Now that the mighty Coliseum have successfully
completed their metamorphosis from breakneck
thrash-punk to sublimely melodic death marchers, what
better time than now to revisit their most iconic record
and do it the justice that it has so deserved since its
original release over 5 years ago.
Goddamage has stood as Coliseum’s benchmark for
much of their career, and for good reason. The
combination of chugging hooks and turbo-charged riffs is
an addictive rush that sounds as vital now as the day it
was first unleashed. Out of print and increasingly difficult
to find, the time for a reissue is well overdue.
Goddamage is given the royal treatment here with the
addition of TEN bonus tracks – most of which are
previously unreleased – more than doubling the length of
the original Goddamage release. Included are all three
tracks from their 2005 split EP with Doomriders, plus
seven live tracks from a Los Angeles show that same
year– all remastered from the original master tapes.
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. Goddamage is the
perfect display of where Coliseum came from, and a
shining example of why they are one of underground
rock’s most inspiring bands.