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Comprising Christopher Hall (vocals, guitar), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming, guitar), Jim Sellers (bass) and Andy Kubiszewski (drums, guitar, programming), Stabbing Westward made their debut for Columbia Records in 1994 with the searing intensity of Ungod. A collision of technology with ferocious metal riffs, it was promoted by a year of touring with acts as disparate as Prong, Alice Donut, Killing Joke and Depeche Mode. The tour climaxed with a main-stage appearance at the UKs Reading Festival. Despite their seemingly meteoric arrival on the scene, however, Stabbing Westward had nearly a decade of musical history behind them. They were formed in 1986 by Hall and Flakus in the small town of Macomb, Illinois, USA, after they had spent time floating in and out of other peoples bands. The duo moved to Chicago in 1986 and added a guitarist. They were temporarily joined by Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna, who had previously...