Stabbing Westward On Darkness And Beauty Of "Save Yourself"

Industrial rock band Stabbing Westward has just released its new album, "Darkest Days," the follow-up to its 1996 effort, "Wither, Blister Burn and Peel."

The first video from the new record is for "Save Yourself" [1.8MB QuickTime], and MTV News asked band frontman Christopher Hall about whether he felt that the song's themes of despair and salvation had been accurately translated into video form.

"The song has an angry sort of feel to it on the surface," Hall said, "but there's deeper issues in the song that we're trying to convey. And I think that the video has created such a combination of darkness and beauty, at the same time that it can show that by passing through such a dark time you can create something beautiful. That's just what we're trying to capture here, something that's like greater than itself" [150k QuickTime].

The new Stabbing Westward album also

includes the original version of "Torn Apart," a song that first appeared on the "Spawn" soundtrack in a remixed form courtesy of Josh Wink.

Stabbing Westward will head in that direction during a spring tour that starts in Wichita, Kansas, on May 8.