"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Vicksburg, MS, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Colossus News

Below is our complete Colossus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Facedown Records Offering Free Sampler

Facedown Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"You can now download our Spring 2013 Sampler right here. It features brand new, unreleased songs from Altars, Colossus, Ark Of The Covenant, Letter To The Exiles, and Fallstar as well as tracks from Hope For The Dying, Those Who Fear, Everything In Slow Motion, Dynasty and more! Spread the word and share this with your friends!" More...

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Colossus Announces New Tour Dates

American metallers Colossus have announced that it will be taking part in a tour of the United States this coming July. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/01 Blacksburg, VA – Jax Club
07/02 Indianapolis, IN – The Vollrath
07/04 Columbus, OH – The Carabar
07/05 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
07/06 Madison, WI – The Frequency
07/07 St Louis, MO – Firebird
07/08 Memphis, TN – Buccaneer
07/09 Dallas, TX – Phoenix Project
07/10 Denton, TX – Hailey’s
07/11 San Antonio, TX – Zombies
07/12 Austin,TX – Headhunters
07/13 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
07/14 Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
07/16 Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge

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Colossus Recruits New Drummer

North Carolina's Colossus has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and heading out on the road in July:

"Hey guys sorry its been forever since we have done this. So its been a while since we have updated you dudes. So here is the skinny: We got a new drummer, who is badass. Doza is the man that's all we need to say. We have 'Drunk on Blood' EP being released on Tribunal Records (Thanks Matt) on CD. Colossus has some new material for all our friends to enjoy. Big news for the summer is that we will be going on tour from July 8th-24th. So check us out live so we can melt your face and drink you beer!"

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Colossus Announces U.S. Tour

North Carolina's Colossus is setting out on the road on July 8th, and will continue on through July until the 24th. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

7/8 Virginia Beach, VA at Regal Beagle
7/9 Baltimore, MD at Golden West Cafe
7/10 Brooklyn, NY at The Acheron
7/11 Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero
7/13 Pittsburgh, PA at The Smiling Moose
7/14 Columbus, OH at The Carabar
7/15 Ferndale, MI at The Loving Touch
7/16 Chicago, IL at Ronnie's
7/17 Indianapolis, IN at The Melody Inn
7/19 Newport, KY at Southgate House
7/20 Johnson City, TN at The Hideaway
7/21 Birmingham, AL at Bottletree Cafe
7/22 Marietta, GA at Swayze's
7/23 Athens, GA at Caledonia Lounge
7/24 Myrtle Beach, SC at The Basement

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Phantasm Fest (MO) Details Revealed

The first annual Phantasm Fest has been announced. The event will be held at El Torreon in Kansas City on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th. Tickets are $12 per day, or $18 for both. The line-up is as follows:

June 15th:
Out of the Suffering
Behold the Alliance
Obsidian Shore
The Escape
The Last Tyrant
While I Breathe
Meat Shank

June 16th:
The Esoteric
Eyes of the Betrayer
By the Sins Fell Angels
With Dead Hands Rising
The Cast Pattern
The Roman Holiday

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Colossus News

Vicksburg, Mississippi based stoner/doom outfit Colossus has a new MP3 titled "Green Earth" available for download here.

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