Tuesday, March 30, 2010

REFUSED STILL FUCKING DEAD

Last week, someone updated the Refused website and sent the internet into a frenzy. People began speculating that based on the simple "coming soon" message on the front (and only) page, Refused would be reforming.

NME then threw a little more gas on the fire when it published a small report from a radio DJ that was basically his own speculation from the websites message.

This led to threads on every music messageboard of people discussing, ranting and raving why they just lost all respect for anyone in the band.

After a few days of Messageboard/Fan chaos, someone at Buddyhead finally got a hold of former Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen who cleared things up.

“No, we are not reforming. Me and David are going on tour next week with our new Hardcore band Ac4 – sleeping on kids floors and playing doordeals, that seems to be more in line with what we deserve… haha."

Turns out that the updated website is merely the beginning of a marketing push for Epitaph to release a special edition of The Shape of Punk to Come.

So, sorry to everyone that thought they'd be buying tickets to a Refused reunion this year. Apparently it's not in the cards. Yet anyway. I wouldn't rule it out completely.

In the meantime, check out Dennis and David's new band AC4. Good stuff if you're into fast, punk/hardcore.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Oh the internet... Early April Fools joke.