Archive for June, 2018

Heathen Apostles Return to Bar Sinister 7/14/18

The next Heathen Apostles show is at Bar Sinister, the premiere Gothic club, on Saturday July 14th. Bar Sinister is located at the legendary Boardner’s bar in Hollywood, Ca. There will be advance CDs of their upcoming album “Bloodgrass Vol. I & II” (out July 20th on Ratchet Blade Records). Head down and grab a copy and get it signed by the band. The Heathen Apostles will be on at 11 pm. Click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Return to Bar Sinister

Heathen Apostles Death Came a Ridin’ Music Video Wrapped

Principal photography on the upcoming Heathen Apostles Death Came a Ridin’ music video has wrapped, the Heathen Apostles would like to thank the many cast and crew members that participated in this epic production. The Death Came a Ridin’ music video is the first from the forthcoming Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, out July 20th on LP & CD on Ratchet Blade Records.

The Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album will consist of the two digital-only EPs released in 2017 and 2018, and will be available on the band’s European tour, starting August 3rd in Essen, Germany. Check back for more info and links.

Heathen Apostles Death Came a Ridin' music video

Heathen Apostles’ Death Came a Ridin’ Video Shoot Under Way

The shoot for Death Came a Ridin’ video 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.

The shoot for Death Came a Ridin' video

BTS pic 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.