Stabbing Westward have released a new covers EP titled “Hallowed Hymns.“ The effort features the following tracks:
01. “Burn” (The Cure cover)
02. “Every Day Is Halloween” (Ministry cover)
03. “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen cover)
04. “Burn” (The Cure cover)(Devil’s Night Mix)
Christopher Hall commented:
“2020 has been a shit year. We were supposed to release our new album and tour the U.S. to support it. But clearly that’s not happening. We know Halloween is different this year with no parties and no Trick or Treating so we wanted to give fans something special …. something that will help tie you over until we can release some new music.
We picked these three tracks because, for us, they represent the feeling of Halloween and they were very important songs during our early musical stages. If there were ever two bands that I would say most influenced Walter and I to form Stabbing Westward it would be Ministry and The Cure.
From the earliest days of Ministry’s ‘With Sympathy‘ through the evolution of ‘Twitch‘, they were the band that opened our minds and hearts to industrial music. To be able to reimagine these songs as Stabbing Westward while still trying to pay homage to the brilliance of the original versions was a terrifyingly fun adventure.
We have been working on the album so hard for so long that it was really a joy to take a break and explore all these tracks had to offer. As often as you listen to your favorite songs it’s a totally different experience to take one apart and see how it was built.
It gave me such an immense appreciation for what these amazing artists created—especially the Ministry track knowing how primitive the gear was that Al Jourgensen had to work with back then with none of the modern tools we take for granted today.
He literally created new techniques in the studio that we still use today. He was light years ahead of his time. We hope you enjoy listening to these tracks as much as we have enjoyed recording them.”
You can purchase “Hallowed Hymns” on Bandcamp and keep an eye out for Stabbing Westward’s new album “Wasteland” in 2021.
Stabbing Westward have released a cover of The Cure‘s “Burn“ from the 1994 film “The Crow.” The song is the opening track on a new “Cold Waves” benefit compilation. That effort was released today (September 17) via Bandcamp. Proceeds will go towards Darkest Before Dawn and a GoFundMe campaign for Metro Chicago. On another note, the “Cold Waves” virtual festival will be held on September 18-20 via Twitch.
Stabbing Westward have signed a new deal with COP International for the release of their new album “Wasteland.” The band are currently working on the record with producer John Fryer.
Christopher Hall commented:
“I was so excited to have the opportunity to go back to the very roots of Stabbing Westward by working with John again. John really helped us develop our sound on our first album and then helped us take a huge leap forward with our second album. Even though this is our fifth full length, after such a long break it feels like a new beginning and it’s very cool to have John at the helm once again.”
Walter Flakus added:
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working with John again. The creativity we found on the first two records continues to drive where we want to take Stabbing Westward in the years to come. I’m so happy to rekindle that flame.”
Stabbing Westward have cancelled their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have also revealed that they will be using their downtime to finish their new album.
Chris Hall commented:
“Hey everyone. Sorry we haven’t posted in a long time. We were asked not to say anything about the upcoming tour until we had all the dates rescheduled but I’m going to disregard that. I know there are some of you who bought flights and hotels to come see us play and I want to give you as much heads up as possible.
God knows I’ve had a nightmare of a time cancelling flights and hotels with fucking Expedia. but I digress. All the shows in May and June are totally cancelled. We are trying to reschedule the dates and a few have been but I will post confirmed dates once I feel a bit more confident that the lock down is lifted. . But we are also taking this new time to finish the full length album and put together some really exciting news for you.
I hope everyone is staying healthy and strong and not getting too depressed. I’m going to try and come up with something special for you if I can get a few minutes away from the kids. love and miss all our fans. Chris“
Stabbing Westward have announced a spring tour. Here’s the dates:
05/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
05/15 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
05/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05/29 Houston, TX – Scour Bar
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
05/31 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
06/12 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
06/13 Seattle, WA – Mechanismus Festival
06/14 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
09/18 Chicago, IL – The Metro (‘Cold Waves‘)
Stabbing Westward have premiered a new video for their song “Cold.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “Dead And Gone.“ That effort is the first of three releases that will eventually add up to an album.
Stabbing Westward have released a new EP titled “Dead And Gone.“ The effort features five tracks including three new songs and two remixes. A music video for the title track and streams of the other songs can be found below. The EP is the first of three releases that will eventually add up to an album.