Chelsea Wolfe Releases New Single, “Carrion Flowers”, Abyss LP Out August 7th on Sargent House‏

June 4, 2015
Shaina Hedlund

Shaina Hedlund

Chelsea Wolfe is set to release her newest full length album, Abyss, August 7th on Sargent House, and she is excited to share the dramatic single, “Carrion Flowers.”  Symbolising the type of flower that smells of rotting flesh and thematically touching on the feeling of revenge for anyone who has unjustly suffered, it features Wolfe’s hypnotic vocals laid over disorienting, industrial thuds.

Chelsea Wolfe is also proud to announce her headlining North American tour in support of Abyss, which kicks off at the end of August and goes through October, with all dates below and more to come.

  Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful. But until now, Wolfe’s trials and tribulations with the boundaries between dreams and reality have only been a subconscious influence on her work. With her fifth album, Abyss, she deliberately confronts those boundaries and crafts a score to that realm she describes as the “hazy afterlife . . . an inverted thunderstorm . . . the dark backward . . . the abyss of time.”
  Chelsea Wolfe’s material has always felt intensely private, from the almost voyeuristic bedroom-production aesthetic of her debut album The Grime and the Glow to the stark themes and atmospheres of 2013’s Pain Is Beauty. Abyss is meant to have the feeling of when you’re dreaming, and you briefly wake up, but then fall back asleep into the same dream, diving quickly into your own subconscious,” says Wolfe.
  Abyss arrives August 7th via Sargent House with pre-order links on iTunes and via the label, and fans can read the full statement behind the album here.
“Chelsea Wolfe has made several fascinating transitions in her career and has a knack for blending genres as she crosses between them. But she’s been able to maintain a distinct artistic integrity, which makes each of her new projects especially exciting. She’s worked in atmospheric folk, rock/electropop/gothic hybrids, and now a blend of metal and electronica that gives unnerving and powerful voice to her recent struggles with sleep paralysis (a disorder in which reality and dreaming are indistinguishable). ‘Carrion Flowers’ is as dark and bottomless as a river at night, a combination Lars calls ‘beautiful and terrifying.’” – NPR
“Her darkest, heaviest and most personal album yet . . . a haunting, doomy exercise in loud-quiet dynamics.” – ROLLING STONE
“‘Iron Moon’ has a split personality: it’s half scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners psychedelic metal, half delicate folk ballad. It’s refreshing to see someone who’s not afraid to lean hard on her contradictions. The result is something completely transcendent.” – THE FADER
“The roaring thud that ushers in ‘Iron Moon’ is the most metal-leaning Wolfe’s ever been, and it’s a welcoming entrance. Wolfe goes all out with grand riffs and a nebulous air, which will sound thunderous in the bigger rooms she’s become accustomed to as of late. There’s more definition in Wolfe’s somber delivery as well as the faint drums and electronics of quieter moments.” – PITCHFORK
The first song from Chelsea Wolfe’s upcoming Abyss is a thunderous, goth-folk enterprise that’s at once heavy and dream-like.” – COSMOPOLITAN
“Quite possibly one of the loudest, more torrid numbers in her repertoire. With vocals ablaze and baying, and harsh, devilish riffs raining down all around her, Wolfe sounds like a true goddess of the afterlife.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“Chelsea Wolfe howls at the stars with her own brand of lulling psych during a spellbinding set.” – THE GUARDIAN
Album Artwork: Henrik Uldalen
Abyss Tracklisting
(August 7th, 2015 | Sargent House)
1. Carrion Flowers
2. Iron Moon
3. Dragged Out
4. Maw
5. Grey Day
6. After the Fall
7. Crazy Love
8. Simple Death
9. Survive
10. Color of Blood
11. The Abyss
Chelsea Wolfe North American Tour
Aug 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
Aug 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug 29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
Aug 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sep 1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sep 2 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
Sep 3 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sep 4 – Montreal, QU @ Theater Fairmont
Sep 5 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Sep 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sep 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
Sep 11 – Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall #
Sep 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival #
Sep 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #
Sep 15 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
Sep 17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
Sep 19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
Sep 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler #
Sep 22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
Sep 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad #
Sep 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
Sep 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
Sep 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom at Regency Center #
Sep 28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
Sep 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #
Sep 30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

Oct 2 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

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