Stabbing Westward Chasing Ghosts
- Alt Metal |
- Alternative |
- Industrial |
- Metal |
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Label: COP International
The new Stabbing Westward album, Chasing Ghosts is the influential industrial rock band’s first new LP in more than 20 years!
Led as always by frontman Christopher Hall, Chasing Ghosts showcases the industrial rock band’s characteristic sound with a modern sheen that picks up right where they left off with 2001’s self-titled Stabbing Westward. The band stays true to their original sound on the new songs but also expand that sound to fit the frantic new reality of the 21st century.
Chasing Ghosts features new songs as well as re-workings from the band’s 2020 reunion EP Dead And Gone that finds original founding members Christopher Hall (vocals/guitar) and Walter Flakus (keyboards/programming) honing in on the incredible partnership that produced a string of hits like “Save Yourself” and “What Do I Have to Do?,” which dominated alternative radio charts and film soundtracks, resulting in two gold records.
To recreate that original chemistry, the band recruited producer John Fryer to helm Chasing Ghosts. Fryer, whose production credits include Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, 4AD, Cocteau Twins and Love And Rockets, originally worked with Stabbing Westward on their best-selling releases Ungod (1994) and Wither Blister Burn + Peel (1996). Chasing Ghosts was mastered by Tom Baker who, like Fryer, worked with Stabbing Westward on their early releases and is part of the reassembled production team on the latest album.
With artwork by David Seidman, known for his ethereal and surrealistic imagery and his work with Coheed And Cambria, formats include digital, 6-panel digipack CD, and limited-edition vinyl including a run of 2,000 double-gatefold 180gr black vinyl copies with an additional insert.