VIDEO NEWS: Refused Announce ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP & Reveal ‘Born On The Outs’
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Refused have announced their new EP The Malignant Fire, due for release on 20th November 2020 via Spinefarm Records/Search And Destroy Records. The EP follows the band’s fifth full-length War Music and features four new songs and one album track.
“There are certain traditions within the Refused camp and one of the sturdiest is the idea that after every album there comes an EP. This time however I think that we outdid ourselves,” says vocalist Dennis Lyxzen. “Malfire is my favourite song of the record so it’s more than fitting that we shine some extra light on that. This EP was supposed to be something that was released before a tour but in these weird times that tour never happened. However, this still a great EP that follows a great record. More than ever, we need music to lead the way when things are the darkest. Here’s a little attempt from us.”
Refused have revealed Born On The Outs from the EP, which sees them cover Swedish House Mafia‘s Greyhound. The band have also crafted their own lyrics for the otherwise instrumental track.
“Kris has talked about the riff in the Swedish House Mafia song Greyhound forever, so we decided to give it our own spin,” Lyxzen adds. “David and I added some lyrics for this version, which we’ve called ‘Born On The Outs’. Make no mistake though; this is very much ‘Greyhound’, but with added lyrics about people who refused to take a side in the ongoing fight against fascism. So, you know, another ordinary Refused song.”