Hardcore Superstar (Midi 2008)

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Hardcore Superstar (Midi 2008), Glam / Rock / Thrash from Gothenburg, Sweden


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Lineup

Jocke Berg - Vocals

Vic Zino - Guitar

Martin Sandvik - Bass

Magnus "ADDE" Andreasson - Drums


Biography

Hardcore Superstar formed in autumn 1997 in Gothenburg and signed to Gain soon afterwards. Their debut album was recorded and released in Sweden. The album attracted the attention of English label Music for Nations and a new worldwide contract was drawn up. The new album, which became the band's "official debut album" contains a few new songs, a new cover and has a new name, "Bad Sneakers and a Pina Colada". The album contains the hits "Someone Special", "Liberation" and "Have You Been Around" which all achieve top positions on the singles charts in Sweden. The band has made its breakthrough. The video for "Liberation" was nominated for a Swedish Grammy and the band set off on their first tour of Europe and Japan. 2001 saw the release of the follow-up,"Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)" with singles "Shame" and "Mother's Love". Once again the band toured in Europe and Japan and this time they also went to Canada. They hooked up with fellow Gothenburg band LOK on a single called "Staden Göteborg" (The City of Gothenburg) and performed a now classic show during the PopStad Göteborg festival. In the summer they opened for AC/DC at a packed Ullevi Stadium. The band also opened for AC/DC and Motörhead on the Italian leg of their tour due to their popularity in the area.

In the summer of 2003 the first single "Honey Tongue" was released from their third album "No Regrets" which was released in August 2003. The song entered the Swedish charts at number three. The second single from the album, "Still I'm Glad" also makes the higher reaches of the charts. In autumn 2003 and winter 2004 the band toured in Sweden, Europe and the USA. A fight broke out at the Swedish Consulate in New York between Thomas Silver and Aftonbladet journalist Fredrik Virtanen. This is a major news story back in Sweden. Upon their return from the USA the band decided to take a break indefinitely after playing non-stop for over six years. This is interpreted by some in the media that the band had split up, which was never on the cards. Back on Gain, the band regained its unique energy which was resulted in the self titled album "Hardcore Superstar". The album was given top reviews all over the world. Hardcore Superstar was Grammy nominated and number one on the Swedish hard rock charts. The album contained the four hit singles "We don't celebrate Sundays", "Wild boys", "My good reputation" and "Bag on your head". They were on all major national TV and radio shows in Sweden and toured around the world until the spring 2007. In the summer of 2007 they released the single "Bastards". The single sold gold and was on top on every chart in Sweden. At Sweden Rock Festival they opened up for the legendary Aerosmith. The new album "Dreamin´ in a casket" will be released around the world in November 7th.


Discography

Dreamin In A Casket 2007 CD

Need No Company

Medicate Me

Dreamin' In A Casket

Silence For The Peacefully

Sophisticated Ladies

Wake Up Dead In A Garbagecan

Spreadin' The News

This Is For The Mentally Damaged

Sensitive To The Light

Lesson In Violence

Sorry For The Shape I'm In

No Resistance


Hardcore Superstar 2006 (2005 - Swe) CD

Kick On The Upperclass

Bag On Your Head

Last Forever

Shes Offbeat

We Dont Celebrate Sundays

Hateful

Wild Boys

My Good Reputation

Cry Your Eyes Out

Simple Man

Blood On Me

Standin On The Verge


It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1998) CD

Hello/Goodbye

Baby Come Along

Sendmyself to Hell

Bubblecum Ride

Rock 'n' Roll

Someone Special

Dig a Hole

Punk Rock Song

Right Here, Right Now

So Deep Inside

Secret Track:

Fly Away


Bad Sneakers and a Pina Colada (2000) CD /LP

Hello/Goodbye

You Will Never Know

Liberation

Have You Been Around

Punk Rock Song

Beat You Down

Rock 'n' Roll Star

Someone Special

Slide Song

Hey Now!!

Strapped

Bubblecum Ride

So Deep Inside

Bonus Track for Japan:

Don't You Ever Leave Me


Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves) (2001) CD /LP

That's My Life

Not Dancing, Wanna Know why?

Shame

Just Another Score

Summer Season's Gone

Wimpy Sister

Do Me That Favor

Significant Other

Dear Old Fame

Smoke'em

Riding With The King

They Are Not Even A New Bang Tango

Mother's Love

Bonus Track for Japan:

A Long Way To Go [Alice Cooper cover with Michael Monroe recorded in 2000]


No Regrets (2003) - CD

Wall Of Complaint

No Regrets

Breakout

Soul Of Sweetness

Honey Tongue

Still I'm Glad

Bring Me Back

Pathetic Way Of Life

It's So True

Why Can't You Love Me Like Before

The Last Great Day

I Can't Change

You Know Where We All Belong


No Regrets (2003)/Japanese Release CD

Wall Of Complaint

No Regrets

Breakout

Soul Of Sweetness

Honey Tongue

Still I'm Glad

Bring Me Back

Pathetic Way Of Life

It's So True

Why Can't You Love Me Like Before

The Last Great Day

I Can't Change

You Know Where We All Belong

Who [The Who Cover]


Further information

Participant on Midi Music Festival 2008.

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/hcssgbg

Homepage: http://www.hardcoresuperstar.com/