It’s safe to say that with her fourth full-length album, Abyss, set to be released August 7, 2015, on Sargent House, ex-Sacramentan Chelsea Wolfe has reached a whole new level in her already impressive career. Having always been known for her dark, hypnotizing sound and aesthetic, Abyss is easily Wolfe’s heaviest and most personal album to date. According to a statement by Wolfe, “Abyss is meant to have the feeling of when you’re dreaming, and you briefly wake up, but then fall back asleep into the same dream, diving quickly into your own subconscious”. The last couple of years have been crazy for Wolfe. She’s toured with Queens of the Stone Age, landed on the covers of magazines all over the world, and has even had songs featured in trailers for the popular HBO show Game of Thrones as well as the upcoming feature film Dark Places, which is based on the book by the best-selling author of Gone Girl. On Abyss, Wolfe continued her ongoing collaboration with co-writer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Chisholm and drummer Dylan Fujioka. Ezra Buchla was brought on board to play viola and Mike Sullivan of the band Russian Circles contributed his guitar wizardry. The group recorded in Dallas, Texas with producer/engineer John Congleton (Swans, St. Vincent). The first single off the album “Iron Moon” was recently debuted on Rolling Stone’s website, and the second single “Carrion Flowers” was debuted by NPR’s All Songs Considered, so to say Wolfe is already receiving good press would be an understatement. Abyss is available for pre-order now. Visit for more details. A tour in support of the new album has also been announced and the closest she’ll get to Sacramento is on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, when Wolfe and her band will play at San Francisco’s The Regency Ballroom.

    Jonathan Carabba

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