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The ten most successful German rock bands

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    Place 10: Rage

    Rage, the metal trio from the Ruhr area, has been delighting its fans with a changing line-up since the 80s - and not only in Europe. To date, front man Peter "Peavy" Wagner & Co. have placed more than 15 albums in the Japanese charts. No other German band has succeeded in doing this so far.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    9th place: Edguy

    In 1992, singer Tobias Sammet and school friends founded the band Edguy, named after the nickname of their physics teacher Edgar. Today the Hessians rock the stages around the world and have sold two million records. But band boss Sammet doesn't fill that out yet: For 16 years he has also been involved in the global scene with the heavy metal all-star project Avantasia.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    8th place: Guano Apes

    Crossover rock from Göttingen: The Guano Apes score with powerful catchy tunes and a singer with a grating voice. Her 1997 album "Proud Like a God" is one of the best-selling English-language debut works from Germany. In 2005 the band split up in a dispute, since 2010 singer Sandra Nasić and her boys have been reunited.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    7th place: Blind Guardian

    Blind Guardian have followers in Europe, Asia and America. Founded in 1987 in Krefeld, they have so far placed eight albums in the worldwide hit lists. The hallmarks of the band: orchestral metal arrangements and lyrics that are inspired by fantasy stories like "The Lord of the Rings" or the book from the TV series "Game of Thrones".

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    6th place: Gamma Ray

    In 1988 the German singer and guitarist Kai Hansen left the group Helloween and founded Gamma Ray shortly afterwards. With their albums, the North German power metallers rock the international charts to this day. In 2007 "Land of the Free II" was particularly popular in Germany, Japan and Sweden.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    5th place: Accept

    Schwer-Metall from Solingen: Accept have been at the start with interruptions since 1971, making them one of the longest-serving German rock acts. At first Udo Dirkschneider sings with Accept. After changing line-ups, today they are celebrating successes with US singer Mark Tornillo: In 2014 Accept conquered the top of the German charts for the first time - with "Blind Rage", studio album number 14.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    4th place: Tokio Hotel

    Tokio Hotel are developing from a German-speaking quartet of teenagers from Magdeburg to a globally acclaimed pop-rock act. In 2009 the third album "Humanoid" will be released in a German and an English version: It is in the top 10 in more than ten countries and is also charting in the USA.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    3rd place: Helloween

    As far as heavy metal is concerned, Helloween are also among the German export hits. Hamburgers have been thrashing their guitars since the 80s. They quickly made a name for themselves with the two-part album "Keeper of the Seven Keys". Today the pumpkin heads are more successful than ever. Her album "My God-Given Right" hit the charts across Europe and Japan in 2015.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    2nd place: Rammstein

    Dark, brutal and provocative: Rammstein are the bad guys among rock acts and sell millions of records around the globe. Side projects of the band members are also celebrated - like Lindemann with the record "Skills in Pills". With this, singer Till Lindemann and Swede Peter Tägtgren storm the charts from Great Britain to Australia.

  • The ten most successful German rock bands

    1st place: Scorpions

    No German rock band chart more often and higher than the Scorpions. For five decades the Lower Saxony have made it into the international hit lists again and again: They have 18 studio albums on their account and have sold an estimated 100 million records. The rock dinosaurs have long since discarded temporary plans for their retirement.

    Author: Andreas Leixnering