Stabbing Westward 2016

Stabbing Westward [© Stabbing Westward]

by Matt Bishop | September 8, 2016

Industrial rock legends Stabbing Westward have announced two U.S. headlining shows. This Halloween, the band is set to headline Dracula’s Ball at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on October 31. Fans flock to the horror event dressed in costumes ready to rock. Before Dracula’s Ball, Stabbing Westward are headlining the Kickoff Party of the Cold Waves Festival on September 22 at the Double Door in Chicago, IL. The performance will serve as a charity show to benefit suicide prevention. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Christopher Hall, keyboardist Walter Flakus, guitarist Mark Eliopulos and drummer Johnny Haro.

Dracula's Ball Philadelphia

Stabbing Westward are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. The band formed in 1986 and finally released their debut album Ungod in 1994. Along with bands like Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM, and others, Stabbing Westward helped usher in the industrial rock movement and bring it to the masses. The band’s sophomore effort Wither Blister Burn & Peel is widely considered their best. It landed at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The follow-up, 1998’s Darkest Days, hit #52 on the Billboard Top 200 and spawned their smash hit “Save Yourself.” In 2001, Stabbing Westward released a self-titled LP is their last to date.



About Matt Bishop

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