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Music: Cold
Cold is an Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally formed under the name "Grundig" (because they considered their music Grunge and thought that people would "dig" it), they changed their name to Cold after Fred Durst heard a couple of their demo songs and expressed the opinion "Man, that's cold." Their first two albums were a somewhat atmospheric brand of Nu Metal, though their more recent output leans more towards straightforward Post-Grunge. After the release of their fourth album, numerous lineup changes and problems with their record label led Cold to break up in 2006, with the band members concentrating on various other projects; however, in 2008, frontman Scooter Ward announced that Cold would reunite for a final album and tour. The reunion has since been made permanent, with Ward stating that there are plans to continue recording and touring after the fifth album's release.

Current line-up:

  • Ronald "Scooter" Ward - Lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Zach Gilbert - Guitars
  • Jeremy Marshall - Bass, backing vocals
  • Sam McCandless - Drums
  • Drew Molleur - Guitars


  • Cold (1998)
  • 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage (2000)
  • Year of the Spider (2003)
  • A Different Kind of Pain (2005)
  • Superfiction (2011)

This band provides the following trope examples:

  • Anti-Love Song - Namely, the song of the same name.
  • Black Sheep Hit - "Stupid Girl", as explained by Scooter in this video.
  • Cluster F-Bomb - Mainly on the first two albums; the swearing is toned down on Year of the Spider and A Different Kind of Pain (though the former still gets a Parental Advisory label and plays this trope straight on "Kill the Music Industry").
  • Cover Version - There are a few covers floating around on the internet and rare EPs, including songs originally by Pink Floyd and David Bowie. There was talk of a cover of Aerosmith's "Dream On" being on the fifth album, but that ended up not happening.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil - Averted, at least as far as the band's rare songs go: fans have asked Scooter about the band giving their old B-sides an official release and he's told them that their best bet is to just download them.
  • Executive Meddling - After the release of Year of the Spider, Geffen Records inexplicably cancelled the video for "Suffocate" and stopped promoting the album, causing frustrations that led to several line-up changes and the band leaving the label.
  • Metal Scream - There's a few on the first two albums.
  • Psychic Powers - "With My Mind". It was written for Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, after all.
  • Take That - A few:
  • The Unintelligible - Scooter has some vocals on the first two albums that are somewhat difficult for the average listener to understand without reading the lyrics.

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