Rockfest Records announced on Monday that they have a new supergroup joining the label. World Gone Cold is comprised of 5 musicians that have already been heavily involved in the rock music scene for years — some of them for decades.
The band’s bio details that “Mark Anthony, guitarist and co-vocalist for The Letter Black, set out determined to create unapologetically heavy music with memorable melodic bite. ‘I wanted to make a metal record, just for myself,’ he recalls. ‘But the thing about doing a solo album by yourself? It just isn’t as fun.’ Anthony reached out to longtime producer Travis Wyrick (10 Years, Adelita’s Way, P.O.D.), who suggested he get in touch with singer Ryland Raus. The former frontman for Solid State Records artist Inhale Exhale was open to the idea, and once he heard a single instrumental track, he came onboard.
‘He wrote his parts for the song in just a few days and sent it back to me, and it was awesome right out of the gate,’ Anthony says. ‘The whole point in making this a band versus a solo project was to get creative input from other people, to let them be themselves, without micromanaging them.’ Invigorated by the new collaboration, the pair worked on music together, then enlisted more friends.
The rest of the lineup quickly assembled like heavy metal Avengers, each bringing unique skillsets and experience to the table. Tim ‘Yogi’ Watts is the Grammy-nominated drummer for Demon Hunter, a band whose albums regularly crack the Billboard 200 Top 20 and top Christian Rock radio. Mark “Traa” Daniels is best known as the bassist for multiplatinum rockers P.O.D., with 12 million albums sold around the world, driven by enduring anthems like “Boom” and ‘Youth of the Nation.’ Andrew Stanton, formerly with long-running rockers Disciple, filled the lead guitarist position.”