"some music was meant to stay underground..."


From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Refused News

Below is our complete Refused news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Day Two

Red Fang drew my attention first during day two. Contrary to their name, Red Fang’s bite energized rather than paralyzed the crowd. Although they came from the land of fog and towering trees of Oregon, their riffs were the size of Texas and filled with a gritty quality not unlike the festival’s dusty, trodden paths. Their catchy rhythms, guitar solos and drum fills grabbed the modestly sized audience and injected groove into their stoned bones. With prior SXSW appearances, Red Fang has become a well-recognized force in Austin’s festival circuit. Make sure to check these guys out on their touring supporting the “Murder the Mountains” album.


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Refused To Appear On Jimmy Fallon

Swedish hardcore band will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC Television on Monday, April 23rd at 12:35am/11:35pm CST. This is the band’s first ever television appearance that will coincide with the group’s first shows since breaking up in the late ‘90s and will include performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13th and 20th. Refused will also tour the U.S. in July, including Riot Fest in Philadelphia. The following press release was also issued:

"Originally released in 1998, The Shape of Punk to Come has become one of the most influential albums in decades, fusing punk, metal, hardcore, techo, jazz, emo, and hip-hop into a meld of intricate, politically charged punk that has graced ‘best of’ lists since its release.

"Refused’s most critically acclaimed and final album exploded on the scene with the jaw-dropping hardcore anthem 'New Noise,' which helped change the game forever by influencing a range of genres to this day, which includes being named 'Best New Re-issue' by Pitchfork.com in 2010."

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Refused Reforming For Summer Shows

Swedish hardcore band Refused has announced a series of shows scheduled for summer 2012. This is the band’s first appearance since breaking up in the late ‘90s and will include performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13th and 20th and the Way Out West Festival in Sweden Aug 9-11. Refused has released the following statement:

"It's been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We've all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we've all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We've sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who've just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do…

"We never did 'The Shape of Punk To Come' justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there's this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who've kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes…"

For more details, head over to the official Refused website at this location.

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