In 1992, Stabbing Westward
in a compilation
CD by Cargo Records with "Violent mood swings
The band then recorded demos of "Nothing
" and "Throw
liked them enough to sign.
Back in England in '93, Stabbing recorded in Eden Studio
with Jon Fryer. That September, Stabbing
opened for Rage Against the Machine
February of 94 "Ungod
" was released while the band
toured with Therapy?, Paw and Machines of Loving Grace
and later Depeche Mode
and Primal scream
Whither, Blister, Burn and Peel is released in January
'96 after being recorded in a haunted barn in Woodstock, NY
While on tour with the Sex Pistols and Kiss,
members of Stabbing Westward caught Kiss
pillaging their fridge. Kiss was too embarased and had
Stabbing Westward moved to the most remote dressing room possible.
What Do I Have to Do climbed charts in 97, but MTV really loved them
when they were the only band of the ones scheduled
that actually played in subzero weather at the Snoasis festival
Darkest Days was recorded after the band moved to L.A. from Chicago.
This was to be their deepest and most contriversial album yet.
on the tour while promoting Darkest Days, Claudia Schiffer became a loyal fan
when she accidentally walked in on the band changing.
After the Darkest Days tour, Sony Music left them without a label.
A year later, they were signed by Koch Entertainment and hired a new producer
, Ed Buller. They let him refine the sound to be poppier and less angry, along with Tom Lord-alge (who has done The Wallflowers, Hole, Live) mixing the record.
Only time will tell if the masses will love the new sound or if Stabbing Westward has just gone soft.