DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER BIOGRAPHY
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter are a German Death/ Thrash Metal band founded in 1995 near Weimar (Thuringia, Germany) and is signed to the Nuclear Blast label. Their name translates to "Horsemen of the Apocalypse".DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER GENRES
Their original style (featured on their releases up to and including "Allegro Barbaro") consists of death/thrash metal blended with melodic compositions establishing a more epic mood than usual in traditional death metal. Folk and Heavy metal influences were added in later albums, while death metal influence has declined, resulting in less chaotic composition (often centered around a verse and chorus with a bridge and solo), more constant tempo, longer songs and some clean vocals, resulting in a more polished and accessible sound.
Concerts projected for 2007, commencing at the Antwerp Hof Ter Loo venue on April 27th, were announced as the 'Earthshaker Roadshock' tour in union with After Forever, Tarot, Finntroll, Machine Men and All Ends.
The band are going to release the DVD from that concert in the spring of april. And will go back into the studios to make another album.
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER LYRICAL THEMES
Life in general, Metal
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ORIGIN
Germany (Apolda, Weimar (Thüringen)), formed in 1995
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER STATUS
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER CURRENT LINE-UP
Fuchs (aka Eumel (until 2000)) - Vocals, formerly Guitar (1995-) (ex-Disaster KFW)
Volk-Man (Volkmar Weber) - Bass, Vocals (1995-)
Sir G. (Georg Lenhardt) - Drums (2000-) (My Demons Diversity)
Pitrone - Guitars (2002-)
Dr. Pest - Keyboards, synths (1995-)
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Skelleton - Drums, Vocals (Disaster KFW) (1995-2000)