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 at the 1liVE Krone in 2015.
Background information
OriginHamburg, Germany
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony BMG
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersJohannes Strate
Kristoffer Hünecke
Niels Grötsch
Jakob Sinn
Chris Rodriguez
Past membersFlorian Speer

Band history

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On 30 November 2012, Revolverheld announced on their website that Florian Speer had left the band and has been replaced by Chris Rodriguez.


Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Revolverheld 727
  • Released: 25 May 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
In Farbe
  • Released: 12 March 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
Immer in Bewegung
  • Released: 20 September 2013
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
Zimmer mit Blick
  • Released: 13 April 2018
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Top 100
2005 "Generation Rock" 58 Revolverheld
"Die Welt steht still" 16448878
2006 "Freunde bleiben" 14135180
"Mit dir chilln" 1727
2007 "Ich werd' die Welt verändern" 2168 Chaostheorie
"Du explodierst" 70
"Unzertrennlich" 45
2008 "Helden 2008" 257 Non-album single
2010 "Spinner" 136952 In Farbe
"Keine Liebeslieder" 74
"Halt dich an mir fest"
(featuring Marta Jandová)
  • BVMI: Platinum[1]
2013 "Das kann uns keiner nehmen" 10518639 Immer in Bewegung
2014 "Ich lass für dich das Licht an" 73484239
  • BVMI: Platinum[1]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[2]
"Lass uns gehen" 4396336
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Awards and certifications

  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)[3]


  1. "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. "Gold & Platin: Revolverheld". IFPI AUT. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. 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.
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