NewsJuly 24, 2019 10:16 AM ET4,374 views

Refused announce new album, preview first song

Swedish punk/post-hardcore outfit Refused have announced plans to release a new album this fall, their first since 2015's Freedom. The outing is titled War Music and will arrive on October 18 via Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy. Its first single, "Blood Red," will be issued on August 2. A preview of the new track can be streamed below. In conjunction with the forthcoming single, Refused offered this:
"In the present moment, we who believe in the equal distribution of wealth in an egalitarian, ecological direct democracy, we who use gender-neutral pronouns and words like solidarity, moral responsibility, intersectionality and class warfare, we who believe in the Marxist dictum, 'from each according to ability, to each according to need' are on our back foot, on our backs, backed up against the wall, surrounded by enemies, our movement curtailed, our rights violated. It's been clear for some time: the sun is setting on our beliefs. "But we still believe that capitalism is cancer and we still believe it can be cured. We still believe that the patriarchy is cancer and we still believe it too can be cured. We still believe in the power of art to transform and expand the mind. And last but by no means least: We still believe in the total violent obliteration of the one percent. Blood red until we're fucking dead. Let's go."

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