Published Mar 02, 2010There have been some major changes afoot while we've been waiting for Kentucky-based punk/hardcore outfit Coliseum to follow up their acclaimed 2007 effort, No Salvation. According to a recent press release, the band have in fact finished their third full-length and will release the as-yet-untitled affair this summer. More importantly, the band have severed ties with major independent label Relapse Records after only one full-length release (there have been a number of splits and singles), being the aforementioned sophomore effort.
Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Patterson continues to speak highly of the 20-year-old Pennsylvania-based business while mentioning that they have relocated to Temporary Residence.
"Our years [of] working with Relapse were incredible and we have nothing but great things to say about everyone there, but we felt that it was time for a change," Patterson says. "It's an entirely amicable move on all sides and joining Brooklyn-based Temporary Residence, who began in Louisville and have grown to be one of the biggest and best indie labels in the world, is very exciting for us."
Discussing the upcoming album, Patterson notes that despite featuring a host of guest musicians, it "consists of the three of us in Coliseum firing on all cylinders, working as a fully functioning power-trio. I truly feel that this is the best record I've ever been a part of, but you'll be able to hear for yourselves in a few months."
And those guests? Well, they include Will Oldham, Jason Noble (Shipping News, Rachel's, Rodan), Nick Thieneman and Jeremy McMonigle (Young Widows), Peter Searcy (Squirrel Bait), Carrie Neumayer (Second Story Man), Brigid Kaelin and, um, eight-year-old Oliver Cox, among others.
Are you as intrigued as we are?