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Carnivore

Formed: 1982
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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MetalSucks Remembers Peter Steele

MetalSucks.net writer Anso DF has published Part 1 of a week-long series that looks back at the life of Type O Negative / Carnivore frontman/bassist Peter Steele. MetalSucks reached out to a few of Peter’s family, friends, and Type O Negative bandmates, who generously shared their thoughts, remembrances, and regrets. You can read the entire article and series of interviews by heading over to this location. An excerpt from the article, commenting on Peter's untimely passing, reads as follows:

So we miss the guy. His departure was sudden and, typical of Peter, ironically timed: A long period of turmoil had come to an end, say his friends and family, and a sober, focussed Peter was days away from a return from seclusion in Pennsylvania to his native New York. A late 2009 string of Type O concerts — which turned out to be his final shows — had marked the best Pete performances in years. Further, the band had just signed a new record deal with Napalm Records and booked a Staten Island rehearsal studio to undertake writing a new album. Nearby, an apartment had been found for Peter, also minutes from two of his bandmates’ homes. He was coming back; he was going to write songs to tell us where he’d been. His death seemed so cruel. It was hard to process.

Read the full article at MetalSucks.

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Peter Steele Tribute Album Officially Released

A year ago we lost one of heavy metal’s iconic voices with the untimely death of Type O Negative’s Peter Steele. Twelve bands hailing from Europe and both North and South America have lent their talents to pay tribute to the gothic metal giant and ensure his music continues to be played by fans all across the world.

In collaboration with Beneath the Woods studios and a dozen of the finest underground bands, Metalunderground.com is very proud to announce that “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” is now officially available. All twelve tracks from the album and a PDF booklet containing words from the bands are available for $3, which covers the costs of the mechanical license and the transaction fees. Metalunderground.com will be donating any leftover profits to charity.

You can buy your copy of the album as an immediate digital download starting today.

We would like to personally thank all of the bands involved for their fantastic contributions, and to all our readers who have stuck by us throughout the years. There's a little something for everyone in this tribute album, and we hope you'll love it just as much as we do.

Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studios also added, "My original idea was to find bands that were only interested in paying tribute to Peter, and not getting caught up in the politics of it all. No talks of money, labels, suits, or anyone trying to suck the life out of it. Just a straight up tribute. While we had people from Dave Ellefson to Anathema showing interest, their schedules are too busy from prior commitments.

“If you look back at Type O Negative's catalogue, they covered various songs by artists that were much different from the original. There were most definitely fans of Neil Young who hated their rendition of 'Cinnamon Girl,' and Seals and Crofts fans who hated 'Summer Breeze.' There were even fans of Sabbath who hated Type O's rendition of a Sabbath song.

“However, Johnny Kelly put it best when he said ‘These are what those songs would have sounded like if WE wrote them, its our interpretation of the material.’ That was actually his response to me commenting on how ‘different’ the music on this tribute is.”

To hear what the bands have to offer with their cover songs, two teaser trailers are available below. The groups involved in the tribute have also conducted a series of interviews with Metalunderground to talk about Peter Steele’s legacy and the future of metal icons. You can read about how Autumns Eyes, Dark Hound, and Fairytale Abuse approached their cover songs and how Peter Steele influenced them. More...

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Second Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Revealed

Update: the tribute album is now available for download!

As April 14th draws near, Metalunderground.com will be paying tribute to the late Peter Steele, whose iconic vocal talents in Type O Negative helped shape the musical landscape for a generation of music lovers. The anniversary of Peter’s passing will see the release of “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele,” which includes twelve cover tracks graciously donated by underground bands from across the world and from various genres of metal. In memory of Peter’s own various covers, each song provides a unique interpretation on Type O Negative or Carnivore.

A second trailer has now been posted online with clips from each of the songs on the tribute, in order to give past and future Peter Steele fans a chance to get acquainted with the bands honoring his legacy. The teaser trailer can be found below. An interactive version of the album’s digital booklet, created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, is also available for all to view at this location.

The anniversary of the death of an icon is a bittersweet one. While we may never get to hear what Peter had in store for us next, we can still remember him and retrace the steps he already took on his musical career. Commenting on his passing a year ago, Tennessee’s Dark Hound added “Never bowing to be what anybody else wanted him to be, Peter forged his own way and his own style and sound, something every musician should hope to accomplish. That spirit and his music will continue to inspire us and countless bands to come. R.I.P. Peter Steele, thank you for what you've left us.”

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele” will be available on April 14th, 2011 in digital format with a PDF booklet for $3 (three U.S. dollars), which is solely to cover the cost of mechanical licensing and transaction fees. Any remaining money left over will be given to charity. In addition, free desktop and iPhone wallpapers based on the cover artwork will be made available for anyone to download.

The artwork can be viewed below, and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Auvernia - I Don't Wanna Be Me
2. Fairytale Abuse - Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
3. Stabbingback - Halloween in Heaven
4. Emancer - Girlfriend's Girlfriend
5. Dead Shape Figure - Dead Again
6. Enthrope - Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)
7. Dark Hound - Life is Killing Me
8. A Band of Orcs - Green Man
9. In.Verno - Everything Dies
10. Blind Greed - Christian Woman
11. Revilement - Sex and Violence
12. Autumns Eyes - Love You To Death

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

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Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Posted Online

Update: the second teaser trailer, which features clips from all twelve songs on the tribute, is now available at this location.

As was previously announced, Metalunderground.com will be releasing an exclusive tribute album to Peter Steele, who passed away last April. A dozen bands from across the world came together to contribute to the album and honor the icon of doom and gloom. The cover artwork for the tribute, which follows the iconic Type O Negative style and was created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

To whet the fan’s appetites and give a taste of what’s to come, a teaser trailer is also now available that showcases clips from two of the cover songs appearing on “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele.” Check out the video below to hear segments from the gothic recreation of “Love You To Death” by Autumns Eyes and the power metal rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” by Auvernia.

Speaking on Peter’s influence in the musical world, Argentina based band Auvernia commented, “Type O Negative - and specially Peter Steele as their front man and composer - has been inspirational for us in terms of diversity in music. They were not afraid to experiment, to melt genres such as thrash and goth for the sake of the compositions, that way creating their own trademark. If we also add musicianship, personality and attitude, then you have an icon. That's the legacy we take from Peter Steele and his band, for their heritage is there, within all their music.”

The track order has now been finalized for the tribute album, which features bands from such diverse locations as Finland, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and even the U.S.

1. Auvernia - "I Don't Wanna Be Me"
2. Fairytale Abuse - "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
3. Stabbingback - "Halloween in Heaven"
4. Emancer - "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
5. Dead Shape Figure - "Dead Again"
6. Enthrope - "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)"
7. Dark Hound - "Life is Killing Me"
8. A Band of Orcs - "Green Man"
9. In.Verno - "Everything Dies"
10. Blind Greed - "Christian Woman"
11. Revilement - "Sex and Violence"
12. Autumns Eyes - "Love You To Death"

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” will be available in digital format through Metalunderground.com for a small fee, required to cover the mechanical licensing fees and transaction costs. Any leftover profits will be donated to charity. Stay tuned for additional details on the release of this multinational tribute to one of metal’s fallen legends.

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Metalunderground To Release Peter Steele Tribute

Update: The tribute album is now available for download! The teaser trailer and cover artwork for the tribute album are also available at this location.

Last year the musical world was dealt a serious blow when gothic metal titan Peter Steele tragically passed away at the age of 48. While Peter may be gone, his music and his legacy live on, and they continue to inspire musicians around the world.

To honor Peter’s memory on the anniversary of his passing, and lead a new generation of metalheads to his music, heavy metal news site Metalunderground.com has teamed up with a dozen underground bands from across the globe to release an exclusive tribute album. The tribute, entitled “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele," was done in collaboration with Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studio and features twelve stellar cover songs from many stages of Peter’s career in both Type O Negative and Carnivore.

The songs covered, which include interpretations running the gamut from depressive rock to power metal to death metal and many stops in-between, are as follows:

Auvernia - “I Don't Wanna Be Me”
Fairytale Abuse - “Black No. 1”
In.verno - “Everything Dies”
Dead Shape Figure - “Dead Again”
Revilement - “Sex and Violence”
Emancer - “Girlfriend's Girlfriend”
A Band of Orcs - “Green Man”
Enthrope - “Wolf Moon”
Stabbingback - “Halloween in Heaven”
Dark Hound – “Life Is Killing Me”
Autumns Eyes – “Love You To Death”
Blind Greed – “Christian Woman”

A final track listing is still being determined.

Discussing his own exposure to Type O Negative, Fairytale Abuse vocalist Simon Pederson explained, “I remember very clearly when one of my friends introduced me to Type O Negative back in the early 90´s. I was quite impressed by the ambiance and melancholia of the music but even more by the depth and character of Peter Steele´s vocals. Since then their albums still regularly find their way to my CD player.” Simon then went on to add, “Peter Steele is for us without doubt one of the most significant forefathers within the entire melodic metal genre. So when being asked to deliver a song for his tribute we were doubtless that we had to participate and are honored to do so.” More...

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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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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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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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Carnivore Planning New Live and Studio Albums

Having finished the group's European tour nearly a month ago, CARNIVORE drummer Steve Tobin has told Blistering.com that the band hopes to release a live CD by summer and support it with more performances, then start working in earnest on a new studio album."

"We really wanna get the live CD out and then do some more shows as well, like a full-length tour of the U.S. and maybe even a longer tour of Europe this time," Tobin said. The band has been "talking with somepeople" about releasing the record, but he declined to name who." More...

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Carnivore Cancel Manchester Show

CARNIVORE's December 16 concert at Jilly's Rockworld in Manchester, England has been cancelled. "The promoter has not been heard from for over three weeks and did not even send in any deposit [money] to our agent," guitarist Paul Bento writes on the group's MySpace page. "The band has taken a major [money] hit as a result, and we are pissed off for our fans. It is one thing when a band looses [money], but when it affects our fans, it's really FUCKIN BAD! Hats off to our fans! A big-time thanks for your support! YOU ARE THE BEST!"

CARNIVORE's current lineup:

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - Vocals, Bass
Paul Bento (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION) - Guitar, Vocals
Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tobin (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ex-DUST TO DUST) - Drums, Vocals

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Carnivore Seek "Blood GIrls" for European Tour

CARNIVORE is looking for "blood girls" to assist them on stage during their upcoming European tour. Check out the "advertisement" at this location.

CARNIVORE played an exclusive, one-off New York-area show as a warm-up for the group's European tour on November 21 at L'Amour, in the club's recently opened new location in Staten Island. A photo of former BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld performing with CARNIVORE at the L'Amour gig can be found at this location.

CARNIVORE's current lineup:

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - Vocals, Bass
Paul Bento (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION) - Guitar, Vocals
Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tobin (METAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ex-DUST TO DUST) - Drums, Vocals More...

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Carnivore Announce New York City Show

CARNIVORE have announced an exclusive, one off New York area show, as a warm up for their forthcoming European tour. The event takes place at L’amour, in their recently opened new location in Staten Island, NY, on Wednesday November 21st. Dubbed “The Thanksgiving Eve Massacre,” CARNIVORE will be joined by special guests SEVENTH VOID (featuring Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey of TYPE O NEGATIVE) and the Staten Island based SAINTS OF PAIN.

You can find more information online here.

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Carnivore Schedules Headlining Show In Brooklyn

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.

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Carnivore Post Video Of Wacken Performance Online

Video footage of CARNIVORE performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany has been posted online at this location (CARNIVORE appears about 15 minutes into the video).

Check out pictures of CARNIVORE performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany at this location. More...

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Carnivore Announce A Few More Dates

Brooklyn's CARNIVORE (featuring Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE fame) have announced the following reunion tour dates:

September 1 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
September 2 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 3 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 7 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
September 8 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 9 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

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Wacken Open Air Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos of reunited ATHEIST and CARNIVORE, along with ABORTED, ARCH ENEMY, CELTIC FROST, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DANKO JONES, FEAR FACTORY, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, SIX FEET UNDER, SOILWORK, SOULFLY, WHITESNAKE and WINTERSUN, taken at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which took place on August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany — have been posted online at www.metal-experience.com.

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Carnivore Add More Stops On Re-unoin Tour

Brooklyn's CARNIVORE (featuring Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE fame) have announced the following reunion tour dates:

September 1 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
September 2 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 3 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 8 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 9 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

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