\"Like their namesake, the legendary Sunn amplifier, Coliseum is a colossus of unbridled heaviness and no nonsense intensity.
Formed in November of 2003 by singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, Coliseum fully embraced punk rock and hardcore’s DIY ethos from the start. The band recorded their first album on an eight track reel to reel in a Louisville garage mere months after their first practices. This self-titled album saw its release in the Summer of 2004 on Level Plane Records and was a raw and primal initial statement of intent, blending early punk, d-beat and hints of crusty hardcore. A split 7” with fellow Louisville punk-metallers Lords on Patterson’s label Auxiliary Records was released soon after. The band instantly set off on tour, logging over 100 shows in their first eight months on the road with the likes of Cursed, Hot Cross, Breather Resist, Lickgoldensky, and more.
Coliseum continued on with their constant self-funded touring and recording, entering the studio in late 2004 to record their much talked about Goddamage EP. First released via Manic Ride Records in April of 2005 and later reissued by Auxiliary, Goddamage saw the addition of Mike Pascal on bass guitar and found the band expanding their thrashing hardcore sound with melodic post-hardcore and rock influences, to great result. During 2005, Coliseum logged over another 120 shows while on tour with From Ashes Rise, Municipal Waste, Kylesa, Buried Inside, Breather Resist, Lords, Torche and others......\"