Refused is a Swedish punk rock band originating from Umeå, formed in 1991. The band is composed of vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarist Kristofer Steen, drummer David Sandström, and bassist Magnus Flagge. Guitarist Jon Brännström was a member from 1994, through reunions, until he was fired in late-2014. Their lyrics are nonconformist, anti-systemic and progressive. In January 2012, the band announced their reunion by confirming shows at Coachella, Rock am Ring, Ruisrock, Roskilde Festival, Groezrock and more. After embarking on a world tour for nearly a year, Refused went on hiatus again in 2012, but announced another reunion in November 2014. Until 2012 the band released seven EPs and three full-length albums. In 2015 the band released the album Freedom, the first since 1998.