Posts Tagged ‘HARDCORE SUPERSTAR’
Michael Monroe with support Thomas Silver on Scandinavian Tour 2016 at High Voltage Copenhagen,Denmark
Tags: Blackout States, Copenhagen, Demolition 23, dregen, Hanoi Rocks, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, High Voltage, Horns And Halos, karl rockfist, MICHAEL MONROE, Rich Jones, Sami Yaffa, steve conte, Thomas Silver
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Hardcore Superstar with support on The Cemetery Tour Is Coming Your Way! – Swedish leg 2015 – at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden
Hardcore Superstar – Headline
The Cemetery Tour Is Coming Your Way! – Swedish leg 2015 –
Grand Theft Culture – support act
Kulturbolaget, Malmo Sweden
19/12 – 2015
Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Summer Rock Festival 2015 with Corrored, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Sator at Friluftsbadet Svedala Sweden
Summer Rock Festival
Friluftsbadet, Svedala, Sweden
Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
With band’s like Corrored, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Sator
Tags: Adde, Chips Kiesbye, Corrored, Friluftsbadet, Gain, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, Jocke Berg, Kent Norberg, Martin Sandvik, Music, Mustasch, Ralf Gyllenhammar, Sator, Stam Johansson, Summer Rock Festival, Svedala, UNDER THE RADAR, Vic Zino
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Sweden Rock 2015
REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ARTO LEHTINEN, MARKO SYRJALA AND PATRICK CLEMENT
The Finnish Metal-Rules.com commando team made their annual road trip to Sweden Rock. Metal-Rules.com has covered Sweden Rock since 2001. The 2015 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock. Over 70 bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees during the four day festival. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years always being sold out. This year wasn’t an exception as the fest was sold out despite the lousy economic situation worldwide. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The weather was tremendous, despite being quite windy and cold on the opening day. But we were there for bands, not for having some beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!
Tags: ACE FREHLEY, Airbourne, Backyard Babies, Bloodbath, brent fitz, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEF LEPPARD, Dokken, EVERGREY, Exciter, Exodus, Extreme, Five Finger Death Punch, GHOST, Grim Reaper, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, Hell, john lawton, Judas Priest, lucifer's friend, MARDUK, MICHAEL MONROE, Motley Crue, Myles Kennedy, Nuclear Assault, Rage, refuge, richie scarlet, Riot, Rock Goddess, slash, Sweden Rock, Tony Carey, Wolf
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BUCKCHERRY / HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
@ Koko London UK
Friday 22 November 2013
Photos and Review by Sabrina Dersel
Kicking off a Friday night with a concert of Buckcherry is a promise for a rock&roll evening and night.
Hardcore Superstar with support on Come On Take On Us Tour Scandinavian leg 2013 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe,Sweden
Come On Take On Us Tour Scandinavian leg 2013
Nasty Idols – special guest
Nitrodive – support act
2/3 – 2013
Review and live pictures by Anders Sandvall
The 4th of June 2012
The massive touring Sonisphere festival landed in Finland for the fourth time in a row. The first two Sonisphere festivals were arranged on the other side of Finland. For financial reasons the festival was moved to the capital, Helsinki, last year when Slipknot headlined the one-day event with several support acts. Obviously the turn-out at last year’s festival didn’t please the organization and for this year Metallica were recruited to headline. Nearly 50,000 tickets were sold like hot cakes when the line-up of Sonisphere was announced. Besides Metallica, Machine Head, Amorphis, Gojira, Ghost, and finally Hardcore Superstar had been booked to appear at the one-day festival on one stage. Of course, the celebration of Metallica’s multi-million selling BLACK album was the main bait to attract the audience.
Article by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala
The Tour Ain’t Over Til We Say So – 2011
Avatar, Ammotrack (support acts)
4/11 – 2011
Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Supercharger – Lilla Sydsvenskan Stage
Hardcore Superstar – Headline Stora Sydsvenskan Stage
Entombed – Lilla Sydsenskan Stage
The Malmoe Festival
20/8 – 2011
Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Getaway Rock Festival 2011
Review & live pics by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson
Tags: Accept, Agnostic Front, ALICE COOPER, Alien, BULLET, Bullet for My Valentine, C.O.C., Danzig, Dia Psalma, Doctor Midnight And The Mercy Cult, Entombed, Evergray, Getaway Rock Festival, HAMMERFALL, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, Kreator, Monster Magnet, SONATA ARCTICA, THE POODLES
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REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
The Kotkan Meripäivät festival is organized in Kotka in July’s last weekend and it typically has an attendance of more than 200,000 visitors in four days. The festival is Finland’s second largest festival and it’s been held since 1962 onwards. As always, the event now includes a wide selection of performers for different target audiences. On Saturday there were performers like Joe Cocker and The Village People. The main event was held on Friday and it included such bands as legendary U.S. hard rockers Twisted Sister, Hardcore Superstar, the Michael Monroe band, and reformed Pelle Miljoona Oy which now had former Hanoi Rocks members Andy McCoy and Sam Yaffa in their ranks.
Tags: aj pero, Andy McCoy, dee snider, eddie ojeda, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, jay jay french, KOTKAN MERIPÃ„IVAT, mark mendoza, MICHAEL MONROE, Nasty Suicide, Sam Yaffa, Twisted Sister
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CLUB TAVASTIA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
Sweden’s finest glam rock/metal sleaze band Hardcore Superstar returned in Finland to play two shows legendary Club Tavastia in Helsinki. Hardcore Superstar have been around for over twelve years and it seems that their popularity is constantly growing. Their ascension might look slow but it’s happening all the time for sure and the proof for that is that now band did two sold shows in here. The latest release SPLIT YOUR LIP came out in the fall of 2010 and it’s definitely one of the strongest releases of the bands career. Things seem to be going good for Hardcore Superstar so it’s time to check out their current live condition.
Once they were regarded as a glam band, actually somewhat suspicious for “real” metalheads. Today Hardcore Superstar is one of the most successful and respected bands on the Swedish metal hard-rock scene. The turning-point was the band’s eponymous, eventually classic album from 2005. It was succeded by three more highly successful albums, most recently last year’s “Split Your Lip”. The band who descibes their music as a synergy between thrash and sleaze is also a standing favorite of the SRF-crowd’s. In other words, prepare for a crowd gone wild when the band will round off wednesday june 8 and classics like “We Don’t Celebrate Sundays”, “Dreamin’ in a Casket” and “Wild Boys” join forces with fresh faves as “Sadistic Girls” in one great party-mix.
Picture by: Michael Johansson
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It’s now less than 1000 4-day tickets left!
Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:
Judas Priest –
Whitesnake – with very special guests
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rhapsody of Fire
Jason & the Scorchers
Dan Reed Band
The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.
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Best of 2010
As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!
The Top 30 Heavy Metal Albums of 2010
(Click the album cover to read our review.
If no review is available the link it to the band’s MySpace page.)
1. Accept – Blood of the Nations
|Wolf Hoffman’s reaction to the band’s #1 placement in our list was:
"Sensational!!! We are so happy about this reaction by the fans. This last year has been nothing short of phenomenal for Accept."
BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is a fantastic album, so fantastic that it very easily came out on top when we compiled our best of 2010 list! In the media, producer Andy Sneap said when he worked with the band he made them go back and listen to the 80’s albums, and it worked. Accept have delivered the album they needed to make. Accept reformed with a vocalist who is just as good as Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo rages through the songs with power and charisma, without being a clone. Accept have proven to the world in 2010 they are still relevant, powerful, uncompromising and most of all entertaining. Welcome back!
2. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time
Easily the best and strongest Blind Guardian album since NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH with a maximum of variety and everything that has turned these guys from Krefeld into what they are today: one of Germany’s most successful and influential metal bands. With AT THE EDGE OF TIME, Blind Guardian returned to the fold in total triumph. This is an album to be enjoyed for numerous repeat listens. Newer fans should eat it up, and older fans should be appeased with the band’s renewed emphasis on their thrashy roots.
3. Ratt– Infestation
Ratt is Metal. Always have been and likely always will be. From their appearance on the very first Metal Massacre compilation in 1981 alongside the likes of Metallica, Malice, and Bitch, to the new 2010 album, Ratt have always been among the heaviest of the so-called "hair metal" bands. So despite what the revisionists may think, Ratt have a firm spot in the development and evolution of the Heavy Metal genre and have earned their spot in this year’s list. Sonically the Ratt Pack is back! The band had stated they wanted a real up-tempo record and distinctly aimed for the classic sound. They nailed it. It’s all there, the swagger and slight sneer of Pearcy voice, the fluid and fiery soloing of DeMartini’s axe-work, the complimentary work of Cavazo…it’s a beautiful thing to behold!
4. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones
|Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) has nothing to prove to anyone. As the principal architect behind Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Fischer’s body of work is the reason that many bands exist today. Two years since Celtic Frost’s very public dissolution, Fischer could have easily opted to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his evil legacy, but nooooo. To the contrary, Fischer has assembled a new band and recorded an album of new material that’s arguably some of the best in his career. Triptykon is the band, EPARISTERA DAIMONES is the album, and yes – it’s as good as Fischer has promised it to be!|
5. Melechesh – The Epigenesis
Black/Death/Middle Eastern "Mesopotamian Metal" extremists made a big impact this year. Originally from IsraHELL and now based out of the Netherlands, the band has been around in some form since 1993. That Melechesh are able to maintain the album’s early momentum through to the record’s dying moments makes what they have achieved with THE EPIGENESIS that much more remarkable. Unlike so much of what passes for modern-day extremity, every one of this disc’s eleven tracks bristles with its own identity and design. It will demand a lot of attention – this definitely isn’t the record to whip out at your next kegger – but the rewards far outweigh the investment. Absolutely superb in every way.
6. Helloween – 7 Sinners
|Helloween are very comfortable right now. They are back on a major label, the line-up has been stable for probably the longest stretch in the bands history, and they have fallen into a great pattern of releasing a studio album every couple of years (right around Halloween naturally). Relaxed, confident and mature the band have nothing to prove but instead of delivering a complacent record, the band have delivered the fastest, heaviest album of their career. It’s their 26th release over and 13th full-length studio album of all-new, original material. Lucky #13 for the band sees a crowning achievement with 13 killer cuts spread across the hour. Helloween have delivered a masterpiece. It will quickly silence all the fans who couldn’t stomach UNARMED from earlier this year.|
7. OverKill – Ironbound
The veteran New Jersey boys return with a compelling slab of unmistakeably old school thrash that is tinged with a fine mix of groove, progressiveness and melody that separates Overkill from the multitudes of carbon-copy thrashers out there. This is modern thrash the way it should be played: roots in the 80s but with its direction and ambition befitting a metal scene on the cusp of its 30-year anniversary. It’s a beautiful thing to behold: while most of their contemporaries have split up or sold out, Overkill are still doing their thing, updating and improving but never forgetting where they came from.
8. Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy
Five years – that’s how long Nevermore made us wait for a sequel to the still awe-inspiring THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR. By modern-day standards that’s an absolute eternity, the length of which only the likes of Slayer or Metallica could reasonably be expected to get away with. Regardless of delay, the album is a perfect example of heavy metal in its purest, most intelligent and provocative form. As always the band defies classification with elements of power, thrash, prog, blended together into a mixture that is uniquely Nevermore.
9. Sabaton – Coat of Arms
|Sweden’s war metallers, Sabaton, have been consistently moving to the forefront of the power metal movement in the last few years. COAT OF ARMS continues Sabaton’s fine tradition of power metal with bite. The band is in fine form throughout and do not disappoint. You listen to a Sabaton album for the pounding marches (“Uprising”) the fast assaults (“Midway”, “Screaming Eagles”), and the catchy hooks and choruses (every damn song!) and COAT OF ARMS has it all!
10. Halford – IV – Made of Metal
Finally! Halford was really overdue. Despite having a skeleton of a catalog, Halford really needed to put some meat on the bones of his solo career. MADE OF METAL is really only the third studio album of all new material in over 10 years. Sure the catalog looks impressive but in reality, live albums, demo albums, EP’s, digital only live albums and novelty Christmas albums are just filler. Halford needed to deliver the goods and we’re pleased to say he is still made of Metal. The album clocks in at a whopping 14 tracks at over an hour it is his longest solo album to date.
Number 11 to 20
Number 21 to 30
21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless
22. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth
23. Black Label Society – Order of the Black
24. Reckless Love – Reckless Love
25. Hail Of Bullets – On Divine Winds
26. Hardcore Superstar – Split Your Lip
27. Forbidden – Omega Wave
28. Heathen – The Evolution of Chaos
29. Rage – Strings To A Web
30. Circle II Circle – Consequence of Power
Individual Staff Lists For 2010
Includes: top 20, best new band, best DVD, discovery of the year, greatest hopes for 2011, and disappointments of 2010.
Tags: Accept, AVANTASIA, Black Label Society, BLIND GUARDIAN, CRAZY LIXX, Danzig, Death Angel, DIMMU BORGIR, FORBIDDEN, HAIL OF BULLETS, HALFORD, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, HEATHEN, Helloween, High On Fire, IMMOLATION, Iron Maiden, KYLESA, MELECHESH, nevermore, overkill, Rage, Ratt, Reckless Love, Sabaton, SCORPIONS, TRIPTYKON, WUTHERING HEIGHTS
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Hardcore Superstar – headline act
Psycho Holiday European Tour 2009 – first leg-
Dia Psalma – support act
10/12 – 2009
Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall