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Cold is back after 14 years in silence

Cold

Can you imagine if Fred Durst didn’t listen to Cold’s demo? Would we know them today? Would we know what they’ve released a new album?

It was 2000, bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind… (Family Values ’98, great concert where we could see everyone sharing the same stage), they were doing their best. By accident, I got a CD with an eye-catching album cover: “COLD – 13 Ways to Bleed“. For sure, if you’ve listened to them, you couldn’t ignore Scooter Ward‘s voice, deep, dark, melancholic and with a very strong personality.

Cold or Grundig at that time, was formed in 1996, Jacksonville (Florida). Their first album of the same name, produced by Ross Robinson, didn’t have much success. It was in 2000 with their second album “13 Way to Bleed“, when the band became widely known. If this is the first time you’ve heard of them, I strongly recommend you start here.

Hit song:

“I did experience writer’s block for the first time in my life during the process though. It was brutal, because the one thing I’ve always had left me.”

Scooter Ward

Their third album “Year of the Spider“, made them reach the top, heading into 3rd place on the Billboard chart, but also meant a year of change, professional as well as personal. Their first single, “Stupid Girl,” featured Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo. However, after this great success, the record label or the bad personal moment that was going Scooter Ward (never clarified), they stopped to promote the album.

Scooter Ward wrote for a long period many songs in his sister’s room, who had suffered a huge battle against cancer. As a result of these experiences, the title of his fourth album, “A Different Kind of Pain” was born. Unfortunately it wasn’t very successful and in 2006 Cold announced their break-up.

Finally and after 14 years in the dark, Cold returns for the pleasure of us who saw them grow up.

Curiosity: the spider’s logo defines Cold‘s music as “slow and creepy”.

Discography:

5 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Cold (1998)

Go Away

Give Video

 

13 Ways to Bleed

Just Got WickedVideo

She Said

No One ♥ Video

End of the WorldVideo

Confessions

It’s All Good

Send in the Clowns

Same Drug

BleedVideo

The Things We Can’t Stop (2019)

ShineVideo

Run

Without You Video

Quiet Now

♥ = must listen

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Let’s start the new school year with Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch

What happens when you bring together two childhood friends and both are music lovers? Well, Thousand Foot Krutch is born.

Thousand Foot Krutch or TKN, is a Canadian Christian rock band founded in 1995 by singer Trevor McNevan and guitarist Joel Bruyere.

In the beginnings of the band, the current drummer of Three Days Grace, Neil Sanderson began playing with them (also a great friend of McNevan).

Hit song:

Their first works, “That’s What People Do” and “Set It Off“, were released without a record label and independently. Soon they began to gain notoriety in the music world, having the opportunity to tour with great bands like Finger Eleven.

If this is your first time listening to them, we recommend you to start with the album “The End is Where we Begin“.

Discography:

8 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
The Art of Breaking (2005)

Absolute

The Art of Breaking

The Flame in All of Us (2007)

The Flame in All of Us

Falls Apart Video

My Home

My Own Enemy

Inhuman

Broken Wing

Wish you Well

♥ = must listen

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Slipknot is ready for their sixth round. What about you?

Slipknot

August will be Slipknot‘s month, this band from Iowa will present their latest work “We Are Not Your Kind”. Until then, let’s check out their discography.

It was 1999, in one hand the keys of the car after passing the driving license and in the other a red CD with 9 people with masks… Slipknot was one of the first bands I listened behind the wheel and certainly a breath of fresh air in the Nu-Metal movement.

Hit song:

There is not much we can say about this band from Des Moine, Iowa, that has not been said or written. But… Did you know… ?

Corey Taylor:
Before Slipknot released their first album, in their second performance and known under the name Meld, they shared the stage with the band Stone Sour.

Spit it out:
Thanks to this hit single, the band caught the attention of record companies. Finally the great Ross Robinson, producer who bet on bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit or Deftones, took care of working with them to record their first album.

Did they always wear masks?:
Not all the time. Although the band started in 1992, it wasn’t until 1995 that they decided to use gross makeup and later masks. Finally in 1997 they decided to identify with numbers and wear customs.

Joey Jordison:
Did you know that ex-drummer Joey Jordinson had to replace Lars Ulrich (Metallica) at the Download Festival because of an anxiety attack? And the answer is yes… He couldn’t rehearse with them, so he just warmed up, reached the stage and played.

Before their fifth album, Joey had to leave the band because of a terrible disease called transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that affected his legs and made him unable to play. Fortunately, after a long and hard rehabilitation, Joey himself confirms that he is at 100% and ready to start new projects.

All Hope is Gone:
Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard list.

.5 The Gray Chapter, tributo a un amigo:
On May 24th, 2010, bassist Paul Gray died after an accidental overdose of morphine and its synthetic substitute, fentanyl. Sad news, where Corey Taylor himself stated that it would make no sense to continue with Slipknot without Gray. Finally, the band decided to move on and pay tribute.

Discography:

6 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Slipknot (1999)

(Sic)

Eyeless

Wait and BleedVideo

Surfacing

Spit It OutVid

 

Vol 3. The Subliminal Verses (2004)

The Blister Exists

DualityVideo

Before I ForgetVideo

The NamelessVideo

 

All Hope is Gone (2008)

PsychosocialVideo

Dead Memories ♥ Video

Vendetta

Wherein Lies Continues

SnuffVideo

.5: The Grey Chapter (2014)

Sarcastrophe

AOV

The Devil in IVideo

KillpopVideo

Skeptic

Goodbye

Nomadic

The One That Kills the Least

Custer

 

We Are Not Your Kind (2019)

UnsaintedVideo

Nero Forte ♥ Video

Critical Darling 

A Liar’s Funeral

Orphan

Not Long For This World

Solway FirthVideo

♥ = must listen

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Looking for the path after Three Days Grace

Saint Asonia

Saint Asonia, Adam Gontier’s super band after 21 years leading Three Days Grace.

At the end of 2012 and only 2 weeks away from starting the tour with Shinedown and P.O.D. to promote their album “Human“, Adam Gontier leaves Three Days Grace without giving specific reasons.

After Adam’s departure, Mike Mushok, Staind‘s guitarist, was the first to contact him, to give him moral support and sit down to write music as pure entertainment.

Hit song:

Finally in 2015 and almost without wanting it, after showing a demo with the single Better Place, Saint Asonia was born, joining the band Dark New Day, Eye Empire or Seether bass player, Corey Lowery (brother of Clint Lowery, guitarist of Sevendust) and drummer Rich Beddoe, then on Finger Eleven.

Discography:

2 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:

♥ = must listen

* Music updated on October 28th, 2019

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Watch out Rihanna! Any Given Day are the real Diamond

Any Given Day

Although hailing from Germany, the band is living the American dream. Formed in 2012, Any Given Day became known in 2013 through YouTube with Rihanna’s cover, Diamonds, reaching more than 10 million views.

In their third and latest album “Overpower,” we can appreciate a great balance between brutality and catchy melodies. If this is the first time you’ve heard about them, I recommend you to make your first contact from this point.

Hit song:

Any Given Day has toured with great bands like Bury TomorrowTrivium or Suicide Silence.

Discography:

3 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
My Longest Way Home (2014)

Dead ForeverVideo

If Tomorrow Never Shows

Everlasting (2016)

My Doom

Endurance Video

Coward King

Masks of Lies

Hold Back the Time

Ignite the Light

FarewellVideo

Arise ♥ Video

Overpower (2019)

Start Over

Loveless ♥ Video

SaviorVideo

Taking Over Me

LonewolfVideo

In Deafening Silence

Fear

Never Surrender

♥ = must listen