Sweden hardcore punk legends Refused have their new album War Music en route to your earholes on October 18th via Spinefarm Records/ Caroline Australia and to get you all kinds of keen for it, they’ve debuted the first single from it called ‘Blood Red‘.
The band released a statement about the new belter saying:
“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.
Pre-Order the new release here
Refused – War Music tracklisting
1. Rev 001
2. Violent Reaction
3. I Wanna Watch The World Burn
4. Blood Red
6. Turn The Cross
7. Damaged III
8. Death in Vännäs
9. The Infamous Left
10. Economy Of Death