Guhts: With their passion project…..

Guhts - Blood Feather

Guths offers an emotion filled landscape of sound. Guhts ​are members of Witchkiss, Bask and Black Mountain Hunger, this is their passion project. NYC-based fearless post-metal foursome Guhts present an eerie and poignant first track taken from their self-released debut EP Blood Feather, coming out August 6th on CD and digital.

The line-up:

Amber Burns – Vocals

Scott Prater – Guitar & Synth

Dan Shaneyfelt – Guitar & Synth

Jesse Van Note – Bass

Guths is a New York post-metal band comprising members of Witchkiss, Bask and Black Mountain Hunger, delivering larger-than-life sounds and deeply emotional music, driven by Amber Burns’ eerie and tormented vocals. With a sound that is cold as concrete, at times industrial, the foursome will take you on a spine-shivering trip where metal encounters machines, wounded souls meet purgatory. They have only just begun to capture the hearts of the masses.

Vocalist Amber Burns tells more about the EP thematic: «A lot of my lyrics are taken from the daily journals I keep to help deal with my emotions. Books that I might be reading at the time of working on a particular song will also inspire my lyrics. The book I have been most inspired by personally and lyrically is Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. As well as being a musician, I am also an Artist and tend to be inspired by powerful and emotional artworks. One artist that especially inspires me is Leslie Fandrich with her Beauty and Bullshit series. Her artwork displays very powerful themes of unrealistic gender and beauty expectations as well as exploring the desire to break free from binaries and confuse boundaries».

All songs on Blood Feather were recorded at The Doom Room in Newburgh, NY and at The Thunder Dungeon in Asheville, NC. The album was mixed and mastered by Scott Prater at The Doom Room in Newburgh, NY. Debut EP Blood Feather will be released on August 6th on CD via Bandcamp, and on all digital streaming platforms.

GUHTS ‘blood feather’ EP

Out August 6th on CD and digital – Self-released

1. Eyes Open

2. Handless Maiden

3. The Mirror

4. The Forest

Deep in the pandemic, Guhts guitarist Scott Prater was writing music for his other band Witchkiss and realized he had tapped into something greater. He quickly recruited his wife Amber, who is also the drummer and singer of Witchkiss, as well as his old friend Jesse Van Note of Bask and Black Mountain Hunger, who then brought in his bandmate Dan Shaneyfelt.

From there the band was off to the races crafting a sound influenced by acts like Cult Of Luna, Isis, Neurosis but perhaps above all Deftones. Guhts will release their debut EP Blood Feather on July 30th, 2021 and are seeking to find a full-time drummer and synth player to round out the lineup. The band has dreams of building a collective around the project where friends and like-minded musicians work together to craft emotional and powerful music. Once the EP is released, the band will gear up to drop a full length in 2022 and tour as much as possible. The future is bright for GUHTS, are you ready for their deeply emotional take on heavy music?


About Ulf Backstrøm (7413 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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