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Metal and Hard Rock Musicians pick their favorite Halloween songs for the season

Metal and horror go hand in hand. Since its inception, heavy metal has invoked themes of horror and the occult, starting with the legends themselves, Black Sabbath. Through the years, we’ve seen many legendary rock, metal and punk bands embrace horror, as well, such as the Misfits, Alice Cooper, King Diamond, Helloween, and arguably the most popular Halloween-themed band of all-time, Type O Negative. So we figured why not ask the burning question to a whole bunch of rock and metal bands: “What is your favorite Halloween song of all-time?” What we got in response was a bag of trick and treats so big, including the bands I mentioned above and a lot more. Happy Halloween! View the list inside. (more…)

Derrick Green: "The mediator between old and new"

Derrick Green: “The mediator between old and new”

Want to feel old? Derrick Green has been the vocalist of legendary Brazilian metal band Sepultura for 16 years and released seven albums. That’s five years longer than Max Cavalera’s tenure as vocalist of the band (1985-1996), and one more album. I remember picking up my first death/thrash metal album in 1989, which just happened to be the cassette tape of Beneath the Remains. You think that sounds old? Chaos A.D. is 20 years old, and Roots is 17.

My point is, maybe it’s time the metal community as a whole accepts Green as Sepultura’s frontman–maybe it’s way past time. (more…)

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

2. “Christian Woman” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
The first single, “Christian Woman,” was a three-part epic (cut and censored for video and radio play) centered on a haunting melody, an ultra-heavy, rhythmic guitar riff and Steele’s passionate vocals. The subject matter seemed innocent on the outside but was actually quite obscene. When studying the lyrics, the song seems to be about a young Christian woman that becomes lustful toward Jesus Christ and God, and maybe even masturbates while fantasizing about God.

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

3. “Summer Breeze” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
The Seals and Crofts classic transformed into a menacing cover.

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

4. “Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)” (from October Rust, 1996)
A fan favorite. The band already had a vampire song, so this was quite logical.

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

5. “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” (from October Rust, 1996)
Classic tongue-in-cheek humor, which played a huge part in the band. This may have been the catchiest song post-Bloody Kisses. And you know what? I never realized an official video existed for it until now. Check it out.

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

6. “Too Late: Frozen” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
For a while, this served as the band’s opening song live, sending the moshers into an immediate frenzy.

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

 “Love You To Death” (from October Rust, 1996)
Arguably the biggest hit single/video or “least worst” song from October Rust.

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

8. “Halloween in Heaven” (from Dead Again, 2007)
One of the newest entries on this list, the song was destined to be a surefire fan favorite, but never reached this height during Steele’s life.

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

9. “Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity”  (from SlowDeep and Hard, 1991)
This was many fans’ introduction to Type O Negative. In it, Steele vents his uncontrollable anger aimed at his cheating girlfriend. Yes, he knows she’s fucking someone else.

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

10. “All Hallows Eve” (from World Coming Down, 1999)
There’s really not a better starting point for this playlist, right?

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPS

In my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

View The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs here.