Ahead of her upcoming fifth album, Abyss, Chelsea Wolfe has released an aggressively brooding video for "Carrion Flowers," which you can watch below. The video was directed by Wolfe and bandmate Ben Chisholm. Wolfe explained the inspiration for the black and white clip, saying 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.

Abyss is set for release on Aug. 7 via Sargent House. Wolfe will also embark on a North American tour from late August to early October. Check out those dates below.

Chelsea Wolfe North American tour:
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
Sept. 1: Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sept. 2: Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Sept. 3: Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
Sept. 4: Montreal, QC - Theater Fairmont
Sept. 5: Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Sept. 9: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sept. 10: Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Sept. 11: Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
Sept. 12: Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
Sept. 14: Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
Sept. 15: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Sept. 17: New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Sept. 19: Austin, TX - Mohawk
Sept. 20: Dallas, TX - The Kessler
Sept. 22: El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Sept. 23: Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Sept. 24: Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Sept. 25: Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
Sept. 26: San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
Sept. 28: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Sept. 29: Seattle, WA - Neumo's
Sept. 30: Vancouver, BC -  The Rickshaw
Oct. 2: Bellingham, WA - Shakedown

Chelsea Wolfe – "Carrion Flowers" (Official Music Video)

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