Since the year of its conception in 2003, Louisville, Kentucky-based group Coliseum worked exhaustively to prove itself as a band. The trio self-funded extensive touring as well as the production and release of a few EPs years before landing a major record deal. Even when the group's drummer left the band right before a tour, Coliseum refused to cancel a single date, instead enlisting friends to take his place until a permanent replacement was found. All of the band's dedication paid off in 2006 when Relapse Records signed Coliseum and released it's highly acclaimed hardcore punk full length No Salvation. In 2015, Coliseum disbanded but did not make an official announcement to this effect for another two years. In 2017, the band's lead vocalist, Ryan Patterson, issued an official statement acknowledging Coliseum's end.