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Refused not reforming

By | Published on Wednesday 31 March 2010

Hey, another week and another band aren’t getting back together. This time it’s Refused, who various people thought were reforming because the words “coming soon” were added to the front page of their official website.

Though the idea that they were going to resurrect Refused seemed kind of unlikely, and now the band’s former frontman Dennis Lyxzén has confirmed that nothing of the sort is going to happen. He told Buddyhead: “No, we are not reforming. Me and [Refused drummer] David [Sandström] are going on tour next week with our new hardcore band AC4 – sleeping on kids floors and playing door deals, that seems to be more in line with what we deserve… haha”.

The band’s US label Epitaph confirmed earlier this week that the message in fact related to a deluxe reissue of the band’s influential 1998 album ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’, which is due out in June. Outside the US, the band were signed to Swedish label Burning Heart, although it’s not been confirmed whether or not that label will be involved in the release of the reissue.