Cold Announce First Tour In Over Eight Years

Cold have announced the dates for their first tour in over eight years. Awake For Days, University Drive, and Shrunken Head will serve as support on select dates. As previously reported, the band’s new album “The Things We Can’t Stop” will be released on September 13. The group have already shared “Shine” from the effort and another new song titled “Without You” will be released on July 19.

Tour Dates:

08/29 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
08/30 Stafford Springs, CT – Palace Theater
08/31 New Bedford, MA – The Vault at Greasy Luck
09/01 Scranton, PA – Levels
09/04 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
09/06 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
09/07 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
09/08 Concord, VA – DeVault Vineyards – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Cold only)
09/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
09/11 Atlanta, Georgia – The Masquerade – Hell
09/13 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/14 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards
09/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
09/17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
09/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
09/20 Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
09/21 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/22 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
09/27 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/28 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
09/29 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/04 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/05 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
10/08 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10/10 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
10/11 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
10/12 Kansasville, WI – 1175
10/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/16 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
10/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/19 Champaign, IL – The City Center
10/20 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

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Cold Premiere New Song “Shine”, Reveal Details For New Album “The Things We Can’t Stop”

Cold have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Shine.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Things We Can’t Stop,” which will be released on September 13.

Scooter Ward said the following about the song:

“It’s about dealing with physical abuse at home and becoming triumphant over bullying. I faced bullying throughout my early formative years. I’m hoping it helps someone feel not so alone if they’re going through it right now.”

He also discussed it further with Billboard:

“Nobody wants to have their kids come home bawling and having a hard time. Just to know it still existed was heartbreaking. So, of course, I got online and started looking up things, and that just inspired me. And like with most Cold songs, I wanted to give people an outlet, make them feel like there’s a way out, that this isn’t going to last forever and it might — that’s a ‘might’ — get better. That’s why the chorus is so uplifting. I’m trying to say that you feel alone when it’s happening, but nothing lasts forever.”

He also added the following about the record, which he describes as “very moody” and “melancholy”:

“It’s a different kind of heavy. The heavy things to me in life have always been the weight of the songs — not the actual rhythms or the loudness of the guitar.”

“I wanted to bring in some elements from older Cold records. I think it’s important to go back and have that for fans, too, even if most of the album is different.”

He also talked about the eight year gap between albums:

“I needed life to happen to be able to create. There were probably around 15 years where all I did was live and breathe the band. I needed to separate from that to remember what it was like to not have it anymore. It was extremely important for me to spend time with my family. 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. It seemed the series of events in my life had taken away my soul. It turned around. I’ve remained adamant about evolving a bit with each record. Approaching every chapter as a new beginning is paramount and necessary for it to be a true Cold album.”

“The Things We Can’t Stop” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Shine”
03. “Snowblind”
04. “The Devil We Know”
05. “Run” (Snow Patrol cover)
06. “Better Human”
07. “Without You”
08. “Quiet Now”
09. “The One That Got Away”
10. “Systems Fail”
11. “Beautiful Life”
12. “We All Love”

Cold Finishing New Album

It looks like Cold’s new album is nearly finished. Scooter Ward commented:

“Something wicked is on the way. On final mixes now. It’s been a journey. As all our records have. The outcome is beautiful. Updates will be given soon. Thank you all for your patience and love. This is not the album cover. Just a tease for what’s to be. SW”

[via The PRP]

Cold Offer New Album Update, Welcome Two New Members

Cold’s Scooter Ward has offered an update on the band’s new album, and revealed that they are in “the final stage with production.” Along with that news, he also announced the addition of Ethan York and Johnny Nova to the group.

Ward said the following:

“First off I would like to wish everyone nothing but love and that amazing things are on the horizon for all of you this New Year!

We are happy to say that we are now at the final stage with production of the new Cold album. I would sincerely like to thank you all for your continued patience.

I needed some extra time to make sure the music was perfect and up to the standards that you all deserve. Would also like to thank our management and the lovely Napalm Records for allowing us the time it took to make our 6th studio album. Next month we will be able to post the official release date, artwork, and title of our new album.

I would also like to welcome Colds new touring line up for the upcoming year ! Myself, Nick Coyle, Lindsay Manfredi and a big welcome to Ethan York and Johnny Nova. We welcome Ethan and Johnny to Cold and look forward to many new memories on the road with them this year.

And lastly! Ive missed you all more than you can know. Can not wait to get back on tour and see my Cold family!! Exciting year for all of us at Cold! Much love to each and everyone of you. SW”

[via The PRP]

Cold Offer New Album Update

Scooter Ward has offered an update on the new Cold album. You can read that below.

“UPDATE from S.W. to Cold Army on new album and future events!

Hey guys! 1st off I’m hoping Everyone is doing well and things are going GREAT for all of you.
I will keep this short as I’m finishing up lyrics on the last couple of songs with time and focus being key right now.

Our apologies for stopping the studio updates and going dark with the new album. Truth is that for the first time in my career I experienced writers block. I’ve always been able to sit down, write music, and have the words flow freely. It had been effortless in the past. The music for the album was easy. The lyrics? Not so much. I needed this record to be top notch. As with all our records I treated this as the most important album of my career. Thankfully my lyric writing is back and in full force. Things are flowing once again and better than ever.

Life sometimes stop you in your tracks and there were a few personal things happening that affected my thought process. As you guys know. Family comes first. Some of the events and emotions will be clear to you all when you hear the new songs. Its a beautiful album and I’m hoping you guys are going to love it. Its definitely something for everyone. Little bit of all the Cold albums wrapped up into one and some new sounds too. The album title and release dates are coming soon! New album will be available this year!

We have new management with Primary Wave and are locking in some dates for a November through December tour in the states. Cold has decided to start off with a acoustic/storytellers tour. Very intimate cool setting .Similar to the one we did before the release of Year of the Spider. Yet bigger and better! We will also be touring Europe next year!! Its been way too long! We are all very excited about seeing our Cold family again and sharing the music with you.

Missed you guys so much! You guys truly are my extended family and I thank you all for your patience and loyalty throughout this long process. But in the end it will all be worth it and we can move forward and create new memories together. Coldarmy.com is currently under construction. There will be a splash page put up this week and new content will soon be added. We are excited to get our first real Cold store up and running . Going to get you all involved with ideas for new Merch!!

Also in the near future I will be doing a video chat with you guys to answer any and all questions about line up changes ,upcoming tours ,merchandise ,song meanings, and anything else we can think of! Will be nice to hear from everyone and catch up! The long wait is almost over!! Cant wait to see you all again! Love and miss you all very much! Stay tuned! Things are about to lift off! S.W.”