The gothic roots band featuring Mather Louth (Radio Noir), Chopper Franklin (The Cramps)and Thomas Lorioux (Kings of Nuthin').

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Many Thanks to Violinist Benedikt Brydern

The Heathen Apostles would like to thank the amazing Benedikt Brydern for filling in on violin at the recent Viper Room show, and thanks to all that made it out, the band had a blast. They will now be heading back into the studio to finish recording their upcoming Bloodgrass EP, check back for the release date and more info.

Viper Room photo by Marshall Watson


“Wild Witch of the West” Video to Feature Mather

The new Phantom of the Black Hills music video for Wild Witch of the West features the Heathen Apostles’ Mather Louth, who also sang on the song. The video debuts Friday August 11th and the album Scalped releases on August 25th on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for links and more details.

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Mather 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 release date.

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Heathen Apostles in Clutch Magazine Spread

The Heathen Apostles appearance at the 2nd Hand Revival was featured in the Japanese lifestyle magazine Clutch Japan. The 2nd Hand Revival is held annually at Runabout Clothing in Eagle Rock, Ca. 

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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 “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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Mather Louth Underwater Photo Session

Mather did an underwater photo session with the world renown and award winning photographer Cheryl Walsh. MUA by Alta DeKoven, with skirt and ribcage by Mather Louth Couture and cherub crown by the exquisite Fiori Couture. Mather will be shooting video footage to be included in the next Heathen Apostles video in October. Click on the photos to view larger.

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“Requiem For A Remix” CD In Stores Today

Today is the day for the brick and mortar release of the Heathen Apostles’ remix album Requiem For A Remix, featuring remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching and the Phantom of the Black Hills. Check back for more details, you can listen to Requiem For A Remix HERE.

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Promo Video 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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“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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“Requiem For A Remix” Release Weekend A Wrap

The release weekend for the new Heathen Apostles remix album Requiem For A Remix went insanely well as was hoped. Thursday saw the release of the Requiem promo video (watch it HERE), Friday evening included an appearance on 88.9 KXLU’s Stella Stray Pop show followed by a visit to DJ Meikee Magnetic at The Happy Haus night. The weekend capped off with the Heathens playing Bar Sinister in Hollywood, thanks to all that tuned in, rocked out and have been supporting the Heathen Apostles throughout the years. You can preview and purchase Requiem For A Remix HERE.

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Heathen Apostles at Bar Sinister by Kim Arbolante

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Mather Louth & Chopper Franklin on 88.9 KXLU 4-8-16 by Stella


Chopper Franklin 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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“Fire to the Fuse” Streaming In It’s Entirety

The new 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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“Fire To The Fuse” Cover Art Revealed

The cover art to the upcoming Heathen Apostles album Fire To The Fuse has been released, it was shot by David Moore at Wonderland Studios OC. Fire To The Fuse was produced by Chopper Franklin and will be out Halloween day on Ratchet Blade Records. It will also stream in it’s entirety here on HeathenApostles.com starting on Monday October 26th until it’s release day!

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New Vince Ray T Shirt Design Is In

The brand new Vince Ray Heathen Apostles T Shirt is available now, get this great design of a snake-haired Mather surrounded by the skull-headed band before they run out! You also get a free download, check it out HERE.

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Cover Shoot For “Fire To The Fuse” Album Wrapped

The cover shoot for the upcoming Heathen Apostles album Fire To The Fuse has wrapped, it was shot by David Moore at Wonderland Studios OC. Fire To The Fuse will be released on Halloween by Ratchet Blade Records. Here are some bts photos by makeup artist Ashley Gannon.

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Heathen Apostles Duo – Video Page

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

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


New Vince Ray T Shirt Design

World famous graphic artist Vince Ray has finished this insane design for the Heathen Apostles, T shirts, posters and stickers will be going into production soon! You can see more of his great work HERE.

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Fool’s Gold Video BTS Shots

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the Heathen Apostles video for the upcoming single Fool’s Gold (both the single and video are due 6/16/15 on Ratchet Blade Records), they were shot by the video’s director of photography Larry Drayton. Chopper is back from Europe (where he was touring with the 69 Cats) so post production and editing has begun. 

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“Fool’s Gold” Video Continues Shooting

The Heathen Apostles continued shooting the music video for the upcoming Fool’s Gold single this past weekend at South Bay Customs in El Segundo, Ca. The live performance footage has been completed, special thanks goes out to Michael and Robbin at SBC, Daniel DeLeon (of Resurex) for shooting the footage and to our brother Timbo Gruse (of Speedbuggy) for manning the mandolin. Shooting continues this weekend on location in Highland Park with Lawrence Drayton behind the camera. Below are some stills from this weekend’s shoot.

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Heathen Apostles Performing on 88.9 KXLU 2/20/15

To celebrate and promote their new single and video Death’s Head, the Heathen Apostles will be performing live on KXLU 88.9 this Friday night (Feb. 20th) at 11pm PST on Stella Kxlu‘s Stray Pop show. For those outside the Los Angeles area it will also be steaming live at the KXLU website: http://www.kxlu.com/ by clicking the Listen Now! button during the show. You can also call in and talk to the band at 310-338-5958.

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“Death’s Head” Cover Art Revealed

Ratchet Blade Records has released the cover art to the upcoming Death’s Head single, out digitally this Friday the 13th on iTunes, Amazon.mp3 etc. The video will debut then too, it was wonderfully shot by Lawrence Drayton, amazing makeup by Alexia Petre, awesome snakes provided by Peggy Rivera.

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Editing Has Begun on “Death’s Head” Video

The Heathen Apostles have begun editing the music video for the upcoming Death’s Head video. Here’s a peak at the process, the single and video will be released on Friday the 13th of February on Ratchet Blade Records.

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Upcoming Heathen Apostles Events

The Heathen Apostles have some upcoming shows and events this Spring, be sure and make it down and check out the new songs set for release this year:

  • 01/24/15 Los Angeles, CA at Cafe NELA
  • 02/13/15 Worldwide Release of “Death’s Head” single
  • 02/20/15 KXLU 88.9 (Los Angeles) Appearance at 11pm
  • 03/28/15 Hollywood, CA at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s)
  • 04/11/15 Perris, CA at Hippy Killer Hoedown at Farmer’s Fairgrounds
  • 04/18/15 El Segundo, Ca. at SBC Live

photos by Lawrence Drayton

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