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

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