Stabbing Westward, Illinois’ sensational industrial rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Gramercy Theater!
Stabbing Westward was formed in Macomb (Illinois) in 1986 by Christopher Hall (bass and lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards), and Jim Clanin (guitar). The band’s been through many line up changes since then and it currently consists of Christopher (vocals, guitar, keyboards, and drum machine programming), Walter (keyboards, programming, and backing vocals), Mark Eliopulos (guitar and backing vocals), and Johnny Haro (drums). Over the years, their musical style has spanned many genres such as industrial rock, industrial metal (a genre that draws from industrial dance music, thrash metal and hardcore punk, using repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals), alternative metal (a genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal), and gothic rock (a subgenre of post punk that grew to become a separate genre with its darker music accompanied by introspective and romantic lyrics). They’ve had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 1 extended play, 1 compilation album, 9 singles, and their music has been featured on the Triple M Musical Challenge II compilation album and on the soundtrack of the films Escape from L.A., Spawn, and Not Another Teen Movie.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to industrial rock, industrial metal, alternative metal, and gothic rock music!