A symphony of darkness, Valentine Wolfe performs gothic music inspired by seances, 19th century gothic literature, macabre history, and death positivity. Combining the haunting soprano of Sarah Black and the bleak maelstrom of Braxton Ballew’s solo double bass, their passion is creating the sounds of mystery and imagination.
In addition to their gothic metal offerings, their insatiable musical curiosity has afforded them multiple opportunities to bring their signature sound to theatrical and film productions. Most recently, they have been creating live scores to silent horror classics, most notably Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Recent work includes 2020’s Only Gossamer My Gown, a celebration of the macabre works of Emily Dickinson. Supported by grants from Greenville SC’s Metropolitan Arts Council and South Carolina Humanities, Only Gossamer My Gown
continues Valentine Wolfe’s tradition of creating works equally suitable for metal concerts and libraries, joining 2018’s The Haunting of Mary Shelley
and 2017’s death positive, grief-inspired The Elegiac Repose. In September of 2022, they released their newest collection of gothic metal, Lullabies, Love Songs, and Laments. After performing the official release at Dragon*Con, they performed their Edgar Allan Poe inspired music as part of the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards in Baltimore, Maryland.
Their most recent works are the cinematic dark ambient album,
All My Nights Were Trances, released in April, 2023, and the haunted winter EP, Specter in the Frost, featuring 5 eerie versions of some holiday favorites, released December 2023.
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