Germany's Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, have always been kind of an odd duck. They started out with a kinda folk-ish but raw black/death metal, then turning to a somewhat atmospheric black metal, after which they went for a full folk sound, but this time with modern metal/hard rock at its base. In other words, these guys have basically always done what they felt like, and it seems to work wonders. Incorporating many different gimmicks, they don't take themselves very seriously. Their new album "Der Rote Reiter" is slated for an August 25th release.