Refused's 'The Shape of Punk to Come' is largely considered a benchmark in the post-hardcore canon. The band eventually imploded, with ex-members going on to form the (International) Noise Conspiracy. Suffice it to say, nothing ever compared to 'The Shape of Punk to Come,' a record that Far singer Jonah Matranga, who had heard the music before its release, told me was going to change the musical landscape. He was right. Even a luminary like Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello gave props to Refused, referring to 'New Noise' as "one of the great rock jams of all time."

Epitaph plans to re-introduce this classic into the marketplace with 'The Shape of Punk to Come' deluxe edition, which will hit shelves on June 8. Hopefully, a new generation of metal and hardcore fans will be exposed to this essential album.

The deluxe version will offer quite the Refused fix: It's three discs, among them the full-length album, a previously unreleased live album recorded at the Umeå Open festival in their hometown Umeå, Sweden on April 3, 1998, and the 'Refused Are F---ing Dead' documentary on DVD, which collects interviews, backstage footage and live performances that document the band's meteoric rise and fall. You can also view the trailer for the documentary.

A breakdown of the deluxe editions (physical and digital) are listed below.

'The Shape of Punk to Come' deluxe edition CD track list

Disc 1

1. Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull- 7:05

2. Liberation Frequency- 4:08

3. The Deadly Rhythm- 3:34

4. Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine- 4:01

5. Bruitist Pome #5- 1:25

6. New Noise- 5:08

7. The Refused Party Program- 2:38

8. Protest Song '68- 4:32

9. Refused Are Fucking Dead- 5:08

10. The Shape of Punk to Come- 5:31

11. Tannhäuser / Derivè- 8:07

12. The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax- 4:13

Disc 2: Live Bonus Disc

1. Shape Of Punk To Come- 4:38

2. Refused Party Program- 1:28

3. Circle Pit- 2:48

4. Worms Of The Senses / Faculties Of The Skull- 5:31

5. Hook, Line And Sinker- 2:51

6. Summer Holidays vs. Punk Routine- 3:54

7. Rather Be Dead- 3:42

8. Burn It- 2:33

9. The Deadly Rythm- 4:05

10. Coup d'Etat- 5:10

11. New Noise- 4:48

12. Tannhäuser- 7:30

Disc 3: 'Refused Are F---ing Dead' DVD



'The Shape of Punk to Come' deluxe edition digital track list


1. Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull- 7:05

2. Liberation Frequency- 4:08

3. The Deadly Rhythm- 3:34

4. Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine- 4:01

5. Bruitist Pome #5- 1:25

6. New Noise- 5:08

7. The Refused Party Program- 2:38

8. Protest Song '68- 4:32

9. Refused Are Fucking Dead- 5:08

10. The Shape of Punk to Come- 5:31

11. Tannhäuser / Derivè- 8:07

12. The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax- 4:13

13. Shape Of Punk To Come(live) - 4:38

14. Refused Party Program(live) - 1:28

15. Circle Pit(live) - 2:48

16. Worms Of The Senses / Faculties Of The Skull(live) - 5:31

17. Hook, Line And Sinker(live) - 2:51

18. Summer Holidays vs. Punk Routine(live) - 3:54

19. Rather Be Dead(live) - 3:42

20. Burn It(live) - 2:33

21. The Deadly Rythm(live) - 4:05

22. Coup d'Etat(live) - 5:10

23. New Noise(live) - 4:48

24. Tannhäuser(live) - 7:30



'The Shape of Punk to Come' deluxe edition vinyl track list


Side A

1. Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull- 7:05

2. Liberation Frequency- 4:08

3. The Deadly Rhythm- 3:34

Side B

1. Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine- 4:01

2. Bruitist Pome #5- 1:25

3. New Noise- 5:08

Side C

1. The Refused Party Program- 2:38

2. Protest Song '68- 4:32

3. Refused Are Fucking Dead- 5:08

Side D

1. The Shape of Punk to Come- 5:31

2. Tannhäuser / Derivè- 8:07

3. The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax- 4:13