When I was a teenager in the 1990’s, punk was one of the genres of music that I was into the most, and I went to hundreds of punk gigs in those years. One of the bands that I saw over and over again was Refused. They toured pretty much constantly until they split up in 1998, and during a period of three to four years I saw them live probably 15 times or more.

Most of those gigs took place in tiny cellar clubs, and since Refused always put on a great live show and were moving around on stage almost all the time, the small room very quickly became steaming hot.

The band reunited in 2012 to do a world tour, and in the summer of 2015 they released their first album in 18 years, entitled Freedom. The live show below was taped when the record had just been put out and features some of the new songs as well as old ones. As you can see, Refused have still maintained quite an intensity on stage.