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Cold By Winter


Driving across the country to play shows, spending almost all of your spare time plastering cities with flyers and posters and hand making EPs and merchandise to sell for only gold coin donations at the door: This sums up the dedication of Cold By Winter’s five members.

There are a lot of different stories about the band’s progression. It’s been turbulent, it's been spat upon by a few but it has also been a great source of entertainment for many. Regardless of the rumours that shroud the band, they have proved their worth time and time again.

Playing solidly throughout New Zealand Cold By Winter became a hardened melodic machine, building up a loyal fan base from across all musical genres with their mix of brutally heavy guitars and intricate break-downs. All this mashed up with strong vocal melodies Cold By Winter have set themselves apart from other emerging bands climbing from the New Zealand punk/hardcore scene.

In 2004 the debut album We The Living was released upon the ears of the public and Cold by Winter began to make their presence known on the New Zealand music scene. They went on to show their diversity and passion supporting countless international acts including Hot Water Music, Thrice, Funeral for a Friend, Shai Halud, Mudvayne, Sunk Loto, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Thursday, Anti Flag, Senses Fail and Saosin. Also cementing a name at home playing alongside local legends the Bleeders, Sommerset, Cobra Khan, Antagonist A.D., Kitsch, Jakob and Blindspott.

The height of their career personally and musically was the tour throughout Europe in 2006 playing 22 shows in 24 days then returning to follow up with a tour in Australia and an invitation to play NZ's first Taste of Chaos festival.

2007 saw the band go their separate ways and pursue other musical ventures.

Band Members:
Leon Ahmad-Hall (vocals)
Sean O'Kane-Connolly (guitar)
Trajan Schwencke (guitar)
George Hampton (bass)
Scott 'Scotty Rocker' Lamb (drums)


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muzic.net.nz Admin

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Cold By Winter breaking up
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:17 pm
According to the bands MySpace Page, Cold By Winter are calling it a day with their final gig being at The Kings Arms (Auckland) on December 1.

We're not happy to hear this news, especially as CBW played at our 5th birthday gig a few years back - and we would like to wish all of the members good luck with their new projects.

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BIG george

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Album mp3's
Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:15 am
hey all
just letting you all know that the mp3's that are up on this site are the old ep... which is basicly an old band...
so if ya wanna check out our mp3's go here www.myspace.com/coldbywinternz
we are also working on our website www.coldbywinter.com which will be up shortly...


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RE: Cold By Winter on TV
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:42 pm
Yes Yes its all true , We did call the The Bleeders, but then when i heard they were cold by winter i was like OMFG , I only starting knowing who cold by winter was like just couple weeks before then because of the Sounds guy in Pakuranga (Ashley) hes cool , he sold me his cold by winter shirt im like muhahaha but yea , even that im young u still have to let us in ur GIGS Twisted Evil PLZZ dudes


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RE: Cold By Winter on TV
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:26 pm
We accidentally met cold by winter at a petrol station in Manukau. They became incredibly scared when we began to ask if we could touch their hand and asking if they were the bleeders.

Don't think we'll be allowed in any more of their gigs Mr Green

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Cold By Winter on TV
Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:52 pm
Cold By Winter will be appearing on Juice TV Jim Beam 120 show this Friday from 9pm. The show will be repeat again on Saturday.


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Vote Cold By Winter
Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:35 pm
Hey, you guys should all vote for Cold By Winter for bfm's top 10 ...

Simply go here --> http://www.95bfm.com/toptenvote.php

And type Cold by Winter into the box marked 'Other'


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