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Review of Dust To Dust on Viola Noir

Dust To DustThe new Heathen Apostles album Dust To Dust is a return to where they began. After experimenting with bluegrass, covers and collaborations, while revamping country music, the Heathen Apostles use the doctrine of the darkness, terror and horror with accompaniment of the banjo once again.

Burn It To The Ground begins as smooth dark country, leaving both ritual and dark roots in place. Bluesy symphonic tragedy and western-swiftness appear with the track Rise. Two For The Road mixes the narrative with emotionality, and generally changes the mood. On to One True Belief, where the listener is already warmed up and ready to listen to another scary tale with a bad end. The Bride develops the mystic-theme and brings us to a true tragedy on Paradise Lost. After – Where The Waters Meet as an unusual track for Heathen Apostles – lyrical with hypnotizing elements from old school, post punk music. Home Sweet Holmes – a gothic americana slasher with a dense narrative and an injection of sinister atmosphere. Spooky Southern Gothic, dirge-like reinvention of the classic In The Pines follows- as the soundtrack to sorrow and sadness, a kind of farewell song. Meditative, contemplative Easeful Death gives a short pause before the intense final part of the album. The final you could already hear when EP The Fall came out. Exactly in the same sequence of tracks, so we will not be repeated.

A successful appeal to their roots, without self-plagiarism, with the development of new themes, with a more fresh sound, where there are still characteristic handwriting and recognizable powerful vocals. Moreover, the Heathen Apostles never disappoint.

The release of the album Dust To Dust will be on June 7 from Ratchet Blade Records. Presale has already started, in addition, they have published dates for a European tour in support of this album. 8/10

 

Heathen Apostles 2019 European Tour Promo

The promo video for the Heathen Apostles 2019 European tour has debuted, it features all the show dates (32 in 32 days!) and a snippet of the new song Rise, which is taken from the band’s upcoming album Dust To Dust (out June 7th on Ratchet Blade Records). You can check out the Pre-Sale deals for the album HERE.

 

Heathen Apostles 2019 European Tour

Pre-Sale Launches For Americana Goth Album “Dust To Dust”

The pre-sale has launched for the new Heathen Apostles album Dust To Dust, out online on June 7th (and in stores worldwide on July 12th). The album is a great blend of their Americana Goth music, combining the gothic club stomper Burn It To The Ground alongside the spaghetti western scorcher Rise and the poignant Paradise Lost (released earlier this year to benefit the California wildfire victims). 

The pre-sales are a copy of the CD, a Heathen Apostles Logo T Shirt and a large Deathrider sticker for $15, and a CD and Deathrider sticker for $10. Both packages will ship as soon as the CDs arrive from the factory, and the T Shirt bundle will end as the shirt sizes run out. So check it out now, you can visit the band’s webstore by clicking HERE.

Americana Goth Album "Dust To Dust"

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.

Southern Gothic Horror

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.

Southern Gothic Artwork

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. 

Gris Grimly "Deathrider"Gris Grimly "Deathrider"

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.

Heathen Apostles Paris