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

RELEASES

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.

 


Heathen Apostles “Requiem for a Remix” Album Out 4/8/16

The new Heathen Apostles album Requiem For A Remix will be out April 8th on Ratchet Blade Records, it will feature remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching, Phantom of the Black Hills and will also have unreleased tracks and demos. Come celebrate the release with the band at their show at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s in Hollywood) on April 9th.

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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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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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Heathen Apostles “Evil Spirits” Preview Player

The preview player for the upcoming Heathen Apostles & Jyrki 69 EP Evil Spirits is up, preview it below or click HERE for the permanent link.


Heathen Apostles “Evil Spirits” EP Cover Art Revealed

The Heathen Apostles have teamed up with the Helsinki vampire himself of 69 Eyes and 69 Cats fame, Jyrki 69 to release a special 4-track EP Evil Spirits. The EP features two duets with lead Heathen vocalist Mather Louth, as well as two other killer tracks with Jyrki and Mather each taking the lead vocals. The EP will be available on August 28th, and those of you that will be at the 69 Cats shows in Finland can snag an early copy! Cover tintype by the amazing Allan Barnes.

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New Heathen Apostles EP w/ Jyrki 69!

A new Heathen Apostles 4 song EP will be released Tuesday August 25th and it will feature Jyki 69 on guest vocals. Jyrki is Chopper’s bandmate in the 69 Cats and is the long time lead vocalist for the Finnish goth n roll band the 69 Eyes. Jyrki will sing two duets with Mather, and each will sing lead with the other singing backups on the other two songs. Ratchet Blade Records will release the EP on CD and digitally, check back for more info.

Chopper and Jyrki in Austin, Texas

Chopper and Jyrki in Austin, Texas


Heathen Apostles’ “Fool’s Gold” Video Is Live!

The music video for the new Heathen Apostles’ single Fool’s Gold is live, check it out, comment and share, and you can get the single at iTunes HERE, Amazon.mp3 HERE or Bandcamp HERE.


Heathen Apostles’ “Fool’s Gold” Cover Art Revealed

The cover art for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Fool’s Gold has been revealed by Ratchet Blade Records, it features a photo by Lawrence Drayton, the single and accompanying video will be released Tuesday June 16th, check heathenapostles.com for more details.

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Mr. Badwrench CDs Back In Stock

Ratchet Blade Records now has copies of Mr. Badwrench’s immortal 1996 classic album Up Jumped the Devil back in stock. Widely regarded as one of the first true Gothabilly releases it features Chopper on guitar, Kustom Kulture artist and motorcycle builder Dan Collins on vocals and The Rocketz Tony “Slash” Red Horse on bass. Click HERE to preview and order.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Fool’s Gold” Teaser Video Premiere

The teaser video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles Fool’s Gold single (on Ratchet Blade Records) has debuted, the 1930’s Depression era-themed shoot was shot directed by the band and is a precursor to the full length video that will accompany the single’s release. Share and comment on it and check back for more release details on Fool’s Gold.


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::


Phantom of the Black Hills Pre Sale Launched

The $6.66 Pre Sale for the new Chopper Franklin produced Phantom of the Black Hills album Moonshine Bright (on Ratchet Blade Records) has launched, it ends November 11th, you can preview and order by clicking HERE.

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Doghouse Lords “Dark Side of the Bay” Single Out Now

The new Doghouse Lords single is out now, it’s about the cost of a few smokes and just as bad for you, get it on iTunes and Amazon, and preview it on YouTube below:


Doghouse Lords To Release “Dark Side of the Bay” Single

The Doghouse Lords will be releasing a digital single of Dark Side of the Bay, a hard rocker about a man doing hard time in San Quentin prison. It will be available from ratchet Blade Records on Oct. 21st and it will be on iTunes, Amazon.mp3 and all the major digital stores. Dark Side of the Bay cover


The 69 Cats’ “Transylvanian Tapes” CDs Are In!

The 69 Cats’ debut album Transylvanian Tapes have arrived at the Cleopatra Records offices, see below for some photos of the packaging. The release date is August 5th 2014, you can pre order yours today by clicking HERE.

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