Type O Negative
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From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Type O Negative news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele recently spoke with the Artisan News Service about touring Europe and the split with the Roadrunner label. Watch the three-minute clip at YouTube. More...
According to fan reports, TYPE O NEGATIVE's appearance at the U.K.'s Birmingham Academy on Wednesday, June 20 was delayed by over an hour and concluded after a mere 40 minutes, followed by intense booing by a disappointed, capacity crowd.
The management representative's official statement reads as follows:
"[Wednesday] night Peter [Steele, bass/vocals] got off of the bus not able to breathe properly due to the mold in the back lounge. He went straight to hotel. When the runner arrived to pick him up, I was told that he had to get someone to go up to room with him and that Peter was semi-conscious. He was having severe breathing problems. He managed to get to the venue Â— and was on time Â— but upon his arrival and seeing his condition, I immediately asked for the paramedics to attend to him. The paramedic administered oxygen and were concerned enough that there was discussion of bringing a doctor onsite. They also called for two other paramedics to consult, which resulted in more delay of stage time.
"Towards the end of set, Peter took his normal break but was still feeling very bad and the break went longer than usual. The bottle thrown at the end is a regular thing that Peter does, it was tossed gently to a fan in the crowd and not done or meant with any malintent or malice towards the audience."
There has been no statement by any members of the band at this time.
German gothic rockers DOWN BELOW will support TYPE O NEGATIVE on the following dates:
Jun. 04 - Docks - Hamburg, GER
Jun. 15 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, GER
DOWN BELOW's new album, "Sinfony 23", will be released on June 29 via Universal Music. Check out audio samples at this location.
DOWN BELOW is:
Neo-Scope - Voice
Carter - Guitars
Convex - Bass
Mr. Mahony - Drums
Cult heavy rockers TYPE O NEGATIVE won't last another decade, according to keyboard player JOSH SILVER.
When asked if he saw himself onstage playing Type O Negative hits in 10 years, in a recent www.Blasting-Zone.com interview, Silver joked that at least two of his bandmates would be dead by then.
He said, "Ten years? Are you serious? I'll be 54. There's no f**king way.
"Type O isn't gonna survive for 27 years. I don't even think Led Zeppelin did.
"Ten years? Dude, certainly a portion of us will be dead by then, literally.
I certainly don't see 10 more years. That's not realistic.
"That said, if you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would still be doing this, I would (have) said no, too." And Silver admits he wouldn't be devastated if the group quit touring tomorrow.
He added, "I love the music. I love being in the studio and I love making records, and I even love doing shows, but I hate the travelling. All of that shit sucks."
TYPE O NEGATIVE was forced to cancel its concert in San Antonio, TX last night (Saturday, April 28) due to an illness. No further information is currently available.
TYPE O NEGATIVE's brand new video for "Profit of Doom" has been posted online at YouTube.
"Profit of Doom" comes off TYPE O NEGATIVE's latest album, "Dead Again", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 18. The CD sold just over 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is the follow-up to 2003's "Life Is Killing Me", which debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 39 in June 2003 after registering a first-week sales tally of 27,000 copies. TYPE O NEGATIVE's best-selling album to date is 1994's "Bloody Kisses", which has shifted around a million copies in the U.S. More...
Type O Negative frontman Pete Steele has revealed the problems he faced whilst serving jail time in 2005. He was imprisoned for the assault of a love rival and threatening to kill him and admits his size was the only thing that made him feel safe behind bars.
As he divulged to Revolver magazine, "To be white in jail and to have long black hair and fangs is not an advantage. I was in maximum security, and there were some pretty scary people in there who are never gonna get out, so they had nothing to lose by f**king with me. Fortunately, I'm six-foot eight (inches) and I weigh 260 pounds, so I'm not exactly a target."
He adds that following his jail term, family pressure ensured he would also spend time in a mental health institute. "I was suffering from drug-induced psychosis, and I was doing some pretty insane things, like putting cameras in light switches and in shower heads. All the paranoia was because of all the cocaine I was doing."
The band’s new album ‘Dead Again’ is out now on SPV.
TYPE O NEGATIVE have added a second New York City show with CELTIC FROST and BRAND NEW SIN. They’ll now be playing on May 7th and 8th at Irving Plaza. You can check out a current list of confirmed tour dates over at their official MySpace page.
Rock Am Ring has added 37 new names to its line up. Here are the rock/metal ones:
As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, Chimaira, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, McQueen, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Silverstein, The Sounds, Type O Negative and The Used.
Rock Am Ring will take place on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of this year.
Type O Negative's new album 'Dead Again' has made its Billboard Top 200 debut at No. 27 selling 22,000 copies. Korn's 'Unplugged' album is down to No. 27 and Sevendust fell to No. 47 with 16,000 copies of 'Alpha' sold.
Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have revealed that they will play a "limited-duration special guest set of 45 minutes" on their upcoming North American tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE. "In spite of the limited playing time, the band believes that this presents an important opportunity to play for the U.S. audiences again and expand upon the foundation built in the course of last fall's successful 46-date tour of North America," CELTIC FROST writes in a press release.
Due to the preceding co-headliner tour with KREATOR in Europe which will conclude on April 5, 2007, in Hamburg, CELTIC FROST will not be able to play all dates with TYPE O NEGATIVE. Immediately after the final show of the European tour, however, the group will fly to the United States to join TYPE O NEGATIVE for the first time on April 9, 2007, in Chicago and remain with the tour until its conclusion on May 8, 2007, in Baltimore, MD.
UPDATE: Here are the latest tour dates: More...
MTV.com reports: For three years, little was heard from the band, beyond unconfirmed reports that Steele had died. The delay, Steele explained, was partly fueled by the bandmembers' escalating ages and personal responsibilities. According to Steele, "Life happened," and sometimes life can make being in a rock band damn near impossible.
"There was also a period there where we were in renegotiations with Roadrunner Records, and that kind of fell through," he offered. "I was in a psychiatric institute for a while, too, and I went through rehab [for cocaine, alcohol and 'Burger King']. As the band has gotten older, you have wives and kids and house payments and divorces and separations and all this other f---ing sh-- that goes on, so when we'd schedule rehearsals, they'd start revolving around, 'Well, can we find a babysitter?' It just becomes more and more complicated."
Steele said he was also grappling with the deaths of several people who were close to him, including his mother and late Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "It was like a slap in the face with a frozen hand," he said of his losses. And, of course, there was that brief stint at Riker's Island that kept him, um, tied up. (While Steele wouldn't discuss his incarceration in detail, he did say that he'd been arrested for "accidentally punching someone in the face 50 times.")
His mother's death, Steele said, was a major eye-opener for him, and it made him "realize my own mortality. That's why this forthcoming album has more of a punky, hardcore edge, because I'm pissed off at life 'cause I know I'm going to f---ing die. I just want to beat up the reaper." Still, the singer said, Dead Again — which is set for a March 13 release — is perhaps Type O's "least negative" work to date.
"I believe that this forthcoming album is more about revelation in one's life and dealing with frustration," he said. "It's about leaving the past behind and trying to move on — trying to grow up. I'm 45, but my motto has always been, 'Act your shoe size,' " which, for Steele, is 15.
Dead Again clocks in at more than 77 minutes and boasts 10 tracks, including "Tripping a Blind Man," "These Three Things" and "An Ode to Locksmiths." The most difficult part of making the record, Steele said, was coming up with the lyrical content.
"After writing almost 100 songs, I have to think of other subjects to write about," he said. "It's like, 'OK, women, fire, wolves, ghosts, Dracula, Frankenstein, swamp things — what the f--- else is there, you know?' It was hard to come up with subject matter."
The one song Steele struggled with the most was "Halloween in Heaven," which features Lycia's Tara VanFlower. The song, he said, was written for Dimebag but doesn't explicitly name the slain axeman. "Dimebag was a very close friend of Type O, but I didn't want to exploit his name because it was so soon after his death," Steele said. "I didn't want people to think I was making money off of this man's tragic death, but he's in a much better f---ing place, there's no doubt. It was out of love for him that this song was written."
The article also touches on the use of Rasputin on the cover and more details about the recording process.
Read the full article at MTV.com.
A 32-second audio sample of the new TYPE O NEGATIVE single, 'The Profits of Doom', is available for streaming at this location (Real Media). The track is scheduled to go for radio adds next week.
As previously reported, a brand new TYPE OF NEGATIVE song, entitled "These Three Things", is available for streaming on the band's official web site. Both tracks come off the group's new album, entitled 'Dead Again'.
More dates have bee released for TYPE O NEGATIVE’s upcoming tour with BRAND NEW SIN:
March 28 - Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
March 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
March 30 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 2 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
April 3 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
April 6 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 7 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
with CELTIC FROST:
April 9 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
April 13 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
April 14 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 15 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 26 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
April 28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
A brand new TYPE OF NEGATIVE song, entitled "These Three Things", is available for streaming on the band's official web site. The track comes off the group's new album, entitled "Dead Again," which is scheduled for release on March 19.
The follow-up to 2003's "Life Is Killing Me" will include a guest appearance by LYCIA vocalist Tara VanFlower (MySpace page) and will contain the following track listing:
01. Dead Again
02. Tripping a Blind Man
03. The Profits of Doom
04. September Sun
05. Halloween in Heaven
06. These Three Things
07. She Burned Me Down
08. Some Stupid Tomorrow
09. An Ode to Locksmiths
10. Hail and Farewell to Britain
Type O Negative and Brand New Sin will hit the road together next month. The following tour dates have been confirmed:
March 28th in Providence, RI @ Lupo's
March 29th in Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 3rd in Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 7th in Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
April 9th in Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 11th in Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
The band will release their new album 'Dead Again' later this year.
After years of anticipation from one of the most die hard fan bases in metal, Type O Negative are in the process of unleashing the new one, Dead Again, due out in North America March 13th.
The album's tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dead Again
2. Tripping a Blind Man
3. The Profits of Doom
4. September Sun
5. Halloween in Heaven (with Lycia's Tara VanFlower)
6. These Three Things
7. She Burned Me Down
8. Some Stupid Tomorrow
9. An Ode to Locksmiths
10. Hail and Farewell to Britain
CARNIVORE has scheduled a headlining show at Northsix in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 13. Support at the gig will come from KRIEG, NACHTMYSTIUM, ANAL CUNT, EMBALMER, DIMENTIANON and ANNUNAKI.
Video footage of CARNIVORE performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany in August 2006 has been posted online at this location (CARNIVORE appears about 25 minutes into the video).
Check out pictures of CARNIVORE performing at the Wacken Open Air festival at this location.
Photographer Linda Aversa has uploaded a number of pictures of CARNIVORE's "secret" warm-up show on July 28, 2006 at Fontana's in New York City, where they appeared under the name THE BENSONHOIST LESBIAN CHOIR. Check out the photos at this location.
This week’s episode of Underground Video Television (UVTV) is a Special Stoner Rock Edition hosted by Bobby Black, columnist at High Times magazine and host of Sirius Radio Hard Attack channel’s “Contact High”. The show features music videos of Clutch, Corrosion Of Conformity, Fu Manchu, Turbonegro, & Monster Magnet as well as some live videos of Mastodon and Bobby’s close friends Type O Negative. Also on the show is a brand new live video of Fireball Ministry playing their track “It Flies Again” that was filmed recently in Buffalo NY. You can view the show online or by subscribing to the UVTV podcast on i-Tunes.
Bobby Black’s show “Contact High” on Sirius Hard Attack Channel 27 airs Thursdays 9pm-10pm ET and features the sludgiest, most psychedelic and potent stoner rock ever. Find out more information about Bobby Black at his MySpace page.
Type O Negative have issued the following update:
"Great news - the new Type O Negative opus, entitled Dead Again, has now entered the mixing process! The new disc will include an appearance by Lycia vocalist Tara VanFlower. Tentative release date remains sometime in early 2007, hopefully additional live dates may be announced around then as well. Stay tuned for word on the website street team; for now you can check out the freshly minted banners, icons, and other assorted media posted on the recently resurrected media page."
The band is currently focused on completing a new album with a tentative early 2007 release date. There are currently no tour dates planned until the record is finished.