Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four albums. The group posted a message on its official Web site over the weekend saying the members had amicably de

Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four albums. The group posted a message on its official Web site over the weekend saying the members had amicably decided to part ways.

"Stabbing Westward has soul searched and decided as friends that it's time to part," the message reads. "They would like to thank all their fans that have stood by them and loved their music, all their music, very much. They decided a week ago it was time to part and they wanted to live with their decision for a bit before making it official, but as some friend told a friend, they feel it's your right to find out from them."

The site did not give any clues as to the future plans of the band's members -- vocalist Christopher Hall, bassist Jim Sellers, guitarist/keyboardist Walter Flakus, and drummer Andrew Kubiszewski.

Stabbing Westward released three albums -- 1993's "Ungod," 1996's "Wither Blister Burn & Peel," and 1998's "Darkest Days" -- on Columbia before being dropped by that label in 2000. After signing with Koch, the group released its swan song, a self-titled set that debuted at No. 47 on The Billboard 200 last June.

The group's biggest success came during the year after the release of "Wither Blister Burn & Peel," in which two of the album's singles, "What Do I Have to Do?" and "Shame," propelled the record to peak at No. 67 on The Billboard 200 in September 1997. The singles peaked at No. 11 and No. 14, respectively, on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Late last year, the band contributed a cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" to the "Not Another Teen Movie" soundtrack (Maverick/Warner Bros.).

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