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COLISEUM reissue their first album; announce tour dates

Kentucky post hardcore / sudge rockers from COLISEUM are cebralting their 10th Anniversary by re-issing their debut album (streaming below) and setting up a bunch of US shows with TRAP THEM. Check out the details and the official word below.

The first Coliseum album was recorded in February and April 2004 by Jason Loewenstein on half inch eight track reel to reel in the garage of the “BC Castle” and was originally released on LP/CD by Level Plane Records in June 2004.

“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!”

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 @ The Pyramid Scheme
Mon 8/18/14 – Hamilton, ON @ The 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

COLISEUM on the signing:

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.

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