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Refused Announce New Album 'War Music'

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 Written by Laura Johnson

Refused have announced a new album.

The hardcore punks from Sweden will release 'War Music' on October 18. It marks their first new music since their 2016 Record Store Day EP 'Servants Of Death' and follows up the band's 2015 comeback album 'Freedom'.

Introducing the record's first single, Blood Red, which arrives on August 2, they said:

”Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows” 
-Leonard Cohen

In the present moment, we who believe in the equal distribution of wealth in a 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"

Refused will link up with Thrice for a co-headline UK and European tour this autumn. Check below for dates and ticket details.

Refused Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat October 26 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun October 27 2019 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Tue October 29 2019 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Wed October 30 2019 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Thu October 31 2019 - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri November 01 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sun November 03 2019 - AMSTERDAM Melkweg (Netherlands)
Mon November 04 2019 - COLOGNE Carlswerk (Germany)
Tue November 05 2019 - HAMBURG Grosse Freiheit (Germany)
Thu November 07 2019 - BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique (Belgium)
Fri November 08 2019 - PARIS Elysee Montmartre (France)
Sun November 10 2019 - MILAN Alcatraz (Italy)
Mon November 11 2019 - MUNICH Tonhalle (Germany)
Tue November 12 2019 - BERLIN Huxleys (Germany)

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