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


Sneak Peek of Ashley Joncas / Heathen Apostles Shoot

The Heathen Apostles did a photo session with the immensely talented photographer Ashley Joncas of Enigme Studio and we have a sneak peak at the results. The shoot featured the original three members of the band (Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin and Thomas Lorioux) and was dubbed “The Unholy Three”. Check back for more photos from this awesome collaboration.

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Heathen Apostles Friday the 13th Show

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to the Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles on Friday the 13th of October. Come on down and join the band in conjuring up the spirits with some southern gothic, dark roots music! The band is on at 11pm, also appearing are Eva O, Johnny Indovina and Belltower Rats. Click HERE for more info.

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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.

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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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.

Heathen Apostles’ Viper Room Show August 15th

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing Tuesday August 15th at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. They will be joined onstage by special guest Benedikt Brydern on violin, also appearing Reverend Red and House of Rabbits. Click HERE for tickets and more info.

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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 Photo Session With Justin Rosenberg

Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin took to the woods of Lake Arrowhead, Ca. for a photo session with Justin Rosenberg. Mather featured moth wings by designer Costurero Real and dress by her company Cavader Coutre, makeup was by Alta DeKoven.

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Mather Louth and Phantom of the Black Hills Collaboration

The Heathen Apostles’ Mather Louth is singing on the new Phantom of the Black Hills album Scalped, out soon on Ratchet Blade Records. She sings on Wild Witch of the West, the first single from the record and will also appear in the music video. Chopper Franklin is producing, check back for more details, including the August 2017 release date.