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Cold is back after 14 years in silence


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”.


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


It’s All Good

Send in the Clowns

Same Drug


The Things We Can’t Stop (2019)



Without You Video

Quiet Now

♥ = must listen

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Thank you Taylor Swift for showing us I Prevail

I Prevail

Welcome to my Trauma… I Prevail releases their last work and I won’t lie to you, is at the same level as we expected.

Continuing on the track of their previous work “Lifelines“, the band keeps betting on their guttural verses by Eric Vanlerberghe, with the catchy, harmonious choruses of Brian Burkheiser.

Hit song:

Getting another MASTERPIECE is not easy, even more so considering where the bar was set. They won’t let you down at all!

Trauma Album:

Originally posted on july 06th, 2018 at 11:11
I Prevail

I Prevail, american band formed in 2013. Thanks to Taylor Swift’s cover Blank Space, they made it directly into the Billboard Hot 100 list. To this day, the video has received over 46 million views.

If this is your first time listening to I Prevail, I recommend you to start with his second album, Lifelines… a MASTERPIECE.

Both albums are available in streaming on YouTube, Heart vs. Mind on the band’s channel and Lifelines can be found on Fearless Records, the channel of their record label.

Hit song:

3 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Heart vs. Mind (2014)

Heart vs. Mind ♥

Crossrads ♥ Video

My Heart I Surrender

Lifelines (2016)

Scars ♥ Video

Stuck in your Head ♥ Video

Lifelines ♥ Video

Chaos ♥

Alone ♥


Already Dead Video

Pull the Plug

My Heart I Surrender Video

♥ = must listen

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Black Veil Brides, back to the 80’s

Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides was founded in 2006 by 16-year-old vocalist Andy Biersack. Today the only original member.

Since the beginning, BVB have been compared to Kiss for their painted faces, leather clothing and a lot of 70s movement. Musically they are another thing, listen to Failthless and you’ll know what I am talking about… “Modern” Heavy Metal .

Hit song:

In their debut year, they ranking at No. 36 on the Billboard Top 200 and the No. 1 on the Billboard Independent chart.

As a curiosity, drummer Christian Coma before joining BVB, auditioned to replace the deceased James “The Rev” Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold, but as you can imagine, he did not get the job.


5 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Black Veil Brides (2014)

Heart of Fire ♥ Video

Faithless ♥

World of Sacrifice ♥

Crown of Thrones

Vale (2018)

The Last One ♥

When They Call my NameVideo

The Outsider

Dead Man Walking (Overture II)

Our Destiny ♥

The King of Pain

♥ = must listen