Germany’s most spectacular band are Weimar’s Die Apokalyptishen 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. Since forming back in 1995, Die Apokalyptishen Reiter have remained innovative and courageous, delivering a form of extreme metal that is second to none. In the artistic realm of the Weimar based quartet there are no rules – anarchy, a free flow of ideas where vision reigns supreme!
With a highly supportive and engaged following at their side, they achieved #10 in Germany’s official charts with their album “Der Rote Reiter”. The band has played every major metal festival and countless fans have succumbed to “Reitermania” – which is the wild and crazy experience that only Die Apokalyptishen Reiter can provide.
The band are currently getting ready to release “Wilde Kinder” (=“Wild Children”), their new album due out on April 22, 2022 – the official successor to “Der Rote Reiter” (2017)!
They announce another huge project – their very own film “Wilde Kinder – The Movie – Eine Gebrauchsanleitung zur Freiheit” (=”Wild Children – The Movie – A Guide To Freedom”), which true to the concept of their upcoming album explores how one can be truly free in these modern times.
How can one escape this collective madness? How can one live their best life without fear? And how can one record a new album despite all that chaos?
Die Apokalyptishen Reiter strike a balance between hectic business and relaxation. Going back and forth between wanderlust, a sense of freedom and professionalism.
On his journey into the deep, deep forest, singer Fuchs meets some quite remarkable personalities. People who are seeking a new start, or just want to leave behind their old life, depending on the point of view. But either way, all of them are wild children. Narrated with humour, the lines between musicians and dropouts blur.
Catch the movie’s premiere on March 29th at 20:00 CET: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/wilde-kinder-eine-gebrauchsanleitung-zur-freiheit-tickets-295350700897
This movie is not built on clichés and requires total attention. But ideally, it will serve as a guide towards freedom.
First movie, production & direction: Fuchs (Die Apokalyptishen Reiter).