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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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Albums by

Top Songs by

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

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