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Death Came a Ridin’ Video Shoot Under Way

The music video for Death Came a Ridin’  has begun, it is the first video and single from the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, out on LP & CD on July 20th on Ratchet Blade Records. The Death Came a Ridin’ video is being directed by Ashley Joncas and will be debuted to coincide with the release of the Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album. Check back for more info and BTS pics as they are posted.

Death Came a Ridin' video BTS

BTS pics by Ashley Joncas

Bloodgrass Vol. II Review on Viola Noir

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. II ReviewBloodgrass Vol. II Review on Viola Noir:

Heathen Apostles continue the series of thematic EPs Bloodgrass. While previous release was focused on redefining bluegrass, the new one shapes the main features of reinvented genre.

The opening Deadly Nightshade seems to be the darkest variation of Southern Gothic ever known. It’s full of bluesy yearning, dark folk depression and pagan mysticism. Paint the Stars sounds more familiar with what the band makes nowadays. The song is swiftly, brief, but at the same time it contains some elements of intricate dark roots/bloodgrass ornament.

In addition, it is accompanied by stylish and atmospheric video. It was directed by Jorge Jaramillo, whose portfolio consists of macabre and technically complex visual projects with recognizable style. It is not surprising, therefore, that his collaboration with Heathen Apostles turned out to be so efficient.

Ramblin’ Man sounds a little surprising. It has bluesy mood, but not the one we have heard before. It is more contemplative, sensual, halftone. D.O.A is instead melodic and lyrical, it deeply roots in the memory. Shady Grove inherits gothic country and bloodgrass stylistics, while the final chapter Fever Jane is a smooth and calm ballad, adorned with Mather’s voice, which has no borders and limits in singing talent.

In general, the new EP proves to be great comeback of Bloodgrass theme – without any crisis of ideas or clichés.

You can listen to Bloodgrass Vol. II HERE.

Heathen Apostles & Speedbuggy Live 6/16/18

The Heathen Apostles are playing with their good friends Speedbuggy USA at the Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday June 16th. The show will be opened by Alice Austin playing solo, and it will be the first Heathen Apostles show since the release of their Bloodgrass Vol. II EP. The show is 21+, click HERE for more info. Heathen Apostles & Speedbuggy

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol 2 EP Out Today

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol 2 The new Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol 2 EP is out today, it was produced by Chopper Franklin for Ratchet Blade Records and is the sequel to last year’s Bloodgrass Vol. 1. You can preview and order the EP at the band’s webstore HERE

Paint the Stars is the first music video from BGV2 and can be viewed HERE.

Paint the Stars Video and Bloodgrass Vol. II Pre Sale Launched

Paint the Stars video Today the Heathen Apostles Paint the Stars video launches, along with the pre-sale for the Bloodgrass Vol. II EP (out 3/25/18 on Ratchet Blade Records). The video was directed by Jorge Jaramillo, and is the first from the upcoming EP. You can preview and order the BGVII EP for a low $3 HERE

Heathen Apostles’ Paint the Stars Video Coming May 21st

The release date for the Heathen Apostles’ new music video Paint the Stars has been announced. The Jorge Jaramillo directed video will debut on Monday May 21st, it is the first video from the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. II EP, out Friday May 25th on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for video links and more info, and stay tuned for upcoming music videos from this release, and the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. I & II, out this Summer on LP and CD.

Heathen Apostles - Paint the Stars video

Heathen Apostles European Tour Dates – UPDATED

The Heathen Apostles European tour dates for August 2018 have been updated, and there are only two open dates remaining on the calendar. August 12 and 14 are available at the moment, all inquiries should be directed to Kurt DeBont of Rootstown Bookings, you can contact Kurt HERE. Here are the confirmed dates as of now:

[UPDATE: All dates are finalized, see you at a show!]

3/08/2018 Friday – Freak Show, Essen, Germany 
4/08/2018 Saturday – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany 
5/08/2018 Sunday – Rockcafe De Engel, Den Helder, The Netherlands 
6/08/2018 Monday – De Ouwehoer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
7/08/2018 Tuesday – De Melkbus, Dordrecht, The Netherlands 
8/08/2018 Wednesday – Sonic Ballroom, Koln, Germany 
9/08/2018 Thursday – Bastard Club, Osnabruck, Germany
10/08/2018 Friday – Wild At Heart, Berlin, Germany
11/08/2018 Saturday – Extra Blues Bar, Bielefeld, Germany
12/08/2018 Sunday – Substanz, Leipzig, Germany
13/08/2018 Monday – Hausbar 13, Tübingen, Germany 
14/08/2018 Tuesday – Exit Inside, Lokeren, Belgium
15/08/2018 Wednesday – Plague Celebration Event, Aarschot, Belgium
16/08/2018 Thursday – Franziskaner, Bad Saulgau, Germany 
17/08/2018 Friday – 7erclub, Mannheim, Germany 
18/08/2018 Saturday – Marina Bar, Bazel, Switzerland 
19/08/2018 Sunday – Car show Lokaal 42, Helmond, The Netherlands 

Heathen Apostles European Tour Dates