Unitcode:Machine, The Hunger, and headliner Stabbing Westward promised an evening not soon forgotten. Friday night was in San Antonio at Paper Tiger and Saturday was the Scout Bar in Houston. Both are one thousand plus capacity (at least according to fire code) and feature powerful sound systems that render earplugs inadequate. Tying all everything together is the fact that lead singer for Stabbing Westward, Christopher Hall, has been working with the other two bands on their music and even producing the latest albums from both of them. The setlists and performances stayed the same at both locations and were well worth seeing twice.
In a post to the band’s social media, Christopher Hall of the legendary Industrial Metal band Stabbing Westward has revealed he is battling throat cancer. In the post, Hall says he needs multiple surgeries, but the prognosis is good and he hopes to sing again by the end of the year. The band has postponed all upcoming dates, in support of their current album, their first in nineteen years, Chasing Ghosts. The album was released earlier in 2022 via the COP International label. We wish Christopher a speedy and full recovery. Continue reading →
If you told me that Stabbing Westward, an Industrial Rock band originally from Chicago, would reenter my life twenty years after they first impacted it, I would not have believed you. Yet after all this time, I am listening to their first new studio album since 2001, Chasing Ghosts (COP International), and my world has been changed again. After devouring their most recent EP release Dead And Gone (COP International), fans were hungry for more and I was certainly no exception. Original founding members Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus have retained their signature style and newer members Carlton Bost and Bobby Amaro have brought so much richness to the sound.
Industrial Rock legends Stabbing Westward have announced their first full-length album in 20 years, Chasing Ghosts. The album is due out on March 18, 2022 via COP International Records. The band has shared their first single and a lyric video for “I Am Nothing” – the first single! The band dropped a limited version of the single with remixes on their Bandcamp. The album was created with producer John Fryer, the band’s key collaborator on their iconic early albums.