Tuesday, December 29, 2009

PG is Honored

We are honored to have made 20Buck Spins top 20 of 2010 with Gathering Strengths.
One of the best labels around in our opinion.

Bark at the Moon

Not many pictures were taken during the vocal session. We recorded in the black of night during a new moon. So instead we have some hair, a baggie full of dirt from Bram Stoker's old apartment (where he wrote Dracula) and a adorably frightening handmade Nosferatu. The holidays have kept us busy but we remain on our track to grimmdom. The vocal tracks were difficult as this is our first record featuring the human voice...though the final outcome is completely sub-human. The recording was done in a room with 15 foot high ceilings and a large diaphragm condenser mic (in pitch blackness) and then re-amped through a ad9 analog delay and 15inch speakers. The howling seemed to channel the deepest dark unknown and we were both left feeling out of sorts to say the least. Now we move to the difficult phases of finishing a record.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Volcanic Tongue has the records (PG Gathering Strengths and Alter). Shipping will be a bit cheaper than from us.
Visit their site:


Thanks to VT for taking the time to listen and write.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A mention/review of PussyGutt and Alter from the blog omgvinyl.

If you saw the name “Pussygutt” in the post title and you are still reading then these two pieces of vinyl might be just what you are looking for. Pussygutt and Alter (featuring members of Pussygutt) both dabble in a brand of doom that relies as much on emotional heft as amplifier distortion. Not many snare drums or bass pedals to be found here; what you do get is some cinematic, moody music accentuated with some huge, fuzzy guitar riffs. Easy music to fall in love with… and then slit your wrists to. You can listen to both bands at their respecitve MySpace sites (alter and pussygutt). Alter’s self-titled LP is limited to 300 and Gathering Strengths is limited to 550, so if you decide you cannot live without, email pgvtt333 (at) gmail (dot) com to order copies or check mimaroglumusicsales.com (who also carry about 500 other albums you need to order).

Check out their site for more reviews.


Thanks to the Author.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We finished tracking the violins this weekend. We ended up running through a tube amp w/KT88s and spring reverb. Two mics on the amp, one mic in the room and one mic about 4 feet off the violin. Once we got the sound right, the performance was nailed in one take...amazing.
Next, on to vokills.

In other news Gathering Strengths is officially available to distros worldwide tomorrow.
Alter is 98% done with a second record and searching for a label to collaborate on a release.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Winter is definitely here. We have received our first few inches of snow and are enjoying the 7 below cold. We have began to record the violin tracks on our current project. The bitter cold provides us with frostbitten inspiration.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


PussyGutt Recording

It's the weekend again. We continued our recording session from thanksgiving weekend.

We got in some guitar over-dubs on one of the two songs. The tracks sound killer! Three cabinets up and running with five microphones soaking it all in.

Our friend Tristan let us borrow a kick-drum mic for the session. We used this on one of the cabs with 15" speakers. It sounds heavy and mean- perfect for this track.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the D6 on the bottom pics were in a incorrect position, worry not it was correct post picture.

Friday, November 27, 2009

More Gratitude...

PussyGutt is thankful for recording sessions.

We used our down-time over the thanksgiving vacation to get in a gratifying recording session.

We began the process of recording our current set before we move on with some new creations that have been arising. We are trying to establish this habit - documenting, recording and giving our current works the full attention they deserve and then move forward with new creations.

This record will consist of the pieces we played for our last little jaunt of a tour and what we played for the hometown record release. If you did not get to see this live, you will
now be able to hear it at some point.... when it is released.

Friday was spent cleaning up after mega-family-get-together and tons of delicious food. Then setting up the drums and wrestling some good tones from those nefarious skins.

We then ran through the pieces to check out how much separation we need for the guitar cabinet, and get a little practice in.

We had some trouble with a couple mic placements. Tuning the drums is always a huge challenge. This is especially aggrevated by slightly warped toms.... Luckily one of the band members is a wizard of tuning drums at this point. You'll have to guess which one it is!

In the end, we got the bass drum sounding huge, the toms sounding dark and sinister, the cymbals are shimmering and glassy-goodness, ringing tones from the belfry.

Monday, November 9, 2009


For the support shown at the Record Release Celebration, we are truly thankful.

Gratitude to those who ventured into the untamed streets of Idaho to hear us play in celebration and tribute to this great accomplishment of pressing vinyl.

The shows at the Record Exchange and Neurolux, were both great.

Tour Was Excellent

Snoqualmie greeted us with the fogs of time
rain of saints
and trees of antiquity

Though the van may have been dying,
our souls were smouldering in rays of light
searing the moody blanket of cloud.

***These were the only pics gathered. The snoqualmie photo-shoot was grand and devoured the camera's battery life. Thus, the music and sights stand on their own. You must witness for yourself the live pgutt.******

A huge thank you to all those that came out in Seattle, Portland and Olympia.
Thanks to (a)SOR, Fauna, Vault Dweller, Same Sex Dictator, and Trees for your sonic and other contributions.

--We will see you next time Salem.

All should find and listen to Trees (pdx)


Monday, October 26, 2009

The Records Are Here

We received the Alter and PussyGutt albums a little over a week ago. They look and sound amazing. We are looking forward to sharing these gems with those who seek: To Order a copy Email: pgvtt333 (AT) gmail (DOT) com {please provide a zip code for shipping in your order request} We will begin shipping in November.

PussyGutt - Gathering Strengths

550 copies hand numbered screenprinted

3rd Full Length Album

Alter Dusk-Dawn

limited 300 copies
screen printed

Debut Album from Alter

PussyGutt & Alter Record Release Scheduled

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Record Exchange


1105 W Idaho St,
Boise, ID 83702-5625
(208) 344-8010

Live performance by PussyGutt

music at 6pm


21 yrs+

111 N 11th St
Boise, ID 83702-5603
(208) 343-0886

Doors @ 7:30pm

Cat Crap

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Alter - Debut Release in October 2009

The Debut Release from Alter will be available late October 2009.

Here is a description compliments of Dave from 20 Buck Spin:

"In the mist a bell is tolling and the crow sounds his dire warning. The funeral shroud adorns its lifeless bearer. Alter creeps like the fog of a thousand weeping brides, a serenade of gothic tragedy consumed by loss and battered by countless defeats. Alter, one half of the bleak doom ghosts Pussygutt, sings a lament of sorrow under a cold full moon. A mystical tale of dark, dreary sadness told by candlelight in the graveyard of centuries past. Succumb to despair and taste thy grief everlasting. "

For further investigation and to listen to samples visit:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New PussyGutt LP out Late October 2009

Gathering Strengths, PussyGutt's third full length, will be available late October 2009 on Olde English Spelling Bee. Limited to 500 copies.
To hear a sample of the upcoming record, visit:

Monday, October 12, 2009

PussyGutt --on Tour October

FĂ©ile na Marbh Tour
PussyGutt may be entering your domain:

October 27, Tuesday SEATTLE, WA USA w/ Trees, (a)SOR
@ The Comet 8:00 PM -
922 E Pike St Seattle, Washington US --$5

October 28, Wednesday OLYMPIA, WA USA w/Fauna, (a)SOR, Trees
8:00 PM -
321 4th Avenue Olympia, Washington US --$5

October 29, Thursday PORTLAND, OR USA w/ Trees & Daniel Menche
@ The Wail 8:00 PM-
5135 NE 42nd Ave Portland, Oregon US --$5

October 30, Friday SALEM, OR USA w/ Trees & Vault Dweller
@ The Space 8:00PM-
1132 NE Broadway Salem, Oregon US --$5

October 31, Saturday BOISE, ID USA w/ Red Light Variety show and Nollifer
@ Visual Arts Collective 8:00PM-
3638 Osage Street• Garden City, Idaho 83714 -- $TBA


Friday, October 9, 2009


And Now begins the writings, musings and study of all things Wolvserpent.