HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are happy to announce the release of a new album via Nuclear Blast in early 2013! The record is entitled “C’mon Take On Me”, was produced by the band, mixed by Randy Staub (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT) and will be out on the 1st of March 2013.
The band comments on the recording process: “We found this cool abandoned studio that we took over, where we spent the entire summer tracking songs in between the shows. Speaking of shows – we’ll start rehearsing in January so that we’ll be ready to play live everywhere again soon. If there’s a stage, we’ll rock it!!!”
Hardcore Superstar has released their follow up to 2007’s excellent Dreamin’ In A Casket. Their last album was so full of great, hard rocking sleazy fun, that I was anxiously awaiting the release of this disc. How does it stack up? Read on.
The album starts off with an instrumental cut, “This Worm’s For Ennio” that sounds like it would be better served in a spaghetti western movie, than a sleaze rock album. It is an odd start to Beg For It, but it doesn’t really detract from the album.
The new two songs “Beg For It”, and “Into Debauchery” deliver that one-two punch to get this album started. Both are good tunes, but I would probably consider these amongst Hardcore Superstar’s best. I didn’t think so initially, but the songs have grown on me quite a bit after a few more listens.
I can’t put my finger on it, but once “Shades of Grey” starts up, the songs on Beg For It start falling into the pattern where the songs sound far too much the same. I would have liked a little more variety between the songs.
Luckily, “Hope For A Normal Life” is exactly what I was looking for. This song changes the pace up with an acoustic based, mid tempo number. I didn’t care for the keyboard parts on this song. I didn’t think they were needed, but this is a still a solid tune.
“Remove My Brain” starts off with this really cool sleazy groove which gave me high hopes, unfortunately, the intro is better than the rest of the song. The chorus falls into the same old scream along trap, that sounds like far too many other Hardcore Superstar songs.
“Spit It Out” is far better. This is a good song with a cool groove, that has a couple of guitar parts that sounds like it borrows from Motley Crue’s Nona. You can probably guess the chorus on this one, but it a good song nonetheless.
Overall, it took me a few listens to get into this disc. The music is great, but I just couldn’t get into the songs as much as the last disc. It is a good CD, and die hard Hardcore Superstar fans will probably enjoy it. If you are checking Hardcore Superstar for the first time, check out Dreamin’ In A Casket first. It is the better album of the two.
Rating: Out of 10
01. This Worm’s For Ennio
02. Beg For It
03. Into Debauchery
04. Shades Of Grey
05. Nervous Breakdown
06. Hope For A Normal Life
07. Bad Behaviour
08. Remove My Brain
09. Spit It Out
10. Illegal Fun
11. Take Them All Out
12. Innocent Boy
Hardcore Superstar is:
Jocke Berg – vocals
Vic Zino – guitar
Martin Sandvik – bass
Magnus Andreasson – drums
Check out Hardcore Superstar’s new video, “Beg For It”. This is the title track from their new album, which is in stores now!
Hardcore Superstar have released their first video in support of their brand new disc, Beg For It. Hardcore Superstar will take the stage on Saturday August 22nd at the Rock Gone Wild Festival in Northwood, IA. This is their only scheduled U.S. performance in 2009. Don’t miss them!
One of the bands performing at Rock Gone Wild this year, that I am really excited about is Hardcore Superstar. Their 2007 album, “Dreaming In A Casket” is great, and their follow up, “Beg For it” is a great disc as well.
Check out the clips from this awesome Swedish band below. Don’t miss your chance to catch the band perform live in their only scheduled U.S. performance! You can purchase tickets for Rock Gone Wild at this link.
Head over to Hardcore Superstar’s Myspace page to listen to their new album “Beg For It” in its entirety!
Something about this video, Silence For the Peacefully makes me want to see Hardcore Superstar live! They need to come to the U.S. to tour!!