Chelsea Wolfe Shares New Touring Documentary, Releases New Song “Green Altar” And Cover Of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”

Chelsea Wolfe has shared a new touring documentary focusing on her “Birth Of Violence” tour. You can check that out below:

Wolfe said the following about the film:

“It’s not my natural inclination to want cameras around when I’m in my head or doing vocal warmups before a show, or when I’m with friends or family backstage, but Bobby [Cochran] asked, and in the spirit of pushing myself to document that era of my musical life, I welcomed him along. Then, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and I had to fly home from the European acoustic tour before I got to play a single show of it, I was so grateful that he had this footage and was putting it together. I wanted to share this documentary for that reason as well, for those who had tickets to canceled shows (I love you!), and as a sort of wave goodbye to the time I spent focused on Birth of Violence, as I’m now making plans for and in the headspace of the next new album.”

With this news, Wolfe has also released a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” and a new song titled “Green Altar.” She said the following about the cover:

“While preparing for the ‘Birth of Violence’ tour, I was watching a lot of Joni Mitchell videos. A 1966 Canadian performance that I found of hers ended up inspiring the video for my song ‘Highway.’ One night after working on the live set, Ben [Chisolm] and I were hanging out and I was just letting the Joni videos roll. ‘Woodstock’ came on and I started singing along. After that I simply asked Ben if he’d be into covering it with me for the tour, and we just went back into the studio and started working it out. The cover came together quite naturally and it was a treat to play on stage every night. Joni is obviously such a big inspiration to this side of my music, so it felt right to pay tribute to her.”

[via Revolver]

Chelsea Wolfe Shares New Song “Diana” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Chelsea Wolfe has shared a new song titled “Diana.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Wolfe commented:

“It has been such an honor and delight to be involved in this whole project, from contributing a song to the soundtrack, to voicing Wonder Woman for the DC Comics Sonic Metalverse episodes. I really love the story and artwork of this Dark Nights: Death Metal series, and felt really drawn to Diana’s part in the story – her strength and perspective. There’s this moment in the first comic book issue where she meets with Wally West and he’s so drained from his travels and all he’s had to do. I picked up on this intimate energy between them that felt almost romantic, but more just like two old friends who have an understanding between them – a moment of comfort and respite amongst all the fighting and chaos. I ended up writing this song about that encounter. Working with Tyler Bates on ‘Diana’ was a great experience. He’s obviously so killer at creating music that feels like the soundtrack to your own movie, so between him and my co-producer Ben Chisholm there was this elevated sonic landscape surrounding the song that just brought it to a different level.”

Chelsea Wolfe And Emma Ruth Rundle Premiere “Anhedonia” Music Video

Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle have premiered a new video for their song “Anhedonia.” You can check that out below:

Stop-motion editor and video producer Cressa Beer commented:

“The core idea of the video came from an artist and mutual friend that Chelsea and I both love, Jess Schnabel [Blood Milk Jewels], who created a ‘grief moth’ inspired by real moths that drink the tears of sleeping birds. It’s an idea I’ve wanted to animate for a while. So, that became the backbone of the project: the lifecycle of a moth literally born from overwhelming sadness. From there, the video grew into a reflection of what I was experiencing during quarantine, as I found myself confronting my own grief and deeply rooted trauma. I suffer from PTSD that envelops me like a black void. I wanted to visually articulate how that feels, as well as feelings like disassociation and loneliness, the way that trauma can physically alter your body and mentally reshape the world around you. But still, the moth can fight its way out, can fly, can follow the light. Just like the comfort in the final verse of the song, I wanted to still show that healing is possible.”

Chelsea Wolfe And Emma Ruth Rundle Release New Song “Anhedonia”

Chelsea Wolfe has teamed up with Emma Ruth Rundle for a new song titled “Anhedonia.” You can stream that below:

Wolfe commented:

“I wrote Anhedonia after I experienced it during summer of 2019, then tucked the song away and moved forward with my acoustic album and subsequent North American tour. When COVID-19 hit and stay-at-home orders began in 2020, my European tour was canceled and I had to fly home. Restless, I started listening through my archives of unfinished songs and little unused ideas. When I heard Anhedonia again, it hit me how strangely relevant the lyrics felt to current times. I’d been wanting to work on a song with Emma for a long time, so I recorded it and sent it her way. She graciously added her gorgeous vocals and lead guitar, and then Ben mixed it, adding his signature sound landscape as a fortress around the song. As I listened back to the final version, I was finally able to set free those emotions which I couldn’t feel back in 2019. I had worries around releasing the song, not wanting to romanticize the condition of anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), but I also understood that it could possibly be cathartic for others who are struggling, as it was for me, to sing and dance my way out of a depression.”

Rundle added:

“I was moved to tears when she sent me Anhedonia, which made getting through the tracking very emotional and slow on my end. I love the way the guitars I tracked morphed in Ben’s mix. The whole song swirls in a poignant eddy of sorrowful sound and still takes a hard swing at my heart hearing it now.”

Listen To Chelsea Wolfe’s Remix Of Oathbreaker’s “Ease Me”

Oathbreaker have shared Chelsea Wolfe‘s remix of their song “Ease Me.” This is one of several versions of the track that will be included with the band’s new “Ease Me & 4 Interpretations” EP (out May 8).

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres “Deranged For Rock & Roll” Music Video

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new video for her new song “Deranged For Rock & Roll.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

Wolfe commented:

“‘Deranged for Rock & Roll’ is my love song to music. Every time I ever tried to walk a different path, music always called me back home to it. It’s in my blood; it’s my one source of true peace. I love its chaos and its rough edges, and I love the way it can bring understanding and comfort. I belong to music, and it to me.

I feel Gilbert’s video illustrates that unnamed pull towards something so well. My character is destined to sing the same song over and over in this purgatory of a desert bar, while different people come through the town and begin to feel the pull as well, drawing them into this vortex to stay for good.”

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres “Be All Things” Music Video

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new video for her new song “Be All Things.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

Wolfe commented:

“‘Be All Things’ is about navigating the world as a woman: reconciling the soft and the strong, balancing the warrior and the goddess, and wanting to be everything and nothing at the same time. Telling stories through song allows me to explore so many facets of myself, so many lives within. Some days I want to be quiet and reach my roots into the earth, and some days I want to spring up from the ground and be all things.”

“The video is a culmination of footage taken in a few magical locations. Around southwestern Iceland, while shooting the Birth of Violence album cover, inside Moaning Cavern in Northern California — a marble cavern 450 feet deep that I visited as a child and sang in as an adult, sending my voice out as heavy as I could against the powerful dampness and sparkles of the ancient cave walls. A special spot in nature not far from my home where the Manzanita grows up like a red and green tunnel, and a historic California hotel from the Victorian era where many from the past rested their heads.”

[via Revolver]

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres New Song “The Mother Road”, Reveals Details For New Album “Birth Of Violence”

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new song titled “The Mother Road.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

“Birth Of Violence” Track Listing:

01. “The Mother Road”
02. “American Darkness”
03. “Birth Of Violence”
04. “Deranged For Rock & Roll”
05. “Be All Things”
06. “Erde”
07. “When Anger Turns To Honey”
08. “Dirt Universe”
09. “Little Grave”
10. “Preface To A Dream Play”
11. “Highway”

In other news, Wolfe has also announced an acoustic tour with Ioanna Gika:

08/31 Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Daydream Festival (non-acoustic Set)
10/18 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10/19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/22 Estes Park, CO – Stanley Hotel
10/24 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/25 Detroit, MI – Senate Theater
10/26 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27 Montreal, QC – Le National
10/29 Boston, MA – Royale
10/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/01 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/03 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/04 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
11/05 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/06 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/08 Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
11/09 Austin, TX – Levitation
11/10 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/12 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
11/13 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Palace Theatre
11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/20 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

Chelsea Wolfe & Russian Circles Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Chelsea Wolfe and Russian Circles have announced a co-headlining tour. Here’s the dates:

09/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
09/25 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
09/26 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Crucial Fest
09/29 Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
09/30 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
10/03 San Diego, CA – The Music Box
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/06 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/07 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/09 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre