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Louisville, Kentucky-based punk band Coliseum was formed in 2003 by singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson. Named after a legendary Sunn amplifier, Coliseum blended early punk and socially aware hardcore, recording their debut album mere months after forming. Following its release in the summer of 2004, they quickly established a tireless work ethic, playing well over 100 tour dates and recording their follow-up single and EP in their first year. By 2006, they had toured Europe, and their sound had expanded to include more rock and melodic post-hardcore elements. Coliseum signed to Relapse Records to release their second LP, 2007's No Salvation, and over the next few years toured hard, circling the globe with tours across North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan with a variety of bands like Rise Against, Napalm Death, Torche, and many others. They signed with Temporary Residence to release 2010's House with a Curse and 2013's Sister Faith. Their ever-evolving sound and lineup, which always featured Patterson at the helm, settled into a classic power trio featuring Kayhan Vaziri on bass and Carter Wilson on drums. Their fifth album, Anxiety's Kiss, arrived via the Deathwish label in 2015, and the band's sonic explorations continued with added industrial, synth, and post-punk elements. ~ Timothy Monger