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Refused Premiere New Single “Rev 001” (Updated)


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Update: September 13th, 2019 08:26 AM:

The band have since released a music video for the track which was directed by their guitarist Kristofer Steen. Speaking on the track, the band commented:

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“In 1914 when the blinkered Kaiser kicked off that shitshow WWI, the subjects of the Austro Hungarian empire had no idea that the empire had effectively put a gun to its own head. The whole thing was gone in a couple of years. These things happen. ‘Empires rise and empires fall.’’Lots of blinkered Kaisers out there right now, eating their own, their right hands stealing from their left hands, the majority slaving away to make ends meet, infected with the venom of lack, the venom of need, excluded from social insurance, pitted against each other by ignorant ruthless infanticidal curb crawler tyrants, while an apathetic minority bathes in the eternal sunshine of a tilting climate, a doomsday clock wound up by the predatory capitalist insanity of this the most dysfunctional mammal, man.

REV 001‘ is a protest song. A punk rock song. We like to think of it as incredibly violent pop music. Whatever you call it, we’re hoping it’ll get your blood boiling and that it’ll make you wanna dance (like it does our fearless captain @dennislyxzen in the video), ’cause what else can one do in these desperate times? Well, we at the bottom could arm ourselves and go for those at the top, while smashing a few banks on the way? We’ll get there. Like we said, these things happen all the time. For now, we’ll leave you with these words, from author Ursula K Leguin:

“We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable–but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”

Original Story:

The second single has been launched from Refused‘s forthcoming new album “War Music“. Below you can take in “Rev 001” from the record, which the band have set for an October 18th release on Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. You can also stream the track on other services here.

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