In the summer of 1998 Jan Sallander started a band under the name "Cold".
Jan brought with him a bassplayer from his old band and found a drummer
who lived in stenungsund, where they rehearsed. With (just) three bandmembers Jan Sallander
felt that it was not enough for the music he created. It needed two guitars.
At the end of Dec 1999 Jan Hellenberg joined the band, and it was then the band took the name 'The Cold Existence'