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Refused Have Announced A New Album

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 24 July 2019 at 11.31

One of the most influential bands in modern punk are doing their thing again.

Refused have announced a new album, 'War Music'.

It'll be out October 18, with first single 'Blood Red' set to arrive August 02.

You can get a taster of that here:

"In the present moment, we who believe in the equal distribution of wealth in a egalitarian, ecological direct democracy, we who use gender-neutral pronouns and words like solidarity, moral responsibility, intersectionality and class warfare, we who believe in the marxist dictum 'from each according to ability, to each according to need' are on our back foot, on our backs, backed up against the wall, surrounded by enemies, our movement curtailed, our rights violated," the band explained.

"It's been clear for some time: the sun is setting on our beliefs.⁣ But we still believe that capitalism is cancer⁣ and we still believe it can be cured.⁣ We still believe that the patriarchy is cancer ⁣and we still believe it too can be cured.⁣ We still believe in the power of art to transform and expand the mind.⁣"

"And last but by no means least:⁣ We still believe in the total violent obliteration of the one percent.⁣ Blood red until we're fucking dead."

"⁣Let's go"

The Swedish band revolutionised alternative music in the late '90s with 'The Shape Of Punk To Come', before reuniting in 2012, and releasing 'Freedom' three years later.

More recently, they released a song under the guise of Samurai for the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack, which sounded like this:

The band will tour the UK with Thrice and Gouge Away later this year. Those dates are:


26 - BIRMINGHAM Academy
27 - GLASGOW Barrowlands
29 - BRISTOL Academy
30 - LONDON Brixton Academy
31 - MANCHESTER Academy


01 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

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