Columbia/FG Records' Hard Rockers Crossfade Soar to #5 on R&R's Active Rock Chart with 'Cold,' Besting Competition Including Hoobastank, Nickelback, Incubus, Audioslave, and The Darkness

The First Single from the Band's Self-Titled Debut Album (4/13), the Radio-Hot 'Cold,' Is Also #20 at Rock in R&R


Baby, it's "Cold" up here! "Cold," the first single from Columbia, SC-based hard rock quartet Crossfade, has jumped to #5 -- up from #8 last week -- on Radio & Records Active Rock chart. The muscular track, from the band's self-titled Columbia/FG debut album, beats out competition from bands including Hoobastank, Nickelback, Incubus, The Darkness, Audioslave, and Korn. The Crossfade-penned "Cold" also climbed a notch on R&R's Rock chart, landing at #20, a position that lands them ahead of artists including Slipknot, Rush, Kid Rock, and Earshot.

Previously, R&R described "Cold" as a track that " ... gives an overall feeling of foreboding, a feat accomplished through the band's standout vocals. The lead singer soars over the top of a bottom-heavy instrumental, and the harmony is impressive and unique." This dramatic interplay between Ed Sloan's strikingly clear and expressive lead vocals and the powerful, aggressive crunch of the band's ace musicianship distinguishes Crossfade, released April 13, throughout its ten original tracks.

Much of the sonically dense disc was recorded at Crossfade's own garage- based studio in Columbia, SC. It was produced by the band, who collaborated on post-production with award-winning producer and engineer Randy Staub (Nickelback, P.O.D., The Cult, Metallica, etc.). From the rapid-fire chords of the album's opener "Starless," through the hypnotic swirl of its acoustic closer, "The Unknown," it introduces the four uncompromising musicians of Crossfade with an auspicious debut, and a warm welcome for "Cold."

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