Gothic Americana Music


“Dust To Dust” Album Cover – Southern Gothic Artwork

The Heathen Apostles are proud to reveal the cover art for their fifth album Dust To Dust, which will be released online Friday June 7th on Ratchet Blade Records. The cover art was conceived and designed by our own Mather Louth, and it it only seems fitting that this Southern Gothic artwork should be unveiled on Good Friday. Dust To Dust will be available on the Heathen Apostles’ webstore and all digital outlets, and will also be sold at all 33 shows on their upcoming European tour (which runs from June 13th through July 14th) and in brick and mortar stores in July. Check back with us here at the Heathen Apostles website for more release info and updates on the new music videos the band is working on.

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New Gris Grimly “Deathrider” T-Shirt Design

In 2013 the Heathen Apostles collaborated with Victoria Vengeance and Gris Grimly on the music video for their song Dark Was The Night, and now they are proud to reveal their new T-shirt, The Deathrider, designed by Gris Grimly himself! Inspired by the Heathen Apostles song Death Came a-Ridin’, it incorporates many of their favorite things: snakes, the Grim Reaper, bronc riding, steer skulls…. and more snakes! 

Available in both Men’s and Ladies styles, click HERE to see this amazing T-Shirt. 

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Tickets On Sale For Heathen Apostles Paris Show at Black Star

The tickets have gone online for the Heathen Apostles Paris show at Black Star on Tuesday June 18th. The show is one of a week’s worth of appearances in France for the Heathens, starting at La Bazka in Tranqueville-Graux, France on June 17th and ending in Nevers at the Fete de la musique on June 21st.  You can get your tickets online by clicking HERE, the band’s European tour starts June 13th and lasts through July 14th, be sure and check back for other presale ticket opportunities often.

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Heathen Apostles Southern Gothic Video Update

The Heathen Apostles have been busy on all fronts these days, they’ve been especially busy working on their new Southern Gothic video for Deadly Nightshade, here is a post from lead vocalist Mather Louth on Instagram about what’s been cookin’:

“We’ve been cooped up in the Devil’s Doghouse even more than usual lately, recording our new full length album (more on that soon 🤘🏻), collaborating on a new merch design, and prepping for our European summer tour. We also have been shooting our latest video for “Deadly Nightshade” with the mad genius @lordbinah – lots on our plates, but that means lots to come for y’all! In the meantime, here are a few great #bts shots of ‘Deadly Nightshade’ by @lfmora ”

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Heathen Apostles Featured on New Gothic Americana Blog

The Heathen Apostles have been featured on, which is a new Gothic Americana blog that is dedicated to the genre. is a collective that will feature the best in Gothic Americana music, art, film, literature and much more. The music end will lean heavily on the darkest country, blues, bluegrass, jazz and Cajun bands, as well as soundtracks and musicals. Film and literature will sway towards modern releases, as well as historical works, and there will be artwork from the many different forms in the style. To visit the Heathen Apostles interview, click HERE.

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Heathen Apostles Benefit Song “Paradise Lost” For The Victims Of California Wildfires

Heathen Apostles Benefit SongHeathen Apostles Benefit Song “Paradise Lost” For The Victims Of California Wildfires With Regime Music Group (Buy Links at Bottom)

Los Angeles based Gothic Americana outfit Heathen Apostles have released their new single “Paradise Lost” in conjunction with Regime Music Group across all digital platforms. All proceeds from the song will be donated to programs that support the victims of the California wildfires, including rebuilding efforts and animal rescue efforts. The members of Heathen Apostles and some of the staff members from Regime Music Group were directly affected by the deadly wildfires that spread through Malibu and surrounding areas where thousands of people lost property, businesses and nearly two million acres of land burned. 

“Paradise Lost is a requiem to those that lost in the fire and also to those that were lost in the fire. Seeing the utter devastation in Paradise and the simultaneous Woolsey fire on television back in November struck a deep nerve within me, and instantaneously, I found myself crying. It was a very primal emotion, that of a crushing sense of loss, and it was overwhelming,” said Heathen Apostles lead vocalist Mather Louth.

She continues, “I had the images of the destruction burned into my dreams night after night, and it was from the combination of those nightmares and countless conversations with friends and colleagues whose lives were forever changed by the fires that the song was written.”

Speaking about the label partnership with Regime Music Group for the release of the song,  Louth said, “We are incredibly humbled and grateful to have Kevin Zinger and his amazing team at Regime Management selflessly partner with us in our efforts. We are all working to make this release a success for the sake of the victims, and we hope that Paradise Lost will offer them a safe place to grieve for their losses while offering support and strength in the face of extreme adversity.”

Since their formation in 2013, the Heathen Apostles have branded the hide of alternative roots music forever with their incendiary bloodgrass music, releasing four full-length albums and a string of gothic western music videos (three of their most popular videos- “Death’s Head”, “The Reckoning”, and “Dark Was The Night”, have garnered 17K, 16K and 15K views respectively.) The latest Heathen release, “The Fall”, was just named EP of the Year by Folk N Rock. In 2018, the Heathens completed a successful tour of Northern Europe- including an explosive appearance at the world’s largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air- proving that their unique music cannot be pigeonholed. The Heathen Apostles have already confirmed over a dozen dates in Europe throughout June and July of 2019 and will be touring in support of their forthcoming fifth studio album.

Buy links:
iTunes click HERE
Amazon mp3 click HERE
Spotify click HERE

Mather Louth Interviewed By SD Voyager

Mather Louth InterviewedToday we’d like to introduce you to Mather Louth.

Mather, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Well, you could say that I’ve never been satisfied with boxing myself into any one means of creation, and that mindset started at a very early age. As a young child, I was always singing, sewing, sculpting, drawing…whatever I could experiment with (as free time seemed to be unlimited then!) But, the constant nucleus in my life was always music. As I grew a little older, I caught the musical theater bug and began performing in both scholastic and community productions for the next decade or so. I did not follow the path of typical higher education and decided instead to study in New York at a prestigious performing arts school. Though I was invited back for a second year of study, it became crystal clear to me that I wanted to pursue a career in music rather than theater, and so I moved to Los Angeles soon after. Over 14 years later…the rest is history, ha!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do? Why? And what do you hope others will take away from your work?
First and foremost, I define myself as the singer and lyricist for my band Heathen Apostles. In my spare time, I do also sew, write, model for artists, and collaborate with photographer friends. But oftentimes, those creative projects are directly connected with the band’s output. Our music could best be described as what we call “bloodgrass” – sort of a blend of Southern Gothic imagery and storytelling set to a moody, dark bluegrass soundtrack. Thematically, our songs touch upon a lot of universal human experiences: love, loss, grief, betrayal, redemption, death, and spirituality. And because of my own personal history, there’s absolutely a sense of theater in what we do, particularly in the music videos that accompany our singles.

My favorite music is that which hits me on a very primal, subcutaneous level- it could be something in the singer’s voice, the atmosphere in the instrumentation, or the lyrical content (or, in the best cases, all of the above.) As a musician, I hope to evoke that sort of instinctive response within the Heathen Apostles listener. Music to heal, music to inspire, music to empathize, music as a cathartic release- in short, I want our listeners to *feel*, and, more than that, to feel understood. There have been so many occasions where I’ve only felt understood listening to a song that echoed what I was going through at the time. If the Heathen Apostles can accomplish that sense of empathetic connection to our listeners through our music, I feel we have accomplished a very worthy pursuit.

How can artists connect with other artists?
Quite honestly, I feel that loneliness can provide a great spark of inspiration to create some truly meaningful work as an artist. When I moved across the country to Los Angeles without having any family or real friends here to help ground me, I felt incredibly lonely (particularly during the first year.) All I had was my instruments and my recording equipment to keep me company in my new home, and oftentimes I would just stay in and compose and write lyrics. There is absolutely a sense of loneliness that bled into the work I did during that time, but it was honest. I remember even writing myself a sort of lullaby one night because I felt terribly alone.

Loneliness is part of the existence of the artist…part of the existence of being human, really. We all yearn to belong on a primal level, to feel understood, loved, and appreciated. To insist otherwise is to deny your humanity.

However, if the loneliness isn’t channeling itself into productive artwork, I find that there are definite perks towards using social media to connect with fellow artists in a way that wasn’t easily possible by prior generations. I’ve personally been able to build some incredible friendships with other creatives from all over the world thanks to social media. However, I would greatly recommend limiting time spent on those outlets, as they can easily leech your creativity and wholly distract you from your artistic work. Balance is key!

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My personal website is, and the Heathen Apostles website is

You can read the entire Mather Louth interview on the SD Voyager website HERE.