Head west had planned to tour in August and September, but singer Christopher Hall revealed that those dates will not take place, and for a very significant reason. In a post on social media, Hall revealed that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer and will undergo multiple surgeries along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Hall stated: “I would like to apologize to everyone who made travel plans to see us in August and September. We have had to put these shows on hold while I deal with a serious health issue. I have been diagnosed with throat. cancer. The prognosis is really good, but it’s going to involve a few surgeries and 6-8 weeks of chemo and radiation. So unfortunately I’m not singing just yet. I’m hoping to feel more human by Halloween and have my voice back by Christmas . Then again, sorry for the inconvenience.”
Stabbing Westward did their recording back at the top of 2020 and issued Dead and gone EP and followed it up later that year with a covers EP compilation entitled Holy Psalms. The band then entered the studio to record their first full-length album in 21 years, Chasing ghostswhich arrived in March.
The band enjoyed their greatest success in the 90s, among the leaders of the industrial rock scene thanks to their excellent debut in 1994 Badthe breakout 1996 effort Wither Blister Burn & Peel and the 1998s Darkest days. The band’s fourth release, a self-titled set from 2001, showed a change in direction and somewhat of a break in the group after changing labels. The group eventually split up and did not reunite until a 30th anniversary celebration in 2016 and then officially decided to move forward with reunion plans in 2019.
Loudwire sends our best wishes to Hall as he undergoes his treatment and hopes for a healthy recovery.