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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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Finntroll Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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):


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Crematory Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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...

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Machine Men Added to Earthshaker Roadshock Tour

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:


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

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Post New Song Online

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.

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Rotting Christ Confirmed For Dong Open Air

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.

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Reveal Tourdates

German avantgarde metallers DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have announced more festival and tourdates. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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COB, Soilwork Confirmed For Wacken 2006

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.

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New Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Video Posted Online

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.

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Reiter Does "Wall Of Love" For Lemmy

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?

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New Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Video On The Way

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...

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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

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:

Amon Amarth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Lacrimas Profundere
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Bones
The Vision Bleak

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Turisas Enlist Accordian Player

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.

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Tristania Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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.

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Turisas Confirm European Tour

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...

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New Reiter Album Pushed Back

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!

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Wacken Open Air Festival DVD Info

Armageddon Over Wacken
Various Artists
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...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter To Release New Album

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.

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Busy Defines Die Apokalyptischen Reiter

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!

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