Chelsea Wolfe (born November 14, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Raised in Northern California with a country musician father, she began writing and recording songs during her childhood. Wolfe has earned underground critical acclaim for her releases, The Grime and the Glow (2010) and Apokalypsis (2011), which blended elements of gothic rock and folk music, as well as her following albums, Pain Is Beauty (2013), Abyss (2015) and Hiss Spun (2017), in which Wolfe incorporated elements of neofolk, electronic and heavy metal. Her music has been featured in promotional material for the 2017 Jaguar XE car as well as the television series Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead and How to Get Away with Murder.
The Quietus wrote of this Chelsea Wolfe release at the time: „“I was about to call it a day when, on the way out of the venue, my attention was caught by a siren’s wail, and I was drawn inexorably to the Green Room, the 013’s middle venue. Chelsea Wolfe’s mix of shoegaze swirls and satanic swamp-rock stomp was totally, irresistibly enthralling (and I missed the last train home as a result.) It’s these kind of discoveries that Roadburn is built upon. Just by chance, you’ll stumble across a performance from a band who’ll be your new favourite thing for the next 12 months, then you come back here, and you start the process all over again.“