Inevitably, there comes a time when a group has been history longer than they were together. This milestone is usually reached unceremoniously.
That appeared to be pretty much the fate of Swedish Hard Core Punk band Refused. But surprisingly, the non-conformist and politically far-left group defied the odds.
The initial run for Refused, '91 to '98, was highlighted by their third album "The Shape Of Punk To Come." But while touring in support of that album, Refused decided, rather acrimoniously, to disband. And that was the end of the story - for nearly a decade-and-a-half.
To almost everyone's surprise, especially considering that band had vowed to never reunite, they did just that making several festival appearances, including '12's Coachella.
On a roll? No. Refused went on hiatus and didn't roust itself until '14. But before they resumed touring, guitarist Jon Brannstrom stated on the official Refused Facebook page that he had been fired (the band later claimed that he left a year earlier).
This time around Refused actually made it to the recording studio, releasing their fourth album (first in 17 years), "Freedom."
1994 This Just Might Be... The Truth
1996 Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent
1998 The Shape Of Punk to Come