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Tour Photos and New Dark Country Album

Heathen Apostles dark country albumThe first batch of photos from the Heathen Apostles’ 2022 European tour are out, they feature pics from Ghent, Belgium, Dranouter, Belgium and Kempten, Germany. You can check them out in the gallery below, the tour lasted five weeks and was to promote their new dark country album Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4, out now on Ratchet Blade Records.

26/05/2022 Thursday – De Cactus, Henglo, NL
27/05/2022 Friday – De Pit, Terneuzen, NL
28/05/2022 Saturday – Paradox, Tilburg, NL
29/05/2022 Sunday – De Klinker Club, Aarschot, BE
30/05/2022 Monday – De Floeren Aap, Mechelen, BE
31/05/2022 Tuesday – day off
01/06/2022 Wednesday – Franzis, Wetzlar, DE
02/06/2022 Thursday – Unordnungsamt, Kalbe, DE
03/06/2022 Friday – Extra Blues Bar, Bielefeld, DE
04/06/2022 Saturday – Alte Schlosserei, Wuppertal, DE
05/06/2022 Sunday – Wild at Heart, Berlin, DE
06/06/2022 Monday – Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg, DE
07/06/2022 Tuesday – day off
08/06/2022 Wednesday – Oberstübchen, Regen, DE
09/06/2022 Thursday – City club, Augsburg, DE
10/06/2022 Friday – Alter, Mannheim, DE
11/06/2022 Saturday – Muziekcentrum Dranouter, Dranouter, BE
12/06/2022 Sunday – Deux Ours, Modave, BE
13/06/2022 Monday – day off
14/06/2022 Tuesday – Missy Sippy, Ghent, BE
15/06/2022 Wednesday – Die Heile Welt, Munster, DE
16/06/2022 Thursday – Monkeys, Hamburg, DE
17/06/2022 Friday – Schule 2, Bremen, DE
18/06/2022 Saturday – Kufa Löseke, Hildesheim, DE
19/06/2022 Sunday – Lokaal 42, Helmond, NL
20/06/2022 Monday – day off
21/06/2022 Tuesday – Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, NL
22/06/2022 Wednesday – Pferdestall, Bremerhaven, DE
23/06/2022 Thursday – Mout – The Netherlands – Nijmegen, NL
24/06/2022 Friday – Rakete, Stuttgardt, DE
25/06/2022 Saturday – mySkylounge / 13th floor Kulturetage, Kempten, DE
26/06/2022 Sunday – Hafen 2, Offenbach A.M., DE

Heathen Apostles Dark Country album

From the Heathen Apostles’ Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 press release:
2020 was a year of loss, reflection, and reevaluation. Trying as the times were to have a trio of tour cancellations both stateside and abroad as the live music industry seemingly evaporated overnight, the Heathen Apostles did not let the unexpected gift of time go to waste. To the contrary, the band channeled the turbulent year’s events and its complex emotions into their music, and the result- BLOODGRASS VOL. 3&4- is a dark country album of a collection of songs at once timely as they are timeless.

Heathen Apostles European Tour Photos

Photos are starting to come in from the Heathen Apostles’ September 2021 European tour, more will post soon, and they will be heading back in May and June of 2022 and are really looking forward to it. Any booking inquiries should be directed to Kurt DeBont at Rootstown, click HERE for more info.


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Heathen Apostles and Wovenhand Photos & Review

Heathen Apostles & Wovenhand Photos Heathen Apostles and Wovenhand photos, along with a nice review, have posted online. They are from the two bands’ show at The Echo in Los Angeles, Ca. on November 3rd, and were taken by photographers Dillon Vaughn and Karin Lindberg Freda. You can read the review by Janky Smooth HERE.

Heathen Apostles Duo Wrap Mid West Tour Dates

The Heathen Apostles Duo (Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin) have wrapped their Mid West shows opening for Shawn James. The dates included shows in Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana and Illinois. All shows were very well received, and the band will return shortly with the full line up. After a brief rest the band will  begin recording their next release, due out in Fall 2019. Here are some photos from the tour:

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Heathen Apostles Sjockfest Photos and More

Heathen Apostles Sjockfest photos (located in Gierle, Belgium), as well as other photos from their 2019 European tour, have been added to the tour’s gallery. You can click HERE to view them.

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Heathen Apostles Photos and Video From Kempten, Germany Show

We have received some photos, along with a highlight video, from the Heathen Apostles’ June 15th show with Shawn James at 13th Floor Kulturetage in Kempten, Germany. It was a slammin’ night to a packed house and a great way to help Shawn wind down his tour as the Heathens began theirs. You can see Mather and Chopper open for Shawn as a duo on the Midwestern leg of his American tour, see more details HERE. Photos by Image of You (, video by Bergshoen Media.

Heathen Apostles 2018 European Tour Photos

A gallery of Heathen Apostles 2018 European Tour Photos has been uploaded, it features several of the stops on the inaugural excursion, which included visits to Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Sweden.  Click HERE to view the gallery, thanks to all the photographers who contributed to it.

The band will be returning to Europe in June 0f 2019, contact Kurt DeBont of Rootstown Bookings to book the band by clicking HERE.

Heathen Apostles 2018 European Tour Photos

Live Photos From Rotterdam, NL

The Heathen Apostles’ “Hot as Hell” 2018 European tour blazes on, with temperatures getting up toward 100 degrees in some cities. Here are some great photos of the Cafe de Ouwehoer show in Rotterdam, Netherlands as captured by Martijn Berlage.

Heathen Apostles at Wacken Open Air

The Heathen Apostles set at Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken Germany was a barn-burner, with a raucous set combining with record setting temperatures. The event was the second stop on the Heathen Apostles’ 2018 European tour, the next show is at Rock Cafe de Engel in Den Helder, Netherlands. 

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!


Sneak Peek From the Ashley Joncas Shoot

The Heathen Apostles did a photo session with the immensely talented photographer Ashley Joncas of Enigme Studio and we have a sneak peak at the results. The shoot featured the original three members of the band (Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin and Thomas Lorioux) and was dubbed “The Unholy Three”. Check back for more photos from this awesome collaboration.

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Heathen Apostles Photo Session With Justin Rosenberg

Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin took to the woods of Lake Arrowhead, Ca. for a photo session with Justin Rosenberg. Mather featured moth wings by designer Costurero Real and dress by her company Cavader Coutre, makeup was by Alta DeKoven.

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“Strange Flowers” Video BTS Gallery

The behind-the-scenes gallery for the Heathen Apostles music video Strange Flowers has been uploaded, click HERE to see the photos from this wild video. Click HERE to watch the Strange Flowers music video.

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More Underwater Footage For Upcoming Music Video

Mather shot some underwater video footage that will be used in a music video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Albatross, due out Fall 2016 on Ratchet Blade Records. Underwater photography by the award-winning Cheryl Walsh, MUA Alta DeKoven, starry coat and headdress by Mather Louth, Skirt and neck ruff by Cheri Wilson Chagollan.

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Heathen Apostles Photos By Chad Michael Ward

Just released are new photos of Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin by photographer extraordinaire Chad Michael Ward. They were taken in Chad’s studio in Hollywood, Ca., check back for more photos from this awesome session.

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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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“Misery and Gin” Video BTS Photos

The video shoots for both of the Misery and Gin music videos (teaser and full length) have wrapped, and a gallery of behind-the-scene photos has been uploaded. The Misery and Gin EP will be released this Friday, July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records, and the release show is Thursday July 21st at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. Click HERE to view the Misery and Gin Video BTS Photo Gallery.

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Photos From Merle Haggard Tribute

The Heathen Apostles appeared as a trio at the Merle Haggard Tribute May 15th at Viva Cantina in Burbank, Ca. The show was a smash, with over 20 artists performing. The Heathens played I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can and Misery & Gin, below are some photos of the event by John Nikolai.

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February Acoustic Shows A Wrap

The Heathen Apostles’ special February acoustic appearances wrapped this past Saturday with a full band set at The Echo in Echo Park, Ca. The band will be back in their full acoustic/electric glory at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s) in Hollywood on Saturday April 9th. Also appearing will be Jason Charles Miller (of Godhead) and Hannah Aldridge. Check out some great photos by Diana Ming Jeong from The Echo gig below.


Photos from Cafe NELA Appearance

Here are some photos of the Heathen Apostles acoustic trio set at Cafe NELA this past Saturday night. The band will be performing at The Echo in Echo Park, ca. this coming Saturday, it is an early show (doors at 5pm), so come down and see another special set containing songs that may never be performed live again! Click HERE from the Facebook event page.  All photos shot by Stephanie Pick.Trio 8+

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Heathen Apostles Duo – Live Photos

The Heathen Apostles Duo has completed the second leg of their west coast shows promoting the new Fire to the Fuse album. Chopper and Mather would like to thank Paso Robles, Solvang and Lancaster for their strong support, the next shows are on December 10th through the 13th in Northern California, click HERE for more details. You can also see photos from the shows by clicking HERE.


“Fist City” Video BTS Photos Are Up

A behind-the-scenes photo gallery for the new Fist City music video is up, it contains candid photos of the band, Lady Death (portrayed by Nayeli Morales) and special guests the Phantom of the Black Hills. Click HERE to view the gallery, and click HERE to watch the Fist City video, which was directed by the Heathen Apostles and shot by Harmony Gerber.

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“Fool’s Gold” Video BTS Gallery Up

The gallery containing behind-the-scenes photos from the Fool’s Gold video shoot has been uploaded, it contains some great shots from the various locations by Lawrence Drayton, Daniel DeLeon and Michael Schrieber. Click HERE to view.


More Stills From The “Death’s Head” Video Shoot

More production stills have emerged from the Death’s Head music video shoot, this time they were shot on location by Lee Sterling. Both the Death’s Head single and video are out now on Ratchet Blade Records, you can preview and buy the single HERE, and you can watch the video HERE.

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