With full force or full throttle you can translate “Volle Kraft”, the title of the new single by German group Die Apokalyptischen Reiter who defy pigeonholing with their mix of metal, folkloristic and symphonic elements, and an impressive feel for writing catchy, sing-a-long melodies. “Volle Kraft” is the first glimpse at the successor to 2017’s top 10 charting “Der Rote Reiter”!
Recorded entirely on their own and mixed and mastered by Eike Freese (Chameleon Studios, Hamburg), Die Apokalyptischen Reiter celebrate a stunning return after their ‘Jam Session’ record “The Divine Horsemen” (2021) and promote “Volle Kraft” with a powerful video created with Dariusz Szermanowicz (Grupa13).
Formed back in 1995, Germany’s Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (= The Apocalyptic Riders) have grown from savage grindcore to a phenomenal act whose style transcends genres. In the artistic realm of the Weimar based quartet there are no rules, anarchy, a free flow of ideas and visions reign supreme!
In celebration of their 25th anniversary this year, Germany’s Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have released a truly special album with “The Divine Horsemen” – a unique musical experiment: A session that has been recorded without any rehearsals or preparations during two days in autumn 2020.