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]

Watch Imperial Triumphant, Jaye Jayle, Ex-Mutoid Man, Etc. Members Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds‘ “Stagger Lee”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle), Zachary Ilya Ezrin (Imperial Triumphant), Nick Cageao (ex-Mutoid Man), Lisa Mungo (Filth Is Eternal, ex-Daughters), and Jess Gowrie (Chelsea Wolfe, Mrs. Piss) for a cover of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds‘ “Stagger Lee.” You can check that out below.

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.”

Watch Deftones, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Etc. Members Cover Björk’s “Hyperballad”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Björk‘s “Hyperballad” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, Times Of Grace), Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolf), Sergio Vega (Deftones, Quicksand), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Itchy Skeletons! We covered “Hyperballad” with Adam D from Killswitch Engage, Sergio from Deftones, Tanner from In Flames, Ben Chisholm from Chelsea Wolfe, and the Björk of Massachusets, Steve Brodsky! This is our 39th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” 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).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

Chelsea Wolfe, Billy Gibbons, Etc. To Be Featured On Roky Erickson Tribute Album “May The Circle Remain Unbroken”

Light In The Attic Records will be releasing a new Rocky Erickson (The 13th Floor Elevators) tribute album, titled “May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson,” on July 17 as part of Record Store Day. The effort will feature Chelsea Wolfe, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Lucinda Williams, Gary Clark Jr., and more.

“May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson” Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Billy F Gibbons – “(I’ve Got) Levitation”
02. Mosshart Sexton – “Starry Eyes”
03. Jeff Tweedy – “For You (I’d Do Anything)”
04. Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan – “Clear Night For Love”
05. The Black Angels – “Don’t Fall Down”
06. Neko Case – “Be And Bring Me Home”

Side Two:

01. Margo Price – “Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)”
02. Gary Clark Jr. & Eve Monsees – “Roller Coaster”
03. Ty Segall – “Night of the Vampire”
04. Lucinda Williams – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
05. Chelsea Wolfe – “If You Have Ghosts”
06. Brogan Bentley – “May the Circle Remain Unbroken”

Bonus RSD-only flexi disc:

01. Roky Erickson – “Love Hieroglyphics”

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.”

Black Veil Brides, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members Involved In New Animated “Dark Nights: Death Metal” Short Film

The first episode of DC Comics‘ “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series has been shared online. The short film is based on the comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo and it features a score by Tyler Bates (“Guardians Of The Galaxy”, “John Wick”). A number of rock/metal musicians are also involved including Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), who contributed percussion, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, etc.), who contributed guitar fx, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), who voiced Batman, and Chelsea Wolfe, who voiced Wonder Woman. Carach Angren‘s “Skull With A Forked Tongue” can also be heard during the credits.

In related news, Loma Vista Recordings will also be releasing the “Dark Nights: Death Metal The Original Soundtrack” in 2021. A teaser of Rise Against‘s “Broken Dreams, Inc.” from the effort can be found below. The full track is expected to be released on Wednesday (September 16). Bates said the following about the soundtrack:

“In ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘, Loma Vista Recordings and I saw an opportunity to bring artists together to create a diverse soundtrack that is inspired directly by this incredible comic series. Our intent is not to literally create a death metal soundtrack, but instead, to illuminate the darkest corners of each character’s psyche from an authentic perspective that is thematically inherent in death metal music.

But a soundtrack is merely a collection of songs unless it is holistically intertwined with the story teller’s original work. With the support of DC and Loma Vista Recordings, and with the help of several artists, I’m creating a short-form animatic film series derived from Greg Capullo‘s original artwork for ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘.

I’ve invited artists on the soundtrack, and pop-culture personalities alike, to voice the characters illustrated in Scott and Greg‘s masterful take on classic DC characters. This has possibly never been more relevant to real life than the challenging time the world is currently experiencing.”

Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath added:

“Personally, being involved with this soundtrack is really fantastic, Growing up, my little brother and I would ride our bikes to the newsstand near our house and spend all our money on the latest comic books, and Batman was a favorite.

Also, Zach, our guitarist, is probably the biggest comic book geek in our band. He’s talked about how, along with his brother and father, they were all big DC fans – Batman, Robin, Superman, Aquaman, all the comic book series, the TV shows, and feature films. So, yes, we’re all very excited about being part of this.”

Watch Cave In, Mrs. Piss, Etc. Members Cover Soundgarden’s “Fourth Of July”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Soundgarden’s “Fourth Of July” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound, Holy Tyrant), and Jess Gowrie (Chelsea Wolfe, Mrs. Piss, Horseneck). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“We covered the best Soundgarden song about Chris Cornell‘s favorite Oliver Stone movie. But seriously, The Fourth of July is a flawed holiday. To quote public affairs professor Peniel Joseph, America is “a country that continues to dishonor the sacrifices made by African American soldiers and ordinary citizens who bled for democracy in international conflicts and on domestic home fronts that denied them citizenship and dignity.” This is not a day for celebration as long as the police keep murdering black people without facing justice. Luckily, this song is about an acid trip.

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