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Refused streaming upcoming album “Freedom” in its entirety

Swedish hardcore punk band Refused has just made their upcoming album available to stream in its entirety.

The work is entitled “Freedom”, and is set to be released next week (June 30th) through Epitaph Records, but you can have a listen to the whole thing below.

“Freedom” marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album “The Shape Of Punk To Come”.



Refused release music video for “Dawkins Christ”

Swedish hardcore punks Refused have premiered a music video for their new song “Dawkins Christ” and you can check it out below.

According to drummer David Sandström:

“The title [Dawkins Christ] refers to the famous biologist whose atheist theology has inspired a semi-cult who in turn sees him as a messianic figure, an irony that partly inspired the lyrics. The music draws from the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone as well as pre-Reign in blood Slayer.”

“Dawkins Christ” comes from the band’s upcoming album Freedom, which is set to be released on June 30, 2015 via Epitaph Records.  Freedom marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, “The Shape Of Punk To Come”.



Refused stream new song “Dawkins Christ”

Swedish hardcore punks Refused are streaming a new song called “Dawkins Christ” right here.

“Dawkins Christ” comes from the band’s upcoming album Freedom, which is set to be released on June 30, 2015 via Epitaph Records.  Freedom marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape Of Punk To Come.



Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day Two – Refused, Murder City Devils, Turbonegro, Jello Biafra, A Wilhelm Scream, The Muffs

Day two (or three (or four) depending on how you look at it) began with puffy eyes and a thirsty mouth. Bishops Green and co. played an amazing set the night before, and we were now well into the swing of things at the ol’ Punk Rock Bowling. After the traditional liquid breakfast, we scurried over to the Plaza Hotel for a pool party featuring Mercy Music and 88 Fingers Louie (shots of which disappeared just like my recollection of certain parts of the day). After catching the Chicago legends it was back for more refreshments and off to the main stage where Eliza Battle, Get Dead, and Pears were openers. I was pretty bummed to miss Pears’ set, but again, this whole weekend is a true test of time management and tough decisions.

SoCal-based female fronted punk band The Muffs is gritty, yet pretty and plays a great blend of garage, surf, and punk. I am such a sucker for this classic Southern California sound.

Next to the stage was A Wilhelm Scream. The band has tons of energy and shares it with the fans, gettting as close as they can and ripping up the stage. I had never seen these guys live but they put on a great show.

Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine are one of those bands you just have to see, if not for the nostalgia of hearing Jello’s voice to the outlandish things you may hear him say, for the fact of seeing this supergroup of sorts. And of course, the band obliged by playing a few Dead Kennedys’ songs.

You might’ve thought Turbonegro were the headliners by the looks of all the Turbojugend in attendance. I swear they quadruple every year, and are a standout with their obligatory denim vest. The lot are a bunch of great people, always down for a laugh, a beer, or a pick-me-up. And Turbonegro absolutely never disappoints. The band really knows how to get a crowd alive, involved, and begging for more.

Another first for me was Murder City Devils, which followed the Turbo. Heartfelt, angstful, reflective, and nostalgic….but there was no time for that as the crowd began to move…

Refused headlined night two at PRB to a packed house. There was much anticipation in the air as the older punks pondered what the set was to entail, and the youth pondered who the hell Refused was. The Swedes came out guns blazing and didn’t quit til the end of their set. The band is getting ready to release a new album, “Freedom”, later this month and played a bunch from the new work, while still playing some fan favorites.

I stayed just up until the end, but as always time is of the essence as I quickly slimmed down gear and took the trek to the Bunkhouse for Chris Murray, The Skints, English Beat, and ‘surprise’ guests Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Also on the bill for club shows was Krum Bums and ‘surprise’ guests Conflict at the Backstage Bar.

You can have a look at all of the photos from Day Two at Punk Rock Bowling’s main stage below.



Refused stream new track “Françafrique”

Swedish hardcore punks Refused are streaming a new song called “Françafrique,” and you can check it out here.

“Françafrique” comes from the bands upcoming album Freedom, which is set to be released on June 30th via Epitaph Records.  Freedom marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape Of Punk To Come.



Dennis Lyxzén talks about new Refused album “Freedom”

Rolling Stone recently conducted an interview with Refused singer Dennis Lyxzén, who talked about the band’s reunion, their anticipated new album Freedom, and the future. About the new album, Dennis states:

“People have these expectations and beliefs that they pin on us. There are some fans who have lived with The Shape of Punk to Come for their entire lives and have decided that’s all we are. But now it’s time for us to decide what we want our legacy to be. And this album is a good start-over, so to speak.”

Freedom, which is due for release next month via Epitaph Records, will be Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape of Punk to Come.



Refused detail new album “Freedom”, stream new track “Elektra”

Swedish hardcore punks Refused will be releasing their new album, Freedom on June 30th via Epitaph Records. You can listen to the first song off the album, “Elektra”, and check out the tracklist and their upcoming tour dates below.

Freedom marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape Of Punk To Come.



Refused announce dates for US club show tour

Swedish hardcore punks Refused are coming to America in May for Punk Rock Bowling, and apparently they plan on sticking around for at least a little bit.

The band just announced they’ll be playing a run of club shows throughout the US after their appearance at PRB in Vegas, and before their appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Refused are reportedly working on a new album for release this year. It would be their first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape Of Punk To Come.



First bands announced for Amnesia Rockfest 2015 (Rancid to play “…And Out Come The Wolves,” Refused, Goldfinger and more)

The first lineup announcement for the 2015 edition of the Amnesia Rockfest is now available, and it seems like it’s going to be pretty cool.

First and foremost, Rancid will make a special appearance, and they’ll be playing their iconic 1995 album “…And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety! Also announced will be appearances by Refused, Raised Fist, Goldfinger and Ministry. Oh, and NOFX’s Fat Mike will be curating the event’s Tony Sly stage, which promises to be an awesome experience in its own right.

The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest takes place in Montebello, Quebec, fro June 18th to June 21st. Stay tuned for more details.



Refused to play Groezrock 2015

Well it looks like 2015 is going to be a great year for Refused. Apparently the band is working on a new album which hopefully will be released sometime next year, they’ve announced that they’ll be playing at the Amnesia Rockfest 2015 AND Las Vegas’ upcoming Punk Rock Bowling festival. To add to all this awsomeness, the Swedish hardcore band is now the first confirmed act to perform at next year’s Groezrock Festival!

Groezrock 2015 will take place in Meerhout, Belgium on May 1-2 and  rest assured folks, we’ll keep you posted as soon as more bands are revealed.

It’s now official that Refused are back at it and that there’s something in the works…Unfortunately, no official announcement about a new album has been so far released.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again. The band just recently parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström.



Punk Rock Bowling announces headliners for 2015 festival

Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas’ 3-day punk rock festival, has announced three big acts for the 2015 show:  Boston’s Dropkick Murphys, Swedish punks Refused, and Rancid.  In years past, PRB organizers release the full lineup over the course of a few months, so we’ll  keep you posted as more bands are announced.

Tickets for this year’s festival don’t go on sale until January, so save up those dollars.  You can see some photos from last year’s shows here and here.



Refused to play Amnesia Rockfest 2015

Recently reunited Swedish hardcore punk act Refused have announced that they will appear at next year’s Rockfest. The festival is scheduled to take place from June 18th to the 21st in  Montebello, QC. A full lineup announcement has not been given yet, but Less Than Jake and Raised First  were confirmed as of October.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again. The band just recently parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström, but they are said to be working on a new album.



Refused continue teasing new album

Remember we reported two weeks ago that Refused were apparently working on a new album? Well, this time, the iconic Swedish hardcore punk act posted what appear to be new promotional shots on their Facebook page, with the caption “Old Friends / New War”, implying that a new Refused album is indeed on the way. We’ll keep you posted as more details on this situation come to light.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again. The band just recently parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström.



Rumor Alert: Refused reportedly working on new album!

Well this is potentially very exciting.  Iconic Swedish hardcore punk act Refused just might be putting out a new album in 2015, their first release of new material in 17 years.  At least they are according to an instagram post from …And You Will Know Us By Our Really Fucking Long Band Name bassist Autry Fulbright.  Accompanied with a pic of Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzen, he writes:

“in austria tonight for the ahoi pop festival weekend along with st. vincent and this guy’s band invsn which he’s doing between finishing vocals for the new refused album that’s coming out next year”

No official announcement has been made from anybody in the Refused camp confirming this alleged new album but we’ll let you know the moment more details surface.

INVSN is Dennis Lyxzen’s post-punk side project that released and album last year on Razor and Tie Records.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again.



Refused announce departure of guitarist Jon Brännström

Iconic Swedish hardcore punk act Refused have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström, who claimed that he was fired from the band without an explanation. About his split from Refused, Brännström wrote:

“I was fired from Refused a while ago. I wasn’t given a reasonable explanation and wasn’t even invited to sit down and talk about it, so I’m not completely sure why they decided to go on without me. We’ve always been better at punk rock than democratic processes and dealing with conflicts, so I guess I’m not too surprised it went down like this. Quite sad indeed, but perhaps it’s all for the best. I have always been more interested in writing music than reproducing it, more at home in the studio than on the road. Comfortable with slow intellectual processes rather than reacting instinctively in tumbling settings. What hurts me the most, is obviously the gesture. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve made art together and have been tied to together through Refused for twenty years. I used to be proud to call these people my friends.

Enough rationalization and moaning, though. I’m writing to you through this forum to express my gratitude. If it weren’t for you Refused wouldn’t have happened in the first place. All of you who made, and still make, wonderful art, thus inspiring us to also try to do so. All the people whose fights fueled ours. Those who couldn’t stand oppression, who took action against capitalism, racism and sexism. All of you who through words and activism lit sparks, kept ideas of solidarity alive, who actually made a change. And of course all you beautiful people who came and made our shows. Who gave us feedback on our music through dancing, shouting, late night discussions, through bombarding us with human faeces. You made it happen in the nineties, you made it happen during our reunion a couple of years ago. Touching to say the least. And I know you’ll keep it up. Fighting, dancing and creating forever. I know I will. Through my music, through my work, through interactions, through speaking up. Just not through the forum of Refused anymore.”

The remaining members of Refused posted the following response to Brännström’s announcement, “Any collective effort will have its ups and downs and when people really pour their hearts into something, things get complicated. We cut ties with Jon already in 2013 because he did not share our passion for the band. We don’t know why he decided to emit this narrative on facebook or why he did it now, instead of just calling one of us up, but we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again.