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Mikael Akerfeldt Comments On Peter Steele's Apparent Death

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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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1. userjon writes:

R.I.P. Pete, you WILL be missed. Sad, Sad day in metal history.

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. . writes:

His music was gay anyways. Not a big loss at all.

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EsotericSurgery writes:

#2, good to see someone taking on the role of "guy who posts something strictly to piss people off in time of mourning because his life sucks total sh**" ... you're a grade A jackass, now f*** off.

RIP Peter, you'll be saddly missed but admirably remembered. Thank you for all you did for metal! \m/

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. pstevo123 writes:

How can you say that, he was one of the best guys around for Metal,

take a look at what this has new has done it has made bands like Opeth, Devildriver, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and others stop and pay respect, these bands are all metal but they are not the same style of metal Peter was a legend to many and may he rest in peace

NP: Type O Negative - Dead Again

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Leonardo Mattar Monteiro writes:

PETER STEELE's death is comparable to the Twin Towers fall. Nope,Peter Steele was far more important than a stupid world trading center. Peter Steele was a Pagan God. So,he's not dead. Only somewhere between Valhalla, Hades & Vortavor. Forever missed,mangod.

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Everything Dies writes:

Whoever the f***ING coward is who can say that the loss of ANY life is "no big loss at all" ..... can f*** RIGHT OFF !!!! At least Pete had the balls to use a NAME and stand for it, which is obviously FAR more than YOU can do !!!! Respect those mourning the loss of a legend, and stay the f*** away !!!!!!!!

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalmayhem writes:

Dont even let post 2 bother you. Anyone who has ever listened to Type O or knows how influential he and his music were to his fans and peers (not to mention Carnivore kicks ass). That is just an ignorant statement from somebody who probably has never taken the time to listen to his music. RIP Pete. Thanks for the music, because as cliche as it sounds, your music will never die.

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DeathCrush writes:

Post #2: you are so lucky that you can say that as you cower behind your computer... You are a f***ing tool sir

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. west coast decalz dot com writes:

Peter Steele memory decalz that I designed... check it out on E bay under IN MEMORY OF VINYL DECAL TYPE O NEGATIVE PETER STEELE , Item# 270564283571

Rest In Peace Big Man!

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. METAL213 writes:

#2 you're a f***in douche bag. Peter was so original and charismatic and you're a complete tool. You and me toe-ta-toe = you with a bloody nose and black eye a$$hole. R.I.P. Peter Steel you will be sadly missed

# Apr 15, 2010 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dasher10 writes:

#2, if you're going to be insensitive, do it the right way: http://rippetersteele.ytmnd.com/

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Love Me to Death. writes:

What a sad day. I always pictured myself going to Type O shows even when I was an old lady! RIP, Peter. I never cried over the loss of someone I never really knew personally until today.

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 12:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. PuckettJp2 writes:

i f***ing love Pete and his music more than ever, nobody understands or feels the way i do about his passing *cries*

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Plibt writes:

you're the man now, dasher10

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dasher10 writes:

Thanks, dog!

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow. People still go on YTMND?

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RememberMetal? writes:

heh

Wish I could have been a fly on the wall of that backstage room. Opeth and Type O drinking and carrying on together. Glad they got to be chums. Thats the first thing about this news to make me smile other than blasting Type O constantly since I found out.

Now Playing: Type O Negative - "Summer Breeze"

# Apr 16, 2010 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Arlette writes:

Finally life has killed him, but it´s true his music echoes in eternity.

# Apr 17, 2010 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. B.BRISTOWE writes:

Well. Never got into Type O. He sounds like he had a troubled life. RIP

# Apr 17, 2010 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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