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Coliseum signs w/ Relapse Records

Monday, December 18, 2006 9:13 PM PT


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.


26 comments


12/18/2006 9:16:23 PM
first post

12/18/2006 9:16:29 PM
first post.

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

12/18/2006 9:16:48 PM
first first post EVER. first second post ever too

12/18/2006 9:18:47 PM
shit, thats so sweet.

12/18/2006 9:22:23 PM
oh really?

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.

12/18/2006 10:15:03 PM
W T F duders

12/18/2006 10:25:00 PM
i agree with elliot. they deserve more recognition.

12/18/2006 10:49:18 PM
first post

12/18/2006 10:54:18 PM
agreed in full.

12/18/2006 10:54:38 PM
good for them, well deserved.

12/18/2006 10:57:59 PM
no care

12/18/2006 11:21:15 PM
Wait... What?

12/18/2006 11:27:13 PM
NOICELY DUN M8

12/18/2006 11:36:47 PM
up some previously material please?

12/18/2006 11:39:12 PM
I liked them.. until I worked with that dick head singer.

12/19/2006 12:35:01 AM
fck yeah. amazing. more touring with buried inside sure to follow.

12/19/2006 1:01:48 AM
great band

12/19/2006 5:39:02 AM
Good news, love this band.

12/19/2006 6:31:07 AM
This will be totally worth the wait...something to look forward to. Good for them.

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.

12/19/2006 2:24:49 PM
Hardcore? Meh, I suppose I'll check them out. Maybe.

12/19/2006 5:32:16 PM
good for relapse, prolly bad for coliseum. oh well, congrats doods

12/19/2006 10:56:27 PM
Coliseum still care about punk rock. Weird with the Relapse signing though. Good luck dudes!

12/20/2006 1:57:43 PM
uhhhhh.... cool?