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2 Special February Acoustic Shows

The Heathen Apostles have 2 special acoustic shows in February, the first at Cafe NELA in Cypress Park, Ca. on the 13th (as a trio) and at The Echo in Echo Park, Ca. on the 20th (as a quartet), be sure and try and make it down, they will be playing songs they may not play live again.

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Heathen Apostles Dark Beauty Magazine Interview

2016 brings a new feature in the very popular Dark Beauty Magazine. It was written by Meikee Magnetic and covers the many influences, both musical and visual, of the Heathen Apostles. Click HERE to read the article in full.

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Dark Beauty Magazine feature photo by Dina Douglass

Chopper Featured In New Coffee Table Book

Chopper is featured in the new juicing book by Jyrki 69 (the book is in Finnish!), here’s the original post on the 69 Cats website:

Jyrki 69 on his new coffee table book, available December 18th worldwide:

“HERE IT IS! THE STORY OF THE 69 CATS AND HOW I LEARNED TO SURVIVE IN THE NIGHT WITH CHOPPER & DANNY – by starting to make veggie juices! This is the coolest coffee table book you’ll need this year – features cool photos of The 69 Cats as well as their favorite juicing recipes. Photography by Ville Juurikkala. Order it a signed copy from the link below!”
“Here we come baby and you’d better run
We’re the green fuz”,
Jyrki

You can order a signed copy of the book by clicking HERE.

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Great Heathen Apostles Review on Alternate Root

Heathen Apostles Gold Text FTTF 1.indd Heathen Apostles Fire to the Fuse – The Roots of Heathen Apostles has a dark current that roars through dense gothic tales surround by mountain music, back alley Jazz, murderous Americana, and bone-chilling Folk. The latest release from Heathen Apostles, Fire to the Fuse, lights the primeval blackness of the tales as it slowly ticks out for a Measure of Time, battles rattling whirls to spew words and sound on Death’s Head, and hangs on to the rapid rhythms of Lily of the West. Vengeance, greed, and lust are riding shotgun in the love tales strewn over Fire to the Fuse as fractured chords strum and stutter out the title track and propel Yveline through hushed whisper and frenetic fiddles while Without a Trace thunders a musical force and Evil Spirits scatter on percussive rhythms.
Heathen Apostles profess their faith for Americana by taking the Roots from their long Los Angeles history of blending Goth and Rock, with lineage in bands such as The Cramps, Christian Death, Radio Noir, Nick Curran and the Lowlifes, and 45 Grave. Fire to the Fuse makes use of mountain music backing to stomp out a skeleton-shake on glimmering strings and gypsy rhythms for a version of Cher’s “Bang Bang”. Desert wind blow western dust on the horse-hoof patter of Fool’s Gold as Looks are Deceiving sets the barn dance on fire and Heathen Apostles use the chaotic strum of strings to scratch their way to the surface for a breath in Drowned in Trouble.
Listen and buy the music of Heathen Apostles from AMAZON or iTunes
Read the review HERE

Heathen Apostles Duo – Live Photos

The Heathen Apostles Duo has completed the second leg of their west coast shows promoting the new Fire to the Fuse album. Chopper and Mather would like to thank Paso Robles, Solvang and Lancaster for their strong supportyou can also see photos from the shows by clicking HERE.

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Heathen Apostles “Drowned In Trouble” Promo Shoot Has Wrapped

The promo video shoot for the next Heathen Apostles single Drowned In Trouble has wrapped, it was shot on location at the White Mountain Apache reservation in Eastern Arizona by Dakota Livesay. Drowned In Trouble will be the second single and video from the Fire to the Fuse album, and the single’s release will be accompanied by a full length music video, check back for the release date. The photo below was shot on location during the shoot.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Fire to the Fuse” Reviewed On Viola Noir

Heathen Apostles Gold Text FTTF 1.indd The second full-length release of Heathen Apostles is the hope for all gothic americana, dark country and southern rock music. The bulk of it could be already well known to their audience by the singles and videos, but this fact didn’t make Fire to the Fuse less surprising.

Opening the release is the mystical tragedy Fool’s Gold, their familiar summer single. It’s a good beginning, because this track is probably one of the most colorful and characteristic in the discography of Heathen Apostles. Drowned in Trouble and Yveline join in this atmosphere, which is carefully woven from sounds of authentic instruments from the South — guitars, violin, banjo, upright bass and powerful voiced Mather Louth. In her voice we hear all — sorrow, anger, love, hate, melancholy and drive. In addition, Yveline has an invisible, but perceptible skin wildly-proto-goth-rock origin. Fist City somewhat reduces the tempo, this track can be attributed to the contemplative, romantic-tragic side of the Heathen Apostles concept . There’s an exciting video for this track — it’s fully in line with the recognizable Heathen Apostles style: fairly bloody, mystical, and presents to us an eternal antagonism between light and dark forces. All this against the backdrop of Southern landscapes and the accompanying paraphernalia. The dark theme continues with a track featuring Jyrki 69, Evil Spirits, familiar from the eponymous EP. Looks Are Deceiving suddenly sounds quite positive and relieves the tension before the blues-track Fire to the Fuse, and then Death’s Head is perceived as epic denouement. Also, a cover of the immortal Nancy Sinatra hit Bang Bang surprised and pleased me. First of all, the fact that Mather wasn’t attempting an exact copied intonation of Nancy, unlike previous versions, but introduced her interpretation of the song. It turned out pretty original and recognizable. Measure of Time — hypnotic ballad with a very heartfelt vocal line slightly expands framework of existing genre Heathen Apostles. The familiar Without a Trace comes with mood of fury , then thelyrical Before You Go and finally with Lily of the West the dark-cabaret veil once again passes through with core emotions, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. So good, that makes this release coveted for re-listen.

The release is universal in the sense that those, who follow the works of Heathen Apostles, will have the opportunity to listen to the familiar tracks. By one session of the Gothic Americana’s atmosphere. Those who begin acquaintance with the project Fire to the Fuse, immediately get a feel characteristic sound of Heathen Apostles. 8/10

Heathen Apostles Duo Tour Starts Friday Nov. 13th

Chopper and Mather will be heading up and down the US West Coast for a series of Heathen Apostles Duo shows to promote the new Fire to the Fuse album. They will be playing acoustically and showcasing alot of the roots elements that go into the Heathen Apostles sound, Mather will be playing guitar while Chopper plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. Come check out this unique Heathen Apostles experience!

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Heathen Apostles Early Halloween Show

The Heathen Apostles Trio (Mather, Chopper and Thomas) will be making a special guest appearance at the King’s Inn at The Escondite in downtown Los Angeles, also with Denver Broncos UK (members of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) and Spindrift. They will be onstage at 9pm sharp, then they will head over to Bar Sinister in Hollywood to join the rest of the band for their midnight show there. Click HERE for more info on this show.

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Heathen Apostles “Fire to the Fuse” Now Streaming

The new Chopper Franklin-produced Heathen Apostles album Fire to the Fuse is streaming from now until it’s release on Halloween on Ratchet Blade Records, check it out and if you dig it order the presale and have it before anyone else! Click HERE to listen.

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