Refused Premiere “Born On The Outs” Video

Refused have premiered a new video for “Born On The Outs.“ The track is a reworked cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Greyhound“ and it will appear on the band’s new EP “The Malignant Fire“ (out November 20).

Dennis Lyxzén said the following about “Born On The Outs”:

“Kris [Steen] has talked about the riff in the Swedish House Mafia song ‘Greyhound‘ forever, so we decided to give it our own spin. David [Sandström] and I added some lyrics for this version, which we’ve called ‘Born On The Outs.’ Make no mistake though; this is very much ‘Greyhound.’ But with added lyrics about people who refused to take a side in the ongoing fight against fascism. So, you know, another ordinary Refused song.”

He also added the following about the EP:

“There are certain traditions within the Refused camp and one of the sturdiest is the idea that after every album there comes an EP. This time, however, I think that we outdid ourselves. ‘Malfire‘ is my favorite song of the record so it’s more than fitting that we shine some extra light on that.

This EP was supposed to be something that was released before a tour but in these weird times that tour never happened. However, this still a great EP that follows a great record. More than ever, we need music to lead the way when things are the darkest. Here’s a little attempt from us.”

Slaves On Dope Members Launch New Covers Project, Recruit Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Members For Cover Of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot”

Slaves On Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine have decided to launch a new quarantine covers project called The Kings Of Quarantine. The band’s first single, a cover of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot,“ features the following artists: Frank Bello (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Ivan Doruschuk (Men Without Hats), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc.), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth, etc.), Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Esoteric (Czarface), Richard Patrick (Filter), and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). Faith No More’s Billy Gould also makes an appearance in the video as well.

Rockman said the following:

“Kevin and I have always been massive fans of Faith No More and having the opportunity to cover one of their songs with such great company has been a dream come true. We are so grateful to all the musicians involved that accepted our invitation.”

McDaniels added:

“We did this because we care a lot about everyone! Especially those who put their lives on the line to make sure we are ok!”

Patrick also commented:

“I care a lot about being part of this amazing cover. It’s an honor and a privilege. To be rubbing elbows with the likes of these gentlemen makes me feel very proud.”

The track can be purchased on Bandcamp with all the proceeds set to go towards Roadie Relief.

Refused To Release New EP “The Malignant Fire” In November, Premiere New Song “Born On The Outs”

Refused have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “The Malignant Fire” on November 20. The effort’s first single “Born On The Outs“ can be streamed below. Here’s the full track listing:

01. “Malfire”
02. “Born On The Outs”
03. “Organic Organic Organic (Go Fuck Yourself)”
04. “Faceless Corporate Violence”
05. “Jackals Can’t Be Bothered To Dream”

Refused Cancel Fall European Tour, Confirm That New Music Is In The Works

Refused have officially cancelled their fall European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have also confirmed that new music is in the works.

Refused said the following:

“Hey everyone, unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by COVID, we have no choice but to cancel our upcoming EU tour dates that were scheduled for Sept. Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds.

Whilst we are frustrated to have not been able to play live for you this year, it has allowed us to focus on releasing some new new music. On Sat Aug 29th, as part of Record Store Day, we will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the session with did at Maida Vale Studios for our friends at the BBC Radio One Rock Show last year. Titled ‘Not Fit For Broadcast- Live At The BBC’, it will be available exclusively on vinyl that day and will feature all the songs we recorded for that session (including one that’s not been aired).

Additionally, we have also be working on more new music that we are incredibly excited about and will have more info on that really soon. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!”

Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Etc. Members To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” During Upcoming Livestream Event

Consequence Of Sound and Gibson will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” with a special livestream on July 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The virtual event, which will be hosted by Jared James Nichols, will find members of Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Trivium, Lamb Of God, Refused, Airbourne, GWAR, and more paying tribute to the iconic album. Fans can watch the livestream on Consequence Of Sound’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels.

Updated Release Schedule Posted For 2020 Record Store Day Events

As previously reported, this year’s Record Store Day will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full updated release schedule is available HERE. A list of rock/metal releases can be found below.

August 29:

  • August Burns Red – “Bones” (Fearless) (7″) (limited to 1,000)
    Backed with instrumental version on the b-side.
  • The Black Crowes – “Jealous Again” (UMe) (12″) (limited to 7,500)
  • Denzel Curry – “Bulls On Parade” (Loma Vista Recordings) (7″) (limited to 2,500)
    Featuring his covers of Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains.
  • Def Leppard – “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” (UMe) (limited to 4,000)
  • Entombed – “Clandestine – Live” (Sound Pollution) (2xLP) (limited to 500)
  • Fight – “A Small Deadly Space” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,200)
  • Hawkwind – “At The BBC 1972” (Parlophone) (2xLP) (limited to 5,000)
  • Hawkwind – “Quark, Strangeness & Charm” (Atomhenge) (2xLP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Judas Priest – “British Steel” (40th Anniversary Edition) (Legacy) (2xLP) (limited to 3,500)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades“/”Dirty Love” (12″ shaped picture disc) (limited to 4,000)
  • Pink Floyd – “Arnold Layne Live 2007” (Legacy) (7″) (limited to 7,400)
  • Refused – “Not Fit For Broadcast – Live At The BBC” (Spinefarm) (12″) (limited to 3,500)
  • Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian – “Fuktronic Soundtrack” (Music On Vinyl) (LP) (limited to 2,000)

September 26:

  • Badflower – “The Jester“/”Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Big Machine) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,000)
  • CHON – “Grow” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Graves At Sea – “History Of Sickness” (NecroCave Recordings) (12″) (limited to 750)
  • Chuck Mosley – “First Hellos And Last Goodbyes” (blocGLOBAL) (LP) (limited to 700)
  • Primus – “Suck On This” (Prawn Song) (LP) (limited to 5,000)
  • The Ramones – “It’s Alive II” (Rhino/Warner) (2xLP) (limited to 8,000)
  • Various Artists – “Nativity In Black” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,500)

October 24:

  • Asking Alexandria – “Stand Up And Scream” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Clutch – “The Obelisk” (Weathermaker Music) (16-LP box set) (limited to 550)
    Featuring “Strange Cousins From The West‘, “Blast Tyrant“, “Robot Hive – Exodus“, “Earth Rocker“, “Psychic Warfare“, “Full Fathom Five“, “La Curandera“, “Live At The Googolplex” (picture disc), “Jam Room” (picture disc), “Pitchfork & Lost Needles” (picture disc) and “Book Of Bad Decisions“.
  • Alice Cooper – “Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow February 19, 1982” (Rhino/Warner Records) (2xLP) (limited to 7,000)
  • DevilDriver – “Winter Kills” (Napalm) (2xLP) (limited to 1,400)
  • Dio – “Annica” (Niji Entertainment/BMG) (12″ picture disc)
  • Ice Nine Kills – “The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts” (Fearless) (10″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Infectious Grooves – “Take You On A Ride” (ORG Music) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
    Featuring one new track and three previously unreleased tracks from 1995.
  • Judas Priest – “Sad Wings Of Destiny” (eOne) (2xLP) (limited to 2,700)
  • The Obsessed – “Incarnate Ultimate” (Blues Funeral Records) (2xLP) (limited to 1,250)
  • Skid Row – “Slave To The Grind” (Expanded Edition) (Run Out Of Groove) (2xLP) (limited to 2,500)

[via The PRP]

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”