Goth n Roll band featuring Jyrki 69 (69 Eyes), Danny B. Harvey (The Headcat, Rockats) & Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes).


Chopper Franklin’s Heathen Apostles Gothic Americana Video

Heathen Apostles - Gothic AmericanaChopper Franklin‘s Heathen Apostles band’s new Paint the Stars video has launched, as has the band’s Gothic Americana Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album. The video was directed by Jorge Jaramillo, and is the first of several from the upcoming LP. You can preview and order the Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album HERE. You can also listen to and order the Evil Spirits EP, featuring the 69 Cats vocalist Jyrki 69 HERE. Here is the quick bio for Heathen Apostles;

Heathen Apostles - Gothic AmericanaBorn of the voices of past lives and baptized in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the Heathen Apostles bellower (Mather Louth [Radio Noir], Chopper Franklin [The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes], Thomas Lorioux [Kings of Nuthin’] and Luis Mascaro) harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history. Using contrasting influences such as Bauhaus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Pogues along with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn (the band covers her classic Fist City) and Bessie Smith, the Heathen Apostles have created a style of music that at once conjures both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul.

Gothic Americana is a genre that is fast taking hold around the world, in that it combines the sub-genres of gothic country & bluegrass, dark blues, murderfolk and depression-era jazz. The Heathen Apostles are amongst the first to inject all three into their incendiary music.

69 Cats Mini Documentary

Two years ago the 69 Cats played in Helsinki with Nicky Turner from Lords of the New Church on drums. Here’s a mini rockumentary from that tour.

Heathen Apostles’ “Albatross” Music Video Is Live

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:

iTunes click HERE
Amazon click HERE
Bandcamp click HERE

Jyrki 69 & Chopper Franklin on Heathen Apostles Remix Album

The Heathen Apostles have released Requiem For A Remix, a new album featuring remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching and the Phantom of the Black Hills. It also features Jyrki 69 on the remix of his After I’m Gone duet (released in 2015 on the Evil Spirits EP), and a unreleased version of Echo & the Bunnymen’s The Killing Moon. Click HERE to preview. Check out official preview video below, it contains samples from every song on the record.


Jyrki 69 “Rock n Roll Juicer” Book Release

Jyrki 69 on his new coffee table book, available December 18th worldwide:

“HERE IT IS! THE STORY OF THE 69 CATS AND HOW I LEARNED TO SURVIVE IN THE NIGHT WITH CHOPPER & DANNY – by starting to make veggie juices! This is the coolest coffee table book you’ll need this year – features cool photos of The 69 Cats as well as their favorite juicing recipes. Photography by Ville Juurikkala. Order it a signed copy from the link below!”
“Here we come baby and you’d better run
We’re the green fuz”,

You can order a signed copy of the book by clicking HERE.

RnR juicer

Heathen Apostles & Jyrki 69 New EP

The 4 song Heathen Apostles & Jyrki 69 EP Evil Spirits is out today on Ratchet Blade Records, it was tracked with the 69 Cats’ Jyrki 69 and Chopper Franklin, check it out HERE and help support their recordings and videos.

EP cover FINAL 6002

69 Cats Finnish Shows A Wrap

The 69 Cats just wrapped up their first tour of Finland and the shows all went great, thanks to all that came out. Drummer Nicky Turner (orig, Lords of the New Church) played his first shows in 28 years and said he didn’t want them to end. The band will be back in Europe soon, check back for more details.

photo by Ville Juurikkala

photo by Ville Juurikkala

The 69 Cats in Nashville

The 69 Cats have returned to their respective homes after playing the Ink n Iron festival in Nashville, where they were joined by James Intveld on drums. They will be headed to Finland next week for three shows, for more info click HERE.
69 Cats Nashville

The 69 Cats “People Are Strange” Video Out Now

A new music video for the 69 Cats song People Are Strange has debuted, it was shot and edited by Jimi Cero. You can preview and order the album Transylanian Tapes HERE.

The 69 Cats "People Are Strange" from Cleopatra_Records on Vimeo.

Ink n Iron Nashville Schedule Announced

Ink n Iron has released the schedule for the upcoming 3 day Nashville event, the 69 Cats will be appearing Saturday August 8th on the Tiki stage. To get your tickets click HERE.

InI schedule