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More Stills From The “Death’s Head” Video Shoot

More production stills have emerged from the Heathen Apostles’ Death’s Head music video shoot, this time they were shot on location by Lee Sterling. Both the Death’s Head single and video are out now on Ratchet Blade Records, you can preview and buy the single HERE, and you can watch the video HERE.

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The 69 Cats SXSW Showcase Date Announced

The 69 Cats South By Southwest Festival showcase has been announced, they will be performing Saturday March 21st at the Lucky Lounge in Austin, Texas. They will take the stage at 10pm, preceded by Danny B. and Annie Marie Lewis at 9, check the Live Dates page for more info, see you there!

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photo by Robert John Photography

 

Heathen Apostles’ “Death’s Head” Single and Video Are Live

The new Heathen Apostles Death’s Head music video is live, it was directed by the band and Lawrence Drayton, check it out and help support the band by clicking HERE to preview and buy the song on iTunes and HERE to get it on Amazon::

Photos From Heathen Apostles’ “Death’s Head” Video

Here are some production stills from the upcoming Heathen Apostles music video “Death’s Head”, shot on location by Lawrence Drayton. Both the single and the video will be released on Friday the 13th of February on Ratchet Blade Records.

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Editing Has Begun on Heathen Apostles’ “Death’s Head” Video

The Heathen Apostles have begun editing the music video for the upcoming Death’s Head video. Here’s a peak at the process, the single and video will be released on Friday the 13th of February on Ratchet Blade Records.

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Upcoming Heathen Apostles Events

The Heathen Apostles have some upcoming shows and events this Spring, be sure and make it down and check out the new songs set for release this year:

  • 01/24/15 Los Angeles, CA at Cafe NELA
  • 02/13/15 Worldwide Release of “Death’s Head” single
  • 02/20/15 KXLU 88.9 (Los Angeles) Appearance at 11pm
  • 03/28/15 Hollywood, CA at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s)
  • 04/11/15 Perris, CA at Hippy Killer Hoedown at Farmer’s Fairgrounds

photos by Larry Drayton

Chopper-Produced Phantom of the Black Hills CD Reviewed

The new Chopper Franklin produced Phantom of the Black Hills album Moonshine Bright has been reviewed by The Examiner, it received 4 of 5 stars:

Phantom of the Black Hills, one of the outlaw music scene’s favorite bands of renegade pickers, stummers, pluckers and bangers, is back with a new album on Ratchet Blade Records, Moonshine Bright. Continuing to terrorize the musical wagon trail of the current roots revival with their signature sound of doom country, frontier-core and hellbilly punk, Phantom of the Black Hills’ most recent collection of songs is as powerful and violent as the fiery blast of an old blunderbuss, with each deadly projectile hitting a different mark.

New full-length by Phantom of the Black Hills

Throughout Moonshine Bright Phantom of the Black Hills lay down some mean distorted chords, plenty of pickin’ and strummin’, hillbilly fiddin’, strong drums, and gritty outlaw vocals. The opening song, which is also the title track, is as dirty and intoxicating and homegrown as the contents of the musical barrel in which it was distilled. “Hellbetties Risin’,” the first single from Moonshine Bright, is a raw cowpunk offering with male and female vocals, is as sharp as the edge of a boot knife. “In Hell” takes a lawbreaker anthem which rides like hell for the horizon, loot in hand, putting some distance between oneself and the hangman’s noose, yet knowing full well that when the times comes hell will be one’s ultimate destination. “The Storm is my Shelter” is about as close to traditional country music as Phantom of the Black Hills get, but it is still pretty far removed from the purist idea of the genre, which is decidedly a good thing. The closer, “A Life for an Eye,” is a little different from the rest of the album in that it is garagey roots rock and dark country punk hybrid.

Moonshine Bright by Phantom of the Black Hills is available from the Ratchet Blade Records webstore here.

by James G. Carlson
The Examiner

read the review online by clicking HERE

Heathen Apostles’ “Death’s Head” Video Sneak Peek

A photo has been posted on the Heathen Apostles’ Instagram page with a sneak peek of the headdress from the upcoming Death’s Head video. The band will be shooting on location with Larry Drayton (aka Raven’s Laughter) and they are shooting for a February 2015 release. You can visit the band’s Instagram page by clicking HERE.

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The 69 Cats at SXSW 2015

The 69 Cats have once again been invited to play at South By Southwest in Austin, TX during the week of March 17th – 22nd, 2015, and they are looking into playing shows in the Southwest around that time. The final SXSW dates have not yet been announced, check back for more info.

69 Cats at the Viper Room

Heathen Apostles at Harvelle’s LBC Dec. 19th

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing at the Seduction: Masqerade Burlesque Ball at Harvelle’s in Long Beach, Ca. on Friday December 19th. The band will be on at 9 pm sharp so be early and be ready to hear their new songs from their upcoming album. Click HERE for more details.

Harvelles show

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