Macomb, Illinois based industrial rock band Stabbing Westward has announced a new LP, Wasteland, their first new album since 2001, according to Blabbermouth. The LP will be produced by John Fryer, the band’s original producer when they first began recording back in 1994.
The band broke up after the release of their last studio album, Stabbing Westward, in 2001. However, the band reunited after 19 years, releasing a new EP, Dead and Gone earlier this year. Although the EP only consisted of three songs, “Dead and Gone,” “Cold” and “Crawl,” it was still a huge milestone for the band after so much time apart.
Like many artists and bands right now, Stabbing Westward has had their 2020 plans altered because of the coronavirus pandemic. The band was set to play Chicago’s Cold Waves music festival this September, but the festival will likely be cancelled due to current regulations against mass gatherings and social distancing protocols in place. The band played Cold Waves upon its reuniting in both 2017 and 2018.
“It’s grand to be working with Stabbing Westward again,” stated producer John Fryer. “The first two albums we made together were some of my finest work as a producer.” After releasing Dead and Gone, the band seems primed to pick up where they left off after a slew of mid-’90’s hits that dominated the alt rock scene and appeared on film, including “Shame,” “Save Yourself”, “So Far Away” and “What Do I Have to Do?” The band achieved two gold records during their first stint together.