The new musical endeavor by R.Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum) has released a music video days before the release of his first EP
“…doubles down on the goth/post-punk sound… a stylistic departure from Coliseum, more along the lines of Joy Division or Sisters of Mercy.”
— Screaming Guitars
“…absolutely fantastic. If you’ve followed Coliseum’s career closely you know that the band’s shifted away from their blues rock roots into new wave / goth-influenced territory in recent years, and that trend is now fully realized with Fotocrime.” —Metal Sucks
In a thrilling feat of reinvention, Ryan Patterson has shed his past as frontman of Coliseum to reemerge under the pseudonym R.Pattern. He hasn’t returned to music empty-handed, though—Pattern’s time and talent is now being poured into his new post-punk outfit, Fotocrime. Stoking the anticipation surrounding Fotocrime’s debut EP (out May 12th), Pattern has released a video for the EP’s title track, “Always Hell.” Watch the video via CLRVYNT today.
“Always Hell” introduces Fotocrime’s sonic tenets at full force—waves of battle hymn drums, wall-of-sound synths, tantalizing single-note guitar work, and Pattern’s unmistakable drawl. With longtime collaborator J. Robbins serving as producer, Pattern’s first release as Fotocrime is a menagerie of trenching riffs and synth-driven melodies, all preaching in a darkness that is both inescapable and spellbinding.
Always Hell will be released on May 12. Check out North American tour dates in June below.
Always Hell, Track Listing:
1. Always Hell
2. Plate Glass Eyes
3. Tectonic Shift
Fotocrime, on tour:
6.27.17 Chicago, IL @ Gman Tavern
6.29.17 Toronto, ON @ Baby G
6.30.17 Ottawa, ON @ Pressed
7.1.17 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
7.2.17 Boston, MA @ O’Briens Pub
7.3.17 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7.6.17 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot And Saddle
7.8.17 Columbus, OH @ Café Bourbon Street