NewsOctober 11, 2012 3:41 PM ET3,236 views

Coliseum recording new album

Louisville, KY band Coliseum heads to Baltimore, MD this week to commence recording their next album. Tracking will take place with producer J. Robbins (The Promise Ring, Paint It Black) his Magpie Cage studio. To coincide with this development, the band has issued a lengthy update:
In the nearly two and a half years since the release of House With A Curse, we have continued to travel the globe playing the music we love, be it to audiences of thousands while supporting Rise Against in Europe, or touring with a band like Boris that has carved a unique path that serves as an inspiration to us, or while headlining our own tours in clubs and DIY spaces. We also shared a split 7" of Misfits covers with Superchunk (one of my favorite bands since I was a teenager), recorded and released a live split LP with our tour mates and long-time friends Burning Love, and issued the 8-song Parasites EP. Since late 2011, we have mostly stayed home, working steadily on the music for the next album and taking much needed time off from touring to spend time with family and friends. As 2012 progressed, it turned out to be a dark year. After seven years in the band, we sadly had to part ways with our bassist Mike Pascal in late April. In June, my family suffered a shocking and devastating loss that continues to be difficult for me and those closest to me. Then, in early August, my friend and Louisville fixture Jason Noble passed away after three years of valiantly battling cancer. Jason touched many people via his bands Shipping News, Rachel's, and Rodan, and was one of the most inspiring and wonderful people on the planet. He lent his voice to many songs on House With A Curse, and we are thankful to have had him as part of that record and experience. Despite the sadness and mortality that hung heavy this year, the band continued forward with fervor. While the new songs don't shy away from dark lyrical and musical themes, reflection and grieving turned into passion and creative joy, even when addressing our deepest pain and darkest fears. It seems that we are about to record what is possibly our most impassioned, dynamic, and energetic record thus far. Coliseum remains a vital outlet for us -- a wonderful part of our lives and certainly one of the driving forces in my life over the past decade. We have been very fortunate to have Carter's lifelong friend Kayhan Vaziri join us as our new bass player. He kept us moving ahead at full steam, and has already added to the band in innumerable ways. We are all incredibly excited about the new songs, working with J. on this album, and all that the future holds. Thank you for your continued support… It means the world to us.

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anonymous 10/11/2012 12:47:23 PM

first post, best band.


anonymous 10/11/2012 1:30:32 PM

This band is awesome live. I will check this out.


anonymous 10/11/2012 4:07:49 PM

EXCELLENT!THIS BAND RULES!!!


anonymous 10/11/2012 5:17:17 PM

you guys must be talking about a different band because this band is fcking emo metal know it all cool guy lame core


anonymous 10/11/2012 6:01:55 PM

coliseum is fckin badass dudes. love all of their stuff. its too bad bass player got the boot, that dude was awesome live! always bouncing up and down, he was fun to watch man. bummer. killer band though.


ineedsalt 10/11/2012 6:44:59 PM

im not reading all that. i drank some tea earlier


anonymous 10/11/2012 10:16:52 PM

^ why do you think we give a fck?


ineedsalt 10/12/2012 7:49:02 AM

you responded. you care. thanks for that.


anonymous 10/12/2012 8:00:22 AM

sweet.


anonymous 10/12/2012 11:08:29 AM

Kayhan was the vocalist for an awesome band back where i'm from. They ruled.


LoydChristmas 10/12/2012 1:11:44 PM

^should have quit to focus on trying to change that name of his.


anonymous 10/12/2012 2:21:14 PM

If you enjoy forty minute, preachy speeches between three minute songs come check us out in a city near you. Dropdead will be opening.


anonymous 10/15/2012 9:13:07 AM

radical! Coliseum and Dropdead both rule!! Yes, I caught your sarcasm, kook. BTW (poster above me), when do you want your AFI records back?





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