CHELSEA WOLFE – new album, ‘Birth of Violence’, out today on Sargent House



Praise For Birth Of Violence:

[Chelsea Wolfe] wanders a desolate, genre-fluid land where goth, metal, folk and post-rock mingle…” – LA Times

Birth Of Violence…is an awakening. It’s a deliberate turning point for the musician, as Birth of Violence provides a gentle rupture from a wildly careening, in-between self. It’s Wolfe’s attempt to reroot herself; to become something full and healthy.” – The FADER (Read Feature)

Keeping with the album’s more pared-back style, Wolfe keeps things minimal with wispy echoes and acoustic scratches” – Stereogum

…Wolfe has composed a masterpiece.” – LA Weekly

Wolfe’s hypnotic voice, meditative acoustic guitar, and poetic lyrics to take center stage. “ – Paper Magazine

An album full of earthly and ethereal wonder. Wolfe strays away from the metal elements found in past works, embracing her interest in folk and rock. The music carries the listener throughout each track, making for a meditative experience.” – Consequence of Sound

Drifting through the blackened genres of darkwave, dark folk, industrial rock, and doom metal, Wolfe’s latest endeavor feels particularly rooted in a moody vein of Americana…” – FLOOD

Sounding like she’s been sequestered on a mountain top with nothing but books on witchcraft and a handful of Joni Mitchell records (reflecting her actual retreat into the woods to work on new material), the singer/songwriter flexes her emotional and musical growth on this gorgeous, introspective cut.” – Revolver

offers rewards for those who listen more closely, who engage with its intimately affecting material. ‘Birth of Violence’ is some of Chelsea Wolfe’s gentlest material, but dig deeper, listen a little closer, and you’ll find some of her heaviest.” – Treble

Ominous…this only goes to prove that Wolfe is still very much evolving as an artist and nailing it every step of the way.” – Metal Injection

While the music technically errs on the acoustic side, there’s nothing soft about Wolfe’s terrible and awe-inspiring invocation.” – A.V. Club

…a detour from the more haunting atmospheres Chelsea Wolfe typically channels, embracing a cold minimalist approach that layers on the intensity as it unfolds.” – Loudwire


Though it’s been years since Wolfe last delved this deeply into folk sounds, Birth of Violence moves unmistakably forward… Chelsea Wolfe’s creative versatility is on full and fearless display here once more, her music both invigorating and intoxicating on ‘Birth of Violence’.” – PopMatters

The result is an album that sounds like a cry of pain and a protest against American cultural shifts, the brutality of the human being and patriarchal society.” – New Noise Magazine

Chelsea Wolfe has always been a conduit for a powerful energy, and while she has demonstrated a capacity to channel that somber beauty into a variety of forms, her gift as a songwriter is never more apparent than when she strips her songs down to a few key elements. As a result, her solemn majesty and ominous elegance are more potent than ever on her new album, Birth of Violence which sees its release today via Sargent House.

Birth of Violence is a return to the reclusive nature of her earlier recordings where we see her withdraw into her own world of enigmatic and elusive autobiography. But the album also exists in the present; she examines navigating the world as a woman and addresses modern tragedies such as school shootings and the poisoning of the planet.

Wolfe will be embarking on a major North American tour this fall, stripping back the live show to perform new and old songs in a more intimate light. All dates are listed below.

Chelsea Wolfe Acoustic Tour:

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, ONT – 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 (SOLD OUT)
11/09: Austin, TX – Levitation (SECOND SHOW ADDED)
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

*All dates with special guest Ioanna Gika

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