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Refused not reforming

Despite the buzz of excitement, it appears that Swedish hardcore punk band Refused are not planning to join the ranks of reformed bands.

The band split in 1998 shortly after the release of the The Shape Of Punk To Come: A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts which was named by Kerrang! as one of the “50 Most Important Albums Of All Time”.

The ‘news’ of a reformation began with a new message on the band’s official website which simply reads “Refused, coming soon…”, but following the logic of a good internet rumour it soon turned into a full blown reformation.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe spread the word’ by excitedly tweeting – “This. Is. HUGE!!!!!, Refused have reformed.”

Punknews.org were also quick to fuel the flames and hopes of fans by citing “an anonymous source” who claimed that the band would soon be playing “some to-be-confirmed European summer festivals.”

However it appears that the brief yet tantalising message simply refers to the upcoming reissue of 1998’s The Shape Of Punk To Come due out in May, rather than a tour or any new recordings from the band.

A clearly frustrated Lowe has acknowledged his mistake on Twitter – “Ugh!!! Major f%^^in burn!! Cheeky marketing RT. apparently it’s just Epitaph re-releasing TSOPTC. “Refused Are Coming”!!!??... I’m sorry but that is playing on peoples hopes. Oh well, apologies for the false alarm.”

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Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 29th Mar, 2010

Who has squashed the rumour Grattan? Is it possible it could refer to both a reissue AND a subsequent tour?

The Fool

The Fool said on the 29th Mar, 2010

the scare can sigh a breath of relief

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 29th Mar, 2010

Yeah I'll just quietly hope it eventually happens.

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 29th Mar, 2010

Twitter told me - and you can't fail twitter!

grattan

grattan said on the 29th Mar, 2010

Refused front-man Dennis Lyxzén confirms the news himself at Buddyhead “No, we are not reforming. Me and [drummer] David [Sandströmare] going on tour next week with our new Hardcore band Ac4 — sleeping on kids floors and playing doordeals, that seems to be more in line with what we deserve… haha.”

dkos

dkos said on the 30th Mar, 2010

Sounds like they are refusing to reform.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 30th Mar, 2010

This would've been incredible.
Keen to see Dennis' new hardcore band though, he was amazing with T(I)NC last year and just amazing in general.

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 31st Mar, 2010

Refused are fucking dead....it should remain that way. Its just going to be a disaster otherwise.

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 31st Mar, 2010


Disaster? you mean musically or tantrums on stage wise?......if its the second one you may have a point.......unfortunately.

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 31st Mar, 2010



I mean a disaster as in what is done is done. Why would you ruin the legacy?

I am an avid Refused fan, but yeah, i think a reunion would be lame.

sfkpinstripe

sfkpinstripe said on the 31st Mar, 2010

i love refused, but if they reform i fear they'll taint something that was perfect. tsoptk was a revolutionary album for the punk/hardcore scene. leave it as it is

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 31st Mar, 2010

Shouldn't that be TSOPTC?

Fuck I hate acronyms.

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 31st Mar, 2010

Shouldn't that be TSOPTC?

Fuck I hate acronyms.

Same...yeah your right

grattan

grattan said on the 31st May, 2010

Remixed by the Bloody Beetroots...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWgk241bOpI

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 31st May, 2010

It was incredible seeing that live; but listening since I can see why Napoleon and The Fool will invariably unleash a ball of hate against it.

dkos

dkos said on the 31st May, 2010

This is me preferring the Steve Aoki remix.