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Release date: 9 March 2011

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01. Dilapidation And Death
02. Questioning Existence
03. Passage To Eternity
04. On The Strand Of Nightmares
05. Parasomnia

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Line-up on the album:
Juhani Palomäki - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Harmonium
Olli Haaranen - Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Harmonium
Janne Rämö - Bass
Sameli Köykkä - Drums

Guest musicians:
Juhani Jokisalo - Vocals
Aapo Romu - Cello
Heidi Savilakso - Violin
Risto Vuorensola - Trumpet

Choir:
Juhani Jokisalo, Jarno Hänninen, Heidi Savilakso, Tiina Sitomaniemi, Matti Remes, Timo Paasio, Tuukka Koskinen, Juhani Palomäki, Olli Haaranen, Janne Rämö

Chapter 3: Parasomnia was recorded at D-Studio in April 2010
Additional recordings at GloomSound Studio

Produced and engineered by Olli Haaranen
Drum recordings co-operated by Järno Haaninen

Orchestrations and orchestral arrangements by Olli Haaranen
Edited, mixed and mastered by Olli Haaranen at GloomSound Studio

Artwork & layout by Olli Haaranen
Cover photo by Janne Rämö
Band photo by Arsi Ikäheimonen
Epitaph written by Sameli Köykkä

Epitaph:
Juhani Palomäki (1977-2010)

The bells toll the end of time.
Our deeds have been written and the final judgement is at hand.
There will be no new beginning, brighter days nor gloomier nights.
The future seems insignificant.

The herd will fall by its leader but forever stand for his beliefs and remembrance.
Your presence shall be imminent.

Farewell, Juhani. May you rest in peace.

Worldwide release: March 25th

Staff pick by
Troy Gallant

04.06.2011 Perhaps the only thing more depressing than this album is that it's the last album Colosseum are going to release, due to the only other other thing perhaps more depressing than this album: Juhani Palomäki's tragic death.

And in case you were wondering - yes, Parasomnia is the epitome of bittersweet.

/wrist

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Prisoner - 23.05.2010 at 17:16  
  This is gonna be their last album....so sad:-[
Aeox - 19.11.2010 at 01:57  
Rating: 7 The end to some of the most somber and most beautiful music I've ever heard... R.I.P.
PrimalAntagonist - 30.01.2011 at 09:39  
  Finally a release date.......looking forward to getting doomed by this one...
stationarytravel - 11.02.2011 at 08:12  
Rating: 10 Http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colosseum/26856554005 According to Colosseum's facebook, a new song is going to be uploaded there soon.
Troy Killjoy - 31.03.2011 at 18:43  
  I like this more than 2 but still not up there with 1... The opener is pretty awesome.
stationarytravel - 06.04.2011 at 07:33  
Rating: 10 This needs to go the top of Top 2011 list. The album is amazing.
Zender 1.8 - 31.05.2011 at 11:34  
Rating: 10 RIP Juhani !!
hope you rest in peace!!
it is really amazing album!
it takes you to another world
Troy Killjoy - 09.06.2011 at 02:15  
  "The herd will fall by its leader but forever stand for his beliefs and remembrance."

Thinking about that while listening to this album is overwhelming.
Mr. Doctor - 09.06.2011 at 11:19  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.06.2011 at 02:15

"The herd will fall by its leader but forever stand for his beliefs and remembrance."

Thinking about that while listening to this album is overwhelming.


For some rason... That was one of the most bloodchilling epitaphs I've read in my life. I think the music helped a great deal to make me feel that way.
Daydream Nation - 11.06.2011 at 00:38  
  This album sounds like one big long procession...I can just imagine the casket being held up and people walking very slowly towards an unmarked grave. The riffs in Passage to Eternity towards the end are very cathartic to me. I'm not much of a fan of funeral doom, but this is good stuff. My first experience with Colosseum, but I will be listening to more. Juhani is certainly resting in power.
The bad news...it grows tedious much of the time. A solid album nonetheless.
Troy Killjoy - 11.06.2011 at 01:10  
 
Written by Guest on 11.06.2011 at 00:38

My first experience with Colosseum, but I will be listening to more.

Be sure to hit up their debut. It's absolutely immense.
UnholyMenace - 13.06.2011 at 14:30  
Rating: 9 The ending for Dilapidation And Death is just breathtaking.
Array - 13.06.2011 at 17:45  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 11.06.2011 at 00:38

My first experience with Colosseum, but I will be listening to more.

Yea and their second effort too. You don't wanna miss tracks like The River or Prosperity, do you?
Mr. Doctor - 26.07.2011 at 02:17  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.06.2011 at 01:10

Written by Guest on 11.06.2011 at 00:38

My first experience with Colosseum, but I will be listening to more.

Be sure to hit up their debut. It's absolutely immense.


I finally got it and gave it a listen at night in completely darkness. Holy shit you're not kidding. Immense indeed. The brutal and omg-so-haunting vocals, the riffs, the drums and the use of keyboards...Everything. Nothing short of of a mezmerising piece of art imo.
stationarytravel - 15.11.2011 at 08:25  
Rating: 10 I dunno bros, Chapter 1 is my least fave (Saturnine Vastness and Weather fucking slay though). It sounds a bit... flat and amateur-ish.
Góral - 08.08.2013 at 23:11  
Rating: 7 It was a beautiful farewell. Almost as beautiful as their debut.
-DC-002- - 24.01.2014 at 10:36  
  That solo at the end of Passage to Eternity...

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