This article is about the band. For other uses, see AC4 (disambiguation).

AC4 live in Saarbrücken
Background information
Origin Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Genres Hardcore, punk rock
Years active 2008-2013
Labels Ny Våg
Deathwish Inc.
Shock Records
Associated acts Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, Step Forward, The Vectors, Final Exit
Website Official AC4 Facebook
Myspace website
Members Dennis Lyxzén
Karl Backman
Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson
Fredrik Lyxzén
Past members David Sandström
Jens Nordén

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.[1][2][3][4]

The first show was at a squatting on Parkgatan in Umeå on the Mayu 5th, 2008.[5]

In May 2008 someone posted a live song on YouTube.[6] It got on Kerrang's playlist[7] and had over 14,000 hits the first week.[8]

They performed at Storsjöyran[9] and Umeå Punkfest in 2008.[10]

In 2009 they performed at Way Out West Festival[11] and released the self-titled debut album on Lyxzén's label Ny Våg.[12][13][14][15][16]

In 2010 their European tour took them around their native Sweden, as well as Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, England and Wales.[17] They also released the Umeå Hardcore 7" EP in Europe, a special 7" for Australia only and the debut album came out in America.[18]

AC4 initially refused to do interviews with mainstream media and would only answer questions from fanzine writers who were under the age of 18.[13][19][20] 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.[21]

While on tour in Australia a short documentary film about the band entitled "A few minutes with AC4"[22] was filmed, along with a promotional video for the song "Won't Bow Down"[23] 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In May 2012 the band announced that Sandström had been replaced by Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson (DS-13) and that the recording of a second album had begun.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[24] on Ny Våg records and Deathwish Inc..[25]

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.[26]


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  2. Refusedfan AC4 interview Oct 2008
  3. OX fanzine Lyxzén interview 2009
  4. PSL SVT Lyxzén interview 2008
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-03-01. SVT News May 2008
  6. AC4 live at Verket, Umeå
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2010-03-01. Kerrang Playlist June 2008
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  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  12. Dagens skiva AC4-AC4
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  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-03-01. Dagens nyheter AC4-AC4
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  18. It's A Trap; AC4 get US release, planning tour
  19. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2010-03-01. AC4 and the media
  20.[] Brända Halsmandlar AC4 interview Jan 2010
  22. A few minutes with AC4 documentary
  23. AC4 Won't Bow Down music video
  25. AC4 "Burn The World" LP out soon from a partnership of Deathwish & Ny Vag
  26. "AC4 EURO TOUR...". Retrieved 2013-04-18.
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