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 style of melodic heaviness, accompanied by one-of-a-kind, intense lyrics. Today, the band unleashes their new masterpiece Wilde Kinder (=“Wild Children”), which is the official successor to their highly successful album Der Rote Reiter (2017)!
They also reveal a music video for their new single “Leinen Los,” which perfectly represents the album’s free spirit. The video will premiere today at 13:00 CEST HERE
The band comments: “Most of us know it: That feeling of longing and freedom. After two incredibly exhausting years of stagnation, we’re finally taking you with us on this journey and say ‘Leinen Los’ (Cast Off!). Our new video was made during our travels throughout France and Spain in winter 2022. We had no crew, just a camera, and very little technology, but instead, we had so much appreciation and gratitude for all these unforgettable moments surrounded by beautiful landscapes and nature.”
Get the new album, Wilde Kinder,in the format of your choice, HERE
The band has also 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
—- DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER recently presented Reiterwald(= riders’ forest), a unique environmental protection project in collaboration with WILDERNESS INTERNATIONAL.
“We want to protect an area of primeval forest as large as the Wacken festival forever”.
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and their community of fans want to permanently preserve 50.000 square meters of unique and irreplaceable wilderness, in an area as large as the entirety of Wacken Open Air festival. Tropical and temperate primary forest areas in Canada and Peru will be legally purchased by the environmental foundation and protected from deforestation. Fans can invest in a sponsorship and enter the display name#Reiterwald to become part of the fan movement for the preservation of these forests. Participants will receive a personalized sponsorship certificate with an aerial photo and geo-coordinates of the exact piece of forest and a donation receipt. They can track exactly which piece of unique wilderness has been preserved forever.
Check out the Reiterwald project here: https://reitermania.de/reiterwald/
The album is entirely self-recorded, and mixed and mastered by Eike Freese (Chameleon Studios, Hamburg who has worked for bands like HELLOWEEN, DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER).
Formed back in 1995, Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (= The Apocalyptic Riders) has 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, and a free flow of ideas and visions reign supreme!
With a highly supportive and engaged following at their side, they achieved #10 in Germany’s official charts with their albumDer 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.
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
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