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A press release sent out earlier this week by Epitaph Records to (presumably) the heavy music blogosphere proclaimed that by not covering Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come reissue I’d be doing my readers a disservice. And that “If you’re unfamiliar with the band, ask anyone.”

Touche, good sir. You’re right on both counts!

The Shape of Punk to Come, originally released in 1998, really did shape the form of punk for the next 10 years, ushering in an era of metallic post-hardcore oft copied but never duplicated. Simply put, it was one of the most revolutionary albums of its time — just look at all the nice things the rock and metal luminaries have to say about it in the above trailer. The 3-disc deluxe reissue edition includes the classic album, their DVD documentary Refused is F*cking Dead and a never before released live album. Though this reissue wasn’t the new album we hoped would be coming when Refused posted a mysterious message on their website in March, it’s still pretty fucking cool and an essential purchase for any fan. You can hear the live version of their most famous jam “New Noise” on their MySpace page.

Order The Shape of Punk to Come reissue on Refused’s official website.


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