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Monday, April 27, 2015

Refused Are Back With a New Album, Play GAMH Next Month

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:14 PM

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Swedish hardcore band Refused haven't released an album in 17 years. The band has broken up twice (once a few months after the release of 1998's The Shape of Punk, and again after a short-lived 2012 reunion). But now the band is back, with a new album, and says its here to stay.

"It's not a reunion anymore," vocalist Dennis Lyxzén said in a press release. "This is one of the most radical things we've ever done, both musically and lyrically."

Fans were excited when the band announced a world tour, including dates with Faith No More, earlier this year. Now, even better news — the band is releasing a brand new album, Freedom, June 30 on Epitaph records. Listen to the debut single off the album, "Elektra," below.

Refused play The Great American Music Hall May 28 with White Lung. The show is sold out.

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