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Refused's first album in 17 years now available

Refused's first album in 17 years now available

Refused are fucking alive. And Freedom, the follow-up album to their 1998 seminal release, The Shape of Punk to Come, will be released on June 30 via Epitaph. Though Refused played reunion shows, including a Coachella appearance in 2012, no one predicted they would make a new record. But flash forward to 2015, and the band announced the release of Freedom with much surprise to longtime fans.
 
In a recent interview with front man Dennis Lyxzén, Rolling Stone declared that "'Freedom' is quite possibly the band's most electrifying and propulsive record to date."
 
Freedom was produced by Nick Launay (Gang Of Four, Public Image Ltd., Nick Cave, and Arcade Fire). "Elektra" and "366" were produced and co-written by fellow Swede and longtime Refused fan Shellback, who has scored eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with artists such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kesha, and Backstreet Boys.
 
ABOUT REFUSED:
 
Released in 1998, The Shape of Punk to Come has become one of the most influential albums in decades, fusing punk, metal, hardcore, techno, 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 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.
 
'FREEDOM' TRACK LIST:
 
1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
8. 366
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans
 
REFUSED SHOW DATES:
 
Jul 02 Gdynia, Poland, Opener Festival
Jul 11 Rock im Ring Festival, Collalbo, Italy
Jul 16 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
Jul 17 Slottsfjell, Tonsberg, Norway
Jul 18 Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival, Tromso, Norway
Jul 30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
Jul 31 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 01 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
Aug 02 Columbia, MA – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 04 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug 05 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 07 Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
Aug 28 Leeds Festival, UK
Aug 29 Pure & Crafted Festival, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Aug 30 Reading Festival, UK
 
Jul 30 – Aug 7 with Faith No More


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