Coliseum Cover The Misfits

When I posted Coliseum’s “Blind In One Eye,” vocalist/guitarist Ryan Patterson went in depth about his Louisville crew’s third album House With A Curse. Their new-look throat-shredding blues punk reminds me of Laughing Hyenas, but with the confrontational energy of Black Flag or the early D.C. hardcore scene. I didn’t consider the Misfits, but now that they’ve covered “Bullet,” from way back in 1978, I do hear Glenn & Co. lurking in the collection’s shadows. It’s a certain era. Coliseum’s powerful update was captured during the House With A Curse demo session in Oct 2009. It’s emerging now so you can add it to your horror punk Halloween mix.

House With a Curse is out via Temporary Residence. The label’s also doing a reissue of the 2005 Goddamage 12″, complete with 10 new bonus tracks: The three tracks from their 2005 split EP with Doomriders and seven remastered tracks from an L.A. live show that same year (keeping it historically accurate). It’s “packaged in a breathtaking metallic gold triple-gatefold jacket that spreads out to a whopping 3 feet in length, the original Goddamage artwork is augmented by previously unreleased images and live photos.” More info at Temporary Residence. Goddamage opens with “Year Of The Pig”:

Also, Europe, Coliseum’s going on tour with Bison B.C. and one of my recent favorites, the good-time Norwegian black ’n’ roll/punk group Kvelertak. Make it out to these:

11/07 – Prague, Czech Rep @ 007
11/08 – München, Germany @ Feierwerk
11/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
11/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
11/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Garage
11/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cafe 44
11/14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
11/15 – Giessen, Germany @ MuK
11/16 – Venlo, Holland @ Perron55
11/17 – London, UK @ Underworld
11/18 – Stoke On Trent, UK @ Sugarmill
11/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
11/20 – Leeds, UK @ The Well
11/21 – Norwich, UK @ The Marquee
11/22 – Tilburg, Holland @ 013
11/23 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/25 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez w/ Shrinebuilder
11/26 – Paris, France @ TBA
11/27 – Martigny, Switzerland @ TBA
11/28 – Saarbrücken, Germany @ Garage
11/29 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
11/30 – Milano, Italy @ Magnolia
12/01 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
12/02 – Vienna, Austria @ Shelter
12/03 – Rosswein, Germany @ Juha
12/04 – Essen, Germany @ Julius-Leber-Haus

Comments (3)
  1. Just made my day

  2. That might be the worst cover I’ve ever heard.

  3. if it wasn’t obvious that danzig was an influence (or at least the misfits) from the music alone, all you have to do is look at patterson’s intimate knowledge of evil elvis:

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