Cold is an American rock band, formed in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The band was originally called Grundig. They changed it after a German stereo manufacturer with that name threatened to sue. They got their new name when Wes Borland was giving his opinion of the lawsuit. His comment: "That's cold."
Their style is self-described as "redneck goth."
Cold was signed to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's label, Flip Records.
Balsamo joined Evanescence in 2004 when their guitarist, Ben Moody, left the band. Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee took some heat when she suggested that Cold would be breaking up. They weren't, and Cold didn't appreciate it.