This has got to be the saddest news in the hardcore punk community. Even though Refused have more reunion shows scheduled, it looks another break up is on the horizon. Frontman Dennis Lyxzén issued the following explanation on the band’s Facebook page:
“Basically we just want to play. The response has been overwhelming and we are having such a great time with this. We really wish that we could do more than are actually doing. But we are not that type of band anymore. This is a strange sort of one-off type of deal that is soon coming to an end. But we are really trying to make the most of it while we are here. We never thought that the demand for a bunch of Swedish punks would be this big and we knew from the get-go that it would be impossible to please everyone. But we are working our hardest at it.”
Refused, who broke up sometime back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album The Shape of Punk to Come was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.
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