It’s been 20 years since Chicago-based industrial rock band Stabbing Westward released their self-titled LP that led to their eventual breakup and forming of The Dreaming (if you enjoy Stabbing Westward, there are some fantastic songs in their discography).
In 2015, frontman Christopher Hall reformed the band, which began touring to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, which eventually led to the release of a (very hard to get) new song on the Cold Waves VI compilation back in 2017.
Then, out of nowhere, the band returned with their first proper release in two decades, the three-song EP Dead & Gone, the first official new music since 2001.
Now, as promised, Stabbing Westward is officially back with their first full-length LP in 20 years, Chasing Ghosts, which is set to drop on March 18, 2022, via COP International Records. The album features 10 tracks that have the industrial rock band’s characteristic sound with a modern sheen that picks up right where they left off. Pre-order packages are available here.
Oh, and did I mention that the band got back together with their original producer (John Fryer; Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, 4AD, Cocteau Twins) and masterer (Tom Baker) so it really brings back that chemistry that made them big ’90s mainstays?! Fuck yeah.
Today, the band released a music video for the track “Ghost”, directed by frontman Christopher Hall.
In addition, Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew podcast interviewed Hall to discuss the band’s triumphant return to the world’s stage. In the episode, Chris takes you into the studio to talk about reuniting and details the creative process behind the cinematic experience that is the band’s music. Explore the story behind the wonderfully haunting artwork of this new chapter, the production, and all of the spooky metaphors. Listen now and check out the “Ghost” music video below.