Refused announce new album, share teaser for new song “Blood Red”
Refused recently released a new song under a fake name for the new video game Cyberpunk 2077, and they teased that real new Refused music might be "coming sooner than you think." They weren't lying: they've just announced a new album, War Music, due October 18 via Spinefarm Records/Search & Destroy. It follows their 2015 reunion album Freedom, which came out on Epitaph. The band also provides this message:
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.
First single "Blood Red" is coming August (pre-save), and you can watch the new teaser video for it below: