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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.   A Different Kind of Pain
  10.   Cure My Tragedy (A Letter to God)
  11.   Feel It in Your Heart
  12.   Anatomy of a Tidal Wave
  13.   Welcome2myworld
  14.   It's All Good
  15.   When Heaven's Not Far Away
  16.   Wasted Years
  17.   Send in the Clowns
  18.   Same Drug
  19.   Happens All the Time
  20.   Back Home
  21.   Don't Belong
  22.   Sick of Man
  23.   Superstar
  24.   When Angels Fly Away
  25.   Ugly
  26.   Flight of the Superstar
  27.   Change the World
  28.   Rain Song
  29.   Sad Happy
  30.   Whatever You Became
  31.   Remedy
  32.   Witch
  33.   Anti-Love Song
  34.   She Said
  35.   The Switch
  36.   Serial Killer
  37.   Go Away
  38.   What Happens Now
  39.   The Break
  40.   Emily
  41.   Delivering the Saint
  42.   American Dream
  43.   Tell Me Why
  44.   God's Song
  45.   Kill the Music Industry
  46.   Black Sunday
  47.   The Day Seattle Died
  48.   Outerspace
  49.   Confession
  50.   Strip Her Down
  51.   Everyone Dies
  52.   Give
  53.   Goodbye Cruel World
  54.   The Park
  55.   The Crossroads
  56.   Ocean
  57.   Another Pill
  58.   Makes Her Sick
  59.   The Ballad of the Nameless
  60.   So Long June
  61.   Insane
  62.   Oxigene 8

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