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

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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.”

 


69 Cats Mini Documentary

69 Cats poster with Jyrki 69Two years ago the 69 Cats (Jyrki 69, Chopper Franklin and Danny B. Harvey) played in Helsinki with Nicky Turner from Lords of the New Church on drums. Here’s a mini rockumentary from that tour, produced by TV  4. Click HERE to watch.


POTBH “Wild Witch of the West” Video is Live

The new Phantom of the Black Hills video for Wild Witch of the West is live, it is the first music video from the new Phantom of the Black Hills album Scalped, out 8/25/17 on Ratchet Blade Records. It was directed by Chopper Franklin and features Mather Louth from the Heathen Apostles. Wild Witch of the West is an unofficial sequel to the Heathen Apostles video for Fist City, and contains footage from that video shot by Harmony Gerber.

Check out the Pre Sale for Scalped by clicking HERE.


Shooting Wrapped on New Phantom of the Black Hills Video

Shooting has wrapped on the new Phantom of the Black Hills hellbilly video Wild Witch of the West, the first single off of the new album Scalped, out August 25th, 2017 on Ratchet Blade Records. The video was directed by Chopper Franklin and features Mather Louth of the Heathen Apostles (who also contributed vocals to the song), check back HERE for the release date.

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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!

 


Pre-Production Begins For Heathen Apostles’ “Strange Flowers” Video

Pre-production has begun for the new video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Strange Flowers, on Ratchet Blade Records. The video will be directed by the band and will be shot over two weeks in April, check back for a release date for both the video and single.

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Heathen Apostles Filming In Salem, Massachusetts

Happy New Year to all! Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin have spent part of the holiday in Salem, Massachusetts filming footage for an upcoming video project. They shot at Proctor’s Ledge, recently discovered as the actual site of the Salem Witch Trial hangings, and the Burying Point, the Salem graveyard where several participants in the Salem Witch Trials are buried. Check back for more details on this video and its release date. 

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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


Chopper Sits in With The Blue Shadows

Chopper Franklin sat in with the Blue Shadows (Javier Matos, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) at their record release show at Viva Cantina Saturday (effectively making it the Doghouse Lords for three songs). They played .44 Gun, Georgia Chain Gang and HUD, watch a fan video of Georgia Chain Gang below.


The Passing of “Misery & Gin” Video Star Luz

Luz, who was of the actors in the Heathen Apostles’ Misery & Gin music video, passed away on November 18th. Here are comments from Mather and Chopper:

Mather: Completely in shock…rest in peace, talented and gentle soul. I will never forget how much you said you loved our version of Misery and Gin, and how it made you cry….I am crying for you now. Thank you for giving us your artistry- this video will seek to offer you a small sense of immortality.

Chopper: Just lost a good friend, Luz starred in the last Heathen Apostles video and nailed two parts like they were nothing. Good bye my man… 


Video Shoot For Heathen Apostles “Albatross” Single

The video shoot for the promo video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Albatross is under way, it is being shot in sea caves up the California coast and also features underwater video shot in Hollywood, Ca. The Albatross single will be out on Friday December 9th on Ratchet Blade Records.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” Video Is Now Live

The video for the new Heathen Apostles’ EP “Misery and Gin” (their tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard) is now live, the release will be out July 22nd, 2016 on Ratchet Blade Records. The “Misery and Gin” music video is another one of their Victorian tales of the Gothic Wild West.


Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” Teaser Video

The promo teaser shot with Lawrence Drayton for the upcoming Misery and Gin EP , The Heathen Apostles tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard, is now live. The EP is out July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records, the full length music video will be out that week, and the release show is on July 21st at the Viper Room, click HERE for tickets.


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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“Murderer of Souls (Chopper Franklin remix)” Video Debuts Today

The new Heathen Apostles Murderer of Souls (Chopper Franklin remix) music video has dropped, it was directed by the band and shot by Harmony Gerber at Devil’s Doghouse Studios. It is the first video from the new Requiem For A Remix album (Ratchet Blade Records), you can sample it HERE. For viewers in Germany click HERE.


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’ “Murderer of Souls” Remix Video Has Wrapped

Shooting has wrapped for the upcoming music video for Murderer of Souls (Chopper Franklin remix) from the just-released Heathen Apostles Requiem For A Remix album. The video was directed by the Heathen Apostles and shot by Harmony Gerber at the Devil’s Doghouse Studios, and it is slated for a May 2016 release. You can preview Requiem For A Remix HERE.Murderer screenshot

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“Murderer of Souls” video BTS by Harmony Gerber

 


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 “Drowned In Trouble” Promo Shoot Has Wrapped

The promo video shoot for the next Heathen Apostles single Drowned In Trouble has wrapped, it was shot on location at the White Mountain Apache reservation in Eastern Arizona by Dakota Livesay. Drowned In Trouble will be the second single and video from the Fire to the Fuse album, and the single’s release will be accompanied by a full length music video, check back for the release date. The photo below was shot on location during the shoot.

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Heathen Apostles “Fist City” Video Debuts Today

The day has come for the debut of the new Heathen Apostles video for their version of Loretta Lynn’s Fist City! It was directed by the band and shot by Harmony Gerber and features a cameo by the notorious Phantom of the Black Hills (fellow Ratchet Blade Records labelmates). Fist City is the first music video from the upcoming album Fire to the Fuse, out this Saturday October 31st. You can preview Fire to the Fuse HERE.


Heathen Apostles Duo – Video Page

Mather and Chopper will be playing some special shows as a duo this Fall, and they shot some videos to help promote them. Check them out HERE and if you are interested in booking them email info@heathenapostles.com.

Heathen Apostles Duo – Without A Trace from Heathen Apostles on Vimeo.


69 Cats “People Are Strange” Video Out Now

A new music video for the 69 Cats song People Are Strange has debuted, it was shot and edited by Jimi Cero. You can preview and order the album Transylanian Tapes HERE.


Heathen Apostles’ “Fool’s Gold” Video BTS Gallery Up

A gallery containing behind-the-scenes photos from the Heathen Apostles’ Fool’s Gold video shoot has been uploaded at HeathenApostles.com, it contains some great shots from the various locations by Lawrence Drayton, Daniel DeLeon and Michael Schrieber. Click HERE to view.

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