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 > December 21 - 2013

AC4 are fucking dead! 

AC4 played their final gig in Umeå last night at the venue Scharinska together with EPIDEMICS and LATEST FASHION. Thank you for the noise. 

AC4 2008-2013 (R.I.P)

> AC4 - Biography
> AC4 - Discography

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 > November 20 - 2013

INVSN "S/T" CD/LP (swedish version) out now!

Artist: INVSN
Title: INVSN
Members of Refused: Dennis Lyxzén

Tracklisting: 1. #61 2. Ner i mörkret 3. Samma sak 4. Gud har övergett oss 5. Västerbotten 6. Vårt blod 7. Allt kommer tillbaks 8. Söder om himlen 9. Hatet 

Label: Sony Music / RCA.
Format: CD/LP
Release date: November 20, 2013.

Click here for more info:
> INVSN - S/T (Swedish version) CD/LP

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 > November 5 - 2013

HÅLL DET ÄKTA featuring Dennis Lyxzén! 

Dennis Lyxzén is doing quest vocals for the Umeå hardcore band HÅLL DET ÄKTA on their "090" LP. The album was released by The Underground Fraction some days ago. 

Dennis appearance is on the song called "De få & de stolta" which you can listen to here: 
www.theundergroundfraction.bandcamp.com
www.theundergroundfraction.wordpress.com

Support the current Umeå Hardcore Scene - buy the HÅLL DET ÄKTA "090" LP here: 
www.monumenthq.se/shop/?pid=4700

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 > November 5 - 2013

More guest vocal appearances by REFUSED members! 

• ANGERS CURSE - S/T CD/LP (2013) 
David Sandström on "Pressure" 

• JEALOUS COWARDS - S/T CD/LP (2012) 
David Sandström on "The Serbian dream"

• THE BLOODY BEETROOTS - Church of noise 12"EP (2011)
Dennis Lyxzén on "Church of noise" 
Dennis Lyxzén on "Church of noise (acoustic)" 

• ADAM TENSTA - Scared of the dark CD (2011) 
David Sandström on "Lights at bay" 
David Sandström on "Overload" 

• LESRA - The green rage CD (2010) 
David Sandström on "The blame" 

• THE LOST PATROL - Songs about running away CD (2003) 
David Sandström on "Left and leaving blues" 
David Sandström on "200 reasons why" 

• D.S.-13 - Vad vet vi om kriget? CD/LP (2001) 
David Sandström on "If this is hardcore" 
David Sandström on "Fusible front" 

• STONED - Music for the morons CD (1995) 
Dennis Lyxzén on "The trooper"

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 > September 29 - 2013

INVSN "S/T" CD/LP (Swedish version) promo page added! 

I have now added a promo page for the Swedish version of the new INVSN album! The album will be released by Sony Music on November 20.

Check out the promo page here: 

> INVSN - S/T (Swedish version) CD/LP
> INVSN - S/T (English version) CD/LP

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 > September 25 - 2013

INVSN video premiere! 

INVSN have made a video for the single "Down in the shadows" from the selftitled album. Check it out here: 
INVSN - Down in the shadows (video)

There's also a video for the Swedish version of the same song called "Ner i mörkret". Check it out here: 
INVSN - Ner i mörkret (video)

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 > September 24 - 2013

INVSN "S/T" CD/LP out now!

Artist: INVSN
Title: INVSN
Members of Refused: Dennis Lyxzén

Tracklisting: 1. #61 2. Down in the shadows 3. The promise 4. God has left us stranded 5. Västerbotten 6. Our blood 7. Interitance 8. It's all coming back 9. Distorted heartbeat 10. The hate

Label: Razor & Tie / Shock.
Format: CD/LP
Release date: September 24, 2013.

Click here for more info:
> INVSN - S/T CD/LP

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 > September 22 - 2013

INVSN full album stream! 

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 > September 18 - 2013

REFUSED "Everlasting" LP reissue out now!

Artist: Refused
Title: Everlasting

Tracklisting: 1. Burn it 2. Symbols 3. Sunflower princess 4. I am not me 5. Everlasting 6. The real 7. Pretty face

Label: Original Recordings Group
Format: MLP
Cat.no: ORGM-2002
Release date: September 17, 2013
Info: Vinyl reissue of the classic EP from 1994! Remastered. 

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 > September 17 - 2013

INVSN "S/T" CD/LP promo page added! 

You might have noticed already that I have added a promo page for the upcoming INVSN album. The album will be released by Razor & Tie on September 24 and by Shock Records on September 27. 

Check out the promo page here: 

But there's more. Remember that I told you that the INVSN album will be released with both English and Swedish lyrics? There's finally some news about the Swedish language version. Check out the press release in the news post below (only in Swedish though). It will be released by Sony Music on November 20. I will add a promo page for this album version also as soon as I have all the details.

> INVSN - S/T CD/LP

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 > September 17 - 2013

Press release: 
INVSN med Dennis Lyxzén släpper tredje fullängdaren den 20 november

Ska man sammanfatta tredje albumet med INVSN (nya stavningen på Invasionen) i ett ord blir det Utanförskap. 
Västerbottningarna som tidigare släppt Saker som jag sagt till natten och den punkiga Hela världen brinner återvänder med INVSN, det första livstecknet sedan sångaren Dennis Lyxzén spenderade större delen av 2012 tillsammans med sina forne bandkamrater i Refused på en uppmärksammad världsturné. 

INVSN har aldrig lämnat Umeå. De har aldrig omfamnats av Stockholms nervösa credmaffia som sneglar på varandra och undrar ”ere här bra eller?” och de har aldrig tillhört en given scen. Och det har aldrig märkts så tydligt som på nya skivan.

Här är en samling låtar som går sin egen väg, utan att snegla på rådande trender eller åsikter om hur rock ”ska” låta 2013. Det är kompromisslösa sånger där budskapet är omisstydligt. ”Västerbotten”, ”Hatet” och ”Ner i mörkret” talar sina egna tydliga språk. Att ta frustrationen, missuppfattningarna och hatet och omvandla till styrka och energi. Tillsammans med Nick Launay (Nick Cave, PiL mfl) och Jacob Hansen har INVSN tonsatt utanförskapet och känslan av att inte höra hemma i givna mallar eller inrutade genrer.

Men, de som följt Dennis Lyxzén, Sara Almgren, Anders Stenberg, André Sandström och Richard Österman vet att det är där de trivs bäst.

Till denna tredje fullängdare har bandet fått skivkontrakt med den amerikanska labeln Razor & Tie, där albumet kommer att ges ut i engelsk version. I samband med detta ger sig även INVSN iväg på en USA-turné i oktober. Första singeln "Ner i mörkret" släpps 20 september och det självbetitlade albumet "INVSN" släpps den 20 november.

Sällan har ett utanförskap låtit så bra.

News post from: Sony Music (published September 4, 2013).
 

 > September 14 - 2013

Message from AC4! 

AC4 is taking a long break, but will probably be back for a short reunion tour next spring.

The songs written for a third AC4 album are now part of the T-55's live set. The T-55's is Karl's brand new hardcore punk band, with brand new members. If you liked the music and lyrics on AC4's "Burn the World" LP this is the continuation of that. The first 7" is being recorded next week and a few live videos are on-line already.
https://www.facebook.com/thet55s

The main reason for this break is that Dennis have decided to focus almost entirely on INVSN (aka Invasionen). They will release their third album on September 24 on Razor & Tie records and support Minus the Bear on a US tour in October. A Swedish album version will be out on November 20 on SONY Music.
https://www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

Fredrik will of course continue drumming in Umeå hardcore band Sänkt and working at his Parasit Studio, the home of all AC4 recordings. He also custom builds cool guitar pedals and plays guitar in UX Vileheads.
https://www.facebook.com/sankthc
https://www.facebook.com/parasitstudio

Christoffer will no doubt keep entertaining and annoying the Swedish punk and metal scene through is writing.
https://twitter.com/crj138/

Check it all out, thanks for your support and stay wild!

News post from: AC4 facebook
 

 > August 13 - 2013

REFUSED photos by Robin Laananen! 

"Our tour manager and sixth member, Robin Laananen, is also a wonderfully gifted photographer. Check out her work, including a bunch of photos of us from life on the the road, at her site."
/ Refused

REFUSED photos by Robin Laananen: 
www.robinlaananen.com/ontheroadrefusedindex.html

News post from: Refused facebook
 

 > July 25 - 2013

REFUSED "Everlasting" EP vinyl reissue coming in September! 

We're excited to announce that we'll be releasing a vinyl reissue of REFUSED's "Everlasting"EP on September 17th.

Our store features an exclusive limited edition package for just $20, which comes on orange color vinyl and includes an 18"x24" fold-out poster. This package is available for pre-order now here:
http://orgmusic.merchnow.com/products/163318/refused-lpposter

The black vinyl version (limited to 5,000 copies worldwide) will be available at all fine indie record stores.

Recorded in 1994 but not released in the US until 1997, Everlasting is more metallic than REFUSED's earlier releases, and showcases the band in their prime. This reissue is the first pressing in over a decade. Remastered and pressed on high quality European vinyl, Everlasting has never sounded so good.

Tracklisting:
1. Burn It
2. Symbols
3. Sunflower Princess
4. I Am Not Me
5. Everlasting
6. The Real
7. Pretty Face

News post from: Orgmusic.com
 

 > July 23 - 2013

INVSN self titled album scheduled for release on September 24! 

Swedish rockers INVSN will release their self-titled album, INVSN, on September 24th. Pre-order INVSN now in various bundles at MerchNow. The merch bundles include T-Shirts, CD, Black and Gray Vinyl, as well as a digital download.
http://invsn.merchnow.com/

INVSN was formed by Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy) along with musicians Andre Sandström (DS-13), Sara Almgren (The (International) Noise Conspiracy), Richard Österman, and Anders Stenberg (Lykke Li, Deportees). The album was tracked at Studio Ingrid in Stockholm, (formerly known as Polar Studios) and mixed by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, PiL, Nick Cave, Kate Bush) and Jacob Hansen (Volbeat).

Listen to a new track off the album "The Promise" exclusively now at Vice Noisey.
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/listen-to-invsn-the-promise

INVSN has released music in Sweden and this album marks their U.S. (English language) debut. Dennis Lyxzén did a world tour with The Bloody Beetroots in 2011 and with the REFUSED in 2012. INVSN will be hitting the road with Minus the Bear on October 10th (tour dates below).

Tracklisting: 
1. #61
2. Down in the Shadows
3. The Promise
4. God Has Left Us Stranded
5. Västerbotten
6. Our Blood
7. Interitance
8. It's All Coming Back
9. Distorted Heartbeat
10. Hate

Tour dates: 
• 10/10/13 – Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater
• 10/11/13 – Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
• 10/12/13 – St Louis, MO at Plush
• 10/13/13 – Indianapolis, IN at Vogue
• 10/14/13 – Dekalb, IL at Otto’s
• 10/15/13 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
• 10/16/13 – Grand Rapids, MI at Intersection
• 10/17/13 – Chicago, IL at Metro
• 10/18/13 – Detroit, MI at Majestic
• 10/19/13 – Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
• 10/20/13 – Toronto, ON at Opera House
• 10/22/13 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls
• 10/23/13 – New Haven, CT at Toad’s
• 10/24/13 - Boston, MA at Royale
• 10/25/13 – New York, NY at Best Buy
• 10/26/13 – Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory
• 10/27/13 - Baltimore, MD at Soundstage Live
• 10/28/13 – Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
• 10/29/13 – Richmond, VA at The National
• 10/30/13 – Asheville, NC at Orange Peel
• 11/1/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
• 11/2/13 – Orlando, FL at Beachum Theater
• 11/3/13 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade

Links: 
www.invsnmusic.com
www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

News post from: Razorandtie.com
 

 > May 20 - 2013

Message from INVSN! 

It used to be INVASIONEN and now it is INVSN. At least for the world outside of Sweden!!!

Check out our brand new song from our up and coming record here!! 
www.invsnmusic.com
www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

Very very very exciting and we are looking forward to releasing the record after the summer and start playing shows!!!!

Check it out and we'll keep you updated!!!
> INVSN - Biography

News post from: INVSN facebook
 

 > May 20 - 2013

Message from Dennis Lyxzén! 

Hello dear friends, Dennis here!

In case you are interested in what I am up to you can check it out here!

I have a band called INVSN that just finished a new record and that got signed to American label Razor & Tie.
Check out this link for the premiere song and a short interview with me!

It is a bit different from what we've were doing with REFUSED last year but it would be nice if you could take the time to give it a listen!

The record will be released after the summer and that means that we will be touring and playing shows and I can't wait for that to happen!

See u soon and stay wild!

Love
D.
www.rollingstone.com/music/news/invsn-drive-forward...

News post from: REFUSED facebook
 

 > April 18 - 2013

Message from AC4!

AC4 EURO TOUR MAY/APRIL 2013!

The bad news is that Jens told us this weekend that he had decided to leave the band, 10 days before the tour starts.

The good news is that Umeå Hardcore drummer and AC4 record producer Fredrik dropped everything else to help us out and will join us for the tour! So yes, we are still doing this!

Here are the dates:

• 25 April: Alte Hackerei, Karlsruhe, Germany
• 26 April: Monster Bash Festival, Munich, Germany
• 27 April: Groezrock festival, Meerhout, Belgium
• 28 April: Monster Bash Festival, Berlin, Germany
• 29 April: Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
• 30 April: Gleis 22, Münster, Germany
• 01 May: Cow Club, Waldmeister, Solingen, Germany
• 02 May: Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
• 03 May: ISC Club, Bern, Switzerland
• 04 May: Ex Fest, Exhaus, Trier, Germany

See you in the pit!

www.facebook.com/ac4official
www.ac4official.bandcamp.com

News post from: AC4 facebook
 

 > March 22 - 2013

AC4 "Burn the world" CD/LP out today!

Artist: AC4
Title: Burn the World
Members of Refused: Dennis Lyxzén

Tracklisting: 1. Curva del diablo 2. Who's the enemy 3. All talked out 4. Die like a dog 5. Morality match 6. Bullet for your head 7. Don't belong 8. Diplomacy is dead 9. Burn the world 10. Eye for an eye 11. I won't play along 12. Breakout 13. Extraordinary rendition 14. I don't want it - I don't need it 15. Off the hook 16. Left you behind

Label: Ny Våg / Deathwish Inc.
Format: CD/LP
Cat.no: Ny Våg#133 / DW145
Release date: March 22, 2013

Click here for more info:
> AC4 - Burn the world CD/LP

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 > March 21 - 2013

Message from AC4!

AC4 "Burn the World" album is out tomorrow!
Track 8; "Diplomacy is Dead" is now up on the official facebook page for a listen.

The band will debut the new line-up on the "Burn The World" release party at Scharinska, Umeå, Sweden on Saturday 23 March and then do a short tour of Finland the following week.

• March 23: Scharinska, Umeå, Sweden
• March 27: Klubi, Tampere, Finland
• March 28: Klubi, Turku, Finland
• March 29: Bar Loose, Helsinki, Finland
• March 30: Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland

There will be additional European shows in April and May, including performances at Groezrock in Belgium, and both the Monster Bash Festivals in Germany.

Album out on Ny Våg Records in Europe and Deathwish Inc. in the US. 

www.facebook.com/ac4official
www.ac4official.bandcamp.com

News post from: AC4 facebook
 

 > March 2 - 2013

Adam Tensta featuring David Sandström! 

David Sandström is doing some vocals for Adam Tensta in the song "Lights at bay" from the album "Scared of the dark". Listen on Spotify or check out the video below: 
Adam Tensta feat. David Sandström - Lights at bay

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 > February 22 - 2013

No price for Refused in the Swedish Grammy Award! 

Sorry to inform you all that REFUSED didn't win any price in the Swedish Grammy Award 2013 held on February 20. They were nominated in the categories Swedish artist of the year (won by: First Aid Kit) and Swedish international success of the year (won by: Swedish House Mafia). 

REFUSED have actually been Grammy nominated 3 times before in the category Hardrock of the year (1994, 1996 and 1998), but unfortunately they have never won.

Now to something else: make sure to check out another new interview with Karl Backman in AC4: 

"Swedish punk rock outfit AC4 are gearing up to release their new album ‘Burn The World‘ next month. Guitarist Karl Backman took the time to answer our On The Record questions this week so we could find out a little more about it."
/ Bombshellzine.com

Check it out: 
www.bombshellzine.com/blog/2013/02/on-the-record-ac4/

PS. Also make sure to check out the message from Dennis Lyxzén in the news post below (February 18). 

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 > February 19 - 2013

Refused won the category "Live band of the year" on Manifestgalan! 

Manifestgalan is a Swedish gala for the independent music industry. It was held on February 8 at the venue Nalen in Stockholm. REFUSED was voted Live band of the year (2012) by the jury! The other nominees were First Aid Kit, Goat and Anna Von Hausswolf
www.manifestgalan.se

Motivering - Årets live 2012: 
"Vem kunde tro att det som skapades på ett källargolv 1992 i Umeå kunde vara lika hårt, lika livsfarligt, lika kompromisslöst, lika engagerande och kanske till och med ännu bättre år 2012? Det var det. Och det är därför vi vill utse REFUSED till vinnare av årets livepris." 
/ Manifestgalan 2013

REFUSED are also nominated in two categories in the Swedish Grammy Award 2013 thatwill be held tomorrow, February 20, at Cirkus in Stockholm. They are nominated in the categories Swedish artist of the year and Swedish international success of the year
www.grammis.se

Sverige: Grammisgalan sänds kl.20.00 imorgon onsdag på SVT1.

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 > February 18 - 2013

Message from Dennis Lyxzén!

So, it has been almost a year since REFUSED did our first secret show in Umeå. Tomorrow we are putting the final touches on the new INVASIONEN record.

In one year I have played 104 shows: 
84 with REFUSED and somehow I've managed to do 20 shows with INVASIONEN.

I've recorded 2 full-lenght albums:
AC4: Burn the world out mid March.
INVASIONEN: TBA out later this summer.

I've been on the road or traveling 157 days.
I've stayed in over 80 hotels.
I've crossed the Atlantic at least 6 times.
I've been to Japan for the first time.
I've managed to score 3 goals in 8 games with my football team Höjdens BK.
I've had my heart broken at least once or twice.
I've meet to many friends to even mention and I've seen and toured with amazing bands and people.
I've won my first award.

It has not been a bad year I must say.
But now I need a short break before it is time to head out and tour with AC4 and INVASIONEN.

Thanks to everyone that came out this past year. There is a pretty big chance that I would be doing this anyway but... you make it way easier.

Thanks to everyone that checks out my new bands and my new projects. It means the world to me. I mean, come on, we need the support way more than REFUSED!!! :)

So, once again; thank you.
And I hope to see you out there with my new bands! Sooner than later!

Love.
D.
www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Lyxzen/...
www.facebook.com/ac4official
www.facebook.com/Invasionen
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News post from: DENNIS LYXZÉN facebook
 

 > February 14 - 2013

Listen to another new AC4 track! 

Listen to the song Extraordinary rendition from the forthcoming AC4 album Burn the world
http://ac4official.bandcamp.com/track/extraordinary-rendition

Burn the world promo page: 
> AC4 - Burn the world CD/LP

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 > February 6 - 2013

AC4 "Burn the world" promo page added!

Yes, finally I can reveal everyting that you need to know about the upcoming AC4 album Burn the World


Photo by Robin Laananen. 

It will be released by Ny Våg Records in Europe and by Deathwish Inc. in the states. Release date is March 18. 

Track listing: 
1. Curva del diablo 2. Who's the enemy 3. All talked out 4. Die like a dog 5. Morality match 6. Bullet for your head 7. Don't belong 8. Diplomacy is dead 9. Burn the world 10. Eye for an eye 11. I won't play along 12. Breakout 13. Extraordinary rendition 14. I don't want it - I don't need it 15. Off the hook 16. Left you behind

Check out the promo page:
> AC4 - Burn the world CD/LP

Also make sure to check out another new interview with Karl in AC4, this time interviewed by the online music magazine Idioteq: 

"I sat down with Karl to talk about the band, live shows, the message in hardcore, the punk state of mind and a few more"
/ Idioteq.com

Check it out: 
www.idioteq.com/ac4-stay-wild-exclusive-interview/

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 > January 24 - 2013

Listen to a new AC4 track! 

Listen to the new song Breakout from the forthcoming AC4 album Burn the world
http://ac4official.bandcamp.com/track/breakout

More AC4 info: 
> Biography
> Discography

Links: 
www.facebook.com/ac4official
www.myspace.com/ac4hc
www.ac4official.bandcamp.com
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 > January 23 - 2013

New AC4 interview! 

Dennis and Karl in AC4 have recently been interviewed by the music webzine Push to Fire

"Punk may be as old as the hills, but in todays turbulent and changing world – it can still be as dangerous as a car bomb. In the lead up to their second album, ‘Burn The World‘ – we sat down with Karl Backman and Dennis Lyxzén to discuss Swedish punk, the relevance of todays music and why it’s important to stay wild"
/ Meghan Player, Push to Fire

Check it out: 
http://pushtofire.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/interview-ac4/

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 > January 7 - 2013

AC4 album cover artwork revealed! 

Here it is, the upcoming AC4 album: 

More info here:
> Upcoming releases

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