Twenty years after the release of their debut album, Hardcore Superstar has released their latest offering “You Can’t Kill My Rock n Roll”. The new album was released on 21st September via Gain Music Entertainment. When I interviewed lead singer Jocke Berg in Belfast almost a year ago he had thought that the album might be released in early 2018 but it has taken slightly longer. In the interim though, the band have released six singles / videos from the album, most of which have featured on the NI Rocks Shows on Rock Radio NI at some time.


 

The interview with Jocke can be read on the Rock Radio NI website and the full show on which it appeared can be heard on our MixCloud page - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/3244-ni-rocks-interview-with-jocke-berg-from-hardcore-superstar.html

 

Hardcore Superstar formed in Gothenburg in 1997 and released their debut album in October 1998. The new album is their eleventh studio release and there was a compilation album in 2011. The previous studio album was “HCSS” in 2015.

 

There have been very few changes to the Hardcore Superstar line-up over the years with founding members Jocke Berg and bass player Martin Sandvik remaining. Drummer Magnus ‘Adde’ Andreasson has been with the band since 1999 and guitarist Vic Zino since 2008 (when he replaced founding member Thomas Silver).

 

There are 12 tracks on the album and videos have been released for “Have Mercy On Me”, “Electric Rider”, “Baboon”, “Bring The House Down”, “AD/HD” and the title track “You Can’t Kill My Rock n Roll”.

 

Check out the band’s website at http://www.hardcoresuperstar.com/

 

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The simple idea behind “NI Rocks Recommends” is to acknowledge and promote some of the great music being submitted to Rock Radio NI. The albums that I’ll be recommending are those that you’ll hear me playing tracks from on my shows. I'll not be giving marks or ratings or analyzing the tracks in great detail; just telling you something about the artist and the album. It’s a personal recommendation to go check something out, not a traditional “review”!

 

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