Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Label Sargent House
Preorder - Release Date 22nd September
Available as a 2LP with a custom etching on side D! Kurt Ballou's signature can be heard all over this record! It sounds like Converge are her backing band and it is incredible!
Chelsea Wolfe has announced the release of Hiss Spun, her sixth album, this morning. Following her acclaimed 2015 album Abyss, Hiss Spun is at once dynamic, heavy, and raw. This morning NPR shared the song “16 Psyche,” saying, “Wolfe has always possessed a talent for dynamic song writing, particularly concerning the theatre of the soul. But the masterful "16 Psyche" is a full-on ride, and one that finds her at her most commanding and climactic yet."
Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), 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. “I’m at odds with myself,” she explains. “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.” Hiss Spun features prominent guitar contributions by Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure) throughout the album, and a guest spot from Aaron Turner (Old Man Gloom, SUMAC) on the song “Vex.”