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Heathen Apostles’ “Bloodgrass Vol. I” Out Now

   The Heathen Apostles are proud to announce the release of Bloodgrass Vol. I, their new 5 song EP, produced by Chopper Franklin and on Ratchet Blade Records. The band plans on making the Bloodgrass EPs a reoccurring series, situated between their regular full length album releases. 
   Indeed, the EP includes their darkened take of Doc Watson’s bluegrass version of the Gershwin classic Summertime, as well as a moving reading of Darrell Scott’s gut-wrenching You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive. Add these to the three Gothic Americana originals: Death Came a Ridin’ (revisiting the dangerous territory of prior favorites The Reckoning and Death’s Head), Dark Days (country-tinged gypsy jazz) and Lady in Gold (a haunting melody sung over driving bluegrass instrumentation).

Click HERE to listen and purchase.

Heathen Apostles ‘Summertime’ Debuts Today

Heathen Apostles 'Summertime'The Heathen Apostles ‘Summertime’ has debuted , it’s the first song from their upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. I EP, out Friday December 15th on Ratchet Blade Records. The Gershwin classic was produced by Chopper Franklin, and the band has begun shooting the first music video for the EP, for the song Dark Days. Check back for more news and links.

 

Heathen Apostles Gothic Country Tinged “Bloodgrass Vol. I” EP Cover Art

The new Heathen Apostles “Bloodgrass Vol. I” EP cover will feature an insane drawing of Mather Louth by Stephanie Inagaki. The Gothic Country EP will be released 12/15/17 on Ratchet Blade Records and will include heathenish takes on the classics “Summertime” and “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”, as well as 3 gothic roots originals, and will be produced by Chopper Franklin. 

"Bloodgrass Vol. I" - Gothic Country by the Heathen Apostles

Heathen Apostles European Tour 2018

The Heathen Apostles European tour for Summer 2018 is now being booked, the band is working with Kurt De Bont of Rootstown Bookings in Belgium. Dates are filling up fast, to book the band contact Kurt HERE.

Rootstown Booking Heathen Apostles European Tour 2018

Heathen Apostles’ “Bloodgrass Vol. 1” Coming In November

Bloodgrass Vol. 1, the new Heathen Apostles EP, is due out this November on Ratchet Blade Records. It will feature their dark take on the classic songs Summertime and You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive, as well as three new songs, all produced by once again Chopper Franklin. They will also be shooting music videos for the record, check back HERE for the release date of both the EP and music videos.

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Sneak Peek of Ashley Joncas / Heathen Apostles Shoot

The Heathen Apostles did a photo session with the immensely talented photographer Ashley Joncas of Enigme Studio and we have a sneak peak at the results. The shoot featured the original three members of the band (Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin and Thomas Lorioux) and was dubbed “The Unholy Three”. Check back for more photos from this awesome collaboration.

by Ashley Joncas

Heathen Apostles Friday the 13th Show

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to the Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles on Friday the 13th of October. Come on down and join the band in conjuring up the spirits with some southern gothic, dark roots music! The band is on at 11pm, also appearing are Eva O, Johnny Indovina and Belltower Rats. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles Record “Never Leave Harlan Alive” For Upcoming “Bloodgrass” Release

Heathen Apostles logoFrom the Heathen Apostles Facebook page:

“‘You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive’  from our upcoming @ratchetbladerecords release, “Bloodgrass”. Mather and Chopper of the Heathen Apostles recorded Darrell Scott’s classic tale of Appalachia in recognition of those folks who are dealing with extreme poverty, a brutal opioid crisis (their #1 cause of accidental death), along with a vanishing coal industry. It’s going to take alot more than lip service to make America great again.”

 

69 Cats Mini Documentary

69 Cats poster with Jyrki 69Two years ago the 69 Cats (Jyrki 69, Chopper Franklin and Danny B. Harvey) played in Helsinki with Nicky Turner from Lords of the New Church on drums. Here’s a mini rockumentary from that tour, produced by TV  4. Click HERE to watch.

Chopper Remasters Classic Berlin Brats Album

Ratchet Blade Records has released the newly remastered version of the Berlin Brats’ Believe It Or Rot: 1973-1976, remastered by Chopper Franklin. It the first (and only) album of the band, which had been christened in the 1970’s as Los Angeles’ answer to the Rolling Stones and New York Dolls. It is also the first band of the Mau Maus’ Rick Wilder, the arrival of punk rock having caused the band’s break up. Click HERE to preview and order.

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