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Type O Negative

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Brooklyn, New York, US (1990 – 2010)

Type O Negative was a / band formed in Brooklyn, New York, US in 1990. They are well known for their dry, morbid and ironic sense of humor and their often slow and brooding music. “The Drab Four” (the nickname Type O Negative gave themselves) always succeeded in keeping their own unique style, mixing melodic, classic rock ‘n’ roll with slow, doom-like vibes, and down-tuned heavy metal guitar riffs with dark soundscapes. They were also known for doom metal riffs, deep bass lines, heavy but usually slow drums and bass-range vocals of gothic metal. Lead singer Peter Steele described their music as “bad songs written on a Tuesday night.”

The two main influences on the band are The Beatles and Black Sabbath, and keyboardist Josh Silver has expressed a love of Pink Floyd—evidence of which can be heard in the atmospherics of his production techniques.

The band arose from the ashes of the band Carnivore and gained popularity with their songs “Black No. 1” and “Christian Woman” from the Bloody Kisses album. The album was the first in Roadrunner Records’ catalog to go both gold and platinum. They have successfully toured with Pantera, Life of Agony, and dozens of other established and up-and-coming bands, as well as taking part in Ozzfest. The band had VHS and DVD documentary releases in addition to their CD releases and contributions to movie soundtracks and compilations.

Peter Steele, singer and bassist of the band, died of heart failure on April 14th 2010 at the age of 48.

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Black No. 1 - 1993
Christian Woman - 1993

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  • AlienElen

    Мрачно,но мне нравится.Вся наша жизнь довольно мрачная;)

    19 Nov 10:54pm Reply
  • yume2kki

    18 Nov 9:35pm Reply
  • suntzutang

    i know you're fucking someone eeeeh-heeeeelllllllse (he know you're fucking someone eeeelllseeee)

    18 Nov 9:18pm Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Nu-Mann: Bad joke and wrong shout, yank. The only thing you can beat, is the heart-attack from all the junk eating. So, good luck beating that. And take it easy on the lard, grease and protein powder buckets. They kinda clog up the arteries.

    9 Nov 3:51pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    I Don't Wanna Be Me Anymore, One,Two More Than Ever!

    9 Nov 2:44am Reply
  • nvnu

    Nu_Mann, grow the fuck up already dude

    8 Nov 5:59pm Reply
  • ThePapaMuerte

    judging by your profile pic, you could not beat the jam out of the donut !

    4 Nov 2:15pm Reply
  • Nu_Mann

    a lot of wimps tend to listen to type o negative in october. I usually beat them up

    31 Oct 9:30pm Reply
  • nightwatch79

    best band ever

    31 Oct 5:55pm Reply
  • noblesoldiers

    в исполнении Мэйгана из Kasabian песня Pictures of Matchstick Men звучит не так круто, как в исполнении TON.

    30 Oct 4:12pm Reply
  • mefurgly

    wow, still popular. miss ya Pete.

    24 Oct 11:53pm Reply
  • Blodhemn800AD

    it's always Type O Negative month!

    22 Oct 11:43pm Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    It's officially Type O Negative month :)

    13 Oct 2:33pm Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Miss you, Pete. ♥

    6 Oct 9:32am Reply
  • Mr-Tinkertrain-

    Dead Again is the best TON Album.

    24 Sep 12:50am Reply
  • Heijohpeih

    Bloody Kisses could be the original soundtrack to Interview with the Vampire and October Rust to The Crow.

    16 Sep 9:23am Reply
  • high_as_bells

    would love an official live CD from these guys [2] It'd be really great to have an official version of one of their covers of "Light My Fire"... Anyway, I'm feeling particularly emotional in this moment. The news is old, but from time to time, it still makes me feel like I've been punched in the stomach. I am just happy he found respite in his faith before he died. It is the only real consolation.

    7 Sep 4:49am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Black No. 1 isn't a top track, that's really surprising.

    5 Sep 11:03pm Reply
  • deltawing12

    RIP Peter and Type O Negative

    3 Sep 11:07am Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Уникальная группа, практически без аналогов. По хорошему грязные риффы, баритон Питера, клавишные, создающие присущую только этой группе атомсферу, и наличие настоящих хитов.

    1 Sep 3:38pm Reply
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