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Biography

  • Years Active

    1992 – present (29 years)

  • Founded In

    Umeå, Umeå Municipality, Västerbotten, Sweden

  • Members

    • David Sandström
    • Dennis Lyxzén
    • Jon Brännström (1992 – 2013)
    • Kristofer Steen
    • Magnus Flagge
    • Magnus Höggren

Refused is a / band from Umeå, Sweden, formed in 1991. Members include vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarist Kristofer Steen, drummer David Sandström, and bassist Magnus Flagge. Many sources cite the band as extremely influential in the development of underground music.

Refused's lyrics focus mostly on revolutionary politics, drawing on Marxism and anarchism. Formed from the ashes of Step Forward, by the time of their first album the band already had a strong anti-establishment profile. Members were all vegan straight edge until their last show in 1998. After the initial breakup, Lyxzén formed other bands such as the (International) Noise Conspiracy, AC4, and INVSN.

Current members
Dennis Lyxzén — vocals (1991-present)
David Sandström — drums (1991–present)
Kristofer Steen — guitars (1994–present)
Magnus Flagge — bass (1992–present)
Mattias Bärjed — guitar (2019–present)

Former members
Jon Brännström — guitars (1994–2014)
Jonas Lidgren — bass (1991-1992)
Pär Hansson — guitars (1991–1994)
Henrik Jansson — guitars (1992–1995)
Magnus Höggren — bass (1995–1997)
Ulf Nybérg — bass (1997–1998)

Discography:
1994 - This Just Might Be… the Truth
1996 - Songs to Fan the Flames
1998 - The Shape of Punk to Come
2015 - Freedom
2019 - War Music

www.officialrefused.com

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