Full feature by Natasha Scharf (Metal Hammer)

Chelsea Wolfe has understood the power of words since she was young. Troubled by insomnia and sleep paralysis, she’s found refuge among books and uses witchcraft and the tarot to guide her on the road. In recent years, she’s swapped LA’s bright lights for a more peaceful life in the Californian countryside, harnessing that serenity in the stripped-down acoustic sounds of her 2019 album Birth Of Violence. Although a very private person, she shares some of her philosophies on life.