CHELSEA WOLFE Streaming New Album “Abyss”

The time is here! Chelsea Wolfe will release the highly anticipated Abyss next week! If that doesn’t excite you as much as it does me, then how about a nice little stream of the album a week in advance? Oooooh hell yeah. Chelsea Wolfe‘s Abyss is one of the most stunning albums I’ve heard all year and it is a terrific listen over and over. Check it out over on NPR right now.

CHELSEA WOLFE Streaming New Track “Grey Days”

It has been documented that I was not into Chelsea Wolfe until she started promoting Abyss. I have since gone back and listened and, while I do not dislike the music at all, I think Abyss may be Chelsea‘s grand slam. All of the songs so far released have been absolutely mind blowing, the most recent of which is currently playing. “Grey Days” is a bleak, outstanding, haunting track that thunders and lulls all at the same time. Check it out below. Do it.     Continue reading

CHELSEA WOLFE Streaming New Track “After The Fall”

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new track from her upcoming full-length, Abyss, over at Noisey. Titled “After The Fall”, the track draws the listener in with ghost-like vocal collages, hauntingly beautiful synth work and a distorted, apocalyptic percussive crawl. The ethereal sprawl builds up to a swelling, monolithic chorus that is buzzing with gloomy atmosphere. Feel free to check it out after the break.

Abyss will be released on August 7 via Sargent House.

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CHELSEA WOLFE Announces North American Tour With WOVENHAND

Chelsea Wolfe has announced a string of North American tour dates in support of her forthcoming full-length, Abyss, which is due out on August 7 via Sargent House. The new trek will commence on August 27 in Las Vegas and will conclude on October 2 in Bellingham, Washington. Support will be provided by Wovenhand (ex-16 Horsepower, etc) on select stops on the tour. You can check out the touring schedule as well as the new track “Carrion Flowers” after the break.

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CHELSEA WOLFE Streaming New Track “Carrion Flowers”

Chelsea Wolfe is preparing to release her new album Abyss in August and a stunningly beautiful new track has emerged online via NPR. I am an avid listener of the sites All Songs Considered podcast and this week they feature a new track titled “Carrion Flowers.” This is an amazing track and, while I have never been big on Chelsea Wolfe, I will definitely check out some of her past material (like Lane has been urging me to do anyway). Check out “Carrion Flowers” over here. It’s soo rad. Also check out Chelsea‘s new track “Iron Moon” below.      Continue reading

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Queens of the Stone Age have announced their first round of 2014 touring plans that will take place early next Winter. Support for the tour will come from none other than Chelsea Wolfe; an odd pairing if I say so myself, but enjoyable I imagine. You can check out the tour dates, including current ones,  after the break.

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CHELSEA WOLFE Performs With RUSSIAN CIRCLES, Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage captured Chelsea Wolfe and Russian Circles performing their track “Memorial” together at their show in Prague this past Saturday during their current European tour. You can watch the video below but be sure to have a shoulder to cry on afterward.

Chelsea Wolfe’s Pain is Beauty is available now and Russian Circle’s Memorial will be available on October 29th.

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Russian Circles have premiered the title and closing track to their forthcoming album, Memorial (October 29), over at Rolling Stone. “Memorial” is a beautifully melancholic track dripping with luscious ambiance that is only heightened by the inclusion of Chelsea Wolfe’s vocals. Bassist Brian Cook had this to say about the track:

We’ve toured with Chelsea and are all big fans,” Cook says. “We felt like her work and what we do is stylistically different, but thematically it fits. We’re both more sad and grind-you-into-the-dirt-with-misery. We went through so many permutations of that song, we got into this idea of doing a reprise like one of those albums that starts off and ends at the same spot. Like Pink Floyd’s Animals: open with a stripped down version of the song and end with the full band song.

Head over to Rolling Stone to check out the track now and be sure to have tissues handy.

Streaming Is Beauty: Stream CHELSEA WOLFE’s New Record

The highly anticipated new album from Chelsea Wolfe, Pain is Beauty, is official out next Tuesday September 3rd. Pitchfork is currently streaming the new record in advance right now, so I suggest you get a jump on it. The record features more of an electronic-tinged approach this time around while keeping the band’s overall sorrowful yet beautiful aesthetic. Stream it now or forever live in shame!

CHELSEA WOLFE Streaming New Track “The Waves Have Come”

Chelsea Wolfe once again brings the beauty and the chills in her new track, “The Waves Have Come”, which can be streamed over at The Fader. The track of course comes from her forthcoming album Pain is Beauty, which is due out on September 3rd through Sargent House. The songstress croons hauntingly throughout this crawling, gorgeous, piano-driven eight minute funeral dirge. You can stream the new track at The Fader or after the jump.

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Chelsea Wolfe Releases New Track “We Hit A Wall”

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered another new track from her upcoming album Pain is Beauty, which is due out on September 3rd via Sargent House. This new track is entitled “We Hit a Wall” and is a dreary yet beautiful number that trudges along in a doomy fashion, bathed in reverb and the occasional cello accompaniment whilst the songstress herself hauntingly croons over it all. Basically it’s the Chelsea you know and love. Check out the track after the jump and listen to the previously released track, “The Warden”, right here.

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True Creepers: TRUE WIDOW Release New Track, Announce Tour

Consequence of

Sound are streaming a new track from True Widow’s forthcoming opus, Circumambulation. This new track is the six minute “Creeper”, which literally “creeps” along in a dirty haze, traveling through drone and sludge. You can stream the track after the jump as well as check out the official touring schedule for True Widow’s upcoming trek with Chelsea Wolfe.

Circumambulation will be released on July 23rd.

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Respect The Warden: CHELSEA WOLFE Releases New Track

The doomy songstress Chelsea Wolfe will return this year with a brand new full length record entitled Pain is Beauty, which is due to be released on September 3rd through Sargent House. The first taste of the record, a track called “The Warden”, has arrived online and showcases a different direction than we have seen from Chelsea and her bandmates. The song focuses on a more synth-pop direction with the occasional ghostly atmospheric overtones. It’s not what I expected but I dig it nonetheless. Check out the new song below.

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Best Of 2012: Eric’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year


Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.

The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.

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