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Stabbing Westward Rises Again As The Dreaming

Releases new album titled RISE AGAIN on Metropolis Records

THE DREAMING

THE DREAMING‘s new album Rise Again, which will be released on February 10, 2015 via Metropolis Records, is deliberately pointed in its name. The band, which is a reunion of Stabbing Westward‘s founding members Christopher Hall (lead singer) and Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), makes no attempt to hide their plans. The Dreaming intend to deliver an album that brings back the early Stabbing Westward sound that fans have been asking for.

Although the name Stabbing Westward is now dead and buried (they disbanded in early 2002), Hall and Flakus are ecstatic to return with the intense and haunting music that made them multi-platinum artists. The Dreaming is rounded out with guitarist Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy), bassist Brent Ashley (Static X) and one-time Stabbing Westward drummer Johnny Haro.

Hall and Flakus were renowned for their songwriting during the 1990s, mostly through Stabbing Westward’s massive radio hits, yielding two gold records. A total of six Stabbing Westward songs landed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, including three in the top ten: “What Do I Have To Do?”, “Save Yourself” and “Shame”. Visually, the band also took advantage of the video world, becoming internationally mainstays on MTV and other music channels . As a testament that their music wasn’t just suited to the studio, the band proved their musical prowess by sharing stages with such luminaries as Depeche Mode, the Sex Pistols, Kiss, Killing Joke, Front 242, Placebo and The Cult.
Emerging from Stabbing Westward’s break-up in 2002, Hall formed The Dreaming and released its debut album Etched in Blood in 2008. After some heady reconciliation, Flakus rejoined his former bandmate and brought the musical partnership back full circle. The resulting album Rise Again reignites spark of their original band, as evidenced in its first single “Alone” which can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/cgibbens-1/sets/the-dreaming-alone/s-F3VHo

Rise Again will be released February 10, 2015 on Metropolis Records. The Dreaming is Christopher Hall (lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), Carlton Bost (guitars), Brant Ashley (bass) and Johnny Haro (drums).

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