Coliseum – Parasites EP, merch and tour

Greetings, it’s been a while since a Coliseum update and we have some cool news to share!

PARASITES EP 12”/CD – Pre-order now, in stores Nov 15th:

We have a new 8-song EP titled Parasites coming out via Temporary Residence Limited on November 15th. Both TRL and Shirt Killer are offering pre-orders now, each with their own exclusive colored vinyl and the Shirt Killer combo includes a screen print of the cover art, signed by artist Rick Froberg (the mighty singer, guitarist and illustrator from Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Obits and Pitchfork). We’ll also have an exclusive color of vinyl for sale only on tour. (For those keeping score: TRL has 100 orange w/ black haze, SK has 100 orange / green split, the band has 100 green w/ black splatter for tour and the rest of the first pressing are on black vinyl.)

The Parasites EP is our first release of new material since House With A Curse and we’re very excited to finally release this varied collection of songs. The bulk of the EP was produced and recorded by J. Robbins at Inner Ear Studios in DC last year, along with three songs from the House With A Curse sessions recorded by Kevin Ratterman, and an additional song recorded by Trip Barriger in Louisville. J. mixed the whole thing at his Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore and then we enlisted Rick Froberg to top it all off with his incredibly wild and unique artwork. This thing looks awesome and unlike any other Coliseum record, that’s for sure!

Check out the Parasites pre-order page with new video and free song download here


We head out on tour next week, along the way we’ll join Boris and Tera Melos for a week and also play a few headlining shows, including a quick run down to the Fest in Gainesville with Regents joining us. Boris are one of our favorite bands and we were honored when they invited us to join them for a string of shows, over the course of the tour we’ll also play with some other incredible bands including Shaved Women, Career Suicide, Struck By Lightning, and Washington, DC’s Regents (including former members of Frodus, 400 Years, Combatwoundedveteran, etc). This will be our last tour this year, so hopefully we’ll see you out there.

That’s it for now, thanks!
Ryan / Coliseum


  • Th 10/13/11 – St Louis, MO @ Apop Records w/ Shaved Women
  • Sa 10/15/11 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Su 10/16/11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Mo 10/17/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Tu 10/18/11 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • We 10/19/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Th 10/20/11 – Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Disco / Oberline College w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Fr 10/21/11 – Toronto, ON @ Soybomb HQ (156 Bathurst) w/ Career Suicide
  • Sa 10/22/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Boris, Tera Melos
  • Su 10/23/11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Struck By Lightning
  • We 10/26/11 – Louisville, KY @ 714 East Chestnut w/ Regents
  • Th 10/27/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse w/ Pygmy Lush, Regents
  • Fr 10/28/11 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest / Double Down w/ Regents, Touche Amore, etc
  • Sa 10/29/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Black Tusk, Regents
  • Su 10/30/11 – Nashville, TN @ Foobar Too w/ Regents
  • Su 11/13/11 – Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Fest w/ Scratch Acid, Young Widows

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