Germany’s most spectacular band is Weimar’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. The band whose name translates as “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” brandish a unique brand of melodic heaviness, accompanied by one-of-a-kind, intense lyrics. Since forming back in 1995, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER has remained innovative and courageous, delivering a form of extreme metal that is second to none. In the artistic realm of the Weimar-based quartet, there are no rules – anarchy, a free flow of ideas where vision reigns supreme!
With a highly supportive and engaged following at their side, they achieved #10 in Germany’s official charts with their album Der Rote Reiter. The band has played every major metal festival and countless fans have succumbed to “Reitermania” – which is the wild and crazy experience that only DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER can provide.
The band is currently getting ready to release Wilde Kinder (=“Wild Children”), their new album due out on April 22, 2022 – the official successor to Der Rote Reiter (2017)!
Today, they announce another huge project – their very own film “Wilde Kinder – The Movie – Eine Gebrauchsanleitung zur Freiheit” (=”Wild Children – The Movie – A Guide To Freedom”), which true to the concept of their upcoming album explores how one can be truly free in these modern times.
How can one escape this collective madness? How can one live their best life without fear? And how can one record a new album despite all that chaos?
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER strike a balance between hectic business and relaxation. Going back and forth between wanderlust, a sense of freedom, and professionalism.
On his journey into the deep, deep forest, singer Fuchs meets some quite remarkable personalities. People who are seeking a new start, or just want to leave behind their old life, depending on the point of view. But either way, all of them are wild children. Narrated with humor, the lines between musicians and dropouts blur.
Catch the movie’s premiere on March 29th at 20:00 CET HERE
This movie is not built on clichés and requires total attention. But ideally, it will serve as a guide towards freedom.
First movie, production & direction: Fuchs (DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER)
Recently, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER presented their brand new single “Euer Gott Ist Der Tod” (= ‘Your God Is Death’). A harbinger of the apocalypse – where death and darkness unite in an invincible alliance. An epic masterpiece! Centre stage as a shining angel amongst the pitch-black chaos is former DEADLOCK singer Sabine Scherer.
“Mors et nox in concordia invicta – United are Death and Night in the invincible alliance. So shall it be – until the last sound is gone, all regret is washed away and the old earth is hanging dead in the sky.” // (DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER)
Recently, the band announced “The March For Freedom”, a special worldwide streaming event, which will celebrate the release of their new album and is set to be the ultimate experience of Reitermania’s live power!
For the first time ever, the band will perform not only fan favorites but also brand new songs from their upcoming album Wilde Kinder. Fans from all over the world will have the chance to join this unique online event, that will take place via https://live4you.net/reitermania
Entirely self-recorded, and mixed and mastered by Eike Freese (Chameleon Studios, Hamburg; who worked for bands like HELLOWEEN, DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER), DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER celebrate a stunning return after their completely improvised ‘Jam Session’ record “The Divine Horsemen” (2021), and attack with “Volle Kraft!” (= full power!).
Pre-order the album Wilde Kinderin the format of your choice, HERE
Formed back in 1995, Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (= The Apocalyptic Riders) have grown from savage grindcore to a phenomenal act whose style transcends genres. In the artistic realm of the Weimar based quartet there are no rules, anarchy, a free flow of ideas and visions reign supreme!
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER – Wilde Kinder (43:09)
1. Von Freiheit will ich singen 3:36
2. Volle Kraft 4:22
3. Alles ist gut 3:38
4. Wilde Kinder 4:22
5. Leinen los 4:16
6. Euer Gott ist der Tod 6:02
7. Nur frohen Mutes 4:03
8. Blau 3:38
9. Der Eisenhans 5:05
10. Ich bin ein Mensch 4:03
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER Fuchs – Lyrics, vocals, guitars Ady – guitars, keyboards Volk-Man – bass Sir G. – drums, programming, keyboards
Studio Session Guests Dr. Pest – keyboards – Wilde Kinder, Der Eisenhans, Alles ist gut Chris Harms – Spoken Words – Blau Sabine Scherer – Vocals – Euer Gott ist der Tod Corvin Bahn – Keyboards – Von Freiheit will ich singen, Euer Gott ist der Tod, Blau
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have released a truly special album with “The Divine Horsemen” – a unique musical experiment: A session that has been recorded without any rehearsals or preparations for two days in autumn 2020.