> THE BIOGRAPHY / TIME-LINE

1989:

Dennis Lyxzén forms Step Forward.

First demo "I am me" comes out. 

1990: 

Second demo "Does it make a difference?" comes out.

1991:

Step Forward split up. 

Dennis from Step Forward forms Refused (also called Re-fused for a short while).

1992:

Refused plays their first gig. 

First demo "Refused" comes out. 

Second demo "Operation headfirst" comes out. 

1993: 

Debut MCD "This is the new deal" comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records

Refused signs a deal with the record label Startracks.

Gigs with Shelter, Abhinanda, Doughnuts, Breach and others.

1994:

CD-single "Pump the brakes" comes out. Released by Startracks and We Bite Records

Debut full-length album "This just might be... the truth" comes out. Released by Startracks and We Bite Records

Refused does their first tour. 

New MCD "Everlasting" comes out. Released by Startracks and We Bite Records

Gigs with Mary Beats Jane, Randy, Abhinanda and others.

Members of Refused forms the side-project Final Exit

1995:

Nominated to the Swedish Grammy Award in the category "best alternative hardrock band" (they didn't win). 

Split CD-single with Randy, "Refused loves Randy" comes out. Released by Startracks

Gigs with 108, Purusam, Strife, Earth Crisis and others.

Refused side-project Final Exit's first album "Teg" comes out. Released by Desperate Fight Records

1996: 

Second full-length "Songs to fan the flames of discontent" comes out. Released by Startracks, We Bite Records and Victory Records

CDEP "Rather be dead e.p." comes out. Released by Startracks

Nominated to the Swedish Grammy Award in the category "best alternative hardrock band" (they didn't win). 

Gigs with Fireside, Entombed, Breach, Snapcase, Saidiwas and others. 

Step Forward discography CD "It did make a difference" comes out. Released by Desperate Fight Records

1997: 

Refused signs a deal with the record label Burning Heart Records

Re-issue of "This just might be... the truth" comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records

Re-issue of "Songs to fan the flames of discontent" comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records.

"The E.P. compilation" CD comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records / Startracks

"The demo compilation" CD comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records / Startracks

Re-issue of "Everlasting" comes out. Released by Equal Vision Records

Nominated to "Guldmicken" by Swedish national radio in the category "best live band" (they didn't win).

Gigs with Randy, Plastic Pride, D.S.-13 and others.

Refused side-project Final Exit's second album "Umeå" comes out. Released by Desperate Fight Records

Final Exit split up.

1998:

Third full-length "The shape of punk to come" comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Epitaph

CDEP "The new noise theology e.p." comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Honeybear Records

Gigs with Frodus, The Hives, No fun at all and others.

Nominated to the Swedish Grammy Award in the 
category "best alternative hardrock band" (they didn't win).

Refused won the price "Guldråttan" given by NSMPD (Nordiska samfundet mot plågsamma djurförsök) because of their dedication for animal rights.

Refused split up. 

1999: 

This homepage was launched! 

2000:

Re-issue of "The new noise theology e.p." comes out. Released by Epitaph.

2002: 

Kristofer Steen announces that he is working on a DVD documentary about Refused

2004: 

Re-issue of "Songs to fan the flames of discontent" (digitally remastered version) comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Epitaph.

Re-issue of "The E.P. compilation" (digitally remastered version) comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Epitaph.

Re-issue of "The shape of punk to come" (digitally remastered DVD-audio version + CD-version) comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Epitaph

"The shape of punk to come" DVD-audio version got Nominated for "Best Multichannel Reissue" for the Surround Music Awards in the US (it didn't win).

2006: 

The DVD "Refused are fucking dead" made by Kristofer Steen finally comes out. Released by Burning Heart Records and Epitaph

2007: 

Refused side-project Final Exit makes one reunion gig. 

Final Exit discography CD "Det egentliga västerbotten" comes out. Released by Mofab Teg Recordings

2008: 

Re-press of "The shape of punk to come" LP-version comes out. Released by Epitaph

2009: 

This site is celebrating 10 years on the net! 

Deluxe re-issue of the Final Exit discography album "Det egentliga västerbotten" comes out. 2xLP+DVD including the reunion gig from 2007, the last gig from 1997 plus more live stuff on DVD. Released by Monument Records

2010: 

Deluxe re-issue of "The shape of punk to come" comes out. 2xCD+DVD including the live CD "Live at Umeå Open 1998" and the DVD "Refused are fucking dead". Released by Epitaph

Deluxe re-issue of "The shape of punk to come" comes out. 2xLP+DVD including the DVD "Refused are fucking dead" (only on the US-version) as well as digital downloads of "The shape of punk to come" and "Live at Umeå Open 1998". Released by Epitaph

Re-press of "Songs to fan the flames of discontent" LP-version comes out. Released by Epitaph

2011: 

Dennis Lyxzén announces that he is writing a book about the years in Refused

2012: 

Refused are back! See them live in 2012! 
Click here for tour dates and more: 
> Refused are back!
 

This time-line only includes the Refused related bands Step Forward and Final Exit. For info about all the other Refused related releases check the discography and biography section! 
 

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