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A Cold Day in Hell

A Cold Day in Hell

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A Cold Day in Hell is the debut album by American deathcore
Deathcore
Deathcore is an extreme metal music genre that combines elements of death metal with elements of metalcore or hardcore punk, or both. It is defined by an "excessive" use of death metal riffs, blast beats and use of hardcore punk breakdowns...

 band Winds of Plague
Winds of Plague
Winds of Plague is an American deathcore band from Upland, California, formed in 2002. They are best known as one of the only deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music....

. It was released on June 27, 2005 on Recorse Records
Recorse records
Recorse Records is an independent record label formed in 2000. It was owned and operated by Ryan Beye in Kansas City, MO. It generally signs nationally in the US in the metal and hardcore genres....

, when the band was just out of their senior year of High School. The album is no longer in print. Several tracks including the album's title track have been re-recorded for the band's second studio album, Decimate The Weak
Decimate the Weak
-Personnel:Winds of Plague* Jonathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke - vocals* Nick Eash - guitar* Nick Piunno - guitar* Matt Fineman- keyboard* Andrew Glover - bass* Jeff Tenney - drumsProduction* Produced, recorded and engineered by Daniel Castleman...

. The album also features the single "Brotherhood", which is the only song from the album (apart from those re-recorded for Decimate the Weak) that the band performs live today.

The lyrical theming for the album is "life and brotherhood".
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A Cold Day in Hell is the debut album by American deathcore
Deathcore
Deathcore is an extreme metal music genre that combines elements of death metal with elements of metalcore or hardcore punk, or both. It is defined by an "excessive" use of death metal riffs, blast beats and use of hardcore punk breakdowns...

 band Winds of Plague
Winds of Plague
Winds of Plague is an American deathcore band from Upland, California, formed in 2002. They are best known as one of the only deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music....

. It was released on June 27, 2005 on Recorse Records
Recorse records
Recorse Records is an independent record label formed in 2000. It was owned and operated by Ryan Beye in Kansas City, MO. It generally signs nationally in the US in the metal and hardcore genres....

, when the band was just out of their senior year of High School. The album is no longer in print. Several tracks including the album's title track have been re-recorded for the band's second studio album, Decimate The Weak
Decimate the Weak
-Personnel:Winds of Plague* Jonathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke - vocals* Nick Eash - guitar* Nick Piunno - guitar* Matt Fineman- keyboard* Andrew Glover - bass* Jeff Tenney - drumsProduction* Produced, recorded and engineered by Daniel Castleman...

. The album also features the single "Brotherhood", which is the only song from the album (apart from those re-recorded for Decimate the Weak) that the band performs live today.

The lyrical theming for the album is "life and brotherhood". After the album release, the band gained very much recognition through the Internet and local shows. However, Kevin Grant shortly left the band due to personal reasons - the rest of the band considered this a "harsh loss to the virtual world".

Track listing


Source: Metal Archives

  • Eash's ex-fling appears at the end of the song "Dead on the Dance Floor" in a voice-mail message left to Piunno's ex-girlfriend's voicemail after he had his friends prank her.
  • The music in the background is the theme from The Terminator movie in which they transposed into a breakdown.

Personnel

  • Jonathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke – vocals
  • Chris Cooke – keyboards
  • Nick Eash – guitar
  • Nick Piunno – guitar
  • Jeff Tenney – drums
  • Kevin Grant – bass
  • John Mishima – guest vocals on the song "Brotherhood"
  • Scott Stilleta – engineer