Type O Negative timeline
Type O Negative was an American gothic metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1989, by Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass), Kenny Hickey (guitar, backing vocals), Josh Silver (keyboards, backing vocals), and Sal Abruscato (drums, percussions), who was later replaced by Johnny Kelly.
birth name: Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk
also known as Peter Steele; Pete Steele; Lord Petrus Steele; The Green Man
died April 14, 2010 (aged 48)
genres: gothic metal, doom metal, thrash metal, heavy metal
instruments: vocals, bass
birth name: Kenneth Shaun Hickey
genres: heavy metal, gothic metal, doom metal
instruments: guitar, vocals
birth name: Josh Silver
genres: heavy metal, gothic metal, doom metal
instruments: keyboards, vocals
birth name: Sal Abruscato
genres: gothic metal, doom metal
instruments: drums, percussion, vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression.
On April 14, 2010, lead vocalist, bassist, and principal songwriter Peter Steele died, reportedly from heart failure brought on by an aortic aneurysm.
Members Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly stated in a November 2010 interview with French music magazine Rock Hard that the band would not continue.
Type O Negative’s first album Slow Deep and Hard incorporated dragging Black Sabbath-esque dirge riffs, maniacal hardcore outbursts, and droning industrial and gothic atmospheres.
Slow, Deep and Hard is a semi-autobiographical album with heavy amounts of black humor, based on a relationship in which the vocalist/bass guitarist Peter Steele was involved. Also released the single “Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity” from the album Slow, Deep and Hard.
Gravitational Constant; Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity; Hey Pete:
The Origin of the Feces is the second studio album by the Brooklyn band Type O Negative, which was released in 1992.
Bloody Kisses is the third studio album by the American band Type O Negative. It is also the last recording to feature the band’s original line-up, as drummer Sal Abruscato would leave Type O Negative in late 1993.
The album features a fan favorite Black No. 1 that although never released as a single stand as one of the top Hard Rock and Goth Metal songs of all time, earning the band a cult following.
In order to promote the album, Type O Negative embarked on a two-year world tour. During this time, the band was featured on MTV, VH1, and in Rolling Stone. In the midst of this media blitz, drummer Sal Abruscato quit the band to join another Brooklyn quartet, Life of Agony. Johnny Kelly, the band’s drum technician, was therefore hired as a full-fledged member.
birth name: Johnny Kelly
genres: gothic metal, heavy metal
videos from album Bloody Kisses:
Black No. 1; Christian Woman; Christian Woman full version:
Released singles Summer Breeze from album Bloody Kisses.
October Rust is the fourth studio album by Type O Negative. It was released in 1996. This is the first album with Johnny Kelly credited as the band’s drummer.
October Rust has more ballads and less of the doom metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a much heavier cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.”
Also released singles: “Love You to Death”, “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend”; “In Praise of Bacchus”
October Rust full album:
- 01 - Bad Ground (Joke Track): 00:00
- 02 - Untitled: 00:38
- 03 - Love You to Death: 00:59
- 04 - Be My Druidess: 08:08
- 05 - Green Man: 13:34
- 06 - Red Water (Christmas Mourning): 19:21
- 07 - My Girlfriend's Girlfriend: 26:10
- 08 - Die With Me: 29:57
- 09 - Burnt Flowers Fallen: 37:10
- 10 - In Praise of Bacchus: 43:19
- 11 - Cinnamon Girl: 50:56
- 12 - The Glorious Liberation of the Peoples
- Technocratic Republic of Vinnland
- by The Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa: 54:57
- 13 - Wolf Moon: 56:04
- 14 - Haunted: 1:02:42
- 15 - Untitled (Peter talking): 1:12:49
Love You To Death; My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend; Cinnamon Girl:
“Pictures of Matchstick Men” (with Ozzy Osbourne):
After Dark is a VHS/DVD release by the band Type O Negative, which was released in 1998 and 2000 (VHS and DVD respectively).
This video contains live footage of the band performing on stage, back stage antics, music videos, and cynical humor. It also features an onstage food fight/altercation with the heavy metal band Pantera.
The cover art features an 1810 oil painting by Caspar David Friedrich titled The Abbey in the Oakwood
Type O Negative – After Dark:
World Coming Down is the fifth studio album by the Brooklyn band Type O Negative. It is considered to be the darkest of the band’s albums, having been written after a series of deaths in frontman Peter Steele’s family.
- 1. "Skip It" 0:00
- 2. "White Slavery" 0:12
- 3. "Sinus" 8:35
- 4. "Everyone I Love Is Dead" 9:27
- 5. "Who Will Save the Sane?" 15:38
- 6. "Liver" 22:19
- 7. "World Coming Down" 24:02
- 8. "Creepy Green Light" 35:12
- 9. "Everything Dies" 42:08
- 10. "Lung" 49:52
- 11. "Pyretta Blaze" 51:28
- 12. "All Hallows Eve" 58:25
- 13. "Day Tripper (Medley)" - Day Tripper / If I Needed Someone / I Want You (She's So Heavy) 1:07:01
- 14. "12 Black Rainbows" 1:13:52
Also released singles: “Creepy Green Light”; “Everyone I Love Is Dead”; “Everything Dies” and music video Everything Dies:
The Least Worst Of is a compilation album from Type O Negative with some previously released material alongside a few new tracks and remixes. There are two versions of this album: edited and unedited (with a parental advisory label/logo).
2001 – 2002
There are no “soundscape” tracks on Life is Killing Me, but there is a brief instrumental track titled “Drunk in Paris” as well as a soundscape that, while being part of the track “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” is musically different.
There are two tracks on the album about Steele’s parents. “Todd’s Ship Gods (Above All Things)” is named after the shipyard his father worked in, while “Nettie” is named after his mother.
The band covers the song “Angry Inch” from the off-Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
…A Dish Best Served Coldly; Todd’s Ship Gods; Angry Inch:
singles: “I Don’t Wanna Be Me”; “Life Is Killing Me” and music video “I Don’t Wanna Be Me”
The Best of Type O Negative is an album from Roadrunner Records, featuring a collection of Type O Negative’s music with the label. The album was released without Type O Negative’s involvement (they were signed to SPV Records by the time of this compilation’s release).
Songs from the albums The Origin of the Feces and then-new material from Least Worst Of are not represented on the album. Despite being an unsanctioned release, the cover of Deep Purple’s Highway Star does not appear on any other Type O Negative release and is exclusive to the compilation – with exception of its previous inclusion on the compilation NASCAR: Crank It Up.
The album was released on September 12, 2006.
Symphony for the Devil is a live DVD by Type O Negative released on March 14, 2006. The release features video of a live concert at the Bizarre Festival in 1999. Also included is a behind-the-scenes look at Type O Negative, an interview with the band, commentary, bios for the band members, and a collection of photographs.
The Best of Type O Negative; Symphony for the Devil:
- 1. "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" 0:00
- 2. "Christian Woman" 12:01
- 3. "Black No. 1" 21:00
- 4. "Too Late: Frozen" 32:15
- 5. "Love You to Death" 40:07
- 6. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" 47:17
- 7. "Cinnamon Girl" 51:05
- 8. "Everyone I Love Is Dead" 55:07
- 9. "Everything Dies" 1:01:18
- 10. "Highway Star" 1:09:02
- 11. "I Don't Wanna Be Me" 1:14:56
- 12. "Life Is Killing Me" 1:18:42
Dead Again is the seventh and final studio album by Type O Negative, released before the death of frontman Peter Steele.
The album was re-released in February 2008, with a DVD including live performances, interviews and music videos. A separate 3LP vinyl box set that included several collectors’ items was also released.
- 1. "Dead Again" 0:00
- 2. "Tripping A Blind Man" 4:15
- 3. "The Profit Of Doom" 11:20
- 4. "September Sun" 22:07
- 5. "Halloween In Heaven" 31:56
- 6. "These Three Things" 36:46
- 7. "She Burned Me Down" 51:07
- 8. "Some Stupid Tomorrow" 59:03
- 9. "An Ode To Locksmiths" 1:03:23
- 10. "Hail And Farewell To Britain" 1:08:38
- 1. "Everything Dies / My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" (Live) 1:17:36
- 2. "Are You Afraid? / Gravitational Constant" (Live) 1:27:24
- 3. "Christian Woman" (Live) 1:35:16
- 4. "Love You To Death" (Live) 1:44:22
- 5. "Black No.1" (Live) 1:51:12
The Profit of Doom; September Sun from album Dead Again:
2008 – 2009
On April 14, 2010, frontman and bassist Peter Steele died, reportedly from heart failure. The following statement concerning Steele was released April 15 on the band’s official website:
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.
Josh, Kenny and Johnny
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