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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Russian Circles have released the full details on their forthcoming fifth full length record, Memorial, which is due out on October 29th via Sargent House. The album will sport eight new tracks, which is the longest Russian Circles track listing to date, and will feature special guest vocals from Chelsea Wolfe on the album’s closing title track. Keep reading to view the album cover art, track listing, lengthy press release, tour dates and streaming the new track “Deficit” if you haven’t yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The doomy songstress, Chelsea Wolfe, has announced a new winter U.S. tour that will kick off in San Francisco in early January. She will be accompanied by occult folk purveyor King Dude from January 11th through January 26th as shown on the tour poster above. Then Chelsea will continue her acoustic centered tour through February 8th. Also, the upcoming split between Chelsea and Dude is supposedly going to be available at the shows. So be sure to flock to the merch table as soon as you get to the venue. Here is how the tour will run:
King Dude has released a brand new video for his Gothic folk anthem “Holy Land”, which appears on his upcoming LP Burning Daylight (October 16th). As the title suggests, the video contains a lot of dark religious imagery which seems to be one of King Dude’s many affinities. It’s a pretty sweet video and I like a lot more than his “Jesus in the Courtyard” video. Check out the video and remember to pre-order the album while you are at it.
By Lane Oliver
Chelsea Wolfe exploded onto the scene last year with her sophomore record Ἀποκάλυψις. That gorgeous yet doomy record ended up being one of my favorite releases of last year and made Chelsea Wolfe one of the newer artists to watch out for. This year the popular songstress announced the release of an acoustic record entitled Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs. Chelsea Wolfe is not new to purely acoustic numbers and an entire full length comprised of them is a nice contrast to the gloom of Ἀποκάλυψις. After listening to this new album, I can safely say that Chelsea Wolfe is a master at her craft.
If you’re like me and you couldn’t wait to listen to Chelsea Wolfe’s new acoustic album, Unknown Rooms, then you are in luck! The absolutely gorgeous nine track record can be streamed directly below in its entirety. If you are interested in pre-ordering the album, do so at this location. Check out this stellar masterpiece below.
Unknown Rooms will be officially released next Tuesday, the 16th.
Anybody interested in seeing a new professionally filmed solo performance from haunting songstress Chelsea Wolfe? Exclaim TV has posted her heartfelt performance of the track “Flatlands” off her upcoming acoustic record, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs (October 16th). This video was filmed after the band’s recent stop in Toronto with Russian Circles.
The studio version of this song can be streamed here. Do yourself a favor and make sure you pick up Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs when it drops.\
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– Josh Huddleston