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13 Ways to Bleed on Stage

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Released  September 12, 2000
Length  48:31
Release date  12 September 2000
Recorded  February–June 2000
Artist  Cold
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13 Ways to Bleed on Stage (2000)  Year of the Spider (2003)
Label  Insomniac/Interscope Records
Genres  Alternative metal, Post-grunge, Nu metal, Hard rock
Producers  Adam Kasper, Chris Vrenna, Fred Durst
Similar  Cold albums, Nu metal albums

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13 Ways to Bleed on Stage is the second studio album by American alternative metal band Cold, released in 2000. With four popular singles, it gained substantial commercial success, achieving gold status, and landed Cold in the mainstream rock scene.

Contents

Background and recording

About a year prior to recording 13 Ways, the band enlisted guitarist Terry Balsamo; frontman Scooter Ward, who had sung and played guitar, wanted to focus solely on singing. After trying a few musicians from Los Angeles, Cold chose fellow Jacksonville native Balsamo, who'd played with its members since the age of 18.

The main song structures for 13 Ways were written prior to entering the studio. Using C tuning (the main tuning used in Cold's catalog), the band then experimented with various sounds and dynamics in the studio. Balsamo primarily used an Ibanez RG570 and Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier.

Often considered Cold's darkest record, 13 Ways bears generally dark themes such as drug addiction, relationship troubles, and social indifference. Guest vocalists include Aaron Lewis of Staind and Sierra Swan who would also appear on the band's next album.

Album art

Cold's second album marked the first appearance of the band's spider logo and corresponding text. Its CD booklet design depicts a tattered old book held shut with rubber bands. The liner notes feature morbid figure illustrations and imagery of X-Acto knives and other cutting utensils.

Touring and promotion

Following the album's release, Cold toured for a year and a half to promote it. They embarked on a three-week tour with 3 Doors Down and a month with Marilyn Manson before joining Limp Bizkit and DMX on the Anger Management Tour for a few weeks. Cold (along with The Offspring, Weezer, Social Distortion, Incubus and Adema) was on the bill for the first annual Inland Invasion, which took place on August 25, 2001 and was hosted by the Los Angeles radio station KROQ.

Singles for the album included "Just Got Wicked", "End of the World", "No One" and "Bleed". All of the said tracks had music videos which saw moderate airplay on MTV2. The majority of singles from 13 Ways also received significant radio play and were instrumental in launching Cold into the mainstream music scene.

"Just Got Wicked" appears on MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2, ECW: Extreme Music Vol. 2: Anarchy Rocks, and the soundtrack to the video game Jet Grind Radio. "No One" is featured on the soundtrack to the film A Walk to Remember.

Personnel

  • Scooter Ward – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Kelly Hayes – guitar
  • Terry Balsamo – guitar
  • Jeremy Marshall – bass
  • Sam McCandless – drums
  • Additional personnel

  • Aaron Lewis – additional vocals
  • Sierra Swan – additional vocals
  • Production

  • Producers: Cold, Adam Kasper, Chris Vrenna, Fred Durst
  • Executive producer: Jordan Schur
  • Engineer: Sam Hofstedt
  • Programming: Chris Vrenna
  • Production coordination: Les Scurry
  • Art direction: Cold
  • Creative director: Joe-Mama Nitzberg
  • Charts

    Album – Billboard (North America)

    Singles – Billboard (North America)

    Acoustic EP

    An acoustic EP was released as a free bonus disc with the purchase of 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage.

    Track listing

    1. "No One (Acoustic)" – 3:16
    2. "End of the World (Acoustic)" – 3:37
    3. "Just Got Wicked (Acoustic)" – 3:59

    Track 1 & 3

  • Mixed by Ross Hogarth at Master Control
  • Produced by Cold
  • Track 2

  • Mixed by David J. Holman
  • Produced by Cold
  • Credits

  • All Songs Mastered by Louis F. Hemsey
  • Executive Producer – Jordan Schur
  • All Songs Written by Cold
  • Published by Into Everything Music
  • 2001 Flip/Geffen Records
  • Songs

    1No One (acoustic)3:16
    2End of the World (acoustic)3:37
    3Just Got Wicked (acoustic)3:59

    References

    13 Ways to Bleed on Stage Wikipedia


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