Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Not only did Limp Bizkit infiltrate the mainstream in the late 90s, but its frontman, Fred Durst, took countless other up-and-coming acts under his wing, either hooking them up with Limp Bizkit’s home label, Flip, or his own imprint, Flawless. The Jacksonville, Florida, USA-based Cold belonged to the former group, as Durst (who comes from the same area) befriended them early on. Formed by Scooter Ward (vocals/guitar), Kelley Hayes (guitar), Jeremy Marshall (bass), and Sam McCandless (drums), the band started in the middle of the decade under the name of Grundig, before changing their name to Cold. After Durst discovered them, he introduced them to renowned producer Ross Robinson, which led to their signing to Flip/Interscope. The band’s self-titled debut, released in 1998, was supported by tours alongside Limp Bizkit, as well as Jerry Cantrell and Soulfly, but despite enjoying favourable press and similarly styled outfits racing up the charts, Cold failed...

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