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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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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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Sôber, metal with Spanish Denomination of Origin

After the hangover of this first year with you, what better way to recover than with Sôber, our first Spanish blog band.

I remember two moments with Sôber:

  1. When I come back from my academic year in the U.S., I will not forget that my first band I heard after so much Nu-Metal. Without a doubt a new chapter in the national scene.
  2. Year 2001, Festimad Music Festival. All of us with our red Yankee caps waiting anxiously for Limp Bizkit to come up on the main stage.  Unfortunately we were disappointed not to see them for lack of “security” (if the 9 members of Slipknot could, no one understood how the selfish Fred Durst, couldn’t). After all the confusion, I was not looking forward to seeing them, because is the next stage and minutes before I’d seen Sôber giving it all. It was a good “taste in my mouth” to go home.
Hit song:

This band from Madrid was founded in 1994 by Carlos Escobedo (vocals/bass) and Antonio Bernardini (guitar). In the beginning, the songs were written in English and under the name of Sober Stoned. After a few demos and captured the attention of the record labels, the company for which they sign recommends them to sing in Spanish in order to better express what they feel.

After 10 years together, the band decides to split up taking different ways. From this break-up emerged Skizoo (Antonio Bernardini and Jorge Escobedo) and Savia (Carlos Escobedo and Alberto Madrid). Two amazing bands that I strongly recommend you to listen.

In 2010, they made an official statement with their return. Year that they shared line-up in Rock In Rio with Motorhead and Metallica.

If it’s the first time you listen them, Letargo and Superbia are my favorite albums, but you must also listen to Morfología, as well as their single Una Vida por Exprimir.

Discography:

8 studio album

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Morfología (1999)

La Prisión del Placer ♥

Loco ♥

Abstinencia

Cubos

Condenados ♥

Predicador ♥

Paradysso (2002)

Arrepentido ♥ Video

Lejos

Diez Años

Cápsula ♥

Eternidad ♥

Hemoglobina ♥

Mis Cenizas ♥

Paradysso ♥

Reddo (2004)

Cientos de Preguntas ♥ Video

El Hombre de Hielo ♥ Video

La Nube ♥

Penitencia

Solou

Superbia (2011)

La Araña ♥ Video

Tic Tac ♥ Video

Fantasma ♥

Nuestro Final ♥

Umbilical

Naufrago ♥ Video

Fortuna, Fama o Placer

♥ = must listen