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Cold Tour Dates Announced

Launch Radio Networks reports: Florida-based band COLD has announced some dates to promote its upcoming fourth album, "A Different Kind Of Pain", which is due out on August 30. COLD frontman Scooter Ward went through all kinds of pain before making the disc: his fiancée left him, he entered rehab, two guitarists departed COLD, and the band split with its label. Worst of all, Ward's sister was given two months to live in a battle with cancer. Ward told Launch that writing the new record helped him get through this very rough patch. "Every song that I wrote, I'd go, 'I'm gonna make every song make me feel better, and when that song's done, I'm gonna feel better about myself and the situation that I've created,'" he said. "And it happened, and every song kept helping me. It made me stronger and helped me get through the drugs and all that stuff and the rehab and started changing my life. By the time the record was done, my life was good."

Ward says that his sister's illness is now in remission.

COLD revamped its lineup and signed a new deal with Lava/Atlantic Records last year.

The first single from "A Different Kind Of Pain" is called "Happens All The Time". Listen to it online at this location.

Confirmed COLD tour dates (festival or support slots):

Aug. 18 - Portland, OR - Dew Action Sports Vans Invitational
Aug. 19 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 09 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
Sep. 10 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

God almighty.....

No wonder their singer is such a sad bastard. It's kinda strange, but of all the life-sucks nu-metal bands I could sort of tell this guy was more sincere than Papa Roach or Taproot.

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 6:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Negatyve_One writes:

I wouldnt knock Cold until you pick up an older album of theirs. 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage will knock your d*** in the dirt.

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Actually I own all three records ( their all good but 13 ways has moments of greatness on it) though their not really metal. One of the few so-called nu-metal acts I like. I'm looking forward to the new one.

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Negatyve_One writes:

Im semi-looking forward to it. The line-up changes have me worried.

I know they arent metal, but I dont think I would classify them as nu-metal.

However they are one of the best BANDS out right now. With the right publicity and label, Cold could be 10x bigger then say Staind.

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

"Happens all the Time" sounds alot better than "Stupid Girl" since the Weezer front man didnt pen the new single....but that song earned the band some deserved recognition so it is what it is I guess.

If I had to peg Cold with a brand I'd call them "Alternative-metal" in the same vein as Taproot, Chevelle and Deftones......Some very metal elements in the mix but theres also elements of punk, grunge, industrial etc...

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Negatyve_One writes:

I like Taproot, Dislike Chevelle and The Deftones.

Stupid Girl did exactly what it was supposed to do, finally put Cold on the map. Then they "planned" on following it up with Suffocate, but problems started and although it saw alot of radio play, the label wouldnt pay for a music video. And without Mtv2 to promote you, your nothing.

They tried one more time, with the best song on the album, Wasted years, but were dropped from the label before it could hit the airwaves. Thus leaving Cold to regroup and re-start.

# Jul 27, 2005 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

The emotion in "Wasted Years" really comes through....some dark stuff.

"Cure My Tragedy" was pretty compelling too, documenting his sisters battle with cancer...bold, sad stuff....Again a far cry from metal but Cold are among the best at what they do.

# Jul 28, 2005 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Passed Away writes:

also, Scooter is not a sad bastard you asshol e

# Aug 6, 2005 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

heh. Relax man I'm a fan. But Scooter Ward seems like a pretty wounded bird is all. I love Cold for that.

# Aug 6, 2005 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Negatyve_One writes:

Cure my Tragedy is mine and my wifes song. It was the first song we ever danced too, and it was played at our wedding.

# Aug 6, 2005 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Sadden by lifes mysterys writes:

I am so emotional when i listen to cold. Scooter Ward's lyrics make me jump every time i listen to 13 ways to bleed. My brother Jon killed himself listening to a song on repeat. and every time i listen to it I cry myself better each time i hear it. The song isnt why he killed himself. it helped him through his life this far. but it took him over like a dark storm raining holding him down. I want to thank Scooter for giving Jon such comfort that i couldnt give him. to him, you where his way of living just a little bit longer. and to me. you are the one I now go to when things are dark and pull me through. your friend Robby Oddo az
in memory of Jonathan K. Palecki 1981- 4-23-05

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