Die Apokalyptischen Reiter

The Greatest Of The Best

Realeased on: 2011-11-18

Welcome to the Unique World of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER! A success story of Germany's most unusual Rock Giants... the masters of controlled chaos! They come from Germany, to be precise from Weimar, the region renowned for its many legendary German culture heroes:
Schiller, Goethe, Liszt, Nietzsche...

They provoke and criticize, they are multi-cultural.
Their music is a Molotov cocktail of metal, folk, classic rock fused with influences of Spanish, Arabic, Scandinavian and traditional German music.

What started in the Easter regions of Germany has now spread through all of Germany, all of Eastern Europe and now is spreading like a virus across international borders. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have performed more than 600 shows so far which includes festival and headliner shows in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, UK, Russia, Czech Republic and The Netherlands. Highlights are UK`s mega event Download, the Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze Festival and With Full Force in Germany.

The International Press Hits The Bulls Eye!

Tatort Moskau / St. Petersburg: "DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER shocked the audience, the public, the media and the promoters alike. This was a world class demonstration, one of the most memorable and striking concerts in the history of St. Petersburg. We are grateful for one of the most wonderful and amazing concerts ever in Moscow. It was an unforgettable experience."

UK media has quoted DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER as the "most criminally underrated act from Germany".

Their inspiration is life itself with all of its emotional trappings. It is story telling of long endured experiences. Travelling the world plays a big role as it allows them to touch and dive into the lives and thoughts of others. They offer a new view to the beauty and tribulations of existence and forge new opinions. This is DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER!

The live stage presence of front man Fuchs is extraordinary as well. He has the unique ability to offer his lyrics in German, English Finnish, Russian and Spanish. The concept reflects that of mad scientist and border guard!

The apocalyptic theme is ever present. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER believe that mankind is moving in the wrong direction and that it must be reinforced over and over again. They want their audience submerged into the experience and to make a turn to the positive and the relaxed.

Their many sold out shows and the steady ascend of their albums in the charts are a perfect indication of their ever growing fan base. Their last four releases all have shown ongoing, upward progress and sales figures. The 2003 release "Have A Nice Trip" reached the Top 100 for the first time in the band's history. The follow-up "Riders Of A Storm" reached at #31. "Light" achieved the well earner place in the Top 30, paving the way for even bigger accolades for their latest release. Their most recent effort "Moral & Wahnsinn impressed by peaking at #18 in the Media Control Charts.

THE GREATEST OF THE BEST is the ultimate collection of D.A.R. evergreens. It was tastefully selected and compiled by the band and the fans together. It's a document of progress, a proof of boundless creativity and freedom.

Sharp edged, engrossing, fascinating, always original:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER.

 

 Track list

   1 - Die Boten 

   2 - Adrenalin

   3 - Es Wird Schlimmer

   4 - Seemann

   5 - We Will Never Die

   6 - Die Sonne Scheint

   7 - Du Kleiner Wicht

   8 - Nach Der Ebbe

   9 - Wir Reiten

 10 - Unter Der Asche

 11 - Friede sei mit dir

 12 - Revolution

 13 - Das Paradies

 14 - Komm

 15 - Der Weg

 16 - Erhelle Meine Seele

 17 - The fire

 18 - Riders on the storm

 19 - Reitermania

 20 - Metal Will Never Die

 

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