HEATHEN APOSTLES

HEATHEN APOSTLES (USA)
European tour June/July 2019
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Tourdates 2019:
13/06/2019 Thursday Substanz Germany Leipzig
14/06/2019 Friday Altes Spital Germany Viechtach
15/06/2019 Saturday mySkylounge / 13th floor Kulturetage Germany Kempten
16/06/2019 Sunday Marina Switzerland Basel
17/06/2019 Monday La Bazka France
18/06/2019 Tuesday Black Star Live Club France Paris
19/06/2019 Wednesday Bar Le Tigre France Sélestat
20/06/2019 Thursday Brin De Zinc France Barberaz
21/06/2019 Friday Fete de la Musique La Tavern’ France Nevers
22/06/2019 Saturday Pickin’ Bones Belgium Linter
23/06/2019 Sunday Mout The Netherlands Nijmegen
24/06/2019 Monday Titanic Belgium Herenthout
25/06/2019 Tuesday 7ER Club Germany Mannheim
26/06/2019 Wednesday Chemiefabrik Germany Dresden
27/06/2019 Thursday Monkeys Germany Hamburg
28/06/2019 Friday Extra Blues Bar Germany Bielefeld
29/06/2019 Saturday Wild At Heart Germany Berlin
30/06/2019 Sunday Landhaus Rickermann Germany Reckenfeld
01/07/2019 Monday Exit Inside Belgium Lokeren
02/07/2019 Tuesday Shadow Germany Leverkusen
03/07/2019 Wednesday Q Germany Marburg
04/07/2019 Thursday Gotthard Bar Switzerland Zurich
05/07/2019 Friday Rakete Germany Stuttgart
06/07/2019 Saturday Partycentrum Buitenlust The Netherlands Landhorst
07/07/2019 Sunday Lokaal 42 The Netherlands Helmond
08/07/2019 Monday Pallieter Café Belgium Herselt
09/07/2019 Tuesday De Ouwehoer The Netherlands Rotterdam
10/07/2019 Wednesday available
11/07/2019 Thursday Rockcafé De Engel The Netherlands Den Helder
12/07/2019 Friday Sjock festival Belgium Gierle
13/07/2019 Saturday Sonic Ballroom Germany Köln
14/07/2019 Sunday Clouso The Netherlands Meppel
TBA The Netherlands Nijmegen

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Born of the voices of past lives and baptized in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the HEATHEN APOSTLES harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history. Using contrasting influences such as Bauhaus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Pogues with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn (the band covers her classic Fist City) and Memphis Minnie, the HEATHEN APOSTLES have created a style of music that at once conjures both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul.

   Crossing paths at a gathering one Indian summer evening, femme fatale bellower Mather Louth (Radio Noir) and rock n roll veteran Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes) quickly uncovered a mutual appreciation for murder balladry, Americana, and memento mori. It was not long before a collaboration that sought to marry these interests in a sonic landscape, THE HEATHEN APOSTLES, surfaced. The landscape was further tilled with the addition of Thomas Lorioux (The Kings of Nuthin’) on bass and Luis Mascaro on violin.

   The constant output of songs and videos capture the essence of the Heathen Apostles modus operandi: Southern Gothic imagery surrounded by haunting, minor-chord melodies, musical influences including Gothic Roots, Bluegrass, Blues, and Gypsy Jazz, all deftly bound together by the band’s dark and sometimes brooding sense of a bygone age. Their debut album, 2013’s Boot Hill Hymnal, 2014’s Without A Trace EP, 2015’s Fool’s Gold, Fist City and Death’s Head singles, as well as their second album Fire to the Fuse have all been released on Ratchet Blade Records. The third Heathen Apostles album Requiem For A Remix (featuring remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching and the Phantom of the Black Hills, as well as corresponding videos), the Misery and Gin EP (a tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard) and the single and video for Albatross came out in a busy 2016. 2017 brought out the Strange Flowers and the first Bloodgrass EP, which is the first of a series of EPs where the band plans to show their musical roots.

   2018 saw the release of the second roots EP, Bloodgrass Vol. II (accompanied by the highly regarded Paint the Stars video), followed closely by the fourth Heathen Apostles album Bloodgrass Vol. I & II (a vinyl and CD combination of the first two Bloodgrass EPs). A wildly successful European tour supported the album, and a music video for the infamous Death Came a Ridin’ single brought the band back into familiar Gothic Noir territory. A similar shoot for Deadly Nightshade, the second single from Bloodgrass Vol. I & II, is now in pre-production. If that wasn’t enough, the upcoming The Fall EP is slated for a Halloween 2018 release.

  2019 promises the Summer release of the fifth Heathen Apostles album, as well a second tour of Europe in support of it. Check http://www.heathenapostles.com for updates and news.

For the 2nd part of the EU Summer 2019 tour Jens De Waele (Fifty Foot Combo, The Grave Brothers, Thee Andrews Surfers ……) will slap the bass!

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