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Watch: Chelsea Wolfe - “Carrion Flowers” Video

Abyss Due Out August 7 via Sargent House, Song Also Featured in Dark Places Trailer

Jun 24, 2015
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Chelsea Wolfe has shared a video for "Carrion Flowers," the dramatic album opener to her forthcoming new album, Abyss, which is due out August 7 via Sargent House. The black & white clip was co-directed by Wolfe and bandmate Ben Chisholm (who also edited the video). It was shot in California and New York State and features a lot of moody shots of Wolfe out in nature.

Wolfe explained the video in a press release: "The visuals in the video allude to the drought in California and frustration about corporations being allowed to pump out all the water, destroying environments and communities, just to sell it back. While writing Abyss, I lived near where the water is piped into Los Angeles, but the lakes were dried up and the mountains were burned from fires. During filming we were exploring cracked lake beds and washed out roads - at one point I was laying in the middle of an abandoned canyon road with no chance of a car coming, and it was very surreal and quiet. I closed my eyes for a moment and when I opened them there were vultures circling overhead like I was some exotic roadkill, so we filmed them too.

"The scribbles and ropes in the video are about my own madness and self-doubt, and costume designer Jenni Hensler made me a human cocoon from this insane fabric - it represents a feeling of claustrophobia, like you just want to scratch your way out of it. And there is anger in this song; it's got a sense of revenge for anyone who has suffered or died because of injustice."

The song also features in the trailer for Dark Places, a new movie out in August starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, and Chloe Grace Moretz, and adapted from a novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.

Check it out the "Carrion Flowers" video below, followed by the Dark Places trailer and Chelsea Wolfe's upcoming headlining North American tour dates.


Chelsea Wolfe Tour Dates:

Aug 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar +
Aug 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +
Aug 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
Aug 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sep 1 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sep 2 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
Sep 3 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Sep 4 - Montreal, QC @ Theater Fairmont
Sep 5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Sep 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sep 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
Sep 11 - Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall #
Sep 12 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival #
Sep 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #
Sep 15 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
Sep 17 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
Sep 19 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
Sep 20 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler #
Sep 22 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
Sep 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad #
Sep 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
Sep 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
Sep 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom at Regency Center #
Sep 28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
Sep 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
Sep 30 - Vancouver, BC @  The Rickshaw *
Oct 2 - Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown

+ with Upsilon Acrux

# with Wovenhand

* with Mamiffer


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