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We’re happy to announce our “Minitour” with Trap Them in July and a special FREE tenth anniversary show at The New Vintage in Louisville on August 15th.  It is the release show for the Deluxe Reissue of our 2004 debut album and celebration of our tenth anniversary. We will perform a set that spans our entire history, featuring current members Ryan Patterson, Kayhan Vaziri, and Carter Wilson plus appearances by all of Coliseum’s former members: Tony Ash, Keith Bryant, Matt Jaha, Chris Maggio, and Mike Pascal.

Upcoming Coliseum Shows:

Fri 7/18/14 - Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them (FREE SHOW)
Sun 7/20/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them (SOLD OUT)
Fri 8/15/14 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage w/ Old Baby, Julie Of The Wolves  (FREE SHOW)
Sat 8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Pink Avalanche, Meat Wave, Chord
Sun 8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme w/ Child Bite
Mon 8/18/14 -  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub w/ TV Freaks
Tue 8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Child Bite

07. Coliseum. Punk/hardcore from Louisville. Picked this up earlier this year. First time listening to them. I’ve been missing out that’s for sure. #blackmagicpunks #sisterfaith #coliseumband #temporaryresidence #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #vinylsocialclub #Onevinylcommunity #16reasonstogotofest

We’re happy to announce our Summer 2014 shows. We’ll be playing with some of our greatest friends along the way: Trap Them, Converge, Burning Love, TV Freaks, Xerxes, and more. We’ll be joining Trap Them for a few shows (including our first ever show in New Hampshire) before DW Fest. Then we’ll do a special short run of tenth anniversary shows in celebration of the reissue of our first album on Deathwish Inc., including a special show to be announced on August 15th. See you this summer!

COLISEUM Tour Dates:
Fri 6/20/14 - Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage w/ Xerxes
Fri 7/18/14 - Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern w/ Trap Them
Sat 7/19/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Trap Them (FREE SHOW)
Sun 7/20/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Trap Them
Wed 7/23/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - DW Fest w/ Converge, Trap Them (SOLD OUT)
Fri 8/15/14 – SPECIAL SHOW TBA
Sat 8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sun 8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 -  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub w/ TV Freaks
Tue 8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
Wed 8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House

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Coliseum “Black Magic Punks” video by Max Moore! More info, including some brief interviews with Max and myself, at Bloody-Disgusting.com where the video premiered.

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The new record player stand/Marshall amp modification I did today works like a charm. What better way to test it than with @coliseumband ‘s self titled reissue?!

Our new album Sister Faith comes out April 30th and it’s streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance until April 29th. I put together a full visual package for the stream with lyrics, credits, photos, unique graphics, video loops and more. It’s pretty cool and worth checking out.

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Sister Faith behind the scenes teaser!

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Press Release 5/12/14:

Coliseum join the Deathwish Family, “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue 2XLP/CD out August 19th.

Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today’s quintessential contemporary punk bands. Successfully melding progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.

Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).

And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home. “We have a long and storied history with Deathwish and their family of bands,” says Patterson. “Not only did we work with the label on the ‘True Quiet’ 7”, we’ve toured around the world with Deathwish bands, released a split with Doomriders early on, and I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Deathwish releases. While Coliseum officially joining the label’s roster is a new chapter for us, it feels like a homecoming.”

To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to present the “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.

Pre-ordering information will be announced soon.

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I directed, filmed, and edited my first ever music video for “Fuzzbang.” Sometimes you just wanna rise from the grave and enjoy the day. 

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In preparation for the cool new stuff we’re letting out of the bag tomorrow, I glanced through our older videos and revisited this piece of insane brilliance. I am a huge, huge fan of Los Angeles based guerrilla filmmaker Damon Packard and his magnum opus Reflections Of Evil. A few years ago, I reached out to him to commission a couple of videos for songs from House With A Curse. It took many months and he never was able to film any new footage (or complete the second video) but finally he gave me this clip for “Skeleton Smile,” the song that kicked off side two of HWAC and had guest vocals from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, one of my favorite singers on the planet. The video begins with some random footage of cats fighting then descends into pure insanity with clips from Packard’s Reflections Of Evil and bits from Grizzy and Three On A Meathook, both directed by Louisville-born 70’s exploitation champ William Girdler, as well as sections from Packard’s Grizzy Redux, his extended and enhanced psychotronic re-edit of Girdler’s original film. All of this comes together to form one of my favorite pieces of Coliseum history that ties in some great past and present Louisville figures, truly gonzo filmmaking, and our music splayed out on top. Long live Damon Packard.