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

RELEASES

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. 

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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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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.”

 


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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Heathen Apostles’ “Strange Flowers” Preview & Buy Links

The links to preview and buy the new Heathen Apostles’ protest song Strange Flowers are below, be sure and get behind the rebellion by supporting this song and its music video.

Bandcamp (& get the remix and a cover of Echo & the Bunnymen’s Killing Moon for free) click HERE
iTunes click HERE
Amazon click HERE
YouTube click HERE

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Heathen Apostles’ “Strange Flowers” Single & Video Debuts Today

The new Heathen Apostles’ single Strange Flowers is available today, along with the music  video for the song. If you buy through the band’s digital webstore you will  receive and free copy of the Strange Flowers remix (by Almighty Watching) and a bonus track of the Heathen’s Apostles’ cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s The Killing Moon. You preview the songs by clicking HERE, and be sure watch and comment on the video too!

 


Heathen Apostles “Strange Flowers” Single and Video Out This Friday

The new Heathen Apostles’ Strange Flowers single and video are due out this Friday May 12th, the final video has been edited and uploaded to various video sites. Check back for purchase and viewing links.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Strange Flowers” Cover Art Revealed

The cover art for the new Heathen Apostles single Strange Flowers has been released, the single and video will be out on Friday May 12th on Ratchet Blade Records. Visit www.heathenapostles.com for more info, video BTS photos and release links.

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New Doghouse Lords Single “44 Gun”

Ratchet Blade Records has released 44 Gun, the new single by the Doghouse Lords (Javier Matos, Chopper Franklin, John Bazz and Bill Bateman). 44 Gun was recorded live at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, Ca. and produced and mixed by Chopper Franklin. Click HERE to preview and order.

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Doghouse Lords in “Cry Now” – Movie Premiere 2/22/17

Chopper’s rockin’ blues band the Doghouse Lords are featured in the film Cry Now, which will having it’s premiere at Laemelle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, Ca. on February 22nd at 7:30pm. The Doghouse Lords (Javier Matos, Chopper Franklin, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) play .44 Gun and Voodoo Lucy in the club scene. Click HERE for ticket info.

 


Heathen Apostles’ “Albatross” Music Video Is Live

The music video for the new Heathen Apostles single Albatross is live, it was filmed on the coast of Southern California and was directed by the Heathen Apostles. The song is out now on Ratchet Blade Records and can be previewed and purchased at these links:

iTunes click HERE
Bandcamp click HERE


Cover Art For Upcoming Heathen Apostles “Albatross” Single

The cover art for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Albatross has been revealed, the single and music video will be out Friday December 9th on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for music and video links, or sign up for the Heathen Apostles mailing list in the sidebar of this page.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Requiem For A Remix” In Stores Today

Today is the day for the brick and mortar release of the Heathen Apostles’ remix album Requiem For A Remix, featuring remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching and the Phantom of the Black Hills. The band is in pre-production for a music video for their cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s The Killing Moon, which is included as a bonus track on the album. Check back for more details, you can listen to Requiem For A Remix HERE.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” EP Out Now

The new Heathen Apostles EP Misery and Gin is out today, you can preview and purchase it in the Heathen Apostles store (by clicking HERE) or at iTunes, Amazon.mp3 or anywhere you get your music! Check out this tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” Video BTS Photos

The video shoots for both of the Heathen Apostles’ Misery and Gin music videos (teaser and full length) have wrapped, and a gallery of behind-the-scene photos has been uploaded. The Misery and Gin EP will be released this Friday, July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records, and the release show is Thursday July 21st at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. Click HERE to view the Misery and Gin Video BTS Photo Gallery.

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Heathen Apostles “Misery and Gin” EP Cover Released

The cover art for the upcoming Heathen Apostles Merle Haggard Tribute EP Misery and Gin has been released, it features Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin in a photo by Lawrence Drayton. The Misery and Gin EP will be out July 22nd, 2016 on Rtachet Blade Records, and the music video for Misery and Gin will debut that week as well. The release show is scheduled for July 21st at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. and will also feature Charlie Overby & the Broken Arrows and Paul Cauthen. Click HERE for tickets.

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Misery and Gin EP cover photo by Lawrence Drayton.


Heathen Apostles Promo Shoot For “Misery and Gin”

The Heathen Apostles shot the footage for an upcoming promo video short for their upcoming EP Misery and Gin. It was shot in 110 degree heat in Palmdale, Ca. by Lawrence Drayton and will be released shortly. The band will be shooting the full length music video beginning June 27th and the Misery and Gin EP will be released on July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for more details.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” EP out July 22nd

The Heathen Apostles will be releasing their Merle Haggard tribute EP Misery and Gin on July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records. It will feature the two songs they performed in May at the Merle Haggard tribute concert Misery and Gin and I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can. The EP will also feature a remix of I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can by Almighty Watching. A release show has been scheduled for July 21st at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. Also appearing will be Charlie Overby and Paul Cauthen. Check back for more details.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Requiem For A Remix” In Stores 8/5/16

The new Heathen Apostles remix album Requiem For A Remix will be in stores worldwide on August 5th. It is on Ratchet Blade Records and is distributed by Nail Distribution and will feature different cover art than the “DJ Only” version available now online (you can preview and order that version HERE). New photos were take for the release by Holly West, one of them is posted below.

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Heathen Apostles “Murderer Of Souls” Video Drops Friday

The upcoming Heathen Apostles music video for Murderer of Souls (Chopper Franklin remix) [from the just-released Requiem For A Remix album] drops this Friday April 29th. The video was directed by the Heathen Apostles and shot by Harmony Gerber at the Devil’s Doghouse Studios, you can preview the song and the rest of the Requiem For A Remix album HERE.

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Heathen Apostles “Drowned In Trouble” Promo Video Live

Ratchet Blade Records has released a promo short of the song Drowned in Trouble from the 2015 Heathen Apostles album Fire To The Fuse. It was shot on location at the White Mountain Apache reservation in Eastern Arizona by Dakota Livesay. You can listen to the entire Fire To The Fuse album by clicking HERE.


Heathen Apostles’ ‘Requiem For A Remix’ Video Live

The promo video for the new Heathen Apostles album “Requiem For A Remix” features sample clips from each song put to original music videos, outtakes and even a chronological photo gallery (with the band’s first live show ever at the end). You can view the presale HERE.