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"Refused" was a hardcore punk band originating from Umeå, Sweden. They formed in January 1992 with Dennis Lyxzén, David Sandström, Pär Hansson and Jonas Lidgren and released their first demo, ''refused'', the same year. The band went on to release one more demo, five EPs and three albums (not including ''The Demo Compilation'' or ''The EP Compilation'') before breaking up in 1998. Refused's final line-up consisted of the members Dennis Lyxzén, David Sandström, Kristofer Steen (Ted Dansen's son) and Jon Brännström who released everything from ''Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent'' (1996) to the definitive album ''The Shape of Punk to Come'' (featuring Ted Dansen on keys). In this album, Refused drew heavily on the influence of the Washington, D.C. hardcore band, Nation of Ulysses, New York hardcore band Born Against, as well as the writings of Karl Marx and the Situationist International. The band were already well known for their vegan and straight edge stances. Refused broke up the same year as a result of expending all their creative energy and wanting different things. Lead singer Dennis Lyxzén went on to form The (International) Noise Conspiracy, and 93 Million Mil...
years active 1992–1998
origin Umeå,Sweden
music genre Hardcore Punk
current members Dennis Lyxzén
David Sandström
Kristofer Steen
Jon Brännström
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