Guitarist & Bassist for the Heathen Apostles, The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes


Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. II Recording Under Way

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. IIRecording has begun on the Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. II, the follow up EP to Bloodgrass Vol. I, which was released in December of 2017 on Ratchet Blade Records. The five song EP will contain the Heathen Apostles’ unique blend of American roots music (bluegrass, country and blues) and dark, gothic tendencies. The band’s Chopper Franklin will again be producing the album, and filming of the music video for the lead single Deadly Nightshade (the song appearing in the video snippet below) will begin shortly. Check back for the release date and more info.


Heathen Apostles’ St. Patrick’s Day Bash

The Heathen Apostles, along with the Electric Children and Spencer Robinson & the Wolf Spiders, are appearing on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th at the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, Ca. Admission is FREE (2 drink minimum) and the show starts at 9pm, come on down for a night of Gothic Americana madness, along with a few surprises along the way. Visit the LIVE DATES, or click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Gothic Americana madness

Heathen Apostles Live at 2nd Hand Revival 2/10/18

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing Saturday February 10th at the 2nd Hand Revival in Eagle Rock, Ca. It is an annual two-day gathering of artists, poets, craftsmen, tinkerers, makers and peddlers of vintage goods. It is free, and there is plenty of food and booze to be had.
The band’s good friends Speedbuggy will be appearing as a duo at around 5:00, Heathen Apostles are on at around 6:00. Click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Live at 2nd Hand Revival

Gothic Americana Promo Video for Debuts - Gothic AmericanaThe promo video for the new Gothic Americana website has debuted. The site features all Gothic Western and is the latest venture of Chopper’s Ratchet Blade Media, watch the video below, then to check out the website click HERE


Ratchet Blade Media Launches Gothic Western Website

Chopper Franklin’s Ratchet Blade Media has launched the new Gothic Western website It will contain everything Gothic Western: music, literature, film & TV, art and fashion, and will focus on both current news, releases and events as well as classic releases and publications. Go on over and visit this unique site, and feel free to contact the administrators will any feedback and news tips you may have. Click HERE to visit.

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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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