Refused Cancel European Tour

Refused have cancelled their European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to the continued situation with COVID 19, we regret to announce that our planned shows in May, both headline and our performance at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK, have been cancelled. Sadly, the revised Slam Dunk date is not one Refused can commit to. It goes without saying that the situation with COVID 19 is ever evolving and we will keep you posted as to how/if it will affect any future Refused performances. In the meantime, please stay safe, isolated and healthy.”

Fake Names (Refused, Bad Religion, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Brick”

Fake Names, the new band featuring Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, etc.), Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, etc.), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., etc.) and Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Brick.” This track is from the group’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on May 8.

Track Listing:

01. “All For Sale”
02. “Driver”
03. “Being Them”
04. “Brick”
05. “Darkest Days”
06. “Heavy Feather”
07. “First Everlasting”
08. “This Is Nothing”
09. “Weight”
10. “Lost Cause”

Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Judas Priest, Etc. Among 2020 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below and the full list HERE.

Record Store Day Exclusives:

  • Asking Alexandria, Stand Up and Scream LP
  • Bayside, “Heaven” 7″ vinyl
  • Black Keys, Let’s Rock. 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, Out to Get You! Live 1977 2LP
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Featuring Andra Day), “Pearl Cadillac” 10″ EP
  • Biffy Clyro, “Moderns” 7″ vinyl
  • Alice Cooper, Live From the Apollo Theater Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982 2LP
  • Dio, “Annica” 12″ picture disc
  • Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972 2LP
  • Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts 10″ vinyl
  • Infectious Grooves, Take You on a Ride 12″ EP
  • Judas Priest, British Steel: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 2LP
  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades” / “Dirty Love” 12″ vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, The Murder Scene LP
  • The Pogues, At the BBC 1984 LP
  • Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) 3LP
  • The Ramones, It’s Alive II 2LP
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis UK LP
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Expanded) 2LP
  • The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” Cassette
  • Various Artists, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 2LP
  • The Who, A Quick Live One EP

Regional Releases:

  • The Alarm, Celtic Folklore Live LP
  • August Burns Red, “Bones” 7″ vinyl
  • Goblin, Goblin’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) 2LP
  • Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets 10″ vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, First Hellos and Last Goodbyes LP
  • Iggy & the Stooges, Russia Melodia 7″
  • Twiztid, “All These Problems” 7″

First Releases:

  • Badflower, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” / “The Jester” 12″ Picture Disc
  • The Black Crowes, “Jealous Again” 12″ vinyl
  • Chon, Grow LP
  • Clutch, The Obelisk 16X LP Box
  • Collective Soul, Half and Half 12″ vinyl
  • Def Leppard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12″ EP
  • DevilDriver, Winter Kills 2LP
  • Dinosaur Jr., Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) LP
  • Down N Outz, The Music Box EP 12″ vinyl
  • Entombed, Clandestine Live 2LP
  • Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ 2LP
  • Green Jelly, Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan LP
  • Hawkwind, Quark Strangeness and Charm 2LP
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Message to Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)” 7″ vinyl
  • Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny 2LP
  • The Menzingers, Chamberlain Waits LP
  • The Obsessed, Incarnate Ultimate 2LP
  • Primus, Suck on This LP
  • Refused, Not Fit for Broadcast – Live at BBC 12″ vinyl
  • Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
  • Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian, Fuktronic LP
  • The Who, Odds and Sods (Deluxe) 2LP

[via Loudwire]

Refused Announce European Tour

Refused have announced a 2020 European tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “War Music.”

Tour Dates:

05/20 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/21 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/22 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
05/25 Munster, GER – Skaters Palace
05/26 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas
06/06 Dresden, GER – Schuene
06/08 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
09/13 Cologne, GER – Kantine
09/14 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
09/15 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
09/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol
09/17 Sneek, NET – Bolwerk
09/20 Stuttgart, GER – Wizeman Halle
09/21 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
09/22 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
09/23 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
09/24 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg

Refused Seeking Fan Footage For “Malfire” Video

Refused are working on a new video for “Malfire” and are offering fans a chance to be in the clip by submitting footage of themselves performing the track. That song is from the group’s latest album “War Music.“ Refused tweeted the following:

Racetraitor Added To First Leg Of Refused & Youth Code’s U.S. Tour

Racetraitor have been added to the first leg of Refused and Youth Code’s upcoming U.S. tour. As previously reported, Metz will also perform on the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With Racetraitor:

02/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/24 Montreal, QC – MTelus
02/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
02/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
02/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

With Metz:

03/03 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/05 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/07 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
03/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Warehouse

More Bands Added To 2020 Slam Dunk Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 Slam Dunk Festival in the UK. That event will be held in Leeds on May 23 and Hatfield on May 24. Here’s the updated lineup: Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, State Champs, The Used, The Story So Far, Refused, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, Four Year Strong, Basement, Young Guns, We Are The In Crowd, Knuckle Puck, Your Demise, The Vandals, Face to Face, Ice Nine Kills, Bedouin Soundclash, Comeback Kid, Issues, Bayside, Dream State, Hands Like Houses, Deez Nuts, Movements, Fit For A King, Mom Jeans, Grayscale, and Free Throw.