Gothic Americana Music


New Album “Boot Hill Hymnal” Out Friday the 13th of September

It’s just been announced the new Heathen Apostles album Boot Hill Hymnal will be available online on Friday the 13th of September, here’s the post from the Ratchet Blade Records website:

The new Heathen Apostles album Boot Hill Hymnal will be out in stores worldwide through Nail/Allegro distribution on November 12th but it will be available online here and at on Friday the 13th of September. You can preview it HERE, and below is the cover and track listing:


1. Red Brick Dust
2. Dark Was The Night
3. Forget-Me-Not
4. Never Forever
5. The Reckoning
6. The Dark Pines
7. It All Came Down
8. Murderer of Souls
9. Darkness of Dawn
10. Lonesome Whistle

Final Editing On “Dark Was The Night” Music Video

The editing continues on the Heathen Apostles’ second music video from they’re upcoming album, Laura Creecy (editor), Victoria Vengeance (director) are seen here doing cuts on “Dark Was The Night”, expect an October debut for it, check back here for more information.


Album Cover Photo Session With Allan Barnes

Mather, Chopper and Thomas did an amazing photo session with the great Los Angeles photographer Allan Barnes for the upcoming Heathen Apostles album cover. Allan works with authentic tintype plates  and always gets outstanding results. The album title and cover will be released shortly, meanwhile here is a sneak peak, and you can see more of Allan’s work HERE.
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Second Heathen Apostles Show In the Books…

… next up opening for the legendary Blasters at the Redwood Bar!
The show at the Down & Out on June 30th went great, the Heathen Apostles will now play with the Blasters and Savage Gospel (featuring Brian Waters of Flash Express) on Saturday July 20th at the Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Check Live dates for advance ticket sales, this show will sell out!


“Dark Was The Night” Video Shoot Begins June 17th

The Victoria Vengeance-directed video shoot for the Heathen Apostles’ “Dark Was The Night” begins shooting tomorrow, it features George Anderson, Nickie Jean, Frankie Sin, Kelly Devoto and Jamie Watkins among others. Here are some of the costume designs, conceptualized by Victoria and drawn by her husband film director Gris Grimly.
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The Blasters & the Heathen Apostles at the Redwood Bar!

It has just been announced that Saturday July 20th the Heathen Apostles will be playing with the Blasters  at the Redwood Bar in Downtown Los Angeles! This will also be the unofficial birthday gig for Mather (all she wants as a gift is for you to be there – and maybe a shot of Whistle Pig!) so come on down, and get there early, this show will sell out! Also appearing is the incendiary rockin’ blues duo Savage Gospel (feat. Brian Waters of Flash Express).  See LIVE DATES for more info, get advance tickets HERE, this show will sell out!

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Heathen Apostles – The First Taste is FREE!

The Heathen Apostles will be playing their debut show at the Redwood Bar in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday June 20th. They will be playing at 9 pm sharp so get there early and experience live what you’ve only watched, heard and hallucinated about up to now! Also on the bill is Dave Gleason, click HERE for more info.

Mather Louth Bathtub

“Dark Was The Night” Video in Pre-Production

The Heathen Apostles are preparing to enter pre-production for the second video from their upcoming album (due Summer 2013 on Ratchet Blade Records). Directing the video will be Victoria Vengeance from a storyline she created.

Victoria Vengeance and husband filmmaker Gris Grimly

Victoria Vengeance and husband filmmaker Gris Grimly

The Reckoning Video is Live

The Heathen Apostles debut video ‘The Reckoning” is up and online, check it out and leave a comment on YouTube, “The Reckoning” will be on the upcoming album on Ratchet Blade Records. The video was directed by the band and features legendary photographer Edward Colver as the Demonic Preacher:

Connect With The Heathen Apostles

Now that you’ve visited you can now connect with the band at the links below. Be sure and “Like” and “Add” as the case may be:


Band Page

Personal Page


YouTube Page

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Special Guests in the Studio

As the Heathen Apostles continue recording their debut record, they are joined by special guests Dimitri Artemenko on violin and Michael Livingston on mandolin and fiddle. Dimitri’s tracks are being recorded in Morlaix, France and Michael’s tracking at the Devil’s Doghouse in Echo Park, California. Expect a Summer 2013 release on Ratchet Blade Records.

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“The Reckoning” Video Shoot

Editing has begun for “The Reckoning”, the first video off of the debut Heathen Apostles LP (coming Summer 2013 on Ratchet Blade Records). The video features legendary photographer Edward Colver as a demonic preacher and was directed by the band. Check back for more info on the release date. Below are some screen captures of the raw footage.

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Welcome to!

The Ides of March have brought forward the launching of the Heathen Apostles website, the release of their debut single Dark Was The Night and a shot across the bow of the mundane musical landscape many have found themselves in today. This site features photo galleries containing great shots by photographers Riley Kern and Edward Colver, and you can receive a free download of the new Heathen Apostles single by clicking HERE. Check back often for more announcements regarding future releases, live shows, videos and more news of the Heathen Apostles

Heathen Apostles by Riley Kern