Swedish avant-punk heroes Refused will release their new EP Servants of Death on November 25th. Arriving on Record Store Day – Back to Black Friday, Servants of Death includes several live tracks captured during Refused’s recent tours.
Along with two ferocious studio tracks “Servants of Death” and “Stolen Voices”, an unreleased song from the Freedom recording session which was only available on the Japanese version of the album. Additionally, the Servants of Death EP features four masterful live performances from Refused’s 2015 European tour. The live material includes the iconic title track from their massively influential The Shape of Punk to Come, as well as a captivating rendition of the 1998 album’s epic “Tannhäuser / Derivé.” With its live tracks recorded in Hamburg, Germany, and in Antwerp, Belgium, Servants of Death was mixed by Don Alsterberg and mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes.
In August, Refused released the video for Servants of Death’s title track. Directed by Jakob Avrevarn, “Servants of Death” features exhilarating live footage shot by tour manager Robin Laananen.
Servants of Death marks the follow-up to 2015’s Freedom, praised as Refused’s “most electrifying and propulsive record to date” by Rolling Stone. After making their unexpected return with Freedom—their first album in 17 years—Refused took on a rigorous touring schedule that included a headlining tour with Plague Vendor and a support slot with Deftones, as well as performances at Riot Fest Denver and Chicago in 2016.
SERVANTS OF DEATH TRACKLIST:
1. Servants Of Death 2. Stolen Voices 3. Thought is Blood (live) 4. Dawkins Christ (live) 5. The Shape of Punk to Come (live) 6. Tannhäuser / Derivé (live)