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Preview Tue Oct 18 2011

Boris Brings a Whole Night of Rock to the Metro

Wednesday's Boris show at the Metro isn't sold out yet and if you're still on the fence about buying tickets, you might want to consider the whole bill.

Boris--the Melvins-inspired trio hailing from the far off land of Japan--are bringing highly experimental rockers Tera Melos and bold and brash punk rockers Coliseum out with them for their current American tour, which hits the stage at the Metro on Oct. 19.

COLISEUM "Waiting (Too Late)" Music Video from Coliseum on Vimeo.

While I sung my praises for Tera Melos earlier this year when they played Subterranean, Coliseum is a more recent blip on my radar. The band is gearing up to release an eight-song EP titled Parasites on Nov. 15 and already have three full lengths under their belt. Older fans of Coliseum will have their first shot at hearing the band's new material on Wednesday and newcomers to the Louisville-based three-piece should get ready for an opening set with enough kick-to-the-rear energy to make it feel like a headlining slot.

Parasites enlists to band's usual blend of traditional kick-snare punk rhythms with brash hardcore melodies to conjure up something that falls somewhere between post-hardcore contemporaries like La Dispute and Touche Amore (furthered by vocalist Ryan Patterson's harsh scream/sing tones) and mosh-ready rock. Soaring, southern-tinged guitar lines have even elicited comparisons between Coliseum and classic metal acts like Pantera.

Check out all three bands this Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Metro for a mere $16 if you snag your tickets in advance (or pay $18 at the door). The show is 18+ and starts at 9pm.

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