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from left: Zach Gilbert, Jeremy Marshall, Scooter Ward and Sam McCandless

Cold Biography

Cold emerged from the Jacksonville, Florida USA, Altrnative-Metal scene, fronted by singer + guitarist Scooter Ward, who started the band in the late '90s with Kelly Hayes on guitar, Jeremy Marshall on bass and Sam McCandless on drums.

Limp Bizkit main-man Fred Durst helped the band land a contract with A&M Records subsidiary Flip and in mid-1998 Cold released its eponymous debut full-length album; the quartet toured heavily behind the record playing concerts with Limp Bizkit, Korn, Deftones and Orgy.

By the time it came time to record the next album, Ward began working on it focused on vocals, guitarist Terry Balsamo was added to their ranks and "13 Ways To Bleed On Stage" saw the light of day in September of 2000; it shot to #1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and entered the top 100 of The Billboard 200 spawning three Mainstream Rock top 30 hits: "Just Got Wicked", "End Of The World" and "No One", the latter of which peaked at #13 on The Modern Rock Tracks chart and helped the band's sophomore effort go gold.

Two and a half years later the quintet returned with their breakthrough CD, "Year Of The Spider", the album crashed into the top 3 of The Billboard 200 chart and its single "Stupid Girl" stormed both Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks charts reaching the #4 and #6 spots, respectively; the follow-up single, "Suffocate", made the top 20 on Active Rock chart.
During 2004, both guitarists left the band, Hayes was recruited by another Florida's Nu-Metal outfit, Allele and Terry Balsamo joined Evanescence on tour; Cold then hired Matt Loughran and went to work on its fourth album.

Now as four-piece act, Cold issued "A Different Kind Of Pain", in late August 2005; it peaked at #26 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums list while the first single, "Happens All The Time", faltered just outside the top 20 of The Mainstream Rock chart and its follow-up, the album's title-track, topped out at #35 on the same chart.

In mid-2009 Scooter Ward emerged with his own side-project The Killer And The Star releasing an eponymous album.

After nearly six year, Cold resurfaced with their long-awaited fifth album, "Superfiction"; the new band's line-up now included Ward, Marshall, McCandless and guitarist Zach Gilbert. The disc released via Eleven Seven Music/SonicStar Records in July 2011, reached the #37 position on The Billboard 200 and the lead-off single, "Wicked World", restore them to the top 40 of the U.S. Active Rock chart.


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    The band line-up 2003
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    Cold band photoshoot 2005