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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter

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Formed: 1995
From: Thüringen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Die Apokalyptischen Reiter News

Below is our complete Die Apokalyptischen Reiter news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Recording New Album

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is back after a long break and announcing a new studio album for summer 2017. The band is currently recording this forthcoming, yet-untitled album, which will be produced by the group itself and co-producers Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) and Eike Freese (Deep Purple, Kai Hanson).

The band states: "An album is approaching. The essence of live will burn into your flesh. We are back! This summer already, our 10th studio album is scheduled to be released! Currently, we are working hard on the recordings. Bring the horses out of the shed, we'll also be back on tour this autumn; more info to follow soon! Cheers from Hamburg, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter!"

Stay tuned for more info, and check out a song off previous album "Tief.Tiefer" in the player below. More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Announces Acoustic Tour

After two sold out acoustic premiere shows in Berlin and Jena, the wait is now over: Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will embark on the band's first ever acoustic tour featuring ten hand-picked shows throughout Germany.

Evergreens of the extended band history will be played in a whole new sound setting. Due to the overwhelming fan reactions, the trip down memory lane continues. The tour will take place in March, with a teaser trailer available below.

Commented the band: “When we first played some acoustic shows, two years ago, we had no idea whatsoever, how the fans would react. We’ve expected anything, but not that our die-hard fans would be those to mostly appreciate it and give us padding on the back. It was just magic, very close and personal. It gives us goose bumps time and again, to play those songs we wrote as teenagers with a totally different sound. We are psyched and glad to have found very special locations that will be the right setting for those concerts.” More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Offering Song Download

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter just released a song from brand new album "Tief.Tiefer.," titled "Das Spießerlein." The song is now available to download for free at this location.

The band commented on the free download: “For every little philistine! We never betrayed ourselves or our ideas. We’re dedicated to the things that have no lobby. Our attempt is without prejudice and we make our own opinions. We have value-free approach to things to create an opinion for ourselves. We are all about freedom! Ideologies are just a playground! We are artists and no servants! With every new record we consequently take great risks. This takes courage! We thank all of you that take as just how we are. We love you! And this song is our gift to you!”

Supporting the new album, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will be heading out on "The World Is Deep" tour. Dates are as follows: More...

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Rock Hard Festival Live Stream Available

The Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany will be available via a live stream at this location this weekend. Bands scheduled to be broadcast are listed here (all times are CET):

Friday, June 6th (as of press time Triptykon is currently streaming):

21.30 - 23.00 TRIPTYKON
19.45 - 21.00 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER

Saturday, June 7th:

21.30 - 23.00 CARCASS
19.45 - 21.00 SACRED REICH
18.15 - 19.15 OBITUARY
15.45 - 16.30 SÓLSTAFIR
14.45 - 15.25 SCREAMER

Sunday, June 8th:

18.10 - 19.20 ANNIHILATOR
16.30 - 17.40 MONSTER MAGNET
15.15 - 16.00 INSOMNIUM
14.05 - 14.50 ORPHANED LAND
13.00 - 13.40 BLUES PILLS More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Streams Acoustic Track

After streaming "Freitheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit" and "Was bleibt bin," Die Apokalyptischen Reiter now presents another track from the new double album "Tief.Tiefer." that is due out May 30th.

"Die Zeit" is the band’s first ever acoustic song and it can be heard in the player below. Commented the band:

"The recording sessions had a truly magical, special atmosphere. Unlike the rough first part 'Tief,' we decided to try new things with 'Tiefer,' things that have been appealing to us for a long time now. Newly interpreting old classics and entering new paths without alienation gave us shivers each time. We asked our video team to just film during recordings. A sweaty, intense performance during our loud shows can be very addictive, but we also enjoy slowing down. It’s definitely cool to play, sitting down. We’re already looking forward to our acoustic tour in the spring of 2015. The dates will be announced this fall.”

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts New Lyric Video

Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter posted a lyric video for the new track "Was Bleibt Bin Ich." The song appears on the upcoming new double length release "Tief.Tiefer," which drops via Nuclear Blast Records on May 30th.

The track listing for the release is:

CD 1:

1. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit (see music video)
2. Wir
3. Wo Es Dich Gibt
4. Was Bleibt Bin Ich
5. Ein Leichtes Mädchen
6. Ein Vöglein
7. Es Wird Nacht
8. Die Wahrheit
9. 2 Teufel
10. Die Welt Ist Tief
11. So Fern More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts Album Preview

Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter posted a preview clip of the upcoming new double length release "Tief.Tiefer." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on May 30th.

The track listing for the release is:

CD 1:

1. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit (see music video)
2. Wir
3. Wo Es Dich Gibt
4. Was Bleibt Bin Ich
5. Ein Leichtes Mädchen
6. Ein Vöglein
7. Es Wird Nacht
8. Die Wahrheit
9. 2 Teufel
10. Die Welt Ist Tief
11. So Fern

CD 2:

1. Die Zeit
2. Der Weg
3. Friede Sei Mit Dir
4. Flieg, Mein Herz
5. Das Paradies
6. Die Leidenschaft
7. Auf Die Liebe
8. Der Wahnsinn
9. Terra Nola

Check out the preview here: More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts New Music Video

Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter posted a new music video for the track "Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit." The song appears on the upcoming double album "Tief.Tiefer," which is due out via Nuclear Blast Records on May 30th.

The track listing for the release is:

CD 1:

1. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit
2. Wir
3. Wo Es Dich Gibt
4. Was Bleibt Bin Ich
5. Ein Leichtes Mädchen
6. Ein Vöglein
7. Es Wird Nacht
8. Die Wahrheit
9. 2 Teufel
10. Die Welt Ist Tief
11. So Fern

CD 2:

1. Die Zeit
2. Der Weg
3. Friede Sei Mit Dir
4. Flieg, Mein Herz
5. Das Paradies
6. Die Leidenschaft
7. Auf Die Liebe
8. Der Wahnsinn
9. Terra Nola

Check out "Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit" here: More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts Video Teaser

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter today uploads a teaser whetting your appetite for the upcoming "Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit" ("Liberty, Equality, Fraternity") music video. Check it out below.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming double album “Tief.Tiefer.” due out May 30th, 2014). The extravagant video clip was produced by famous film crew Grupa 13 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter comments on the clip: “A slap in the face. Straight, hard, startlingly. Our most visually stunning video yet. We can not wait to release this monster."

The stunning new video clip will be released on April 25th, with the new album due out May 30th via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Reveals Album Artwork

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter today reveals the artwork for upcoming double album "Tief.Tiefer," which is set to be released on May 30th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The artwork that underlines the deep connection between both albums has also been done by front man Fuchs, who already created the cover to the classic "Riders On The Storm."

The new album's track listing will be as follows:

Tief
01. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit
02. Wir
03. Wo Es Dich Gibt
04. Was Bleibt Bin Ich
05. Ein Leichtes Mädchen
06. Ein Vöglein
07. Es Wird Nacht
08. Die Wahrheit
09. 2 Teufel
10. Die Welt Ist Tief
11. So Fern

Tiefer
01. Die Zeit
02. Der Weg
03. Friede Sei Mit Dir
04. Flieg, Mein Herz
05. Das Paradies
06. Die Leidenschaft
07. Auf Die Liebe
08. Der Wahnsinn
09. Terra Nola More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Announces New Shows

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will release the cover artwork for upcoming new album "Tief.Tiefer." piece by piece over the next seven days. Check out the band's official Facebook page to see the first part of the artwork.

The band has also announced a new Russian headliner tour. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter comments:

"After the release shows of 'Tief.Tiefer' in Germany, we will visit Russia again. Even if the political circumstances are currently controversial, we don’t want to disappoint our fans there. Music has always united the peoples. We think Russia is a good start for the numerous tours that are planned in the next two years for the new album. After some selected summer festivals, we will start the 'Tief.Tiefer' Germany tour in October 2014. Date announcement and ticket sales start in April.”

12TH JUNE SAINT-PETERSBURG - ZAL OZHIDANIYA
13TH JUNE MOSCOW - MOSCOW HALL
15TH JUNE SAMARA - ZVEZDA
16TH JUNE UFA - AGAVA
18TH JUNE EKATERINBURG - HONEY CLUB

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Announces New Album

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter has announced the band's new album will be titled "Tief.Tiefer." ("Deep.Deeper.") and will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter comments:

"If there ever has been a genre we have been part of, we have definitively overcome its boundaries. Standing still, stagnation and rules bore us. Everything is moving. The world. Life. Thoughts."

To record the successor to 2011's "Moral & Wahnsinn," the band gave itself more than 1000 days and it wouldn’t be long till it came clear that the variety of ideas were not to be put on a usual record.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter adds: “It was pure magic. Unbelievable and almost unreal. Though we’ve been making music together for so long, we still manage to amaze and surprise ourselves. Our wealth is joy.

"This time we have been composing far from home. We went to Ural and the Florida Keys, hiked through Riesengebirge, found solitude at Uckermark. And our rehearsal room was built out of a houseboat.

"Nothing was safe from us. Not even our own songs. We’ve learnt to seize the magic of a moment, just as well as the persistent transformation of a fleeting thought in a great song." More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts New Webisode

In November, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter started a new YouTube series. The monthly episodes that will air at the beginning of the month will present an exclusive inside look on the creation of an upcoming new double album, which is scheduled for a release on May 30th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In the third episode available below, the band takes you onto its houseboat and reports from a gig at the German Bang Your Head festival.

“There have been ideas and inspiration everywhere,” the band points out. “We went to the Ural and the Florida Keys, crossed giant mountain passages, found the solitude of Uckermark. We even turned a houseboat into a rehearsal room.

"Travelling is a main theme for us, since the records were done far away from daily life. ‘1000 Tage‘ (English: 1.000 days) is both a look back and a preview and, as we think this way of entertainment will have anticipation rise high.” More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Announces Double Album

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will return with a new double-album successor to "Moral & Wahnsinn" (2011) on May 30th, 2014. Nuclear Blast comments:

"The inspiration for it was brought home by the band from all around the world. Trips through the Everglades, the snow-covered French Alps, the legendary Giant Mountains and a rehearsal room on a house boat."

"The more uncommon the place, the more appealing it appears to us," front man Fuchs summarizes. The band is also granting fans insight into the origination process in the form of a colorfully illustrated presentation. Check it out right here.

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Acoustic Video Posted

Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter presented an acoustic and re-arranged version of the "Friede Sei Mit Dir" in Berlin earlier this year.

Footage from the acoustic performance has now made its way online and can be found below.

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:

Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Evergrey
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts Video Teaser

On December 21st Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will release a new video for the song "Wir Reiten." For the realization of this visually stunning video clip, the band worked in cooperation with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the author of the movie "Home." Check out a teaser clip for the upcoming full video below.

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Tiamat And Evergrey Playing 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.

So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:

ANACRUSIS
ANGRA
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
EVERGREY
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
NILE
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TIAMAT
TURISAS
TÝR

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