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Was Refused’s The Shape Of Punk To Come Actually The Shape Of Punk To Come?

"They told me that the classics never go out of style, but... they do, they do. Somehow, baby? I never thought that we do too."
Patrick Lyons | October 26, 2018 - 9:40 am


15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A.,…
Stereogum | April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

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Refused – “Blood Red” Video

Seven years ago, Refused came back. The great Swedish hardcore expressionists had broken up in the wake of their 1998 masterpiece The Shape Of Punk
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2019 - 9:26 am

Refused – “Chippin’ In”

Cyberpunk 2077 is the highly anticipated new video game from CD Projekt Red, the Polish development studio behind the acclaimed Witcher series. It'll feature actual…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2019 - 3:05 pm

Watch Ghost & Candlemass Members Cover “Enter Sandman” At Metallica’s Polar Music Prize Acceptance

Winning the Polar Music Prize is a pretty big deal in the recording industry. Founded by ABBA's manager Stig Anderson, the prize celebrates the "power…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 14, 2018 - 6:30 pm


INVSN – “Immer Zu” Video

INVSN is the duo of Refused and (International) Noise Conspiracy frontman Dennis Lyxzén and longtime collaborator Sara Almgren. Their album The Beautiful Stories will see…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2017 - 11:00 am

5 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Friday

My last Warped Tour was ten years ago this past summer, and even then I knew I was probably too old to be there. I…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Refused – “Servants Of Death” Video

Swedish lefty punks Refused had a long tour in support of last year's underrated album Freedom. They have a wildly energetic onstage performance and bring…
Collin Robinson | July 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Stream Refused Freedom

Legendary Swedish punks Refused will drop their first album since 1998's The Shape Of Punk To Come next week, and today the record's been made…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 23, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Refused – “Dawkins Christ” Video

The reunited Swedish post-hardcore outfit Refused will release their first album since 1998 at the end of June. We've already heard three songs off of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 17, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Refused – “Dawkins Christ”

In a couple of weeks, reunited Swedish post-hardcore energy gods Refused will release Freedom, their first album since the 1998 landmark The Shape Of Punk
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2015 - 9:06 am

Watch Refused Play “Elektra” At L.A.’s Vacation Vinyl

Unless they're from TV or something, we at Stereogum don't generally post videos of bands performing songs when we've already posted the songs in question.
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Photos: Refused @ Doug Fir, Portland, 5/29/15

Refused are currently making their way around the United States for their reunion tour in support of Freedom, their first new album in 17 years.
James Rettig | May 30, 2015 - 9:32 am

Refused – “Françafrique”

Reunited Swedish hardcore titans Refused are about to release Freedom, their fourth album and their first since 1998's landmark The Shape Of Punk To Come.
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2015 - 8:39 am

Refused – “Elektra” + Freedom Details

Here's some fucking incredible news that nobody was expecting: Refused are fucking back! With a new album! The great Swedish hardcore band broke up almost…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 9:21 am

Refused Announce World Tour

When Refused reunited for a tour in 2012, it seemed to be a one-time thing. Then they fired guitarist Jon Brännström last year, which suggested…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2015 - 2:22 pm