“…an eerie, pitch-black hybrid of gothic rock, heavy metal and classical music”

-Vincent Harris, Greenville Journal.

Sarah Black: Vocals and Keyboards, Sound Design

Braxton Ballew: 5 String Double Bass, Sound Design

Venture into the depths of darkness with Valentine Wolfe, where seances, gothic literature, and macabre history intertwine to create a haunting symphony of sound. Led by the ethereal and haunting vocals of Sarah Black and the brooding melancholy of Braxton Ballew's solo double bass, Valentine Wolfe channels their love of Paradise Lost, Evanescence, and Mozart into their own music of mystery and imagination.

Valentine Wolfe's insatiable curiosity has led them to explore diverse musical realms, including collaborations with theatrical and film productions. Notably, they've breathed new life into silent horror classics such as Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Phantom of the Opera, enchanting audiences with live scores at prestigious events like Dragon*Con.

In 2022, they provided the soundtracks for Triggered, a series of short films illuminating the journeys of women suffering from PTSD.

Valentine Wolfe unveiled All My Nights Were Trances in 2023, an exploration of cinematic dark ambient soundscapes. Supported by a grant from Greenville SC's Metropolitan Arts Council, this immersive experience continues the band's tradition of crafting works equally suited for concerts and literary salons, following in the footsteps of acclaimed releases like Only Gossamer My Gown (2020), a captivating tribute to the macabre poetry of Emily Dickinson, The Haunting of Mary Shelley (2018), a 200th anniversary celebration of Frankenstein and its author, and The Elegiac Repose (2017), an exploration of death positivity and grief.

Lullabies, Love Songs, and Laments was released in September 2022, continuing their journey through the shadows, guided by their admiration for the music of Powerwolf, Epica, and Nightwish, where every note resonates with the echoes of forgotten tales and untold mysteries.

In 2023, supported by Greenville SC's Metropolitan Arts Council, they launched a collaboration with author and scholar Dacre Stoker, composing and performing music to accompany Dacre’s presentation Stoker on Stoker, an exploration into the mysteries of the writing of Dracula. In 2024, they were awarded the Truman Henderson Award for Excellence in Grant Writing for work on this collaboration.

Their most recent release is the haunted winter EP, Specter in the Frost, featuring 5 eerie versions of some holiday favorites, released December 2023.

COPYRIGHT Valentine Wolfe, 2024