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. Recently, the band unleashed their new masterpiece Wilde Kinder (=“Wild Children”), which is the official successor to their highly successful album Der Rote Reiter (2017) and already stormed the German charts at #9! 

Get the new album Wilde Kinder in the format of your choice, HERE

Today, the band has announced their VOLLE.KRAFT.VORAUS. tour that will set stages on fire across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in October of this year. Unbridled live power, pure excitement, and maximum energy – DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER turn every show into a spectacle, ensuring their fans understand what the Reitermania is really about. For the first time, the band will embark on a club tour in celebration of their new top 10 albums “Wilde Kinder”, from which they have today released yet another music video for the song “Der Eisenhans” (=Iron John“).

Watch the clip here:

Everything on “Wilde Kinder” sounds exactly like the Riders as we know and love them – hard riffing, dynamic drumming, and catchy choruses.

There’s no question about it – DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will make every single show unforgettable. There could not be a more fitting tour motto than VOLLE.KRAFT.VORAUS., as they set to take everyone along on a ride through 25 years of the band’s history, woven between new hymns, so that both old school and new school fans alike can enjoy an evening full of emotion. The band will be supported by German pagan metallers WOLFCHANT.

Metal Hammer und Sonic Seducer present:

14.10.   DE          Stuttgart – LKA-Longhorn
15.10.   CH          Pratteln – Z7
 20.10.  DE          Nürnberg – Hirsch
21.10.   DE          München – Backstage
22.10.   AT          Wien – SimmCity                             
27.10.   DE          Bochum – Zeche
28.10.   DE          Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn
29.10.   DE          Erfurt – HSD
03.11.   DE          Berlin – Columbia Theater
04.11.   DE          Hannover – Capitol
05.11.   DE          Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
10.11.   DE          Frankfurt – Batschkapp
11.11.   DE          Hamburg – Markthalle
12.11.   DE          Köln – Carlswerk Victoria


Also watch the tour trailer here:

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:

The album is entirely self-recorded, and mixed and mastered by Eike Freese (Chameleon Studios, Hamburg who has worked for bands like HELLOWEENDEEP PURPLEALICE COOPER).

“Euer Gott Ist Der Tod” (feat. Sabine Scherer) OFFICIAL VIDEO: HERE

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 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.   

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

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

Guitar, Bass Engineer – Denny Meißner
Vocals, Drums Engineer – Eike Freese
Mix, Mastering – Eike Freese – Chameleon Studios Hamburg

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. 

Get their latest album The Divine Horsemen here:

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