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


From: Finland
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Colosseum News

Below is our complete Colosseum 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.

All Three Colosseum Albums Being Reissued

Metalhit.com, under license from Firebox Music, has reissued all three albums from Finnish doom metal legends Colosseum. The band is best known for its atmospheric and richly depressive doom compositions. The first album, "Chapter 1: Delirium," is often heralded as a "must have" for all doom enthusiasts. The band boasts Juhani Palomaki, of Yearning fame, on vocals, who sadly passed away in 2010, leading to the band's disbanding.

In spite of this, all three "chapters" of the band's career remain as monoliths for the doom metal scene to engage and appreciate to this day. These three albums are made available again, this time in digipak format with updated art and design. The band's last album, "Chapter 3: Parasomnia" features all new cover artwork. Go to Metalhit.com for more information.


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Colosseum To Release Final Album

Funeral doom metal act Colosseum has announced the release of its third and final album, titled "Chapter 3: Parasomnia," on March 25, 2011. The album is being released in honor of the band's vocalist, Juhani Palomaki, who passed away only a few weeks after the album recordings were completed.

Here is the "Chapter 3: Parasomnia" track listing:

1. Dilapidation and Death
2. Questioning Existence
3. Passage To Eternity
4. On The Strand Of Nightmares
5. Parasomnia

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MetalHit.com Releases Free Doom Metal Compilation

Metalhit.com has released a free doom metal compilation. It is currently available in America via Amazon.com and worldwide via eMusic and Metalhit.com. Here's the compilation's complete tracklisting:

1. Colosseum "The River" (7:07)
2. Cryptal Darkness "The Coldest Winter" (8:35)
3. Doom:VS "Empire of the Fallen" (5:41)
4. Evoken "In Graven Image" (8:04)
5. Exiled from Light "Funereal of that which lies beneath" (6:03)
6. Monumentum "Consuming Jerusalem" (4:51)
7. Ophis "Suffering is a Virtue" (9:37)
8. Remembrance "The Omen" (7:05)
9. Revelations of Rain "Hidden" (8:24)
10. Skepticism "The Arrival" (6:38)
11. The Howling Void "The Primordial Gloom" (12:20)
12. Wolfsschanze "Cause of Affliction" (6:35)

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Colosseum Frontman Juhani Palomäki Passes Away

Front man Juhani Palomäki of the Finnish funeral doom outfit, Colosseum sadly passes away. The band has issued an update on their official Myspace page:

"Juhani Palomäki’s musical career, including the composition of eight full-length albums for Yearning and Colosseum, has ended as he was found deceased on Saturday May 15th 2010. His final composition, Colosseum’s recently recorded third album, Chapter 3: Parasomnia, shall be released as planned, in order to honour Juhani’s memory.

"This also marks the end of Colosseum as a band, but Juhani’s musical genius and artistic integrity shall nevertheless forever live on, both on his records and in our hearts. We have lost a brilliant musician and a true friend, who will be greatly missed not only by us, but by his loved ones and countless people all around the world who have been touched by his art.

"Farewell, Juhani. May you rest in peace.
Olli, Janne, Sameli"

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