REFUSED FIRST SINGLE "BLOOD RED" COMING OUT AUGUST 2
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
NEW STUDIO ALBUM WAR MUSIC OUT OCTOBER 18 VIA GLOBAL LABEL PARTNERS SPINEFARM RECORDS/SEARCH & DESTROY
The song is the first single off their upcoming album War Music and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy.
After a 14-year pause, the band reunited in 2012 playing much anticipated shows like mainstream festival Coachella and were subsequently awarded the "Special Prize for Music Exports" by the Swedish Ministry of Trade in 2013. In 2015, they released their fourth studio album Freedom, which was recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Killing Joke), while also turning to Swedish pop/producer Shellback, whose credits include Taylor Swift and Britney Spears, for the lead single "Elektra."
Out October 18, War Music will be their fifth full-length studio album and will be accompanied by a Worldwide concert tour, which began in May 2019 with a U.S. tour with The Hives and three major European music festivals in June
A message from Refused:
"In the present moment, we who believe in the equal distribution of wealth in an egalitarian, ecological direct democracy, we who use gender-neutral pronouns and words like solidarity, moral responsibility, intersectionality and class warfare, we who believe in the Marxist dictum, 'from each according to ability, to each according to need' are on our back foot, on our backs, backed up against the wall, surrounded by enemies, our movement curtailed, our rights violated. It's been clear for some time: the sun is setting on our beliefs.
But we still believe that capitalism is cancer and we still believe it can be cured. We still believe that the patriarchy is cancer and we still believe it too can be cured. We still believe in the power of art to transform and expand the mind. And last but by no means least: We still believe in the total violent obliteration of the one percent. Blood red until we're fucking dead. Let's go." //Refused