Ratchet Blade Records has released 44 Gun, the new single by the Doghouse Lords (Javier Matos, Chopper Franklin, John Bazz and Bill Bateman). 44 Gun was recorded live at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, Ca. and produced and mixed by Chopper Franklin. Click HERE to preview and order.
The Heathen Apostles will be returning to Bar Sinister on Saturday March 11th, in Hollywood, Ca. The set time is 11pm, and it will be the debut of new drummer Dino Guerrero, who has previously played with Charley Horse, Mike Ness and the Hangmen. Click HERE for more info.
The Doghouse Lords are featured in the film Cry Now, which will having it’s premiere at Laemelle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, Ca. on February 22nd at 7:30pm. The Doghouse Lords (Javier Matos, Chopper Franklin, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) play .44 Gun and Voodoo Lucy in the club scene. Click HERE for ticket info.
The Heathen Apostles will kick off their first show of 2017 on Saturday February 18th at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, Ca. It will be a special acoustic show during which the band will play rare cover songs as well as their unique take on Gothic Americana. Click HERE for more info.
Chopper Franklin sat in with the Blue Shadows (Javier Matos, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) at their record release show at Viva Cantina Saturday (effectively making it the Doghouse Lords for three songs). They played .44 Gun, Georgia Chain Gang and HUD, watch a fan video of Georgia Chain Gang below.
The Heathen Apostles latest single Albatross has been reviewed by Viola Noir on Gothic.com, the English translation is below, click HERE for the original review:
Happy New Year to all! Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin have spent part of the holiday in Salem, Massachusetts filming footage for an upcoming video project. They shot at Proctor’s Ledge, recently discovered as the actual site of the Salem Witch Trial hangings, and the Burying Point, the Salem graveyard where several participants in the Salem Witch Trials are buried. Check back for more details on this video and its release date.
The Heathen Apostles take a central core of faithful Americana and murder ballad arrangements and give things a slightly stylish, faintly gothic twist. “Albatross” is a one-track single and while their discography has several remixes and electronica elements in it, this is a straight-up three-minute 3 / 4 song featuring slightly Chrissie Hynde-like vocals over a folksy arrangement of violins and mandolins that would appeal to staunch Levellers fans.
The music video for the new Heathen Apostles single Albatross is live, it was filmed on the coast of Southern California and was directed by the Heathen Apostles. The song is out now on Ratchet Blade Records and can be previewed and purchased at these links: