Refused are No Longer “Fucking Dead,” Reveal New Album


Ladies and Gents, Refused are no longer “fucking dead.”

Seventeen years after the release of their last album, The Shape of Punk to Come, the Swedish band have officially revealed they are back, and it looks like for good.

The band, who recently announced they will be heading out on tour with Faith No More, will be releasing their new album, Freedom on June 30 through Epitaph Records. Check out not only the track list and album art below, but also the lead single off of the album, “Elektra.”



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 will be heading out on an US club tour beginning on May 24 at the Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas. The tour will wrap up at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington D.C. on June 5. After a few festival appearances, their tour with Faith No More will begin on July 30 at the Masquerade Music Park in Atlanta.

Full tour dates can be seen here.


May 2 -Meerhout, Belgium @ Grozerock
May 22 – Hünxe, Germany @Ruhrpott Roden Open Air Festival
May 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Festival^^
May 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory^^
May 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre^^
May 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall^^
May 29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^^
May 30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile^^
May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door^^
June 1 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^^
July 2 – Gdynia, Poland @ Opener Festival^^
June 3 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^^
June 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg^^
June 5 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel^^
June 20 – Montebello, QC, Canada @ Amnesia Rock Fest
June 27 -Seinäjoki, Finland @ Provinssi
July 2 – Opener Festival @ Gdynia, Poland
July 11 – Collalbo, Italy @ Rock im Ring Festival
July 16 -Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
July 17 – Slottsfjell, Tonsberg, Norway
July 18 –  Tromso, Norway @ Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
July 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park**
July 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater**
August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center**
August 2 – Columbia, MA @ Merriweather Post Pavilion**
August 4 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion**
August 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden**
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum**
August 28 – Leeds Festival, UK
August 29 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Pure & Crafted Festival
August 30 – Reading Festival, UK

^^Refused US Club Tour
**with Faith No More

Refused Expand “Reunion” Tour


Refused have already been confirmed to perform at a couple of big name music festivals this upcoming Summer, and now the band can add some solo tour stops to that list.

Today, the hardcore band revealed that they would be playing at a handful of small capacity venues (500-1000 person limit) during their month-long downtime between festivals.

The newly added dates will begin on May 25 in Santa Ana at the Observatory and will wrap up on June 5 in Washington D.C. at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Two weeks later, they will begin the second leg of their music festival take over at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest.

The full list of Refused’s Summer schedule can be seen below.


05/02 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
05/22 – Hünxe, DE @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival
05/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/31 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/01 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/20 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
06/27 – Seinäjoki, FI @ Provinssirock
07/11 – Renon Bz, IT @ Rock im Ring Festival
07/16 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
07/17 – Tonsberg, NO @ Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
08/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/29 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Pure & Crafted Festival
08/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale on Friday April 3 at 10 a.m. local time. The only exceptions to the list are the Bowery Ballroom in New York and the Sinclair in Boston, which will go on sale at noon, local time.

These Summer tour dates mark the first “tour” they’ve done since the departure of guitarist Jon Brännström late last year.

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest Announce Tenth Anniversary Line-Up and Reunions

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in a big way this year with artists like System of a Down, Linkin Park, The Offspring, and Slayer making the trip to Montebello, QC for the weekend-long festivities.

But even with the big name headliners for this year’s event, it looks like the theme might be reunions and anniversaries. One of the several bands reuniting this year at the show will be Thrice, who officially said good-bye to fans in 2012.

Late last year, the band posted a cryptic photograph on their social media accounts with the band’s name and “2015.” Since then, there have been no updates unless you count frontman Dustin Kensrue releasing a new song yesterday or drummer Riley Breckenridge being part of Angels and Airwaves.

The new year is a month and a half in and it looks like one of the big things coming for them in 2015 is a reunion at the show. The timing of the reunion couldn’t come at a better time for fans of the California band since their fourth studio record, Vheissu, turns ten in October.

Sadly, this is as close as we have gotten to any updates from the Thrice camp.

But don’t leave it to Thrice to have all the fun during the weekend; Refused, From Autumn to Ashes and Atreyu will all be reuniting during the weekend-long festival. but like we said, it seems Amnesia is taking a page out of Riot Fest’s book and having bands performing some important albums from their discography in full.

The Offspring will perform Americana, the Deftones will perform Around the Fur and Rancid will perform…And Out Come the Wolves.

Check out the full line-up below.


Amnesia Rockfest will take place during the weekend of June 18-21.

Reading and Leeds Unveil First Seven Acts for 2015


The year is almost over and that means festivals are already getting prepared to unveil the artists who will be taking the stage at each of them in no time at all.

Before long, this website will be having a hard time keeping up to date with all the festivals, their performers list, festival dates and live streams because of the on slaughter we usually get, but we won’t complain, it’s all fun. .

Today, Reading and Leeds decided to get a jump-start on their line-up
by announcing the first wave of artists who will be heading across the pond to perform at the annual event.

As of now, the list only has seven names, but hey that’s a start.

Metallica will be headlining next Summer’s event while Jamie T., Pierce the Veil, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra and Wilkinson Live have been confirmed.

Also slated to perform at Reading and Leeds? Refused.

For some, this news is a little shocking since the band had said it was done once their reunion tour was over. It was also revealed Refused will be playing the Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec next Summer as well, so we’re not sure if they meant it when they said they were “done” especially since they’ve been dropping cryptic hints of a new record for next year.

Check out the first of many flyers with the line-up.


Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of Aug. 28-30, 2015.