Revolverheld

Revolverheld (German for "gunslinger") is a German rock band from Hamburg, Germany. Originally formed under the name Manga in 2002, the band renamed in 2004 to "Tsunamikiller" and later decided upon the current name after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Revolverheld
Revolverheld at the 1liVE Krone in 2015.
Revolverheld at the 1liVE Krone in 2015.
Background information
OriginHamburg, Germany
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony BMG
WebsiteOfficial website
Members
  • Johannes Strate
  • Kristoffer Hünecke
  • Niels Hansen
  • Jakob Sinn
  • Chris Rodriguez
Past membersFlorian "Flo" Speer (2002–2012)
Zelt-Musik-Festival 2015 Freiburg Germany

Band historyEdit

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On 30 November 2012, Revolverheld announced on their website that Florian Speer had left the band and has been replaced by Chris Rodriguez.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[1]
AUT SWI
Revolverheld 7 27
Chaostheorie
  • Released: 25 May 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 17
In Farbe
  • Released: 12 March 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 24
Immer in Bewegung
  • Released: 20 September 2013
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 3 82
Zimmer mit Blick
  • Released: 13 April 2018
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 3 15
Neu erzählen
  • Released: 8 October 2021
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
2
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER AUT SWI EUR World
Top 100
2005 "Generation Rock" 58 Revolverheld
"Die Welt steht still" 16 44 88 78
2006 "Freunde bleiben" 14 13 51 80
"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 52 In Farbe
"Keine Liebeslieder" 74
"Halt dich an mir fest"
(featuring Marta Jandová)
8 21 40 100 37
  • BVMI: Platinum[2]
2013 "Das kann uns keiner nehmen" 10 51 86 39 Immer in Bewegung
2014 "Ich lass für dich das Licht an" 7 3 48 42 39
  • BVMI: Platinum[2]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[3]
"Lass uns gehen" 4 39 63 36
2015 "Deine Nähe tut mir weh" 88
"Darf ich bitten"
(featuring Das Bo)
2017 "Das Herz schlägt bis zum Hals" Zimmer mit Blick
2018 "Immer noch fühlen" 95
"Zimmer mit Blick"
"Liebe auf Distanz"
(featuring Antje Schomaker)
2019 "So wie jetzt" Zimmer mit Blick
"Ich kann nicht aufhören unser Leben zu lieben"
"Unsere Geschichte ist erzählt"
2020 "Leichter" Neu erzählen
2021 "Abreißen"
"Neu erzählen"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Awards and certificationsEdit

  1. Eins Live Krone – Best Newcomer (2006)
  2. Platin-Schallplatte (Platinum Record) – Platinum for "Revolverheld" (LP) (2013)
  3. Platin-Schallplatte (Platinum Record) – Platinum for "Halt dich an mir fest" (Single) (2015)
  4. Echo – Best National Rock/Pop Band for Immer in Bewegung (2015)[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Discographie von Revolverheld". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Gold & Platin: Revolverheld". IFPI AUT. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ Brunner, Ula (27 March 2015). "Die Helene-Fischer-Festspiele haben begonnen" ['The Helene Fischer festival has begun']. RBB online (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.