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 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 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 email@example.com and we will be forever grateful.”
Refused have premiered a new song titled “Black Dog.” The track was recorded under the name Samurai for the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077,” which is set to be released on December 10.
Refused have premiered a new video for their song “Malfire.” This track will appear on the band’s new EP “The Malignant Fire,“ which is set to be released on Friday (November 20).
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’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.”
“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.”
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:
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 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!”
Refused have premiered a new song titled “A Like Supreme.” The track was recorded under the name Samurai for the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077,” which is set to be released on November 19.