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

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Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival Appearance

The Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival appearance can finally be announced, the band will be featured on Saturday August 4th at 14:15 (2:15pm) on the Beer Garden Stage. Wacken is a German hard rock festival that also leans toward country, bluegrass and the Old West. This year also features Danzig, Ghost and Stiff Little Fingers, check back for set time and more info. You can also purchase tickets HERE.

Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air

Heathen Apostles St. Paddy’s Day Photos

Photographer Alyson Camus got some great photos of the Heathens at their St. Paddy’s Day blow out at Maui Sugar Mill this past Saturday. The band thanks to all that came out, now back to recording Bloodgrass Vol. II!

 

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. II Recording Under Way

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. IIRecording has begun on the Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Vol. II, the follow up EP to Bloodgrass Vol. I, which was released in December of 2017 on Ratchet Blade Records. The five song EP will contain the Heathen Apostles’ unique blend of American roots music (bluegrass, country and blues) and dark, gothic tendencies. The band’s Chopper Franklin will again be producing the album, and filming of the music video for the lead single Deadly Nightshade (the song appearing in the video snippet below) will begin shortly. Check back for the release date and more info.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at the Maui Sugar Mill

The Heathen Apostles, along with the Electric Children and Spencer Robinson & the Wolf Spiders, are appearing on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th at the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, Ca. Admission is FREE (2 drink minimum) and the show starts at 9pm, come on down for a night of Gothic Americana madness, along with a few surprises along the way. Visit our LIVE DATES, or click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Gothic Americana madness

Heathen Apostles Live at 2nd Hand Revival 2/10/18

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing Saturday February 10th at the 2nd Hand Revival in Eagle Rock, Ca. It is an annual two-day gathering of artists, poets, craftsmen, tinkerers, makers and peddlers of vintage goods. It is free, and there is plenty of food and booze to be had.
The band’s good friends Speedbuggy will be appearing as a duo at around 5:00, Heathen Apostles are on at around 6:00. Click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Live at 2nd Hand Revival

Heathen Apostles on New Gothic Western Site

Heathen Apostles on Gothic Western The Heathen Apostles have been featured on the new Gothic Western site GothicWestern.com, a new collective dedicated to all Gothic Western and Southern Gothic. Check out the write up, then peruse all the features, they have articles on music, movies & TV, fashion, art and lifestyle, all relating to everything Gothic Western. To visit the site and see the article click HERE.
 

Heathen Apostles – Bloodgrass Vol. I – Gothic Americana / Dark Country

gothic americana / dark countryHeathen Apostles are launching a series of EPs, united by one theme, a new bluegrass style. In hearing the prominent gothic americana / dark country of the project it is properly deemed bloodgrass. Passion, blood, horror in the hot southern summer night. And no one will get away alive.

The legendary and truly imperishable spiritualism of Gershwin’s Summertime by Heathen Apostles sounds like a dark ritual dark folk; a song from the other side, from the world of the dead. Death Came a Ridin’ continues it, but it is more familiar to Heathen Apostles fans, the impetuous gothic americana thriller. Dark Days has a dark cabaret sound, noticeably different in its style from the rest of the track list of Bloodgrass Vol. I. Lady in Gold – a colorful sample of the combination dark country / bluegrass, it can be said, exemplifies the form and direction of the “new” subgenre. The modern classic country of Darrell  Scott’s You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive completes the first experience in the world of bloodgrass, with all the dimensions of the appropriate atmosphere.

Interesting EP. Heathen Apostles develop as a creative unit without leaving their format. At the same time there is no self-repetition, self-plagiarism, Bloodgrass sounds quite exciting. 7/10.

You can preview and order Bloodgrass Vol. I HERE. Read more from Viola Noir HERE (In Russian, use Google Translate if necessary.)