Refused Hoping To Work On New Album In Late 2022

Refused are hoping to work on their next album at the end of 2022. Frontman Dennis Lyxzén said the following about that during an interview on “The Sailor Jerry Podcast”:

“Refused has started writing songs, so I’m hoping maybe the end of next year we’ll do some recording and stuff.”

In other news, Lyxzén is also planning to release a new INVSN album, titled “Let The Night Love You,” in spring 2022 and new music from Fake Names.

[via The PRP]

Refused To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent”

Refused have announced a new 25th anniversary vinyl edition of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent.” The effort will be available in Europe on February 11 and in the U.S. in summer 2022. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent” 25th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “Rather Be Dead”
02. “Coup D’Etat”
03. “Hook, Line And Sinker”
04. “Return To The Closet”
05. “Like Support Addiction”
06. “It’s Not O.K…”
07. “Crusader Of Hoplessness”
08. “Worthless Is The Freedom Bought…”
09. “This Trust Will Kill Again”
10. “Beauty”
11. “Last Minute Pointer”
12. “The Slayer”
13. “Rather Be Dead” (demo)
14. “Beauty” (demo)
15. “Coup d’état” (demo)
16. “It’s Not O.K…” (demo)
17. “Crusader Of Hopelessness” (demo)
18. “Life Support Addiction” (demo)
19. “The Slayer ” (demo)
20. “Da Message” (demo)
21. “Hook, Line And Sinker” (demo)
22. “This Trust Will Kill Again For You” (demo) (feat. Dave Exit on vocals)
23. “Circle Pit” (demo)
24. “Return To Frankenstein” (demo)

Aggronautix To Release Limited Edition Dennis Lyxzén (Refused) Throbblehead Figure

Aggronautix have launched pre-orders for a new limited edition Throbblehead figure based on Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén. The figure will be available in late 2021 or early 2022.

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Teams Up With Bruce Springsteen & Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder For Cover Of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell”

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has released a new cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell.” The track, which features Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, will appear on Morello’s new album, “The Atlas Underground Fire,” which is set to be released on October 15.

Morello said the following about the cover:

“Our version of ‘Highway To Hell’ pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“During lockdown I had no access to an engineer so I had to record all of the guitar parts on the voice memo of my phone. This seemed like an outrageous idea but it lead to a freedom in creativity in that I could not overthink any of the guitar parts and just had to trust my instincts.

This record was a life raft in a difficult time that allowed me to find new ways of creating new global artistic connections that helped transform a time of fear and anxiety into one of musical expression and rocking jams.”

“The Atlas Underground Fire” Track Listing:

01. “Harlem Hellfighter”
02. “Highway To Hell” (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
03. “Let’s Get The Party Started” (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
04. “Driving To Texas” (featuring Phantogram)
05. “The War Inside” (featuring Chris Stapleton)
06. “Hold The Line” (featuring Grandson)
07. “Naraka” (featuring Mike Posner)
08. “The Achilles List” (featuring Damian Marley)
09. “Night Witch” (featuring Phem)
10. “Charmed I’m Sure” (featuring Protohype)
11. “Save Our Souls” (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
12. “On The Shore Of Eternity” (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi)

Refused Seeking Live Recordings, Photos, Etc. For 25th Anniversary Of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent”

Refused will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of “Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent” this year and the band are seeking live recordings, photos, flyers, etc. from that era to use as part of the celebration. They said the following about that:

“This beast of a record turns 25 this year. To celebrate and commemorate we are looking for anything related to the record. Live-recordings, photos, flyers, reviews, poster and so on. If you have anything and you want to help out please send whatever you have to songstofan25@gmail.com and we will be forever grateful.”

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.