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

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