Revolverheld

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Revolverheld
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Revolverheld at the Radio Hamburg "Top 819".
Background information
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sony BMG
Website Official website
Members Johannes Strate
Kristoffer Hünecke
Niels Grötsch
Jakob Sinn
Chris Rodriguez

Revolverheld is a German rock band from Hamburg, Germany, formed in 2002. Originally named "Manga" and was founded in winter 2002 in Hamburg. In 2004 they renamed the band to "Tsunamikiller" and then afterwards decided upon the name "Revolverheld" after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Band history[edit]

Revolverheld began their career as a supporting act for Donots, Silbermond and Udo Lindenberg. They first started gathering public attention with their song "Rock n' Roll", which then led to a Coaching Program in the Pop-Academy Baden-Württemberg. Then in 2004 they were signed by the record label Sony BMG. Their first single called "Generation Rock" was released in June 2005 and directly entered the German Charts. The song is featured on the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Together with the producer Clemens Matznick their first album (Revolverheld) was produced, and came out in September 2005.

On 7 July 2007 the band performed at the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg.

"Helden 2008" was recorded as a dedication to UEFA Euro 2008. The single features a music video of the band members dressed as team members, with cut scenes of them performing in the locker room showers. By the success of the song, "Helden 2008" was the 34th best-selling song of 2008 in Germany.

On 30 November 2012, Revolverheld announced on their website that Florian Speer had left the band and has been replaced by Chris Rodriguez.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER AUT SWI
Revolverheld 7 27
Chaostheorie
  • Released: May 25, 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 17
In Farbe
  • Released: March 12, 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 24
Immer in Bewegung
  • Released: September 20, 2013
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 3 82
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER AUT SWI
2005 "Generation Rock" 58 Revolverheld
"Die Welt steht still" 16 44
2006 "Freunde bleiben" 14 13 51
"Mit dir chilln" 17 27
2007 "Ich werd' die Welt verändern" 21 68 Chaostheorie
"Du explodierst" 70
"Unzertrennlich" 45
2008 "Helden 2008" 2 57 Non-album single
2010 "Spinner" 13 69 In Farbe
"Keine Liebeslieder" 74
"Halt dich an mir fest"
(featuring Marta Jandová)
8 21 40
2013 "Das kann uns keiner nehmen" 10 51 Immer in Bewegung
2014 "Ich lass für dich das Licht an" 7 3 48
"Lass uns gehen" 50
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Awards[edit]

  1. Eins Live Krone – for best Newcomer (2006)
  2. Goldene Schallplatte (Gold Record) – Gold for "Revolverheld" (LP) (2006)
  1. Goldene Schallplatte (Gold Record) – Gold for "Halt Dich An Mir Fest" (single) (2011)