The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that German metallers DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have been added to the bill for BOA 2009.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (Horsemen Of The Apocalypse) were formed in Apolda, Germany in 1995. Although the bandâ€™s basic style is rooted in death and thrash metal, they often experiment with other genres and regularly inject humour into their music. Their debut album Soft And Stronger appeared in 1997 on small independent label Ars Metalli, and the band played their first big show at 1998â€™s Fuck The Commerce Open Air. Their second album Allegro Barbaro followed in 1999 and led to a deal with Hammerheart Records and their first appearance at the legendary Wacken festival.
2000â€™s All You Need Is Love marked something of a breakthrough and the band subsequently signed with Nuclear Blast for 2003â€™s Have A Nice Trip and the following yearâ€™s Samurai which saw them embark on a major tour with Turisas and perform at numerous summer festivals. It was to be 2006â€™s Riders On The Storm, however, which really began to boost their profile beyond Germany and a fairly limited European touring circuit. Prolific gigging broke the band in fresh territories and yielded material for their second live DVD Tobsucht before they once again hit the studio to record their latest outing Licht. The band are currently touring the new album throughout Europe.
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DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER â€“ Achtung Metalheads! - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009.