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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

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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.

“Doghouse Lords” Rare Live Appearance

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.

Video Shoot For Heathen Apostles “Albatross” Single

The video shoot for the promo video for the upcoming Heathen Apostles single Albatross has wrapped, it was shot in sea caves up the California coast and also features underwater video. The Albatross single will be out on Friday December 9th on Ratchet Blade Records.

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