Type O Negative live concert photography
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Type O negative
April 9, 2007 Chicago Illinois at The Metro.
June 24, 2008 Chicago , Il the Metro
Performing Black No. ! at Bizarre Fest
Type O Negative was an American metal band from Brooklyn, New York. Peter Steele , Kenny Hickey , Josh Silver and Johnny Kelly. Their lyrical emphasis of romance, depression resulted in the nickname “The Drab Four” The band went Platinum with Bloody Kisses, and Gold with October Rust. gaining a fanbase through seven studio albums. two best-of compilations, and concert DVDs.
On April 14, 2010, Peter Steele died. reportedly from heart failure brought on by an aortic aneurysm. Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly stated in a 2010 interview that the band would not continue.
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.
In a November 2010 interview with Rock Hard magazine, Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey confirmed that following Steele’s death, Type O Negative had definitely split-up.
Roadrunner Records released a box set of all the band’s albums (with the exception of Dead Again) for Back to Black Friday 2011, a spinoff of Record Store Day, on November 25, 2011. Each vinyl cover has no text and The Origin of the Feces uses its original cover art. The box set also contains various bumper stickers related to the band.[