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Jacksonville, Florida-based alternative metal outfit Cold started out by sharing the aesthetic of another Florida band, Limp Bizkit. Both groups favored technically complex, bleak, and brutal metal that merged elements of Jane's Addiction, Metallica, and Tool. The Bizkit actually discovered Cold playing in the Jacksonville area and helped them sign to the A&M subsidiary Flip. Cold's eponymous debut album was released in the summer of 1998, and through constant touring, the combo earned a devoted following. Their sophomore effort 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage appeared two years later, and Year of the Spider in 2003. By this point, Cold was moving steadily away from the Limp Bizkit model in favor of a moodier sound suggestive of Staind. On Spider, the hit single "Stupid Girl" was an example of this. (Interestingly, "Stupid Girl" was co-written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.) Despite Year of the Spider doing well with rock fans, Geffen soured on Cold in the midst of promotion for the album. Being dropped from the label led to internal strife. Guitarist Kelly Hayes departed, guitarist Terry Balsamo left to join Evanescence, and drummer Sam McCandless and vocalist Scooter Ward were left high and dry. Then a family member of Ward's became ill, and the future of Cold looked bleak. However, the band endured. They signed a new deal with Lava/Atlantic, and issued Different Kind of Pain in August 2005. By this point, Cold's lineup included Ward, McCandless, guitarists Matt Loughran and Mike Booth, and bassist Jeremy Marshall. After the release of A Different Kind of Pain, the band parted ways in 2006, with Ward and McCandless launching a band that became the Killer and the Star. By the time the Killer and the Star released their debut album in 2009, Cold's original lineup had reunited. They mounted a tour in 2009, then set about recording a new album, Superfiction, which was released in the summer of 2011. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Cold

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    1 song

Albums by
Cold

Top Songs by
Cold

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Stupid Girl
  3.   Wicked World
  4.   No One
  5.   Just Got Wicked
  6.   End of the World
  7.   Suffocate
  8.   Bleed
  9.   A Different Kind of Pain
  10.   Remedy
  11.   Happens All the Time
  12.   Confession
  13.   Wasted Years
  14.   Back Home
  15.   She Said
  16.   Change the World
  17.   God's Song
  18.   Another Pill
  19.   Everyone Dies
  20.   When Heaven's Not Far Away
  21.   Don't Belong
  22.   Cure My Tragedy (A Letter to God)
  23.   Anti-Love Song
  24.   Go Away
  25.   The Ballad of the Nameless
  26.   Anatomy of a Tidal Wave
  27.   Rain Song
  28.   Sad Happy
  29.   Witch
  30.   Give
  31.   When Angels Fly Away
  32.   Feel It in Your Heart
  33.   Black Sunday
  34.   Whatever You Became
  35.   Outerspace
  36.   Same Drug
  37.   It's All Good
  38.   Goodbye Cruel World
  39.   Strip Her Down
  40.   Send in the Clowns
  41.   Welcome2myworld
  42.   The Park
  43.   Emily
  44.   Kill the Music Industry
  45.   The Day Seattle Died
  46.   Sick of Man
  47.   Ugly
  48.   The Break
  49.   So Long June
  50.   Delivering the Saint
  51.   Oxigene 8
  52.   Ocean
  53.   Tell Me Why
  54.   Makes Her Sick
  55.   The Switch
  56.   Insane
  57.   Flight of the Superstar
  58.   Superstar
  59.   Serial Killer
  60.   American Dream
  61.   What Happens Now
  62.   The Crossroads
  63.   Disgregation
  64.   Lull
  65.   Perilous Nation
  66.   Ghost in Here
  67.   Bizarre
  68.   Gone Away
  69.   [DVD]
  70.   Summernight
  71.   Blame
  72.   Space Oddity
  73.   Cold Talks with Freak of WRCX
  74.   Sorrow
  75.   Strobe Light Network
  76.   Last Time
  77.   Crossfade

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