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DRIVE. IMPULSE. TENACITY. INTEGRITY.
These words form the system of belief within Texas-bred music group YEARS of COLD and fuel's their determination to push their edge-layered brand of Haunting 'Heavy Melodic Heavy Groove' to the limits. Above all, the concept most important to YEARS of COLD lies within the quality of their music and the songs and hooks they offer. Simple and to the point with no need for duplicity or gimmicks. Any audience seeking honest substance from today's music can now look no further than YEARS of COLD for 'THE TRUTH'.
Forged in the dust of the West Texas border-town of El Paso by guitarists Cesar Soto and Mat Lynch(both formerly of Noise Records/Modern Music Int artist PISSING RAZORS- Andy Sneap/ Sterling WInfield) along with bassist and longtime collaborator Arturo Saldana(ENIGMA de ULTRATUMBA/THE SIXTH), the premise for the group began in early 2008 with the trio hatching idea's thick in range and expression. Lynch recalls..'As our ideas began to grow, our focus became finding a vocalist capable of meeting the challenge of the material head-on. The one name that persisted was our colleague Dewey Bragg(KILL DEVIL HILL)...' Soto add's 'Bragg's amazing vocal scope has been key in providing the unmistakeable character and intensity we feel fits our music....' Rounding out YEARS of COLD was Chris Huber of Carlsbad, New Mexico on drums with whom the members of YOC have also shared a long history. Huber, a humble and modest individual, let his track record of non-stop touring and hard-work with his former band KRYOBURN speak for itself. His calm-demeanor countered the ferocity he displayed behind the drum-kit which were the key elements that landed him his spot in the group. The extensive experience of the member's of YEARS of COLD throughout the world music market also lends itself to the positive chemistry of the band and is a testament to each members contributions to music's past and present. Now, they work towards the future....
When asked about the name 'YEARS of COLD' and the correlation behind it, Lynch explains 'The name was taken from a documentary I once saw about the obstacles mankind constantly faces in the pursuit of progress, stability and growth. One gentleman on the program remarked --'Mankind has endured many 'years of cold' in the fight for balance on this earth'-- so for me, the idea of fighting for progress and growth thru adversity was very profound....' On that note, Cesar Soto professes 'These day's when we collaborate, we strive to stay as driven as possible for the best results and growth in our songs...'.
Having spent the better part of both 2011/2012 in the studio perfecting its signature, YEARS of COLD is now gearing up for the release of its self-titled Ep on the group's own HeavenPoint Records imprint slated for October 2012. From the smooth yet edgy sway of songs like 'Tear Stained Eyes' or 'The Ghost Behind', the crush of 'Searching This Life' or the swirling depth of 'Throes of Life', this work is lined with a certain atmosphere and depth that's easier to feel than explain. Produced by Justin Leeah (Ministry, DevilDriver, Cannibal Corpse) at DownTown Sound and Vision Lab in EPTX as well as at world famous Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Tx, YEARS of COLD is ready to set new standards for music and the experience it's intended to be....