13 Ways to Bleed on Stage

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13 Ways to Bleed on Stage
Studio album by Cold
Released September 12, 2000
Recorded February–June 2000
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge
Length 48:31
Label Flip/Geffen
Producer Adam Kasper
Chris Vrenna
Fred Durst
Cold chronology
Cold
(1998)
13 Ways to Bleed on Stage
(2000)
Year of the Spider
(2003)
Singles from 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage
  1. "Just Got Wicked"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Confession"
    Released: 2000
  3. "No One"
    Released: 2000
  4. "End of the World"
    Released: 2001
  5. "Bleed"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net positive[2]
Pop Matters mixed[3]

13 Ways to Bleed on Stage is the second studio album by American post-grunge 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.

Background and recording[edit]

About a year prior to recording 13 Ways, the band enlisted guitarist Terry Balsamo; frontman Scooter Ward, who had sang 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.[4]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Just Got Wicked"   4:00
2. "She Said"   4:08
3. "No One" (feat. Sierra Swan) 3:17
4. "End of the World"   3:04
5. "Confession"   3:49
6. "It's All Good"   3:43
7. "Send in the Clowns" (feat. Aaron Lewis) 4:13
8. "Same Drug"   3:43
9. "Anti-Love Song"   3:10
10. "Witch" (feat. Sierra Swan) 3:48
11. "Sick of Man"   4:04
12. "Outerspace"   3:37
13. "Bleed" (feat. Aaron Lewis) (also known as "Thirteen" after 9/11) 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2000 Heatseekers 1
2000 The Billboard 200 98

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "Just Got Wicked" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25
2001 "End of the World" Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
2001 "No One" Mainstream Rock Tracks 17
2001 "No One" Modern Rock Tracks 13

Acoustic EP[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

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

Track 1 & 3[edit]

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

Track 2[edit]

  • Mixed by David J. Holman
  • Produced by Cold

Credits[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage Cold Allmusic.com, Tim Sheridan
  2. ^ "COLD 13 Ways... CD REVIEW". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  3. ^ Hart, Jeremy. "Cold: 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ Artist Interview - Terry Balsamo Ibanez.com (January 1, 2006). Retrieved on 3-26-11.
  5. ^ "KROQ Inland Invasion 2001". kroq.cbslocal.com. 2001-08-25. Retrieved 2013-03-28.