Interview with Chelsea Wolfe // Guitar World 

(Feature via Guitar World)

The doom-folk mage reveals why she took an acoustic turn for new album Birth Of Violence - without ditching the pedals

“I’m always exploring contrasts,” says Chelsea Wolfe, talking to Guitar World about new album Birth Of Violence

Her sixth full-length marks a departure from all the crackling electric guitar distortion of its predecessor, instead pursuing the warmer realms of atmospheric acoustics, building simple folk ideas into a magnificent oceanic reverie. And yet it still feels every bit as dark and unsettling as the music she’s become famous for… 

“There’s a constant dichotomy within me,” muses Chelsea, when asked how she balances the aforementioned contrasts.

Full interview feature by Amit Sharma HERE


(Premiere + full feature via Revolver)

Shoegaze and grunge are the major touchstones that usually come up when discussing L.A.'s DIIV, but on their forthcoming third album, Deceiver, the band dives deep into some of their heavier influences, including Neurosis and Deafheaven. Those influences come particularly to the fore on the song "Blankenship," which makes its debut here, along with its gorgeous yet ominous desert-set music video, directed by Revolver contributor Sean Stout (Deafheaven, Trash Talk, Death Grips).




FEB 20 Bristol, UK @ SWX 
FEB 21 Leeds, UK @ Leeds University Stylus 
FEB 22 Liverpool, UK @ The Invisible Wind Factory 
FEB 23 Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union 
FEB 24 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside 
FEB 26 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 
FEB 27 London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Tow 
FEB 28 Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing 
FEB 29 Brighton, UK @ Chalk (Formerly the Haunt)

Live Review + Gallery: Lingua Ignota at Basilica Soundscape 

(via The Collaborative

Members of the audience dressed in black and torn denim began surrounding her in Basilica Hudson’s side room nearly half an hour before she was set to perform. Kristin Hayter (AKA) Lingua Ignota paced back and forth, took deep breaths, her eyes widened as if in a trance. 

She’d canceled the previous night’s show having lost her voice and she barely spoke above a whisper in an interview with The Collaborative earlier that day. With a series of sold out gigs ahead of her and an audience of fellow musicians like Dylan Walker of Full of Hell, The Body, members of Elizabeth Colour Wheel and a cast of characters from the music industry in the audience, the anticipation hung thick in the room. As M. Lamar’s set came to a close on the main stage, Hayter began her performance hidden behind a plastic tarp in a room made stifling with body heat and humidity. 

Her voice cracked at first and then it thundered. She strode forward into the crowd, a light hanging from her neck. She thrashed and flagellated herself. She stood in command at the top of her piano—contemptuous of the world. 

From baritone to soprano, whisper to horrible scream, Hayter had the audience rapt for her entire performance and even then they remained clapping, crying, heads in hand.




(full interview via PAPER)

Burnout is real. Chelsea Wolfe intimates as much when we take a Skype video call to chat about her sixth album, Birth of Violence, out now on Sargent House. Wolfe says that after eight years of prolific album releases and nonstop touring, she hit a wall. 

Having lived in Los Angeles for a long time, Wolfe says she moved into a house in bucolic Northern California three years ago, and "basically dropped my stuff off and went back on tour." 

Forever a musical transformer, with eclectic roots and references in folk, metal, noise, electronica, and vocal R&B, Wolfe's last album, 2017's Hiss Spun, was her loudest, heaviest work yet.

Wolfe says that album kickstarted a more internal shift, where she felt called to be more personal in her lyrics than ever, best evidenced in tracks like "The Culling" and "16 Psyche." After touring Hiss Spun worldwide, Wolfe decamped to her Northern California home and hunkered down.

Read the full interview by Michael Love Michael HERE

Deafheaven EU/UK 2019 Tour Starts Now 

Deafheaven European tour starts NOW. All shows with Touche Amore & portrayal of guilt. Shows are selling out in advance. Tickets:

SEP 16 Budapest, HU @ A38 - SOLD OUT (just opened up 20 tickets at door) 
SEP 17 Ljubljana, SL @ Kino Siska 
SEP 18 Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club 
SEP 20 Vienna, AT @ Arena 
SEP 21 Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory 
SEP 22 Berlin, DE @ SO36 - SOLD OUT 
SEP 23 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega 
SEP 25 Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle 
SEP 26 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat 
SEP 27 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof 
SEP 29 Bristol, UK @ SWX 
SEP 30 Newcastle, UK @ Riverside 
OCT 01 Glasgow, UK @ Garage 
OCT 02 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 
OCT 03 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom 
OCT 04 Brussels, BE @ AB Ballroom 
OCT 05 Paris, FR @ Trabendo 
OCT 07 Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria 
OCT 08 Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk 
OCT 09 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik 
OCT 10 Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne 
OCT 11 Barcelona, ES @ AMFest 
OCT 12 Madrid, ES @ Sala Shoko 
OCT 13 Porto, PT @ Amplifest - SOLD OUT 

NOV 08 Austin, TX @ Levitation / Empire 

JAPAN w/ Emperor 
Nov 13 Osaka, JP @ Namba Hatch 
Nov 14 Tokyo, JP @ Tsutaya O-East 
Nov 15 Tokyo, JP @ Tsutaya O-East 

Nov 17 Bangkok, Thailand @ Maho Rasop Festival 
Nov 19 Beijing, China @ Mao Livehouse 
Nov 20 Shanghai, China @ Bandai Namco Future House 
Nov 23 Manila, Philippines @ All of the Noise Festival 
Nov 24 Hong Kong @ Clockenflap Festival

Chelsea Wolfe "Birth Of Violence" // OUT NOW 

We are proud to announce Chelsea Wolfe's 7th studio album, ‘Birth of Violence’, is out now worldwide. Available for stream / download / purchase HERE
Her headlining acoustic tour starts in October with support from Ioanna Gika on all dates. Tickets: 

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

Westlake & Evergreen books by George L. Clarke of Deafheaven 

It is an honor for us to announce that we are publishing the first two books written and photographed by George L. Clarke of Deafheaven

Westlake and Evergreen are stories dealing with identity, aloneness, fear and the idea of willful anonymity in which characters are purposefully a mystery to themselves and others. Inspired by The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Langston Hughes and Ray DeCarava, I aim to guide and contextualize these stories with photography. I have also added in bits of prose, dh related lyrics, etc. 
Each is 80 pages. I made a few and they’ll be signed and mailed out when I’m back from tour mid October. 
Thank you to Chelsea, Nick, and Cathy for their help with this. “ - George L. Clarke 

Limited edition, signed copies are only available to pre order here: 

Design by Nick Steinhardt


(Interview via Flood Magazine)

In an Era of American Darkness, Chelsea Wolfe Embraces Her Power

“Sometimes, just the thought of being on stage is more stressful than actually doing it,” singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe tells me. “Once I’m in the groove of a tour, it becomes a really fun thing. It’s like an experiment every night to see how it’s going to go, how the energy of the room is going to be.” 

It’s half past noon in early August, and Wolfe has just finished her morning workout. “I don’t get up super early, so I’m still in morning zone right now—very musician of me,” she laughs. 

The thirty-five-year-old Sacramento native is relaxed as she speaks from her home in the mountains of Northern California, where she’s preparing for a cross-country trek in support of her sixth studio effort, Birth of Violence. “I really tried my best, on this tour, to find old theaters, or places that had character, since it’s an acoustic set,” she says. “With a full band, we could play in any old bar, but as much as I could, I tried to find an interesting setting, or a place with really good acoustics.”

One venue which definitely strikes the right note is Colorado’s Stanley Hotel, famous for serving as the exterior of the nefarious Overlook in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. While the singer-songwriter’s latest work doesn’t exactly conjure visions of corridors brimming with blood, it’s a gorgeous, shadowy recording replete with stark songcraft that’s sure to sparkle in the sinister setting.

Full interview by John Coyle HERE

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