Germany’s most spectacular band are Weimar’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. The band whose name translates as “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, brandish a unique brand of melodic heaviness, accompanied by one of a kind, intense lyrics. The band are currently getting ready to release “Wilde Kinder” (=“Wild Children”), their new album due out next week, on April 22, 2022 - the official successor to “Der Rote Reiter” (2017)!

Today, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER announce a unique environmental protection project that is put into practice in cooperation with WILDERNESS INTERNATIONAL.

"We want to protect an area of primeval forest as large as the Wacken festival forever".

DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and their fan community want to preserve 50.000 square meters of unique and irretrievable wilderness forever. An area as large as the entire Wacken fan area. Tropical and temperate primary forest areas in Canada and Peru will be legally purchased by the environmental foundation and protected from deforestation. People can take over a sponsorship and enter the display name #Reiterwald (=riders' forest) to become part of the fan movement for the preservation of primary forests. Participants will receive a personalized sponsorship certificate with an aerial photo and geo-coordinates of the exact piece of forest and a donation receipt. They can track exactly which piece of unique wilderness has been preserved forever.

Check out the Reiterwald project here:

The band have also announced "The March For Freedom", a special worldwide streaming event, which will celebrate the release of their new album and is set to be the ultimate experience of Reitermania’s live-power!  

For the first time ever, the band will perform not only fan favourites but also brand new songs from their upcoming album „Wilde Kinder“. Fans from all over the world will have the chance to join this unique online-event, that will take place via

Pre-order the album "Wilde Kinder" in the format of your choice, here: