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Hallowed Hymns

by Stabbing Westward

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Exiles Outcast
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Exiles Outcast Freakin hell, I SO missed you guys. I really did.
Ecstatic that you made a comeback, and I really hope to see ya live someday. Favorite track: Burn.
Down From Above
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Down From Above Been an absolute fan of SW for years- one of the best bands out there and brilliant songs. Chris’ voice is passionate and distinct. An absolute inspiration. Brilliant covers- not normally a fan but they’ve made these their own and made them feel SW. Favorite track: Burn.
Liveinthemoment
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Liveinthemoment Cannot believe how great Stabbing Westward are now 20 years later!

Similar but a fresh new vein is how I would describe the current songs.

Eagerly awaiting their new album. No-one else could in all this time replace them.

Favorite track: Burn.
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1.
Burn 06:20
"Don't look don't look" the shadows breathe Whispering me away from you "Don't wake at night to watch her sleep You know that you will always lose This trembling Adored Tousled bird mad girl" But every night I burn But every night I call your name Every night I burn Every night I fall again "Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr Murmuring me away from you "Don't talk of worlds that never were The end is all that's ever true There's nothing you can ever say Nothing you can ever do" Still every night I burn Every night I scream your name Every night I burn Every night the dream's the same Every night I burn Waiting for my only friend Every night I burn Waiting for the world to end "Just paint your face" the shadows smile Slipping me away from you "Oh it doesn't matter how you hide Find you if we're wanting to So slide back down and close your eyes Sleep a while You must be tired" But every night I burn Every night I call your name Every night I burn Every night I fall again Every night I burn Scream the animal scream Every night I burn Dream the crow black dream Every night I burn Scream the animal scream Every night I burn Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream
2.
Well I live with snakes and lizards And other things that go bump in the night 'Cause to me everyday is Halloween I have given up hiding and started to fight I have started to fight Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go All the people seem to stop and stare They say "why are you dressed like it's Halloween? You look so absurd, you look so obscene" Oh, why can't I live a life for me? Why should I take the abuse that's served? Why can't they see they're just like me It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world Well I let their teeny minds think That they're dealing with someone who is over the brink And I dress this way just to keep them at bay 'Cause Halloween is everyday It's everyday Oh, why can't I live a life for me? Why should I take the abuse that's served? Why can't they see they're just like me It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world Oh, why can't I live a life for me? Why should I take the abuse that's served? Why can't they see they're just like me I'm not the one that's so absurd Why hide it why fight it? Hurt feelings best to stop feeling hurt Denials, reprisals It's the same it's the same in the whole wide world It's the same it's the same in the whole wide It's the same it's the same in the whole wide It's the same it's the same in the whole wide world
3.
Under a blue moon I saw you So soon you'll take me Up in your arms Too late to beg you or cancel it Though I know it must be the killing time Unwillingly mine Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him In starlit nights I saw you So cruelly you kissed me Your lips a magic world Your sky all hung with jewels The killing moon Will come too soon Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him Under a blue moon I saw you So soon you'll take me Up in your arms Too late to beg you or cancel it Though I know it must be the killing time Unwillingly mine Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him You give yourself to him Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him You give yourself to him Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him Fate Up against your will Through the thick and thin He will wait until You give yourself to him La la la la la
4.
"Don't look don't look" the shadows breathe Whispering me away from you "Don't wake at night to watch her sleep You know that you will always lose This trembling Adored Tousled bird mad girl" But every night I burn But every night I call your name Every night I burn Every night I fall again "Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr Murmuring me away from you "Don't talk of worlds that never were The end is all that's ever true There's nothing you can ever say Nothing you can ever do" Still every night I burn Every night I scream your name Every night I burn Every night the dream's the same Every night I burn Waiting for my only friend Every night I burn Waiting for the world to end "Just paint your face" the shadows smile Slipping me away from you "Oh it doesn't matter how you hide Find you if we're wanting to So slide back down and close your eyes Sleep a while You must be tired" But every night I burn Every night I call your name Every night I burn Every night I fall again Every night I burn Scream the animal scream Every night I burn Dream the crow black dream Every night I burn Scream the animal scream Every night I burn Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream Dream the crow black dream

about

Halloween may look different this year, but Stabbing Westward is intent on making it feel special by releasing a brand-new covers EP today as a special “treat” for fans.

Says frontman Christopher Hall about this special surprise release:
“2020 has been a shit year. We were supposed to release our new album and tour the U.S. to support it. But clearly, that's not happening. We know Halloween is different this year with no parties and no Trick or Treating so we wanted to give fans something special …. something that will help tide you over until we can release some new music.

We picked these three tracks because, for us, they represent the feeling of Halloween and they were very important songs during our early musical stages. If there were ever two bands that I would say most influenced Walter and I to form Stabbing Westward it would be Ministry and The Cure. From the earliest days of Ministry’s With Sympathy through the evolution of Twitch, they were the band that opened our minds and hearts to industrial music. To be able to reimagine these songs as Stabbing Westward while still trying to pay homage to the brilliance of the original versions was a terrifyingly fun adventure.

We have been working on the album so hard for so long that it was really a joy to take a break and explore all these tracks had to offer. As often as you listen to your favorite songs it's a totally different experience to take one apart and see how it was built. It gave me such an immense appreciation for what these amazing artists created—especially the Ministry track knowing how primitive the gear was that Al Jourgensen had to work with back then with none of the modern tools we take for granted today. He literally created new techniques in the studio that we still use today. He was light years ahead of his time. We hope you enjoy listening to these tracks as much as we have enjoyed recording them.”

Stabbing Westward recently reunited for the first time in decades, releasing the Dead And Gone EP with new material in January 2020 and announcing a new record deal with indie label COP International to release the band’s upcoming fifth studio album Wasteland—their first new LP in 20 years—set for 2021.

The EP, released on COP International Records, features 4 tracks that were instrumental to the industrial band’s beginnings and conjure the feeling of the season and include original takes on “Burn” from The Cure (famously featured on the soundtrack to The Crow), the classic “Every Day Is Halloween” by Ministry and Echo And The Bunnymen’s eternal hit “Killing Moon.” There is also a special “Devil’s Night Mix” version of Stabbing Westward’s “Burn” cover to round out the surprise release.

Stabbing Westward— featuring original founding members Christopher Hall (vocals/guitar) and Walter Flakus (keyboards/programming) as well as longtime bandmate Carlton Bost (bass) and newest member Bobby Amaro (drums)—originally released their cover of “Burn” to much fanfare for the Cold Waves Festival compilation album in September; the track was premiered by Revolver magazine that called it a “reverent cover” that kicked off the compilation “with a bang.”

credits

released October 30, 2020

Burn - Written by The Cure / Joseph Williams / David F Frank Paich
Everyday is Halloween - Written by Al Jourgensen
The Killing Moon -Written by Echo & The Bunnymen

Performed by Stabbing Westward

Produced by Christopher Hall & Walter Flakus

Stabbing Westward is
Walter Flakus - Keys, Programming, and Guitar
Christopher Hall - Vocals and Programming
Carlton Bost - Guitar, Bass, and Programming
Bobby Amaro - Drums

Mastered by Stephen Lam/SLam

2020 COP International

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Stabbing Westward found 90's alt-radio success with such songs as Shame, Save Yourself, So Far Away and What Do I Have to Do. –The Latest EP recaptures the essence of the Stabbing Westward – penetrating electronic rhythms, crushing guitar riffs and vocals that reach straight through the listener’s heart and soul . Dead and Gone is sure to please old fans while winning over new fans as well. ... more

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