Cold is an Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally formed under the name "Grundig", after a German audio company, they had to change their name due to legal issues with said company. Fred Durst heard a couple of their demo songs and expressed the opinion "Man, that's cold," and thus they adopted the name Cold. Their first two albums were a somewhat atmospheric brand of Nu Metal, though their more recent output leans more towards straightforward Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, and Alternative Rock. 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.In 2015, Cold signed to Napalm Records, with their sixth studio album expected to arrive in 2016.Current line-up:
- Ronald "Scooter" Ward - Lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Zac Gilbert - Guitars
- Lindsay Manfredi - Bass, backing vocals
- Sam McCandless - Drums
- Drew Molleur - Guitars
- Into Everything (EP, 1996, as Grundig)
- Live at Furies (EP, 1996, as Grundig)
- Cold (1998)
- 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage (2000)
- Year of the Spider (2003)
- A Different Kind of Pain (2005)
- Superfiction (2011)
- COLD: LIVE (Crowd-funded live DVD and double album, TBA 2014)
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. A cover of Aerosmith's "Dream On" is on the iTunes edition of Superfiction.
- Digital Piracy Is Okay - The band doesn't really care if fans download their rare non-album songs, and also put Grundig's Live at Furies EP on the internet for free.
- 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:
- "Confession" is about a record executive who takes bands and rapes them of their individuality. She dies and nobody comes to her funeral. Surprisingly, the song has a rather sympathetic tone despite the subject matter.
- "Sad Happy" is about a fan who confessed to Scooter that she was sexually abused by her father. In the song, the girl gets her revenge by setting him on fire.
- "Kill the Music Industry" is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Scooter really doesn't like record companies.
- The Unintelligible - Scooter has some vocals on the early releases that are somewhat difficult for the average listener to understand without reading the lyrics.