May 142019
 
The Heathen Apostles are proud to announce Deadly
Nightshade, their new Southern Gothic horror music video, directed by
good friend Jorge Jaramillo. It is the third video from their
Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, out on Ratchet Blade Records.

Deadly Nightshade takes the band back into familiar dark
territory; this time, the atmosphere is that of the quintessential
Universal horror films of the 1930’s and 40’s.

Those
familiar with the iconic genre will thrill to the sights of a
mortician-like banjo player piloting an angelic victim down river to
her doom and corpses floating up from their graves, while
burlap-masked musicians provide the soundtrack to a feral witch
stealing the soul from our helpless heroine.

‘Inspired by
classic horror movies and German expressionism, the main goal was to
not romanticize an old style, but rather to bring it to something that
could still be dark, creepy and beautiful,’ states director Jorge
Jaramillo (who also directed the Heathen Apostles’ Paint the Stars
video).

Lead vocalist Mather Louth: ‘When the Heathens sat
down for the initial pre-production meetings with Jorge, we all agreed
that reinventing and modernizing the classic black and white horror
genre would be the perfect visual direction for “Deadly
Nightshade”. I’ve always felt very strongly about “Deadly
Nightshade” being incredibly cinematic in nature, and it was always
clear to me that Jorge would be the perfect director for the song. His
work is thought-provoking, filled with symbolism and horrifically
disturbing creatures, and he is a true visionary and
original.

The video also served as a fun exploration for me to
portray both predator and prey, and I particularly enjoyed finding the
physicality and mannerisms of the witch’s character. There is
something quite freeing about playing a character that is so wholly
repulsive and ugly, especially in today’s overly filtered and
appearance-obsessed culture.’

Deadly Nightshade is the third
music video from the band’s Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album. The
Heathen Apostles' fifth album, Dust to Dust, is out June 7th on
Ratchet Blade Records.

Watch the new video HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v35lJoa0eBk

Marc Urselli

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