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Listen: Chelsea Wolfe - “The Culling”

Hiss Spun Due Out September 22 via Sargent House

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Chelsea Wolfe is releasing a new album, Hiss Spun, on September 22 via Sargent House. Previously she shared the album's the dark and oppressive "16 Psyche" (as well as a video for the song), the equally dramatic black metal (or doom metal) sounding "Vex," and the more chill "Offering" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now she has shared a fourth single from the album, "The Culling," which offers a slow build to a cathartic release. Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Wolfe had this to say about "The Culling" in a press release: "I'm at odds with myself, exploring different characters, comparing war stories...desperation, withdrawal, clarity, disgust, grief. There is a sense of feeling like a vulnerable mess, but giving into that and turning it into some kind of beautiful decadence; becoming stronger through accepting the mess of yourself...accepting that you're this feral creature full of instincts, cycles, rage and love."

In the press release she also defines the four words she repeats at the end of the song:

"Flux - movement, flow
Hiss - positive life force
Welt - brutality of life
Groan - sensuality, death"

Kurt Ballou (Converge) recorded the album, which features guitar contributions by Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure) on the whole album. The album is the follow-up to 2015's Abyss.

A previous press release says the album "was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of one's inner unrest." 

Wolfe had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "I'm at odds with myself. I got tired of trying to disappear. The record became very personal in that way. I wanted to open up more, but also create my own reality." 

Read our 2015 The End interview with Wolfe about endings and death.

Chelsea Wolfe Tour Dates:

9/28 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
9/30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
10/2 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/3 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
10/4 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/6 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
10/7 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
10/8 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theatre
10/10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
10/13 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/14 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
10/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10/17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10/19 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
10/20 - Montreal QC - Le National
10/21 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
10/22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
10/24 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/25 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10/27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/30 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10/31 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
11/1 - Portland, OR - The Wonderland Ballroom
11/3 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
11/4 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom

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