Refused has been pretty prolific as of late. The band released their new album War Music in October 2019 and wrote a bunch of music for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game (under the band name Samurai). Now, with nothing else to do since basically all tours are cancelled, Refused is writing even more new music that you'll hear about "really soon."
“Hey everyone, unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by COVID, we have no choice but to cancel our upcoming EU tour dates that were scheduled for Sept. Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds.
"Whilst we are frustrated to have not been able to play live for you this year, it has allowed us to focus on releasing some new new music. On Sat Aug 29th, as part of Record Store Day, we will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the session with did at Maida Vale Studios for our friends at the BBC Radio One Rock Show last year. Titled ‘Not Fit For Broadcast- Live At The BBC’, it will be available exclusively on vinyl that day and will feature all the songs we recorded for that session (including one that’s not been aired).
"Additionally, we have also be working on more new music that we are incredibly excited about and will have more info on that really soon. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!”
Refused's War Music and their Cyberpunk 2077 contributions are both their first new material with guitarist Mattias Bärjed. Bärjed joined in 2019, and took the open spot left by Jon Brännström upon his exit in 2012.