Despite already breaking up twice (once after the release of their 1998 album, The Shape of Punk to Come, and another time after a reunion tour in 2012), Swedish hardcore band Refused basically refuse to not make music together, and will be releasing an album called Freedom on 30th June.

"It's not a reunion anymore," said frontman Dennis Lyxzén in a statement. "This is one of the most radical things we've ever done, both musically and lyrically."

The first glimmer of the album is called 'Elektra' and you can listen to that below. You'll find the tracklist, and some extensive international tour dates, at the end of this post.

  • Freedom tracklist:
  • 01 Elektra
  • 02 Old Friends / New War
  • 03 Dawkins Christ
  • 04 Françafrique
  • 05 Thought Is Blood
  • 06 War on the Palaces
  • 07 Destroy the Man
  • 08 366
  • 09 Servants of Death
  • 10 Useless Europeans

  • Refused tour dates:
  • 05-02 Meerhout, Belgium - Groezrock
  • 05-22 Hünxe, Germany - Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival
  • 05-24 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
  • 05-25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
  • 05-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
  • 05-28 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
  • 05-29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
  • 05-30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
  • 05-31 Chicago, IL - Double Door
  • 06-01 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
  • 06-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
  • 06-04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 06-05 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 06-20 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rockfest
  • 06-27 Seinäjoki, Finland - Provinssi
  • 07-02 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
  • 07-11 Collalbo, Italy - Rock am Ring
  • 07-16 Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest
  • 07-17 Tønsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell
  • 07-18 Tromso, Norway - Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
  • 07-30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park *
  • 08-01 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center *
  • 08-02 Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
  • 08-04 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
  • 08-05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
  • 08-07 Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh Coliseum *
  • 08-28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
  • 08-29 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Pure & Crafted Festival
  • 08-30 Reading, England - Reading Festival

  • * with Faith No More