Refused have already shared a handful of tracks, ‘Françafrique’ and ‘Elektra’, from their upcoming comeback album but ‘Dawkins Christ’ marks the first proper single to be taken from ‘Freedom’.
Released last week the clenched fist track now has an equally potent video to go with it.
“The title refers to the famous biologist whose atheist theology has inspired a semi-cult who in turn sees him as a messianic figure, an irony that partly inspired the lyrics,” explains drummer David Sandström. “The music draws from the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone as well as pre-Reign in blood Slayer.”
‘Freedom’ is out June 29th through Epitaph records and is the first album from the seminal Swedish punk group in seventeen years. The band will play a handful of festivals this summer including Reading and Leeds, alongside some European dates with Rise Against.