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Coliseum signs w/ Relapse Records

Monday, December 18, 2006 9:13 PM PT / 6,164 views

Relapse Records has officially announced the signing of Louisville, KY's Coliseum. Coliseum (Ryan Patterson – guitars/vocals, Mike Pascal – bass and Chris Maggio – drums) is a powerhouse punk/hardcore outfit formed by long-time friends in the Louisville D.I.Y. hardcore scene who share a love for early British acts such as Discharge, GBH, and Motorhead. The young band has a rich touring history, having completed full tours with Municipal Waste, Lords, Young Widows, Doomriders, Saviours and more this year alone along with their first-ever European tour. Additionally, Coliseum recently completed its first headlining U.S. tour. Patterson posted upon the completion of this tour: "This was the first extended tour we've ever done without any other bands along with us, and it went great. We played with a ton of great bands, were treated like kings by so many awesome promoters and friends, experienced a lot of great things across the country, and listened to a never-ending stream of Longmont Potion Castle. Many thanks to everyone who made this such a memorable trip." Coliseum has begun writing for what will become their Relapse full-length debut and are scheduled to record in May 2007 with long-time friend and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou in his God City studio. Patterson comments on the writing progress: "We have eight songs finished or in demo stages now and are shooting for around 16 when we enter the studio, so we can leave with a 10 or 12 song album and a few songs for splits, singles, etc. So far, most of the songs have shaped up to be about death or religion... That just seems to be the climate that prevails these days." Coliseum recently posted a rough unreleased demo track they recorded with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis) while on tour this fall via their MySpace site.


yodachop 12/18/2006 9:16:23 PM

first post

axl_bundy 12/18/2006 9:16:29 PM

first post.

axl_bundy 12/18/2006 9:16:43 PM


yodachop 12/18/2006 9:16:48 PM

first first post EVER. first second post ever too

darthdeathstar 12/18/2006 9:18:47 PM

shit, thats so sweet.

terraformer 12/18/2006 9:22:23 PM

oh really?

elliot 12/18/2006 9:46:13 PM

awesome! i'm very, very happy for them! i've always thought they could be so much bigger if more people could hear them....hopefully this will do it.

xnotsoedgex 12/18/2006 10:15:03 PM

W T F duders

xtroyx 12/18/2006 10:25:00 PM

i agree with elliot. they deserve more recognition.

snai1s 12/18/2006 10:49:18 PM

first post

deadlyrhythm 12/18/2006 10:54:18 PM

agreed in full.

madisonsteve 12/18/2006 10:54:38 PM

good for them, well deserved.

sacralplexus 12/18/2006 10:57:59 PM

no care

Omegaman 12/18/2006 11:21:15 PM

Wait... What?

cryptic_slaughter 12/18/2006 11:27:13 PM


gollum 12/18/2006 11:36:47 PM

up some previously material please?

Dr_Radiation 12/18/2006 11:39:12 PM

I liked them.. until I worked with that dick head singer.

jimbo 12/19/2006 12:35:01 AM

fck yeah. amazing. more touring with buried inside sure to follow.

ugly_old_guy 12/19/2006 1:01:48 AM

great band

Mike 12/19/2006 5:39:02 AM

Good news, love this band.

onemoremotherfucker 12/19/2006 6:31:07 AM

This will be totally worth the wait...something to look forward to. Good for them.

vdburns 12/19/2006 9:17:56 AM

Amazing band. Glad to see with all the crap being signed that some actual good bands get picked up once in a blue.

BAMRightINThePisser 12/19/2006 2:24:49 PM

Hardcore? Meh, I suppose I'll check them out. Maybe.

crestfallenphoto 12/19/2006 5:32:16 PM

good for relapse, prolly bad for coliseum. oh well, congrats doods

weird_beard 12/19/2006 10:56:27 PM

Coliseum still care about punk rock. Weird with the Relapse signing though. Good luck dudes!

methmouth 12/20/2006 1:57:43 PM

uhhhhh.... cool?

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