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Bloodgrass Vol. II Cover Art and Release Date

The Heathen Apostles are proud to release the cover art to the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. II EP, the follow up to 2017’s Bloodgrass Vol. I. It will be released on May 25th on Ratchet Blade Records, and again will be produced by Chopper Franklin. The artwork will feature drawings by the multi-talented Stephanie Inagaki, Stephanie did the Appariton II drawing of Mather that graced the Vol. I cover, you can see more of her awesome work at her Miyu Decay website HERE. Also check back for more info and BTS photos of the upcoming Paint the Stars music video shoot.

Bloodgrass Vol. II cover

Jorge Jaramillo to Direct Heathen Apostles’ Video

The Heathen Apostles are collaborating with Columbian filmmaker Jorge Jaramillo on the music video for the upcoming single “Paint the Stars”. Jorge has long been on the cutting edge of film production and stereoscopic animation, and is a good friend of the band. You can see some of his work HERE.

“Paint the Stars” is  the first offering the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. II EP, due for release in May 2018 on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for the EP’s release date and more info on the “Paint the Stars” video shoot and release.

Jorge Jaramillo

Jorge Jaramillo painting by Ana Sanchez

Great Review of Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. I in Ox fanzine

A 9 of 10 stars review of the Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. I EP will be in the next issue of Germany’s Ox fanzine, there will also be an upcoming feature on the band to coincide with their August 2018 tour of Europe. The English translation is below for those who don’t read German:

HEATHEN APOSTLES
Bloodgrass Vol. I
Ratchet Blade • ratchetbladerecords.com • 21:01 • 9 of 10 stars 

Blood, horror and passion in the happy the southern heat of America: HEATHEN APOSTLES call their Dark Alternative Gothic Americana Doom Bluegrass sound simply Bloodgrass. On the new EP of the band from Los Angeles, that features former members of THE CRAMPS and THE KINGS OF NUTHIN ‘, there are two cover songs and three brand new ones Original compositions. The dark-hypnotic Bluegrass version of the Gershwin classic “Summertime” opens up the dance, and the soulful reinterpretation of Darrell Scott’s “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” closes it. In between are three of the Heathen Apostles own Gothic Americana songs: The Nick Cave -inspired “Death Came a Ridin’ “, the jazzy “Dark Days” and the driving bluegrass piece “Lady in Gold”. Reviewed by Karin Hoog  

Preview the Bloodgrass Vol. I EP HERE.

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. I Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. I

Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival Appearance

The Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival appearance can finally be announced, the band will be featured on Saturday August 4th at the Beergarden Stage. Wacken is a German hard rock festival that also leans toward country, bluegrass and the Old West. This year also features Danzig, Ghost and Stiff Little Fingers, check back for set time and more info. You can also purchase tickets HERE.

Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air

Heathen Apostles St. Paddy’s Day Photos

Photographer Alyson Camus got some great photos of the Heathen Apostles at their St. Paddy’s Day blow out at Maui Sugar Mill this past Saturday. The band thanks to all that came out, now back to recording Bloodgrass Vol. II!

 

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 GothicWestern.com Debuts

GothicWestern.com - Gothic AmericanaThe promo video for the new Gothic Americana website GothicWestern.com 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 GothicWestern.com. 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.

Gothic Western website