Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Band Photo: Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (?)
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.
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.
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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!