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Type O Negative

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Formed: 1988
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Sunday Old School: Remembering Peter Steele

Given the tragic news posted earlier this week, it seemed not just fitting, but mandatory that this week we dedicate Sunday Old School to the memory of Petrus T. Ratajczyk, better known as Peter Steele, who passed away last Wednesday. Steele was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and was the founder of the infamous crossover thrash band Carnivore, before going to achieve massive success with Type O Negative. Before that however, he was in a band named Fallout which also featured Agnostic Front drummer Louie Beateaux and future Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver. Fallout only lasted three years and in such time only released one record, a single named "Rock Hard" which was limited to 500 copies.

Beateaux would go with Steele after the demise of Fallout to form the band Carnivore in 1982, with a self-titled debut album being released in January 1986. The album was exceptionally well received and praised for its unrelenting speed and tongue in cheek humour, along with spawning such great songs as "World Wars III & IV," "Male Supremacy" and the title track. A second album named "Retaliation" would be released the following year through Roadrunner Records, which was once again critically praised. "Retaliation" would prove to be the bands last album however, as they split up soon after.

From here, Steele formed the band he is perhaps best known for, Type O Negative, which although labelled as a gothic metal outfit, mixed in many aspects of doom and thrash metal. The group released their first album, "Slow, Deep and Hard" in 1991, using alot of material which was originally meant for Carnivore. The album received mixed reviews, though music historian Piero Scaruffi would go on to call it "the greatest heavy metal album of all time." Type O Negative followed this release with "The Origin Of The Feces" which was designed to sound like a live album, dubbing in audience noises, banter and even stopping a song because the "venue" had a bomb threat called in. The album was less well received than "Slow, Deep and Hard" but the band would achieve massive success with their next album, "Bloody Kisses," which eventually reached Platinum status, becoming the first album from Roadrunner Records to do so. The album featured the popular singles "Black No. 1" and "Christian Woman" along with the controversial "Kill All The White People" and "We Hate Everyone." The band released two more acclaimed albums in the form of "October Rust" in 1996 and "World Coming Down" in 1999 before releasing a compilation album entitled, "The Least Worst Of." The group released their last album for Roadrunner, "Life Is Killing Me" which featured much shorter songs than previous albums, with the exception of the 7 and a half minute, "How Could She?" which is essentially a list of female television characters. More...

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Daylight Misery Comments On Peter Steele

Greece's Daylight Misery has posted footage online of the band performing a cover of "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" by Type O Negative. Daylight Misery also issued the following statement about the video and the recent death of Peter Steele:

"It's like losing a friend... Losing the inspiration. Many years have passed since the first time we took in our hands the true masterpiece 'Bloody Kisses.' So dark, so depressive, so black, so melancholic, so charismatic, so influential, so unique. This time Peter Steele is dead and this is not a bad 'joke' as 5 years ago. This time we have to keep in our minds that we will not listen his recognizable voice in new songs again. Sad but true, like Type O Negative's music. Daylight Misery played a show in Athens on April 11th, 3 days before Pete's death and My Girlfriend's Girlfriend was the cover song of the set list. We are proud about it, even though we are not talents (Don't mistake lack of talent for genius) and this song is dedicated in Pete's memory. We are not as talented as you man, we are just the vandals... RIP."

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Black Sabbath Members Remember Peter Steele

Original Black Sabbath members Terry "Geezer" Butler (bass) and drummer Bill Ward have each posted a message online, which pays tribute to Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, who tragically passed away last wednesday from a suspected heart failure. The messages read as follows:

Geezer Butler: "I was so saddened to hear of Pete Steele passing away. He truly was one of the nicest blokes I’ve ever met. He came to the first G//Z/R gig, in New York, showing his support for us. I last saw him in Copenhagen, on the Heaven & Hell tour, where he interviewed me for a bassist to bassist piece. We had lots of fun talking together. I always maintained that the best Sabbath cover was Type O’s version of 'Black Sabbath' on the Nativity In Black album. I always looked forward to hearing what he’d come out with- he was always surprising, musically, and such a very special person. One of the truly great ones has now left the stage. R.I. P. Pete- Bog Blast yea." More...

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Type O Negative Members Pay Tribute To Frontman

The surviving members of Type O Neative, Josh Silver, Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly, have posted a collective message online, as well as their own personal thoughts, regarding the passing of the bands frontman Peter Steele, which occured on wednesday night. The messages read as follows:

"It is with great sadness that we inform you that Type O Negative front man, bassist, and our band mate, Peter Steele passed away last night of what appears to be heart failure.

"Ironically Peter had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin writing and recording new music for our follow up to Dead Again released in 2007.

"The official cause of death has yet to be determined pending autopsy results. The funeral services will be private and memorial services will be announced at a future date. We’d like to share our thoughts and those of Peter’s family below.

"We are truly saddened to lose our friend and appreciate the tremendous outpouring today from around the world."

Sincerely,
Josh, Kenny and Johnny More...

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Mikael Akerfeldt Comments On Peter Steele

Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following statement about the rumored death of Type O Negative's Peter Steele:

"Well, I have to say I am shocked by these horrible news.... Basically I just want to express my condolences on behalf of Opeth. Peter and company took us out for a little spin in Germany a few years ago and we became mates with em I guess. Peter was always very kind to us, from the get-go he went up to Mendez and offered him his bass guitar if he wanted to borrow it. I mean, things like that simply don't happen in the rock business anymore, but I think he had a different view on things.

"Last time I saw him was a few years ago when he and Johnny and Kenny came to see us playing the Irving plaza in NYC. There was a knock on the door, I opened, and there was Peter towering over me. I said 'Hey Pete come in....' and he said 'You again, I thought you was fired!'. Went straight passed me, grabbed a bottle of red from our rider and started guzzling away in the corner, leaving funny remarks at whatever conversations that was going on in the dressing room.

"The dude was funny, intense, intimidating and overall, a good guy. That was my impression, can't say I knew him too well, but we did develop some type of 'heya' friendship with Johnny and Kenny. I also did a song with Josh a few years ago even though I've never talked to him in person. Anyways, I just wanted to write something....I am in a bit of a shock I guess... Thoughts goes out to Johnny, Kenny and Josh as well as to Peters families and friends. His and their music lives on, or as they say, echoes in eternity."

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More Bands Pay Tribute To Peter Steele

Earlier today it was confirmed that Peter Steele, the frontman of the bands Type O Negative and Carnivore, had passed away at the age of 48 from a heart failure. Many fans of the band have been paying their respects today, among them include many of Steele's peers. You can read what some of them have to say about the man below.

"Peter Steele was one of my all-time favourite musicians ever! I've only met him once briefly and he was just the nicest guy! Carnivore's 'Retalliation' and all Type O Negative albums have been a huge influence on my creativity. This is a black day for music! Rest in peace, Peter." - Mille Petrozza, Kreator More...

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SPV Records Comments On Peter Steele's Passing

SPV / Steamhammer Records, the label which housed Type O Negative, has posted a message online paying tribute to the bands lead vocalist and bass player Peter Steele, who was confirmed dead earlier today. The message reads as follows:

"It's with great sadness that we give our condolences to the family and friends of Peter Steele. He died on April 14th, 2010. With his bands Carnivore and Type O Negative he achieved cult status and was loved by fans around the world.

"The last releases he did with Type O Negative were the DVD Symphony For The Devil and the studio album Dead Again. SPV/Steamhammer proudly released both products worldwide, which will now - very unfortunately - be the end of his recording legacy.

"The world has lost a charismatic frontman and a very talented person.

"Our condolences go to Peter`s family, friends and the members of his bands.

"In Mourning... SPV / Steamhammer."

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Hatebreed Speaks On Peter Steele's Passing

American hardcore superstars Hatebreed have posted the following message online, with regards to Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, who passed away last night from a heart failure.

"Hatebreed would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends & fans of Peter Steele. He is one of the best guys we've ever toured with and a true legend! There will NEVER be anyone else like him. May he rest in peace."

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Breaking News

Type O Negative's Peter Steele Passes Away

Peter Steele, the lead singer for Type O Negative and a true icon and enigma, has reportedly died of heart failure at the age of 48. As of 4:00 am, fellow bandmate Kenny Hickey has confirmed initial rumors of his passing. Despite a similar rumor in 2005, it appears the reports of his passing are true. His work with Type O Negative was groundbreaking and a large influence on other various genres of metal, especially doom metal. As the song goes, "Everything Dies" but know that the music lives on...

UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net also reports that Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver has confirmed Peter Steele's death.

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Seventh Void Announces Last Minute NYC Show

Brooklyn metal band SEVENTH VOID, featuring Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative, has announced a last minute New York City show on Thursday March 18th at Don Hills. Don Hills is located at 511 Greenwich Street in New York City .

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Saw VI Soundtrack Video Teaser Posted Online

A 30 second teaser for the Saw VI soundtrack has been posted online and is viewable below. As previously reported, the soundtrack available everywhere October 20 features new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more more.

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Type O Negative Announces Tour Dates

Brooklyn based metal outfit Type O Negative has announced that they will be hitting the road next month for a series of headlining shows. A brief message from the band reads as follows:

"Please check with your local venues for ticket information, prices and exact times, we do not have that information. Thanks!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Saw VI Soundtrack Final Lineup Revealed

The line-up and tracklisting for the Saw VI soundtrack has been revealed. The soundtrack features brand new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more.

The Saw VI soundtrack will be available October 20, 2009. The official website and pre-order has been launched at saw6soundtrack.com.

In Saw VI, Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Trustkill's Josh Grabelle said, "We are stoked about this soundtrack as we've managed to place songs from some of the most exciting hard rock and metal bands in the scene on this one. We are all huge fans of the Saw movies and are ready to knock this one out of the park!"

Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw VI Soundtrack: "We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across."

The Saw VI Soundtrack track listing is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To Black Label Society Tour

Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde has revealed that Five Finger Death Punch and Seventh Void (featuring members of Type O Negative) will be touring with the band along with Mudvayne and Static-X later this year.

"It's a small world, so everybody knows everybody. I've known the guys since the OZZFest. So we're going to have a fucking blast. (It will be) Static-X, Mudvayne, a couple guys from TYPE O NEGATIVE started their own band (SEVENTH VOID) so they got that thing going on. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. There's six bands on the fucking bill so we're going to have a good fucking time."

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Type O Negative To Reissue Remastered Debut Album

Type O Negative's head-turning, raw debut, "Slow, Deep and Hard," was originally released in 1991 and is credited with launching the black-humored, doomy metal band's career. Type O eventually went on to become the first gold-certified band on Roadrunner Records. The reissue is re-mastered, which adds an element of crispness to this classic release's sound. It also includes a bonus track called "Hey Pete." It will also feature new liner notes, redesigned artwork and extra photos. It's a "must have" for fans of Brooklyn's finest.

The tracklisting for the reissued "Slow, Deep and Hard" is as follows:

1. unsuccessfully coping with the natural beauty of infidelity (12:39)
2. der untermensch (8:54)
3. xero tolerance (7:45)
4. prelude to agony (12:14)
5. glass walls of limbo (dance mix) (6:14)
6. the misinterpretation of silence and its disastrous consequences (1:04)
7. gravitational constant G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2 (9:14)
8. hey pete (pete's ego trip version) (5:19)

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online

Previews of the forthcoming Roadrunner United have been posted online and are available to view below. The DVD features an all-star lineup of Roadrunner Records alumni and members of the current roster performing some of the biggest songs ever to be released by Roadrunner Records. The DVD also features a 75 minute documentary which includes behind the scenes footage and interviews.

The tracklisting for the concert is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Roadrunner United DVD To Be Released

More than three years ago, Roadrunner Records celebrated their 25th anniversary by corralling 56 musicians from 44 different bands spanning the label's entire 25-year history to release "Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions."

Now, Roadrunner Records has announced that a new live DVD entitled, "Roadrunner United The Concert" will be released on December 9th.

The double disc DVD features the concert in Times Square where members and alumni of Roadrunner Records gathered to perform some of the label's best known tracks, including former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach dueting with current vocalist Howard Jones on the song "My Last Serenade" and a variety of vocalists and musicians joining together to perform classic songs from the likes of King Diamond, Soulfly, Type O Negative, Machine Head, Slipknot and Sepultura.

Also on the DVD will be a 75 minute documentary which includes interviews and behind the scenes fottage. More details will follow as they're announced.

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Type O Guitarist Joins Kingdom Of Sorrow On Tour

KINGDOM OF SORROW will be joined by Kenny Hickey of TYPE O NEGATIVE for a portion of dates on their upcoming North American tour with GWAR and label-mates TOXIC HOLOCAUST. Hickey will fill-in for Kirk Windstein, who will be on tour with DOWN in late October and November. Statements from Windstein, Hickey, and KOS's Jamey Jasta are below.

Kirk Windstein: "What's up everyone!? I just wanted to let you all know that we've found a GREAT fill in guitarist for yours truly, raging rocker and good friend Kenny Hickey of TYPE-O-NEGATIVE, and I couldn't be happier with the choice. He will be jamming with the young Jasta and crew during the first half of the GWAR tour so please go out and support KINGDOM OF SORROW while I am fulfilling my duties with DOWN. I wish I could rock in two places at once but my 1 priority is DOWN right now, we are touring with METALLICA and there's no way in hell I would miss that.

"I will however be playing the first couple of shows and the last leg of the tour with KINGDOM OF SORROW though, so don't fret! Come out and rock with us and buy the old one a cold one!!!"

Kenny Hickey: "About 2 weeks ago I was bitching to my daughter about how I needed to get back on the road - been home long enough and needed to break out. At that moment I received a text message from my friend Jamey Jasta. To my amazement he was asking me to hit the road with him with his new band KINGDOM OF SORROW! I would be filling in for Kirk whom I've known for years - way back to the beginning of the CROWBAR, TYPE O, PANTERA days. On top of that, TYPE O and HATEBREED had just finished tearing a hole through the states on a 7 week co-headlining tour which was over the top insanity and fun. I went out that next day and bought the Kingdom of Sorrow record and was sold immediately. I'm in boys.
We're gonna kick a hole in the universe!"

Jamey Jasta: "When DOWN was first confirmed on the METALLICA tour I really thought we would just have to cancel the GWAR run but Kirk INSISTED that I push on without him and do what's right for the fans and for KINGDOM OF SORROW. When faced with finding a suitable replacement for Kirk, Kenny Hickey instantly came to mind and I could not be happier that he is available and stoked to tour with us. I must say that Kenny is one of the most talented and underrated players out there in the rock / metal world and I had the time of my life touring with TYPE O this past summer.
We're pumped to be able to perform with KINGDOM OF SORROW in so many cities across the USA and Canada! Thanks for the support and we'll see you at the shows!"

Additionally, KINGDOM OF SORROW has announced a number of headlining dates leading up to the GWAR tour. The band will headline shows on their way to Florida to meet up with GWAR and TOXIC HOLOCAUST for the massive 12-week North American tour, hitting over 70 cities all across Canada and the U.S. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Here are the latest KINGDOM OF SORROW tour dates: More...

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