Sweden’s Party Boys, the self-coined ‘street metallers’ HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have signed a deal with global juggernauts Golden Robot Records (for Australia, New Zealand, South American, USA and Canada).
Paying little attention to the extreme death metal sounds of their hometown was renowned for, the four natives of Gothenburg, Sweden who formed Hardcore Superstar in 1998 drew upon melodic, glammed-up hard rock, especially the sleazy L.A. pop-metal sound of the ’80s.
Vocalist Jocke Berg, guitarist Silver Silver, bassist Martin Sandvik, and drummer Magnus Andreasson recorded an album titled It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll and released via Gain Records in 1998, attracting praise from Motorhead’s Lemmy.
After opening for Motorhead on a Scandinavian tour, Hardcore Superstar signed Music for Nations and recorded their sophomore effort, Bad Sneakers and a Pina Colada, in 1999. They scored three Swedish Top Ten singles from the record and built up their audience through constant gigging.
The punchy but laid-back Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves) arrived in 2001, followed by No Regrets in 2003, the latter of which spawned the hit single ‘Honey Tongue.’ It would be their last outing for Music For Nations, having re-signed with Gain for the release of their eponymous fifth studio long-player in 2005. The album was widely praised and earned the group a Swedish Grammis nomination.
Released in 2007, Dreamin’ in a Casket would be the last outing for guitarist Thomas Silver, who left the group in 2008. Crazy Lixx’s Vic Zino would eventually replace him, and make his studio debut with the band on 2009’s Beg for It. which was released via Nuclear Blast.
Split Your Lip arrived the following year, with the band’s first-ever compilation LP The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So, dropping in 2011. The singles ‘One More Minute’ and ‘Above The Law’ heralded the release of the group’s ninth full-length, 2013’s C’mon Take on Me, while 2015’s HCSS would be the first Hardcore Superstar outing to a feature a guest performer (Swedish reggae singer Etzia).
In late 2017 the band issued the single ‘Have Mercy on Me’ in anticipation of the release of their 11th album, You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N’ Roll which was well received in 2018.
Hardcore Superstar and Golden Robot Records have now joined forces for a brand-new album in 2021.
‘’I Have been chasing Hardcore Superstar for years and to finally have them signed for a brand-new Album in 2021 we are all over the moon. A fantastic band with a great history and we are honoured to be involved.’’ – Mark Alexander-Erber President & Founder | Golden Robot Global Entertainment
Look forward to more classic tracks along the lines of all time faves like ‘Wild Boys’, ‘You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘n Roll’, ‘Last Call For Alcohol’, ‘Bring The House Down’, ‘Above The Law’ and ‘Someone Special’.
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