[ Bands ] [ News ] [ Tourdates ] [ Hell Over Hammaburg ] [ Contact/Imprint ] Home > > Bands > > Alte Promo > > Die Apokalyptischen Reiter > > All you need is Love Pictures All you need is Love All you need ... - Pictures Tourdates Edition Wolffackel Die Apokalyptischen Reiter www.reitermania.de DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER were founded in the middle of ’95 by Eumel (git + vox) and Skelleton (drums & screams). Dr. Pest (keys) and Volk-Man (bs) completed the line-up a few weeks later. From a stand within just five years the band became on of the most spectacular and unusual Metal outfits the world had even seen. Raging hateful blasts combined with beautiful charming piano-tunes, deep growls faced razor-sharp screams, moments of anger and hate but also flashes of sadness, silence and bitter mirth. Always in between love and hate, life and death. What should be more inspiring than life itself? In May 96 the band banned their first songs on a magnetic tape called ”Firestorm”. A powerful and encouraging ”Here we are!” and a huge success for the band. Within a few weeks they got very massive response from the whole Metal scene. From the beginning DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER had a real band feeling inside, beside rehearsing at home the sessions together in the rehearsal room were essential for finishing songs at all. In April ’97 the band signed a two CD contract with the German based label Ars Metalli. Under the sign of Ars Metalli they recorded and released the debut album ”Soft & Stronger” in December ’98, the 4 track vinyl ”Dshinghis Khan” in August ’98 and the second longplayer ”Allegro Barbaro” in February ’99. Through the years DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER established and spread the REITERMANIA, they’ve played nearly 100 live shows (except from a self-organised tour through Czechia, Slovakia and Romania and a Germany tour in early 2000 they never joined a bigger tour), the most important was surely the Wacken ’99 ride. End of 1999 the band signed to the Dutch based label Hammerheart. Shortly after signing the contract drummer Skeletton decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. They had the luck to find a new talented wizard on drums shortly after that. Even though Sir G. is just 19 years old, his unbelievable facilities catapulted the band in never expected dimensions. That fact made the song-writing process for the third long-player to big and enjoying challenge. Because the old drummer also handled the screams, Volk-Man took that over, because the band didn’t want to drop this important trademark out of the bands music. Also Dr. Pest joined the force with a few vocal parts. ”All You Need Is Love” is the most exhausting ride the band ever did. Fairly opened to all kinds of music, this 12 new songs show the way of being honest to the own roots but also discovering new horizons. The songs are 100% emotional eruptions, born in mind and soul, transferred through words and harmonies to public. Not only music – pure passion! ADDITIONAL FACTS TO THE UPCOMING LONGPLAYER ”ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2000! Long-awaited third album of Germanys craziest and hottest Metal horde nearly 20.000 sold copies the previous cult albums ”Soft & Stronger” and ”Allegro Barbaro” features THE fast-forward hymn ”Reitermania” with German, English, Russian and Finnish lyrics bone-crushing sound wall by Andy Classen (Stage One Studios) Cover painted by Alf Svensson (Oxiplegatz/ ex-At The Gates) ABSOLUT METAL – ABSOLUT REITERMANIA [ Promotion ] [ Publishing ] [ Privacy Policy ] [BILD] [BILD] [BILD]