AC4 is a hardcore band from Umeå, Sweden. Refused members Dennis Lyxzén and David Sandström had been talking about starting a new band for a long time. In the spring of 2008 Karl Backman had written songs for the new band and they started to rehearse. Jens Nordén had played with Lyxzén in pre-Refused straight edge hardcore band Step Forward (1987-1991) and since 1990 with Backman in punk band The Vectors. The "AC" in the name is the regional code for the Västerbotten province where Umeå is located.
AC4 live in Saarbrücken
|Origin||Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden|
|Genres||Hardcore, punk rock|
|Associated acts||Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, Step Forward, The Vectors, Final Exit|
|Website||Official AC4 Facebook |
Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson
|Past members||David Sandström|
The first show was at a squatting on Parkgatan in Umeå on the Mayu 5th, 2008.
In 2010 their European tour took them around their native Sweden, as well as Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, England and Wales. They also released the Umeå Hardcore 7" EP in Europe, a special 7" for Australia only and the debut album came out in America.
AC4 initially refused to do interviews with mainstream media and would only answer questions from fanzine writers who were under the age of 18. To promote their Australian tour in April, 2011, Dennis conducted a number of interviews with the local press, including Melbourne radio show Bullying The Jukebox.
While on tour in Australia a short documentary film about the band entitled "A few minutes with AC4" was filmed, along with a promotional video for the song "Won't Bow Down" from their debut album.
In May 2012 the band announced that Sandström had been replaced by Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson (DS-13) and that the recording of a second album had begun. The album Burn The World was released in March 2013 on Ny Våg records and Deathwish Inc.
The band is also performing at some upcoming festivals including Groezrock on a spring 2013 tour. A week before the tour the band announced that Nordén had suddenly left AC4, but is being replaced by their producer Fredrik Lyxzén.
- Current members
- Dennis Lyxzén – lead vocals (2008–present)
- Karl Backman – guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)
- Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson – bass, backing vocals (2012–present)
- Fredrik Lyxzén – drums (2013–present)
- Former members
- Burn the World
- CD/LP Ny Våg records (Ny Våg No. 133), Sweden 2013
- LP Deathwish Inc. (DW145), USA 2013
- Split 7" w/ Surprise Sex Attack
- 7" Aniseed records (Aniseed 001) 2010
- Umeå Hardcore'
- 7" P-Trash records (p.trash62) 2010
- Umeå Vråljazz Giganter'
- CD/LP Ny Våg records (Ny Våg No. 120) 2010
- "Curva del Diablo" (2013)
- "Burn the World" (2013)
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2010-03-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) AC4 and the media
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- http://vimeo.com/23899692 A few minutes with AC4 documentary
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- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=242097652588466&set=a.232247133573518.58263.150359765095589&type=1&theater AC4; HAPPY NEW YEAR, PUNK ROCKERS!
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) AC4 "Burn The World" LP out soon from a partnership of Deathwish & Ny Vag
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