Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
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From: Thüringen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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Metallysee Booking Agency, the long-running Belgian company which was recently blamed for a string of European tour cancellations by such bands as FINNTROLL, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MARDUK, ENSLAVED and UNLEASHED — has released the following statement:
"For all of those that have been writing in with their hate mail, let me take a moment now to explain the recent mishaps that have been happening at my company, Metallysee Booking Agency.
"First of all, my name is Johan De Mesmaeker and I am one of the owners of Metallysee. I have had this company for more than 22 years, and during that time I have put many bands on tour in Europe. Many who have gone on to become bigger acts and many that have gone on to other booking agencies.
"During the past year, I had to take a leave from running the day-to-day operations of my company due to personal reasons and in my place was my (former) employee named Henk Mol (of Vain Productions). Together with my business partner Gina, Henk was responsible for putting the tours together and making sure that things functioned as they should. Well, as we know now, things didn't happen exactly this way.
"With my sister not knowing anything about the business (or the bands), Henk was pretty much in control of everything. In the case of the Earthshaker Roadshock tour, he, and HE ALONE, made the cost of this tour so high that it was impossible to continue that tour. Some bands were contracted to be paid more than they should have, while other bands were contracted to be paid when in fact they should have been paying us tour support. The same was the case with the MARDUK tour.
"In order to keep my company alive, I had no choice but to cancel these tours to avoid myself going into bankruptcy and to be able to continue in a business that I've been involved in for many years.
"In the case of Henk Mol, on the eve of the Earthshaker tour he conveniently 'quit' his position (and even has the NERVE to go back to some bands on our roster to tell them how he 'left' Metallysee and is in the process of starting his own booking agency and would like to book their tours from now on).
"Now while I don't absolve myself from any responsibility of these recent errors, the fact remains that before I took my leave, I have been doing the No Mercy and X-Mas tours (for example) twice a year for the past nine years that were completely successful. As most of you know, some of these tours had up to 8 and 9 bands and they always went to the [end] and everyone was always paid in full.
"In conclusion, I hope that this answers some questions that people have been asking. Slowly, I will rebuild my company and continue to book tours for the European market.
"To the bands that these problems have affected — FINNTROLL, AFTER FOREVER, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, TAROT, MACHINE MEN, ALL ENDS, MARDUK, ENSLAVED, MELECHESH, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GOATWHORE, PANTHEON I, UNLEASHED and BELPHEGOR — I offer my sincere apologies and will make every effort in time to compensate them for their losses. To the fans, labels, managers and my longtime promoter partners, I also offer my apologies."
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...
MACHINE MEN have just been confirmed for the Earthshaker Roadshock Tour 2007 which kicks off towards the end of April, prior to that the band will delight their Finnish fans with a number of shows:
MACHINE MEN Live:
26.01.2007 Levi (FI) @ Hulluporock
27.01.2007 Levi (FI) @ Hulluporock
09.03.2007 Kuopio (FI) @ Henry's Pub
16.03.2007 Lahti (FI) @ Nightlife
17.03.2007 Oulu (FI) @ Teatria
23.03.2007 Jyvaeskylae (FI) @ Lutakko
24.03.2007 Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
28.03.2007 Tampere (FI) @ Klubi
29.03.2007 Turku (FI) @ Klubi
30.03.2007 Mikkeli (FI) @ Vaakuna
31.03.2007 Salo (FI) @ Bar Maksim
Earthshaker Road Shock Tour 2007 with Finntroll, After Forever, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, All Ends
27.04.2007 Antwerpen (B) @ Hof Ter Lo
28.04.2007 Osnabrueck (D) @ Halle Gartlage
29.04.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Markthalle
30.04.2007 Adelsheim (D) @ Live Factory
01.05.2007 Berlin (D) @ Postbahnhof
02.05.2007 Muenchen (D) @ Backstage
03.05.2007 Frankfurt (D) @ Batschkapp
04.05.2007 Nürnberg (D) @ Hirsch
05.05.2007 Wien (AT) @ Planet Music
06.05.2007 Padova (I) @ Sottosopra Est
07.05.2007 Pratteln (CH) @ Z 7
08.05.2007 Essen (D) @ Zeche Carl
09.05.2007 Saarbruecken (D) @ Garage
10.05.2007 London (UK) @ Scala
11.05.2007 Heerhugowaard (NL) @ De Waerdsetempel
12.05.2007 Strasbourg (F) @ La Laiterie
13.05.2007 Paris (F) @ Locomotive
You can check out a couple of new tracks from Germany's DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER over at the band's official MySpace page. Their new album, Riders on the Storm, will be released on August 25th through Nuclear Blast.
Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place on July 14th & 15th at Dongberg in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. Other bands on the bill are DRAGONLAND, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, GUN BARREL, SAVAGE CIRCUS, and many others.
ROTTING CHRIST performed two live shows on February 3-4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, Greece, which were recorded for their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live shows were the only concerts to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The shows marked the band's 18 years in the metal scene.
"Passage To Arcturo" (1989) and "Non Serviam" (1994), the band's first and third albums respectively, were reissued with bonus audio and video tracks on January 23rd.
German avantgarde metallers DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have announced more festival and tourdates. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Wacken Open Air Festival organizers have just confirmed acts for next year's W:O:A, set to take place August 3rd to 5th in Wacken Germany. Bands confirmed so far are Children of Bodom, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, In Extremo, Soilwork and Subway to Sally.
German weirdo metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have shot a clip for the song "Die Sonne scheint," taken from their album "Samurai" (2004).
You can check it out at this location.
The band also announced that there will be a new record – in 400 days.
When Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Germany's craziest metal bunch, played at the With Full Force festival at the beginning of July, they sent some special "Get well soon!" greetings to Motorhead frontman Lemmy, who had to be taken to the hospital before the same weekend.
Here's what they did: Die Apokalyptischen Reiter counted "1-2-3-Cuddle!" – and 15,000 fans hugged the life out of each other! The original "Wall Of Love," especially for one of Rock'n'Roll's greatest!
Now, who says metal fans do not have a heart?
Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter shot a video clip for the track "Die Sonne scheint" (= "The sun shines"), taken from the current album "Samurai." It will be offered to the TV stations at the end of June, so stay tuned.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter tour dates: More...
Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Vision Bleak
Finnish heathen/battle metal kings Turisas have posted this message on the band's official website:
2005 is here and the upcoming tour with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is drawing closer. A new accordion player has been found and our lineup completed. We will travel down with eight members including the mentioned accordeon player and live violin. We hope to see as many of you as possible joining us for the thirty parties ahead.
Two more gigs have been added (without DAR): we're starting out our campaign at Nosturi/Helsinki on Friday 04.02.2005 accompanied by Ensiferum and Soulgrind, and taking part in one more fight at Underworld/London 20.03.2005 before sailing back home. See you there!!!
For a complete listing of the tour dates, go here.
Norwegian metal band Tristania are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are Impious, Krisiun, The Vision Bleak, Suidakra, Ektomorf, Amon Amarth, Maroon, Symphorce, Born From Pain, Endstille, Lacrimas Profundere, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, End of Green, Atrocity, Haggard, Final Breath, God Dethroned, Subway to Sally and The Bones. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days.
Tristania will support Nightwish on a 10-date run through the U.K., Belgium and Germany beginning in mid-February. A South American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Kreator will follow in March.
Tristania's new album, "Ashes", is scheduled for release on January 24, 2005 through SPV Records.
Finnish battle metal pagans TURISAS have been tapped to open for DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on their tour through Germany, Austria and the Switzerland in early 2005. The dates are as follows: More...
Due to a mistake on the master of the DVD - which is the bonus of the limited edition - the new album "Samurai" of Die Apokalytischen Reiter will be released one week later, on November 8th!
Armageddon Over Wacken
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127
Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.
The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.
Artist & Song Listing: More...
The lunacy goes on! Die Apokalyptischen Reiter announce their fifth studio album. In July and August, “Samurai“ was shaped in the Danish Ant-Farm studios. The Reiter promise another devil's ride breaking all conventions. 13 brand new songs will ring out. The first limited edition will appear additionally with a free bonus-DVD. On time of the release the 1st of November 2004, the band will present their new video, which will be shot directly after the recordings. Subsequent to the release, the Reiters will play some live shows. In spring 2005, the next headliner tour is planned. The very curious of you the PopKomm showcase is recommended. There, the samurai will hit the first time.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter will work on several projects simultaneously in 2004. Besides entering the studio in summer/autumn 2004 for the fifth Reiter album the band also plans to produce a video clip in late summer and considers to finish their first DVD. Further information will be revealed soon. Ride on, be strong!