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Jorge Jaramillo to Direct Heathen Apostles’ “Paint the Stars” Video

The Heathen Apostles are collaborating with Columbian filmmaker Jorge Jaramillo on the music video for the upcoming single “Paint the Stars”. Jorge has long been on the cutting edge of film production and stereoscopic animation, and is a good friend of the band. You can see some of his work HERE.

“Paint the Stars” is  the first offering the upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. II EP, due for release on May 25th on Ratchet Blade Records. Check back for the EP’s release date and more info on the “Paint the Stars” video shoot and release. To preview and order the Heathen Apostles’ Bloodgrass Vol. I, click HERE.

Jorge Jaramillo

Jorge Jaramillo painting by Ana Sanchez

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.

Ratchet Blade Media Launches Gothic Western Website

Ratchet Blade Media has launched the new Gothic Western website GothicWestern.com. It will contain everything Gothic Western: music, literature, film & TV, art and fashion, and will focus on both current news, releases and events as well as classic releases and publications. Go on over and visit this unique site, and feel free to contact the administrators will any feedback and news tips you may have. Click HERE to visit.

Gothic Western website

Heathen Apostles ‘Summertime’ Debuts Today

Heathen Apostles 'Summertime'The Heathen Apostles ‘Summertime’ has debuted , it’s the first song from their upcoming Bloodgrass Vol. I EP, out Friday December 15th on Ratchet Blade Records. The Gershwin classic was produced by Chopper Franklin, and the band has begun shooting the first music video for the EP, for the song Dark Days. Check back for more news and links.

Heathen Apostles Booking European Tour 2018

The Heathen Apostles European tour for Summer 2018 is now being booked, the band is working with Kurt De Bont of Rootstown Bookings in Belgium. Dates are filling up fast, to book the band contact Kurt HERE.

Rootstown Booking Heathen Apostles European Tour 2018

Remastered Berlin Brats Album Now Available

Ratchet Blade Records has released a newly remastered version of the Berlin Brats’ Believe It Or Rot: 1973-1976. It the first (and only) album of the band, which had been christened in the 1970’s as Los Angeles’ answer to the Rolling Stones and New York Dolls. It is also the first band of the Mau Maus’ Rick Wilder, the arrival of punk rock having caused the band’s break up. The remastering was performed by Chopper Franklin, click HERE to preview and order.

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Bill Bateman and the Return of the Red Devils

Doghouse Lords’ drummer Bill Bateman has traveled to Europe for the return of the Red Devils, with Big Pete van der Pluijm replacing the late Lester Butler on vocals. Long in the works, a summer European tour opening for ZZ Top (as well as several headlining club gigs) starts July 6th, 2017.

 

Mather Louth and Phantom of the Black Hills Collaboration

The Heathen Apostles’ Mather Louth is appearing on the new Phantom of the Black Hills album Scalped, out 8/25/17 on Ratchet Blade Records. She sings on Wild Witch of the West, the first single from the record and will also appear in the music video. Chopper Franklin is producing, check back for more details, including the release date.

POTBH and Mather

Pre-Production Begins For Heathen Apostles’ “Strange Flowers” Video

Pre-production has begun for the new video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Strange Flowers, on Ratchet Blade Records. The video will be directed by the band and will be shot over two weeks in April, check back for a release date for both the video and single.

Shotgun & Stones

HA Patch

Doghouse Lords in “Cry Now” – Movie Premiere 2/22/17

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.

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