Thursday, June 18, 2015

Refused - Freedom (2014-2015)

6/18/15 1:07AM

another new song/video.

5/26/15 2:30PM

Pretty riffy new track "Françafrique," that reminds me more of their older music.

I'm now wondering if this record could be a bit of a sleeper.

4/30/15 1:56PM

I know it's a few days late (I've been battling a cold among other things in fairness), but it's not just 1 song, but a new album titled Freedom. Release date is June 30th.


1 Elektra
2 Old Friends / New War
3 Dawkins Christ
4 Françafrique
5 Thought Is Blood
6 War on the Palaces
7 Destroy the Man
8 366
9 Servants of Death
10 Useless Europeans

Tour dates, of course Minnesota is Fly-Over-Land.

05/02 Meerhout, Belgium - Groezrock
05/22 Hünxe, Germany - Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival
05/24 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
05/25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
05/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
05/28 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
05/29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
05/30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05/31 Chicago, IL - Double Door
06/01 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
06/03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06.04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
06/20 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rockfest
06/27 Seinäjoki, Finland - Provinssi
07/02 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07/11 Collalbo, Italy - Rock im Ring
07/16 Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest
07/17 Tønsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell
07/18 Tromso, Norway - Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
07/30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park *
08/01 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center *
08/02 Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
08/04 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
08/05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
08/07 Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh Coliseum *
08/28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08/29 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Pure & Crafted Festival
08/30 Reading, England - Reading Festival
* with Faith No More

4/27/15 6:17PM

pretty nice stuff, damn.

A lot of drooling is going on over this, which I follow, but my impression is unlike the band they are going out on tour with, Faith No More, this doesn't sound incredibly like their music of so many years ago.

Regardless, nice riff, nice energy. I'm up for a new record from these guys certainly.

The Shape Of Punk To Come is an album I do enjoy, and while I suppose it could be regarded as Punk, it is different and even melodic enough for me, that I don't consider it all that Punk per say.

And this new music of theirs, it seems could be even less so, but good regardless. Maybe their many years broken up, like FNM or say, The Tea Party, will benefit their music.