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You recently wrapped up your first ever acoustic tour. How did playing those shows compare to playing with your full band?

It was a much more intimate experience and in some ways a greater challenge, but I enjoyed the connection with people at the shows.

How was being on the road without the rest of the band?

Well each tour is a little different. I missed the bandmates who didn’t come this time but I enjoyed being with King Dude on this tour – they’re like family.

Best meal on tour?

Great American Music Hall takes great care of bands.

You have a pretty sizable European and Russian tour coming up in April that will feature a mix of electric and acoustic material. Have you gotten the chance to play any of these countries before?

We’ve been to some of them, yes, but never Russia.

Back in November was the Leave Them All Behind festival in Tokyo, featuring three of the best live acts on the planet, sequentially: Sunn O))), Boris, and yourself. How was that experience?

Playing with bands that good is overwhelming sometimes but also really inspiring and motivating. Tadashi who puts together the festival is really great.

Stoked to play with Swans in June?

Of course!

Any albums or artists that have been on heavy rotation for you lately?

Wardruna, Abner Jay, The Knife

Ah, yes, Gaahl’s folk project. The new record is pretty cool. Also, props for repping a fellow Georgia native. You’ve already done a lot of impressive covers (Rudimentary Peni, Burzum, Nick Cave, etc.). Are there any songs or artists that you plan to or would like to cover in the future?

There are many! But I won’t tell you yet..

Haha, thanks. We seem to be on the same wavelength on design aesthetic, both owning [Aoi] Kotsuhiroi bracelets and some Bevel jewelry. Are there any great new pieces (jewelry, clothing, or otherwise) that you’ve recently acquired?

I’ve been really into my Kill City jeans, All Saints heels, and these rad horn and porcupine quill necklaces from K/LLER Collection.

Any designers or collections lately that have made an impression on you recently?

Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Ann Demeulemeester, Ann-Sofie Back

Very talented lot. Helmut or Margiela?

Margiela

Dead or Attila?

ATTILA

Knew you’d get that one right. Been glued to any books lately?

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I really love your Fender Jag. How do you conjure that otherworldly tone out of it?

I bought it stock and I just play it. It plays well with my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.

I find the most striking thing about your music to be the juxtaposition of very human and very relatable narratives against a sonic palette that so often reaches the surreal or even mystical. How would you say that’s relative to your personal life and the art you love?

You summed it up well. That’s my sort of worldview – the contrast between all things.. the macro view and the micro view at the same time.

What do you think the future holds for the sound of Chelsea Wolfe?

I have a new album coming this year so you will hear soon.

Can’t wait. Thanks again for taking the time to chat with me. Hope to see you in Atlanta again soon.





AngelofDeath
04.26.13
First interview I've ever conducted. Hope you all enjoy.

Maniac!
04.26.13
Pretty cool. Wish there were more transitions between questions, though. Seems very cut and dry - question, answer, question, answer.

Pretty awesome to have your first interview be someone you really like, though!

AngelofDeath
04.26.13
Normally, I would make some off-hand comment about your mom being cut and dry, but I'm going to keep it professional today.

Maniac!
04.26.13
Haha, I'm just now venturing into this stuff too. It's pretty awesome to have a group of people give each other advice on how to get better.

How did you contact her? Email?

CaptainDooRight
04.26.13
Cool read, I have one of her albums but I need to give her other works more attention. Was this conducted in person?

AngelofDeath
04.26.13
Yeah, email, with help courtesy of the lovely Williefisterbut.

Maniac!
04.26.13
Pretty sweet

CaptainHadouken
04.26.13
Nice

Ire
04.26.13
wag wag wag

MO
04.26.13
"There are many! But I won’t tell you yet.. "

that's code for I'll tell you in the sack

ShadowRemains
04.26.13
good stuff

theacademy
04.26.13
does she even know she's relinquished cousin

Ire
04.26.13
prob not cos relinq still wants to bang her prob

theacademy
04.26.13
yea he do

Jash
04.26.13
Good interview man, can't wait for her new album

foxblood
04.26.13
attila haha awesome

Voivod
04.26.13
Read the interview earlier this morning, Good work Angel.

Tyrael
04.26.13
she's so hot [2]

Nice work angel, I'm jealous you got to talk to her :]

Omaha
04.26.13
Cool work, man.

I have never seen such brief interview answers, though-- even Dark Time Sunshine discussed answers more than this chick.

greg84
04.26.13
Yeah. It seems she didn't really want to do this interview.

Willie
04.26.13
E-mail. She's not even really doing interviews right now because she's currently working on other things, but she was cool enough to do this anyway.

Willie
04.26.13
Of course. E-mail is just the most convienient for all parties, but there's a price for that ease.

theacademy
04.26.13
she is relinkissin cousin

Aids
04.27.13
I meant to comment on this yesterday but a. I forgot and b. I don't want sputnik to tear me apart for not listening to Chelsea Wolfe.

anyway, great stuff Zack, this is exactly the sort of content I like to see in the staff blog. The questions you asked were very good, but it's too bad she was so short with the answers. Anyway, great work! Where should I start with her music?

theacademy
04.27.13
apokalypsis. and get to it yesterday.

AngelofDeath
04.28.13
Thanks. And basically what acad said.

Thane
04.29.13
cool, nice job. seeing her in three days!!!

BallsToTheWall
06.25.13
Good work, this is awesome.

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