We all remember Peter Steele, the legendary vocalist of Type O Negative and also Carnivore, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 48 reportedly due to a heart failure. Now it has been reported that metal journalist Jeff Wagner is writing an authorized biography of the frontman called Soul On Fire and he is asking fans to help.
Black Label Society has parted ways with their live session drummer Will Hunt in the middle of their European Berzerkus tour.
Will Hunt reportedly left Black Label Society in order to join his Evanescence band mates in the studio for the recording sessions of the band's third album.
Last night in Paris, Type O Negative/Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly stepped in to help the band out. According to a Facebook posting, this move is set for the remainder of the Europe 2011 tour, and additional information will be announced soon.
Quality footage of one of Type O Negative's last live performances is available at HardTimes.ca. The show took place on October 24 last year at the Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on the band's final N. American trek. Also available at the same location is an interview with the late Peter Steele, who passed away earlier this week.
Type O Negative manager Mike Renault has confirmed "heart failure" is suspected in the frontman's death.
KNAC, Blabbermouth, The Gauntlet and many other sources claim that Peter Steele of the New York Gothic Metal outfit Type O Negative has passed away on Wednesday 14 April 2010 due to cardiac arrest.
Peter Steele, also known as frontman of the band Carnivore, has already died once as a publicity stunt back in 2005. Due to this, we are not yet going to believe in the rumors of his passing this time around. We'll keep you updated as we find out more.
If he's dead, that sucks. If not, fool me once...
Sadly, Peter Steele's death has now been confirmed to us by an SPV representative. Blabbermouth and even the band's official website also contain confirmation.
Peter Steele is dead at 48. His cause of death is not yet confirmed. There are a lot of fans of the band amongst Metal Storm staffers and users and all of us definitely feel devastated by Pete's untimely passing. You still had a few great albums in you, Peter. It is a shame we will never hear them.
"For the last several months, Josh Silver has been in school working towards certification as a paramedic. He is in the heart of the program and will be unable to tour with the band on the upcoming dates. Rest assured, Josh remains a member of Type O Negative and will continue working with the band going forward. With that said, we would like to announce that stepping in on keyboards for the dates will be Scott Warren from Heaven And Hell/Dio."
With the release of their new album "Dead Again" right around the corner (March 13 release in the USA, March 16 in Germany and March 19 in Europe), Type Of Negative has announced their European tour plans.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
1 - Spirit Of Rock Festival - Zurich, SWITZERLAND
2 - Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring, GERMANY
3 - Rock Im Park - Nurnberg, GERMANY
4 - Docks - Hamburg, GERMANY
5 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DENMARK
10 - Rock Café - Tallinn, ESTONIA
11 - Mad Mix Factory - Riga, LATVIA
13 - Lucerna Music Bar - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
14 - Stodola Club - Warsaw, POLAND
15 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, GERMANY
16 - Woodstage Festival - Chemnitz, GERMANY
17 - Fields of Rock - Biddinghuizen, HOLLAND
30-second audio samples of all 10 tracks that are set to appear on the new Type O Negative album, entitled "Dead Again", are available at BarnesAndNoble.com.
"Dead Again" is scheduled for release on the following dates:
March 13 - USA/Canada
March 16 - Germany
March 19 - Europe
"Dead Again" (cover art) tracklist:
01. Dead Again
02. Tripping A Blind Man
03. The Profits Of Doom
04. September Sun
05. Halloween In Heaven
06. These Three Things
07. She Burned Me Down
08. Some Stupid Tomorrow
09. An Ode To Locksmiths
10. Haill And Farewell To Britain
The new Type O Negative track 'These Three Things' is currently streaming at the band's website. The track is from their upcoming new album "Dead Again", due out through SPV on March 13th in North America.
Type O Negative will now play two nights at Anaheim, California's House Of Blues venue this month. The dates are:
21 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
22 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
The band's new album, Dead Again , is scheduled for release via SPV on March 13th - US/Canada, March 16th - Germany and March 19th - Europe.
Tracks to appear on the release include: 'Dead Again', 'Tripping A Blind Man', 'The Profits Of Doom', 'September Sun', 'Halloween In Heaven', 'These Three Things', 'She Burned Me Down', 'Some Stupid Tomorrow', 'An Ode To Locksmiths', 'Hail And Farewell To Britain'.
"Great news - the new Type O Negative opus, entitled Dead Again, has now entered the mixing process! The new disc will include an appearance by Lycia vocalist Tara VanFlower. Tentative release date remains sometime in early 2007, hopefully additional live dates may be announced around then as well. Stay tuned for word on the website street team; for now you can check out the freshly minted banners, icons, and other assorted media posted on the recently resurrected media page."
Type O Negative will play on January 21, 2007 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. They will also perform at a private show on January 20, 2007 as part of NAMM. There are no other confirmed public dates at this time. More information on the January 21 show may be found at the House of Blues Anaheim site.
Gothic/Doom Metal band Type O Negative have announced that they won't be touring at all until they complete work on their upcoming album. So, because their album is set for a probable early 2007 release, they won't be touring until then. The band have said that they are focused on the album, and there won't be any time for tours.
This means that Type O Negative won't be playing at Rock & Shock 2006 festival on October 13-14, where previously they were going to make an appearance.
You can find some fairly recent interviews with Johnny Kelly at Lonely Ghost and Lords Of Metal.
Roadrunner Records will release 4 best of records in September for Sepultura, Fear Factory, Type O Negative and Ill Nino. All four titles will be in stores and available for download on September 12th. Tracklists and covers are as follows
The Best Of Sepultura
1. Troops Of Doom
2. Beneath The Remains
3. Inner Self
5. Dead Embryonic Cells
6. Desperate Cry
9. Slave New World
10. Biotech Is Godzilla
11. Roots Bloody Roots
The Best Of Fear Factory
5. Self-Bias Resistor
6. Zero Signal
TYPE O NEGATIVE's management has issued a statement regarding the postponement of the band's fall 2004 U.S. tour. It reads as follows:
"During a recent medical exam, undisclosed anomalies were discovered and it was suggested that Peter Steele, lead singer, bassist and songwriter, undergo further tests.
"As a firm timetable for the tests and the subsequent results is indeterminable, it has been decided to postpone the fall tour to a later date when there will be no foreseeable conflicts with scheduling.
"In the meantime, TYPE O NEGATIVE continues to work on the forthcoming release, the first for new label SPV, due in 2005."
Amorphis were supposed to go on the road along with Type O.