> THE NEWS 
 > November 26 - 2014

Refused 2015 tour dates confirmed! 

Yes, it's true. REFUSED are NOT fucking dead! They have confirmed some tour dates for 2015. I believe there's more to come. I hope there's more to come. Exciting to say the least! 

May 1-2, 2015: 
Groezrock
Meerhout, Belgium 
http://groezrock.be

May 23-25, 2015: 
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 
Las Vegas, NV 
http://www.punkrockbowling.com

June 20, 2015: 
Amnesia Rockfest 
Montebello, QC, Canada 
www.amnesiarockfest.com/en/

Aug 28-30, 2015: 
Reading Festival / Leeds Festival
UK
http://www.readingfestival.com/

http://www.officialrefused.com
https://www.facebook.com/RefusedBand

/ Webmaster 
Photo by: Dustin Rabin.
 

 > November 15 - 2014

Rumours: Refused working on a new album to be released in 2015? 

Yeah, there's been a lot of speculations around Refused recently. First because of Jon Brännströms facebook message about being fired by Refused. And then because of the instagram post from And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead bassist saying that there is a new Refused album in the works.

Read the posts below (November 10, November 1 and October 31) but remember that no one in Refused have confirmed that a new album is being recorded. So as I see it right now it's only rumours. Time will tell.

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 > November 10 - 2014

Message from ThePRP.com: 
Refused reportedly working on new album 

It appears as though Refused may have a new album in the works, with word having leaked via the Instagram of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead bassist Autry Fulbright II. That posting can be seen below and featured Refused/INVSN frontman Dennis Lyxzén in an image alongside others, with the text:

  “in austria tonight for the ahoi pop festival weekend along with st. vincent and this guy’s band invsn which he’s doing between finishing vocals for the new refused album that’s coming out next year”

If Refused do in fact release a new album next year, it will be done without guitarist Jon Brännström, who was fired from the outfit.

http://www.theprp.com

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 > November 1 - 2014

Message from Refused 
(response to Jon Brännströms message): 
We cut ties with Jon already in 2013 

Any collective effort will have its ups and downs and when people really pour their hearts into something, things get complicated. We cut ties with Jon already in 2013 because he did not share our passion for the band. We don't know why he decided to emit this narrative on facebook or why he did it now, instead of just calling one of us up, but we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

//Refused

https://www.facebook.com/RefusedBand

News post from: REFUSED facebook.
 

 > October 31 - 2014

Message from Jon Brännström: 
I was fired from Refused a while ago

I was fired from Refused a while ago. I wasn’t given a reasonable explanation and wasn’t even invited to sit down and talk about it, so I'm not completely sure why they decided to go on without me. We’ve always been better at punk rock than democratic processes and dealing with conflicts, so I guess I’m not too surprised it went down like this. Quite sad indeed, but perhaps it's all for the best. I have always been more interested in writing music than reproducing it, more at home in the studio than on the road. Comfortable with slow intellectual processes rather than reacting instinctively in tumbling settings. What hurts me the most, is obviously the gesture. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve made art together and have been tied to together through Refused for twenty years. I used to be proud to call these people my friends.

Enough rationalization and moaning, though. I'm writing to you through this forum to express my gratitude. If it weren't for you Refused wouldn't have happened in the first place. All of you who made, and still make, wonderful art, thus inspiring us to also try to do so. All the people whose fights fueled ours. Those who couldn't stand oppression, who took action against capitalism, racism and sexism. All of you who through words and activism lit sparks, kept ideas of solidarity alive, who actually made a change. And of course all you beautiful people who came and made our shows. Who gave us feedback on our music through dancing, shouting, late night discussions, through bombarding us with human faeces. You made it happen in the nineties, you made it happen during our reunion a couple of years ago. Touching to say the least. And I know you'll keep it up. Fighting, dancing and creating forever. I know I will. Through my music, through my work, through interactions, through speaking up. Just not through the forum of Refused anymore.

From the very bottom of my heart, thank you. See you in the pit.

Love.

Jon Brännström.

(Photo taken by Robin Laananen at the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. A lovely evening, as I remember it.)

https://www.facebook.com/RefusedBand

News post from: REFUSED facebook.
 

 > October 9 - 2014

Message from INVSN: 
Tape version of our latest record! 

Our friend Andreas made a tape version of our latest record. Only 100 pressed so make sure you snag one while you can!!!
http://lastexitmusic.tictail.com/product/invsn-st-tape

https://www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

News post from: INVSN facebook.
 

 > October 9 - 2014

Message from INVSN: 
Upcoming tour dates for this fall! 

Here are our upcoming tour dates for this fall! We're really excited about these shows, hope you can come out and see us. We'll do all we can to blow your minds.
So, see you soon!

https://www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

News post from: INVSN facebook.
 

 > September 22 - 2014

Message from INVSN: 
Thank you! 

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to see us on the euro tour these two weeks!!! All shows have been great and some of them really amazing!
We have a handful of shows planned already and are excited to get back out on the road on a proper tour whenever we get the opportunity.
We're also going to write new songs so the wonderful response on this tour has really got us even more excited and inspired over that.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon!!

https://www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

News post from: INVSN facebook.
 

 > September 21 - 2014

Message from Dennis Lyxzén: 
20 years down the line! 

20 years down the line!!!!
It was a strange sensation.
I live in the now and I'm always trying to move forward. Work and struggle and create.
But coming to Prague and playing the 007 club on thursday it dawned on me.
It was 20 years ago since I did my first European tour and let's not even talk about how long it was since I became a punk!
The first show that REFUSED played on our 1994 tour with 108 was at 007 and it was amazing to return after 20 years and 1 week. It was way smaller then I remember though.
This was never supposed to become my life or a career even less a job. It just happened! I got in the Van 20 years ago and I never stepped out of it.
I've been lucky to play with some amazing people in some great bands and time was never an issue.
Coming back with INVSN was nothing short of spectacular. So lucky to still be doing this and I am so excited about the future for myself and the band.
Thanks to everyone that has put up with me over the years and thanks to everyone that has supported me in my weird and failed efforts.
And a big Huzzah to everyone that came out on this tour and supported us! It was a fantastic run and hopefully we will be back soon.

So here's to another 20 years. Onwards and upwards.
Check out this video with us and you will see what's this touring fuzz is all about and you can listen to some of my new music! 

Thanks!
Stay wild!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Lyxzen...

News post from: Dennis Lyxzén facebook.
 

 > September 18 - 2014

Message from Dennis Lyxzén: 
20 years on the road! 

It was 20 years ago today!! Not really, but 20 years and 7 days ago I played the first show of my first ever European tour. We, REFUSED of course, drive from Umeå straight to Prague. It took at least two days. We showed up 10 minutes before we were supposed to go on. Today I am back here w INVSN who just happen to play our 100th show in exactly a year. So plenty of celebration tonight. Time flies and it feels absurd that I've been touring for 20 years straight now. But, I still love every second of it and it is a privilege to still be doing this. So thanks to everyone that put up with me all these years. I am far from done. I'm gonna stay young until I die!!! 
#invsn #refused #20yearsontheroad #007prague

http://instagram.com/dennislyxzen

News post from: Dennis Lyxzén instagram.
 

 > September 5 - 2014

Message from Dennis Lyxzén: 
Kom igen Sverige! 

Vi ber er att ansluta er till denna protest och hjälpa till att sprida den

Svenskens självförtroende är oproportionerligt. Det finns internationellt framgångsrika svenskar och i detta vårt mest individualistiska tidevarv blandar vi gärna ihop nation och nationalitet, men de få gånger Sverige nämnts i internationell press, tex The New York Times (topp tio största tidningar utanför asien, 39e största i världen) senaste året har det handlat om rasistattacker i Stockholms förorter och swastikor som klottrats på Synagogor i Malmö.

Visst, vi skriver bra deckare och producerar intressant popmusik, och i viss forskning är vi världsledande, men det som pågår i Sverige idag är: att välfärden demonteras, allmännyttan säljs ut, allas rätt till bra skolor och högkvalitativ sjukvård riskeras av nedskärningar och privatiseringar, barnfattigdomen ökar och klyftan mellan samhällsklasserna blir allt större. Detta är ett faktum och pågår nu, alltmer privata aktörer har tagit plats på välfärdsarenan med effektivisering, resultatstyrning och segregering som konsekvenser.

Rasism florerar i det svenska samhället; de utsatta skuldbeläggs. Migranter får sämre status i välfärdssamhället och ”kriminaliseras” och ses som ”de andra”. Realiteten är att vi lever i en välfärdsstat som idag präglas av utanförskap, marginalisering och segregering. Där myndigheter kopplar ”svenskhet” med normalt, där allt annat är annorlunda och där stigmat i att vara rasist har tvättats bort. Vi lever i jävligt osäkra tider.

Den tid vi lever i förblir inte per automatik upplyst utan vårt deltagande. 1919 skrev poeten Yeats i sin dystopiska dikt "The second coming": "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Vi är några stycken som inte längre tänkt leva upp till Yeats mardröm. Och även om många av oss förlorat tron på politiska utopier så lever fortfarande idén om ett gemensamt gott.

Vi tror på människans skyldigheter och möjligheter. Demokrati är ett hårt jobb. Slapphet och skepsis utgör ett minst lika stort hot som smyg-nassarna. Men vi tror även på individens rättigheter och trygghet, något som i allt högre grad undermineras och elimineras i dagens Sverige. Vi köper inte denna utveckling.

Sverige är inget föregångsland. Vi kan snällt foga oss i en medioker fålla tillsammans med UKIP i England, AfD i Tyskland, Dansk Folkeparti i Danmark, Sannfinländarna i Finland, Fremmskrittspartiet i Norge, Folkpartiet för frihet och Demokrati i Holland, Front National i Frankrike etc. Det är ingen lätt högerbris som blåser, vi snackar inte längre om rasistiska "tendenser” i politiken, det är full storm. En högernorm har etablerat sig som håller på att tillintetgöra allt vi värderar högt. Det är dags att ställa sig upp. Dags att ogiltigförklara apati och likgiltighet. Det är dags att slåss lite.

Vi har en skyldighet att reagera mot det som händer i vårt samhälle och att resa anspråk mot omvärlden. Vi kan visa solidaritet, mod och kärlek i vårt samhälle. Vi drömmer om något bättre än det Alliansen gett oss under de åtta kalla år de drivit företaget Sverige. Vi drömmer om något bättre.

Kan du bidra till en ny vision av Sveriges framtid?

Kan du bidra till ökat engagemang och medvetande, högre valdeltagande och större hänsyn till olika människors livsvillkor?

Svaret är ja.

Vi vet att ni finns där ute. Vi har hört och sett er skildra det i musik, konst, film; vi har hört er prata om det på bussen, i tunnelbanan, på caféer, vi har sett det på facebook och på gatan, i antirasistiskt klotter och nedrivna SD-valaffischer och förstått att många är bekymrade över vad som händer.

Vi ber er att ansluta er till denna protest och hjälpa till att sprida den.

Bort med SD, in med solidaritet.

Kom igen Sverige.

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Lyxzen...

News post from: REFUSED facebook/Dennis Lyxzén facebook.
 

 > September 5 - 2014

Message from INVSN: 
New video and European tour!

So it is time to go on the last tour of the year and this album cycle. Since this new line up on INVSN started playing shows a year ago we've done about 100 shows.
It has been a complete honor to travel the world with these amazing people and play music.
After this tour our plan is to write new songs and to record a new record next year, and only play a handful of shows this winter.
Here's also our new video to Distorted Heartbeat.
Please help us spread the dates and the music so that this run can be a complete success.
See you out there.

06.09 - Göteborg - Fängelset
07.09 - Bremen - MS Treue
08.09 - Munster - Gleis 22
09.09 - London - The Barfly
10.09 - Cologne - Studio 672
11.09 - Stuttgart - Kellerclub
12.09 - Heidelberg - K-Club
13.09 - Paris - Nouveau Casino
14.09 - Saarbrucken - Garage
16.09 - Budapest - A38 Ship
17.09 - Vienna - B72
18.09 - Prague - 007
19.09 - Berlin - Privatclub
20.09 - Hamburg - Reeperbahn Fest 

https://www.facebook.com/invsnmusic

News post from: INVSN facebook.
 

 > July 1 - 2014

INVSN "Hjärtat" EP and video out now!

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

Tracklisting: 1. Hjärtat 2. Väntetid

Label: Sony Music.
Format: 7"
Release date: June 6, 2014.

PS. The selftitled INVSN album is now released in Europe by the small label Unter Schafen Records (Germany). It was previously released last year by Sony Music/RCA in Scandinavia, Razor and Tie in the US and Shock Records in Australia.

/ Webmaster 
 

 > April 16 - 2014

Message from madefestival.se: 
SHAPE IN SHAMBLES - A musical discordance for REFUSED and orchestra

The Umeå hardcore punk band REFUSED were active from 1992 to 1998, and were reunited in 2012 to play a number of gigs around the world. Taking his inspiration from their last album, the groundbreaking The Shape of Punk to Come, the composer and conductor Jonas Nydesjö is reworking the material in collaboration with Refused's drummer David Sandström. The new music is independent of the original while also being a tribute to the album.

NorrlandsOperans Symfoniorkester will perform the concert twice, on Thursday and Friday. The tickets for Thursday's concert, which also forms part of NorrlandsOperan's ordinary concert subscription and package, have sold out.

Seat reservations can be purchased for SEK 20 as a complement to the festival pass.

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Hardcore-bandet REFUSED från Umeå var aktiva 1992-1998 och återförenades för ett antal spelningar över hela världen under 2012. Med inspiration och utgångspunkt från deras sista banbrytande skiva, The Shape of Punk to Come, skapar nu tonsättaren och dirigenten Jonas Nydesjö, i samarbete med Refuseds trummis David Sandström, en rekomponerad version, fristående från originalet och samtidigt en hyllning till den samma.

Konserten med NorrlandsOperans Symfoniorkester ges två gånger, torsdag och fredag.

Platsbiljetter för 20 kr kan köpas som komplement till festivalpass.

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• Torsdag 8/5, kl.19:00 - 20:00
• Fredag 9/5, kl.22:00 - 23:00

I samarbete med Humlan. 
Med stöd av Umeå2014.

www.madefestival.se

News post from: Madefestival.se.
 

 > April 8 - 2014

Message from Dennis Lyxzén! 

So, since I am mostly bugging you with updates on my new band INVSN I figured that I would give you some REFUSED related news for once.
First up is 2 books that have been released in Sweden recently where Refused are heavily featured.
The first one is a straight up biography about the band called. Revolten, Rörelsen, Refused. It roughly translates to: The Revolution, The Movement, Refused.
It is written by our friends Patrik Wiren and has tons of interviews with the band and a bunch of people involved with the band. So far only in Swedish but there is hope that there might be an english version up ahead.
The second book as actually a book that is a part of an exhibition that is taking place in our home town of Umeå.
We have an amazing guitarmuseum called Guitars - The Museum and as a part of a guest exhibition there is an exhibition on Umeå Hardcore. If you don't know it is the movement that spawned bands like Refused, Abhinanda, The Doughtnuts, DS-13 and many more.
The exhibition runs for another month and is really worth a look. But if you can't make it up to Umeå you can order the book here: 
http://umeahardcoreshop.tictail.com
It has tons of photos and tidbits about Refused and the whole scene. If you know about that whole 90's thing you are going to love the book.
Last thing might be even more weird then being in a museum. As a part of the Made festival in Umeå the symphonic orchestra is doing an interpretation of the Shape of Punk To come. I have no idea what to expect but Kris and David has been somewhat involved so it might be pretty insane. Check out this link for more info:
www.madefestival.se
Alright, that's it for Refused news for now!!!
INVSN is going on tour in Europe soon so if you wanna hang out check out our page for tour dates!
Stay wild!!
D.

https://www.facebook.com/refusedband
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News post from: Refused facebook.
 

 > March 24 - 2014

REFUSED vinyl represses out now! 

Artist: Refused
Title: The new noise theology e.p.

Tracklisting: 1. New noise 2. Blind-date 3. Poetry written in gasoline 4. Refused are fuckin' dead (Bomba Je remix, long version)

Label: Epitaph Records.
Format: 12"EP
Release date: March 24, 2014.
Info: Limited edition LP version pressed on transparent red vinyl! Only 1000 copies. US version. 
 

Artist: Refused
Title: Rather be dead e.p.

Tracklisting: 1. Rather be dead 2. Jag äter inte mina vänner 3. Circle pit 4. Lick it clean 5. Voodoo people

Label: Epitaph Records.
Format: 12"EP
Release date: March 24, 2014.
Info: Limited edition LP version pressed on clear vinyl! Only 1000 copies. US version. 
 

Artist: Refused
Title: This just might be... the truth

Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Pump the brakes 3. Trickbag 4. 5th freedom 5. Untitled 6. Strength 7. Our silence 8. Dust 9. Inclination 10. Mark 11. Tide 12. Bottom

Label: Epitaph Records.
Format: LP
Release date: March 24, 2014.
Info: Limited edition LP version pressed on green vinyl! Only 1000 copies. US version. 

> REFUSED - VINYL REPRESSES

/ Webmaster 
 

 > March 17 - 2014

Message from Epitaph Records/Kings Road Merch: 
REFUSED vinyl represses in stock now!

Well, it's been a long wait, but the patience has paid off. We're extremely proud to bring to you, the reissues of three long out of print titles, this time all on vinyl! The first ever Epitaph/Burning Heart pressing of This Just Might Be The Truth on green wax and is extremely limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. There is also the first North American pressings for The New Noise Theology on red wax and Rather Be Dead on clear wax and are both limited to 1,000 copies.

In addition to these, we have some new apparel with artwork from both The New Noise Theology as well as Rather Be Dead! Not to mention a Shape Of Punk To Come 48" flag! 

www.kingsroadmerch.com/refused/region/

News post from: Epitaph Records/Kings Road Merch.
 

 > March 2 - 2014

Message from Dennis Lyxzén! 

Hello Friends!

So this is happening! I am going on tour in the states with my band INVSN. Please check out our tourdates and give the music a listen!
A couple of things!
I know this is REFUSED page. But, I figured maybe some people out there are actually interested in what we are doing besides the Refused band.
Also, if you don't like INVSN or our new projects just move along!! Your whining and complaining will not bring back Refused together faster, probably the opposite!!

With that being said. I hope that you take the time to check this out and I hope that some of you like it.
For all you old school people out there you might remember Sara from the Doughnuts/the (international) Noise Conspriacy and Masshysteri and Andre from DS-13, The Vicious and Tristess and Kajsa from Masshysteri!
Please help me spread the music and the dates. We need all the help we can get!
Also, if you wanna follow me and my life on a more regular basis check out my Instagram: Dennis Lyxzen or Twitter: Lyxzenofficial.
RIght on. Hope to see u our there soon.
Love
D.

• 7/3 - Havanna, Cuba - Love and Peace festival
• 12/3 - Austin, Texas - Thrasher Death Match SXSW
• 12/3 - Austin, Texas - Reeperbahn official showcase SXSW
• 14/3 - Austin, Texas - Dr. Martins party SXSW
• 18/3 - Tuscon, AZ - Club Contress
• 19/3 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory - Constellation Room
• 20/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador
• 22/3 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
• 24/3 - Portland, OG - Wonder Ballrooom
• 25/3 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
• 26/3 - Washington, DC - DC9
• 27/3 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
• 28/3 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
• 29/3 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy

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 > February 7- 2014

Check out the new INVSN video "#61"

Swedish version: 

English version: 

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 > January 15 - 2014

Press release: 
Revolten Rörelsen Refused 
(a book by Patrik Wirén) 

Hur kunde några uttråkade tonårskillar dra igång en smärre revolution och väcka en hel stad till liv? Varför skedde det just i Umeå? Och vad har det lämnat för spår?

Hösten 1994 totalförstörs tre av Scans lastbilar i en anlagd brand på Umeå slakteri. Svensk media riktar sina blickar mot staden i norr där ungdomar, inspirerade av amerikansk straight edge, har slutat med alkohol och kött och vill förändra världen. I källarlokaler runtom i staden rasar musiken och snart får bandet Refused, med Dennis Lyxzén som frontfigur, en stor publik.

Gruppen befinner sig i konstant rörelse i sin strävan att uppnå det storslagna och efter sju turbulenta år släpper de »The Shape of Punk to Come«.

Kort därefter imploderar bandet mitt under pågående USA-turné men deras musik lever vidare. 2012 genomför Refused en återföreningsturné och får ta emot regeringens hederspris för svensk musikexport och »The Shape of Punk to Come« klassas som ett av de mest inflytelserika svenska albumen genom tiderna.

I Revolten, Rörelsen, Refused har Patrik Wirén sökt upp medlemmarna i Refused och andra musiker, men också föräldrar, poliser, fans, belackare och Hare Krishna-medlemmar. Fram träder en fängslande bild av det explosiva bandet och scenen som sände svallvågor över världen. 

Titel: Revolten Rörelsen Refused
Författare: Patrik Wirén
Förlag: Alfabeta 
ISBN: 9789150115857
Bandtyp: Flexband
Antal sidor: 250
Utgivningsår: 2014
Språk: Svenska
Om författaren: Patrik Wirén kommer från Uppsala men är nu bosatt i Nacka. Han har tidigare skrivit om musik, kultur och nöje i tidningar som Metro, Upsala Nya Tidning, Close-Up Magazine, Gaffa och Sweden Rock Magazine. Han har ett förflutet som sångare i flera band, bland annat Misery Loves Co. Revolten, Rörelsen, Refused är hans första bok. 

www.alfabeta.se/bok/revolten-rorelsen-refused

News post from: Alfabeta.
 

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