The writers of Sweden Rock Magazine, the country’s biggest-selling music magazine, have named HARDCORE SUPERSTAR‘s eponymously titled album from 2005 the third best album of the last ten years. The CD was also voted the twelfth best album of the past decade by the magazine’s readers. To celebrate this, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will perform the entire LP live for the first time on Wednesday, June 8 at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.
“When I got the news, I at once wanted to sit down and write such an album again,” says HARDCORE SUPERSTAR drummer Magnus “Adde” Andreasson.” We were extremely flattered and wondered how to pay back. [So] for the first time [ever we will] play the whole self-titled ‘black album’ live, as a one-time-only [event] at Sweden Rock Festival. We have, for example, never played [such] songs as ‘Simple Man’ and ‘Cry Your Eyes Out’ [live before].”
The 10-year-anniversary June 2011 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine is on sale on June 14.
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR‘s latest album, “Split Your Lip”, was released in Europe on November 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records (except in Scandinavia, where it was made available through Gain Records). The CD’s first single, a two-side split featuring the songs “Moonshine” and “Guestlist”, was made available in early November exclusively with Sweden Rock Magazine.
“Split Your Lip” was recorded over a five-day period at at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Tobias Lindell.
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR re-released two of their albums — “Hardcore Superstar” (2005) and “Dreamin In A Casket” (2007) — on October 16, 2009 via Nuclear Blast‘s “Reloaded Series.” Both reissues contain bonus material such as demo tracks and rehearsal takes.