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Deadly Nightshade – Southern Gothic Horror Music Video

The Heathen Apostles are proud to announce Deadly Nightshade, their new Southern Gothic horror music video, directed by good friend Jorge Jaramillo. It is the third video from their Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, out on Ratchet Blade Records. Here is the press release for the video:

Deadly Nightshade, the new music video from the Heathen Apostles, takes the band back into familiar dark territory; this time, the atmosphere is that of the quintessential Universal horror films of the 1930’s and 40’s.

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Those familiar with the iconic genre will thrill to the sights of a mortician-like banjo player piloting an angelic victim down river to her doom and corpses floating up from their graves, while burlap-masked musicians provide the soundtrack to a feral witch stealing the soul from our helpless heroine.

‘Inspired by classic horror movies and German expressionism, the main goal was to not romanticize an old style, but rather to bring it to something that could still be dark, creepy and beautiful,’ states director Jorge Jaramillo (who also directed the Heathen Apostles’ Paint the Stars video). Watch the new video HERE.

Southern Gothic HorrorLead vocalist Mather Louth: ‘When the Heathens sat down for the initial pre-production meetings with Jorge, we all agreed that reinventing and modernizing the classic black and white horror genre would be the perfect visual direction for “Deadly Nightshade”. I’ve always felt very strongly about “Deadly Nightshade” being incredibly cinematic in nature, and it was always clear to me that Jorge would be the perfect director for the song. His work is thought-provoking, filled with symbolism and horrifically disturbing creatures, and he is a true visionary and original.

The video also served as a fun exploration for me to portray both predator and prey, and I particularly enjoyed finding the physicality and mannerisms of the witch’s character. There is something quite freeing about playing a character that is so wholly repulsive and ugly, especially in today’s overly filtered and appearance-obsessed culture.’

Deadly Nightshade is the third music video from the band’s Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, check it out HERE. The Heathen Apostles fifth album, Dust to Dust, is out June 7th on Ratchet Blade Records.”

“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 GothicAmericana.com, which is a new Gothic Americana blog that is dedicated to the genre. GothicAmericana.com 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.

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