Monday, 2 February 2015

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"Freedom"
Year:  2015
Country:  Sweden
City:  Umea
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  straight edge
Genre:  rock
Style:      Hardcore        Experimental



























Almost eighteen years of total musical silence, REFUSED return to the musical scene and make again an album in the line of its predecesor "The Shape Of Punk To Come" (1998). So, the band recorded here ten good songs which mix again hardcore, punk, jazz, metal and some doses of experimental music. As always, you can love this band or hate it, but never bored... because they mix many musical styles, distorted and acoustic guitars, broken rhythms, normal and modulated voices, hardcore, straight edge attitude and libertarian socialist lyrics.
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"The shape of punk to come"
Year:  1998
Country:  Sweden
City:  Umea
Label:  Burning Heart
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  55 min.
Lyrical themes:  straight edge
Genre:  rock
Style:       Hardcore        Experimental
































REFUSED is a libertarian socialist and straight edge hardcore band originating from Umeå (Sweden), formed in 1991. The band’s final lineup comprised its founding members, vocalist Dennis Lyxzén and drummer David Sandström, as well as guitarists Kristofer Steen and Jon Brännström. Their lyrics were often of a non-conformist and politically far-left nature. The band released five EPs and three albums before initially splitting up in 1998. Kerrang! placed "The Shape of Punk to Come" at #13 on their 50 Most Important Albums Of All Time list. Several months of heavy touring and internal stress caused the band’s dissolution, after their last show in the United States was dismantled by police. Following the band split, Lyxzén went on to front the political garage-rock band The (International) Noise Conspiracy.















In March 2010, "Epitaph Records" put up the old REFUSED website online with the words ‘Coming Soon’. Rumors spread across the internet about what the new website could indicate, including speculation of a reunion. Citing an anonymous source “close to the situation,” Punknews.org unofficially announced that the band would perform at European music festivals in 2010. Dennis Lyxzén has denied claims of a REFUSED reformation as he and David Sandström are busy with AC4.The new band website was later announced to be a promotional site for a reissue of Refused’s final album, The Shape of Punk to Come.The reissue, was released on June 8, 2010, is a three-disc set with an unreleased live album recorded in 1998 and the Refused Are Fucking Dead DVD documentary in addition to the full original album. On January 9, 2012, it was announced that Refused would be performing at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fesitval in Indio, California in April 2012. Dennis Lyxzen has assured “non-American” fans there will be plenty more shows to come and are planning a world tour.
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"this just might be..."
Year:  1993
Country:  Sweden
Label:  We Bite
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore         Metal





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