Stabbing Westward is an American alternative rock band out of Chicago formed by Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus in 1985.
The band found success and hit gold record status in 1996 on their third LP release, Wither Blister Burn & Peel, with hits like, What Do I Have to Do?.
They relocated to L.A. and began recording their fourth LP, Darkest Days, though the album did well, it failed to meet the expectation set by the previous release and they were dropped by Columbia Records shortly before they were supposed to record their fifth studio album, in 2020.
Stabbing Westward then signed with Koch Records and began producing what would be their last album, self-titled Stabbing Westward, was released in 2001 but after a lot of turbulence during production, and they did not re-sign with Koch for a sixth album.
In February of 2002, the band announced dissolution. After a 14 year hiatus, Stabbing Westward reunited in 2016 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its formation and has since continued to perform live shows.
In 2019 the band announced via Facebook that they were working on a new release, and in 2020 released a new EP, Dead and Gone. Then in May 2020, the band announced their signing to label COP International for their forthcoming studio album Chasing Ghosts, to be released March 18, 2022.
In November, 2021, the band released their first single, I Am Nothing, already highly reviewed, it goes to show that even after all these years, fans are eagerly awaiting more Stabbing Westward.