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A Tribute to Peter Steele of Type O Negative

April 14th is an important day in the history of heavy metal. Five years ago, (April 14, 2010) we lost the great multi-talented and imposing frontman of Type O Negative, Peter Steele, ending an era and one of the greatest gothic metal bands we’ll likely ever hear. For bands that focused on death, romance, the occult and a sick, sarcastic humor, Type O Negative became synonymous—there really was “none more negative.” We never had the chance to interview Peter or even cover Type O Negative with Live Metal, as we were only a few years in when he untimely passed away in his sleep due to heart failure. For myself, losing Steele and this amazing band that was an enormous part of my adolescence is something that still makes me sad to this day—it’s on the same level as losing former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (no disrespect to Dimebag, obviously). But as the years pass by and I grow older, Type O Negative’s music is becoming something more and more of the past. So on this anniversary of the death of the great Peter Steele, let’s keep the music alive by checking out a few features we’ve done on the band below: (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 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

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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.

This entry is part 10 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.”

1. “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare -All)” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
The 11-minute-plus “Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” is an ode to all things in goth culture, poking fun at it all, but it’s mainly based on a goth girl that Steele formerly dated. Apparently, she was very full of herself. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, “Black No. 1” is hair dye.

type_o_bloody_kissesThe sky is cloudy and a dreary gray with sprinkles of cold rain. Colored leaves are falling on the damp ground, and the wind has regained that hint of wintry chill. The atmosphere and setting seem more desolate, and there is an ominous aura in the air. There’s a level of unpredictably, mystery, sexuality and barrels of fun waiting to be had by all. And of course, there’s a shitload of candy.

It’s hard to put in words the feelings of thistime of the season, but there’s no better metal record to do that than Type O Negative’s 1993 goth metal classic, Bloody Kisses. (more…)