Winternight Whisperings is upon us! The newest Valentine Wolfe album, Winternight Whisperings, is here in digital format and on it’s way in physical form. And what’s more, we’ve got THREE shows coming up to share our version on holiday music with you all.
The idea is simple: we’re inspired by the 19th century tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. We felt we weren’t the only ones wanting to revive that celebration. After The Ghosts of Christmas Past in 2015, we started thinking about ways to play this music live and, of course, create more music for a haunted December.
The result is Winternight Whisperings: 8 ghost songs, one ghost story featuring Tally Johnson, and two metal songs to make your spirit bright.
You can also buy digital copies there if you can’t bear to wait.
Our local Greenville fiends can join us on Tuesday, December 18 at Hughes Main Library. We’ll be telling ghost stories with Tally Johnson. 6:30-8:30, No cover, all ages, too! Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/578057502664712/
And finally, we’ll celebrate on January 5 with a final Christmas Haunting: We’ll be bringing Tally down to the Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn, GA for an evening of dark ambient music and ghost stories celebrating Twelfth Night! Tickets are VERY limited, get yours here: https://timetravel.events/tickets/
Most of the music we’ll be playing at the shows are dark ambient/soundscape songs. We may play some metal at the Poe House; the other shows will be more…brooding.
Make your plans to join us now, and we can’t wait to celebrate this holiday season in our own way with you all. And we would love to know your favorite tracks from Winternight Whisperings…please let us know?
These words are from a lonely soul, toiling ceaselessly to pursue a dream-which, of course became a nightmare. These words are from Victor Frankenstein, and like Victor, we’ve been alone in in chambers, working away, and now…our secret may be revealed.
This fall, we present the newest Valentine Wolfe project, The Haunting of Mary Shelley, of, A Vindication of the Rights of the Departed.
The album will have 11 tracks, consisting of :
A Voice in the Dark
On the Education of Daughters
Song for Justine
Hours of Sorrow
It’s Not Your Story To Tell
I Will Be With You On Your Wedding Night
Doomed To Live
What Lies Beyond
The Modern Persephone (soundtrack to the silent Edison version of Frankenstein from 1910)
Cover art by the incomparable Egregore Design.
Releasing on October 4-7, Greenville and Atlanta.
Like Victor, we’ve obsessed over our creation, our story of two extraordinary women and the creation of the Modern Prometheus. For us, Mary Shelley is the Queen of the Underworld, and our modern Persephone. We believe we’ve created the darkest, most compelling Valentine Wolfe music yet-we know every band says that, but for us, the music we’re hearing has exceeded our darkest imagination…
We hope you’re looking forward to hearing our music as much as we look forward to finally sharing it with you all.
Do you share our madness?
Braxton and Sarah
Can’t wait for new music? You can always purchase digital copies of Sarah’s brooding and chilling dark ambient solo project, Dolorosa Lachrymosa by clicking here.
You might be thinking… Valentine Wolfe? Wasn’t that the last theme song band? And yes, it was. But they have written a new song just for us called “This Place is Cursed” and it fit so prefect for our Season 13 CURSED theme we had to pick them again.
Besides being our theme song band, VW has a new CD available.
Dolorosa Lachymosa is here!
Sarah has been hard at work creating music inspired by video game soundtracks (specifically, the gothic horror game Bloodborne). The result is Dolorosa Lachyrmosa, 48 minutes of dark neo-classical vocal ambient music. Right now, we’re releasing this one as digital only. If you’d like to pick up a copy, head over to our bandcamp:
Our supporters on Patreon should have this one already-if you’d like to join us over there, you can get the digital CD, some demo mixes, some notes, and other behind the scenes access for as little as $1 per month. Join us on Patreon here:
Finally, if you like what you hear, please share it! We want to share our music with everyone who’s tastes might run a bit darker, and it is always exciting to see you sharing our music, too. Much gratitude in advance!
So light some candles, draw the curtains, and enjoy Sarah’s haunting Dolorosa Lachrymosa.
We hope you love Valentine Wolfe as much as we do!
And we look forward to their music stylings in the future!
New Album Announcement!
We’re in the final stages of composition just tweaking the arrangements and flow of a few of the tracks. The Elegiac Repose (eh-LEE-gee-ak) will feature the longest Valentine Wolfe song to date-Death and the Maiden is a shade longer than the epic version of Annabel Lee. And here’s the best part: we’re teaming up with Egregore Design for a unique package. We’ll be launching a Kickstarter for pre-orders in July. Recording is also in process: Sarah’s got some great vocals already finished, and after ConCarolinas, we’ll start with Braxton’s bass parts.
Releasing September/October, 2017.
Want a look behind the scenes? Here are two new Production Diary videos to enjoy, along with a link to a site that has been very inspiring for us recently:
Horroraddicts.net Publishing has recently published our 4th anthology called Once Upon a Scream. Remember the Fairy tales that you grew up reading? Well, they are back again with a horror twist. Once Upon a Scream includes 18 tales that are fantastic and frightful. One of the authors in this anthology is Nickie Jamison and recently she talked to us about her writing:
What is your story in Once Upon A Scream called and what is it about?
Melody of Bones is a mashup of the Grimm’s tales The Singing Bone and The Pied Piper of Hameln – stories of love, music, and betrayal.
What inspired the idea?
My inspiration came from music. The idea came to me during a Valentine Wolfe concert at ConCarolinas. The band was promoting their newest album and the song Twisted Melody resonated with me and became my twisted fairy tale.
When did you start writing?
I don’t remember a time in my life that I was never making up and telling stories. My Barbies and other toys all had complicated and amazing backstories. The first story that I put to pen and paper was during 5th grade. It was a horror story that got me into trouble…apparently you’re not supposed to write about blood, guts, gore, dismemberment, and other gross things when you are a student at a private Conservative Christian Academy. Who knew? *shrug*
What are your favorite topics to write about?
I don’t think that I have a favored topic, I tend to write whatever madness is going through my mind at the present moment.
What are some of your influences?
I saw an R.L. Stine Fear Street novel in the Dollar Tree the other day and almost cried. Stine, Christopher Pike, Ann M. Martin, and I can name author’s ad nauseum, but my greatest influence is my dad. No one told him you aren’t supposed to read the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, F. Scott FitzGerald, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ernest Hemingway, H.G. Wells, and Stephen King or Stephen Hawking to your kid as a bedtime story. I think I just broke my ad nauseum rule…oops.
What do you find fascinating about the horror genre?
I’m fascinated by the types of fear that can be explored. You’ve got your good ol’ jump scare, but you can also play with the deep rooted fears and phobias.
What are some of the works you have available?
Most of my published works are in the Romance/ Erotica genre. You can find me on Amazon
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