Die Apokalyptischen Reiter

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Fuchs feuer.jpg
Lead singer Fuchs at Wacken Open Air 2007
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Melodic death metal
Avant-Garde metal
Thrash metal
Heavy metal[1]
Folk metal[2]
Years active 1995–present
Labels Nuclear Blast, The End Records
Associated acts Disaster KFW
My Demons Diversity
Enemy Target
Website http://www.reitermania.de
Members Fuchs - Vocals
Volk-Man - Bass
Dr. Pest - Keyboards
Sir G. - Drums
Ady - Guitar
Past members Skelleton - Drums, Vocals
Pitrone - Guitar
Lady Cat-man - Guitar [3]
Fuchs, Soundcheck Wacken Open Air 2006.
Ady, Volk-Man 2009
Dr. Pest (Keyboard)
Sir G. (Drums)

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is a Weimar, Germany based heavy metal band signed to Nuclear Blast in Europe and The End Records in North America. Their name translates to The Apocalyptic Horsemen.

Style[edit]

Their original style (featured on their releases up to and including Allegro Barbaro - and a few songs on All you need is love) consists of death/thrash metal blended with melodic compositions. In later albums, the 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 clean vocals (although not exclusively), resulting in a more polished and accessible sound. They use lyrics in both English and German with a shift from mainly English songs to more German ones on recent albums (Licht is purely in German).

The release of "Have a Nice Trip" marked somewhat of a turning point for the band. Although they retained the essence of heavy metal, they began experimenting with many other styles of music such as ambient and jazz.

Members[edit]

Current line-up

  • Fuchs (Daniel Täumel) - vocals, guitars (1995-)
  • Ady (Adrian Vogel) - guitars (2009-)
  • Volk-Man (Volkmar Weber) - bass, screams (1995-)
  • Dr. Pest (Mark Szakul) - keyboards (1995-)
  • Sir G. (Georg Lenhardt) - drums (2000-)

Former/past member(s)

  • Skelleton - drums, vocals (1995–2000)
  • Pitrone - guitars (2002–2008)
  • Lady Cat-Man (Cathleen) - guitars (2008–2009)

Discography[edit]

Album:

Demo:

  • 1996 – Firestorm (Demo)

EP:

  • 1998 – Dschinghis Khan (EP)
  • 2006 – Friede sei mit Dir (EP)
  • 2008 – Der Weg (EP)

DVD:

  • 2006 – Friede sei mit Dir (Live-DVD)
  • 2008 – Tobsucht (DVD and 2 Live-CDs)
  • 2009 - Adrenalin

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]

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