March 1, 2012

LIVESound: Refused Secretly Reunite In Sweden

It turns out fans of Refused didn't have to hold out until their big payday festival appearance at this year's double-dose Coachella to see the seminal post-hardcore rockers reunite -- and they did so on their own terms in their home turf of Sweden albeit. While not much is known at the time of posting, reports from across the pond via This is Fake DIY state the punk band played a secret show last night on a tiny stage in their hometown of UmeƄ. The energy pouring out of the band and hyped-up crowd despite being pent up in such a small venue can easily be felt in the fan-made videos below, so you can only imagine how their North American reunion shows will play out in April when the band hits Indio twice alongside dates in San Francisco and NYC with fellow Swedes The Hives as well as stateside thrashers The Bronx and Ceremony. Until then, here's the second coming of the shape of punk to come...


"Rather Be Dead"

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