H-Blockx in a 2004 performance
Background information
Origin Münster, Germany
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, rap rock (early)
Years active 1991–present
Labels BMG[1]
Sing Sing[1]
BMG Berlin Musik GmbH[1]
Website Official website
Members Henning Wehland
Stephan "Gudze" Hinz
Tim Tenambergen
Steffen Wilmking
Past members Dave Gappa
Fabio Trentini
Johann-Christop "Mason" Maass
Marco Minnemann
Martin "Dog" Kessler"

H-Blockx is a rock band founded in Münster, Germany in 1991.[2]



The band rose to fame with their successful debut album, Time to Move, released in 1994 on Sing Sing Records,[1] and produced by Ralph Quick and Chris Wagner. The music videos for "Risin' High" and "Move" received considerable airplay on MTV. The band earned a nomination for "Best Breakthrough Artist" at the following MTV Europe Music Awards, however the award went to Dog Eat Dog. With the help of the singles "Risin' High", "Move", and "Little Girl", their debut spent 62 weeks in the German album chart, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide, and earning the band their first gold album. Their first major tour followed. In 1999, WWE contacted the band to record a song for wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, although it was never used as his theme song, it became synonymous with Austin and was released on WWF The Music, Vol. 4.


None of their following albums have been as successful as Time to Move was. However with the release of Get in the Ring in 2002 on Supersonic Records in association with BMG,[1] they did have a minor hit with their cover of "The Power" featuring rapper Turbo B (Turbo B also performs the original version with Snap!).

In 2004, the band's album No Excuses reached the Top 15 of the German album charts. It was then supported by an extensive European tour. After the tour the members spent time with side projects working as producers, singers (Söhne Mannheims) or management (Pohlmann) with artists of different genres.

The members would not only meet at concerts, but regularly for several weeks to return to songwriting. In Scandinavia in early 2005 and 2006 in Sweden, the first song of the new album was recorded. They were accompanied by H-Blockx producer Andreas "Boogieman" Herbig who was with them in 1994 when Time To Move was completed. While in the studios in Malmö, Open Letter To A Friend was recorded.


Ending a five-year absence from the recording studio, the band released their latest album HBLX on 25 May 2012.

Other media

In 1999, the band was featured on the wrestling album, WWF The Music, Vol. 4 released in 1999 with their song "Oh Hell Yeah".[3]

A reworked version of their song "Oh Hell Yeah" was featured on WWE Anthology disc 2 The Attitude Era.

Their song "Countdown to Insanity" is one of the playable tracks included on the European version of the game Rock Band, and is available to download with the US version.[4]

Band members

Current members

Past members


Studio albums

Year Title GER AUT SWI
1994 Time To Move 14 11 8
1996 Discover My Soul 7 5 15
1998 Fly Eyes 19 20 44
2002 Get In The Ring 14 21 45
2004 No Excuses 14 23 53
2007 Open Letter To A Friend 14 - -
2012 HBLX

Compilation albums

Year Title GER AUT SWI
1999 Bang Boom Bang - - -
2004 More Than A Decade 66 - -

Guest appearances

Compilation appearances


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1993 Risin' High 34 Time To Move
1994 Move 34
Little Girl
1996 How Do You Feel 28 Discover My Soul
Step Back
1998 Fly Fly Eyes
Take Me Home
2000 Ring of Fire
(featuring Dr. Ring-Ding)
13 10 42 Get In The Ring
2001 C'MON
(featuring B & K)
2002 The Power
(featuring Turbo B)
48 34 51
2004 Leave Me Alone 55 59 No Excuses
Celebrate Youth 42
2007 Countdown To Insanity 35 51 Open Letter To A Friend
"—" denotes the single did not chart or was not released in that country

Awards and achievements

See also


External links

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