Haunting The Chapel

Coliseum Cover The Misfits

brandon | October 27, 2010 - 10:48 am

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.

Coliseum – “Bullet” (Misfits Cover)

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”:

Coliseum – “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