Dennis Lyxzén

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Dennis Lyxzén
Lyxzén in 2008
Background information
Birth nameSven Olov Dennis Lyxzén
Also known asD-Rp
Born (1972-06-19) June 19, 1972 (age 46)
Umeå, Sweden
GenresPunk rock, garage rock, indie rock, hardcore punk
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums, tambourine, maracas
Years active1987–present
LabelsNy Våg
Desperate Fight Records
Burning Heart
G7 Welcoming Committee
Your Choice
American Recordings
Associated actsRefused
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
Step Forward
Afro Jetz
Final Exit
Garbage Pailkids
98 Million Miles from the Sun
By No Means
The Bloody Beetroots
Lisa Miskovsky
The Moth Gatherer

Dennis Lyxzén (born June 19, 1972 in Umeå, Sweden) is a musician best known as the lead vocalist for Swedish hardcore punk band Refused. He is currently the vocalist in INVSN.


Aside from Refused, he has been involved in numerous Swedish bands during his musical career, acting as vocalist, bass player, or guitar player. Since the break-up of Refused, his most notable bands have been The (International) Noise Conspiracy and Invasionen (Previously called The Lost Patrol Band). Lyxzén also runs Ny Våg, a punk record label. He acted as producer of the 2005 self-titled album by Swedish punk band Regulations, which was released on the label.

As a punk rock frontman, Lyxzén's songs are of a counter-culture nature, in line with his socialist political views. Despite his political views, he tends to maintain a level of lyrical variety throughout his various bands. Lyxzén was voted sexiest man in Sweden in 2004 by Elle Magazine,[1][2] and is also vegan.[3]

In March 2010, there were rumours that Lyxzén's old band Refused was getting back together after a 12 years hiatus.[4] This, however, was dismissed by Lyxzén as he and David Sandström were busy with AC4.

In 2011, Lyxzén joined The Bloody Beetroots for their Church of Noise tour as a guest vocalist. Lyxzén is also featured in their newest single, "Church of Noise", and the accompanying music video.

On January 9, 2012 it was announced that Refused would reunite for Coachella, Way Out West Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. They went on to headline Groezrock 2012 in Meerhout, Belgium.[5]

Although Refused stated in 2012 that their reunion was only temporary, in 2015 they released their fourth studio album Freedom. Refused have continued to tour to promote Freedom. Dennis has stated that Refused will continue as an active band, "We’re not breaking up or anything, we’re taking a break to write a new record… But the Australian tour will be the last tour for a while… We’ll take some time off, and then we’ll start writing some songs but we’re not breaking up, no."[6]

Associated bands[edit]

Current bands[edit]

  • Refused - lead vocals (1991–1998, 2012–present)
  • INVSN - lead vocals, guitar (1999–present)
  • AC4 - lead vocals (2008–2013)
  • Instängd — drums, percussion (2008–present)

Former bands[edit]

  • The (International) Noise Conspiracy - lead vocals (1998–2009)
  • 98 Million Miles From the Sun - lead vocals, guitar (1997–1998)
  • Final Exit (credited in the band as D-Rp) - bass (1994–1997)
  • Step Forward - lead vocals (1989–1991)
  • Garbage Pailkids — bass (1989–1991)
  • Afro Jetz - lead vocals, bass (1987–1989)
  • By No Means — guitar (?)
  • Yonderboy - (?)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Aftonbladet: Han är Sveriges sexigaste man Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Epitaph Records: Dennis Lyxzén is the sexiest man in Sweden!
  3. ^ "Interview with International Noise Conspiracy". PETA2. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  4. ^ Yancey, Bryne (March 27, 2010). "UPDATED: Refused updates website, reunion in the works". Retrieved March 27, 2010.
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