1991 - Slow, Deep And Hard.
1992 - The Origin Of The Feces.
1993 - Bloody Kisses.
1996 - October Rust.
1999 - World Coming Down.
way more Helter Skelter.

Everrryday ...is Halloween.

"Tonight's the night, I'll paint the town red !"

From the open-wound fallout of CARNIVORE, flows an emulsion from a new black bloodline. An ice-cool repulsive subzero vibe with deadly consequences. Released to a hostile world coming down scene on June 11, 1991 ...this year we celebrate 30 years of: Slow, Deep And Hard.

Hard to picture a world without TYPE O NEGATIVE, yet there was. Our origins are common, highjacking our rocknroll trajectory ...yet our target destination remains: total darkness - total heaviness.

The noise, the feedback and Armageddon. The organized chaos of "Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity" is both a cry for help and a war-cry for revenge. Remember girl that he knows you're fucking someone else ! The controversial slobs of "Der Untermensch" are a fine mix of NYHC and apocalyptic-rock, while the head-scratching 1:05sec of "The Misinterpretation Of Silence And It's Disastrous Consequences" is a curve-ball no-one is ever going to forget.

The BLACK SABBATH-intro to "Prelude To Agony" and subsequent heavy doom-groove is another evident homage to the almighty British Gods, and the half-CBGB / half-gospelrock of "Zero Tolerance" displays some clever twists and unthinkable hooks. TYPE O NEGATIVE totally cocked the scene with it's massive rock, every inch, every hole.

Post-punk, gutter-rock, alt-metal, dark-doom ...hard to label these Brooklyn bastards, yet the vibe was real and this new entity was about to set new high / low standards in the extremes. Peter Steele, Sal Abruscato, Kenny Hickey and Josh Silver are just 4 bums, but the message is crystal-clear, the emotions are high and the decibels are loud and real.

While LPs were swapped to CDs and while hard-rock was swapped to alternative-rock, 1991 is a hinge year of changes and musical trailblazing. Round Two would cement the gothmetal genre and esthetics with 1993's RIAA-certified Platinum and universally acclaimed Bloody Kisses CD.

But before the stardom, a very special artwork shall expose Peter's view on people's perception of the band. From Roadrunner Records's press-promo: "...the most intense band, ever !"

RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010), we miss you Green Man :(

Slow, Deep And Hard = full CD
Line in Copenhagen in 1991

Factory unsealed for your protection:

Everrryday ...is Halloween.


Released on May 12, 1992, this year we celebrate 30 years of the greatest fake-concert record ever. The Brooklyn villains were on tour in 1991, supporting their debut Slow, Deep And Hard CD ...and the experience was less then fruitful.

Accusation of fascism, sexism, bomb-treats and many items being thrown onstage, gave the band this clever idea. Since the non-written rule of fixed live-records has been part of the industry since multi-tracking was introduced, TYPE O NEGATIVE took it upon themselves to fully re-create this live-in-the-studio trickery.

From hardcore to doom, the "live" tracks displays the band in "action", while the matching "onstage" banter is another fine signature from Peter's unique take on the matter, all drenched in dark cynical NYC humor. Definitely not live at Brighton Beach is a wicked window into the twisted world of TYPE O, a perfect excuse of enjoyment for this (black) magical one of kind band.

And yes, the cover sleeve-artwork is real and is Peter Steele's re-butt-al to the critics, hence: The Origin Of The Feces.

"You paid 15$, fifteen American Dollars to get in here and we're getting paid ...paid for this shit. So who's the real asshole here ?"

RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010), we miss you Green Man :(

The Origin Of The Feces = full CD
Live in Rhode Island in 1991

Everrryday ...is Halloween.

TYPE O NEGATIVE: the monolith in Nihilistic-Metal.
Bloody Kisses: the paramount of Goth-Metal.
A modern Black Mass.

Released into the wild on July 1, 1993, no matter your blood-type, this shape-shifting scene didn't stood a chance. Not hardrock, not thrash, not hardcore, not classicmetal ...but a deeper rich mix of morbidity of high sensual delights. Get ready to be suspended in dusk.

Church melodies and massive metal captures faith and soul on "Christian Woman" ...an unholy lust-affair according to Peter Steele. A full 9min trek in two definitive segments: from arena-metal ...to spiritual awakening. Spear-heading the basis of melodic-metal movement of the late 90s ...one sin at a time.

Jesus-Christ looks like him !

Traces of hardcore punk appear on the hateful "Kill All The White People" and the double-bassdrums rolling of "We Hate Everyone" ...two lovely numbers filled with typical TYPE O humor. It's an NYC-thing you wouldn't understand.

The cool rock and killer hooks of "Too Late: Frozen" and the blazing 70s-flair of "Set Me On Fire" is a bohemian rockabilly adventure. The classic Seals & Crofts hippie-rock "Summer Breeze" gets the modern-metal treatment, while diametrically, the 10min+ title-track for "Bloody Kisses (A Death In The Family)" bring apocalyptic-rock deep into doom quick-sands.

The iconic lead-single and timeless-signature "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" sets the band in a category of their own. Elusive and addictive, the full 11:15sec version is a lesson in dark-n-roll. Serious mid-paced metal with pop-hooks, all signed in blood. The 4:45sec MTV-video edit truly encapsulate the essence of vampire-rock. Dyed in black, this trendsetting track opened The Gates for the perfect mix, the deadly union of rebel-rock and melancholic melodies froms: Gothic-Metal.

Loving them is like loving the dead !

RIAA-certified Platinum, TYPE O NEGATIVE blew more then 1 million bloody kisses on this helpless scene. Opening for both MÖTLEY CRÜE and PANTERA on tour, the band bit it's white fangs where ever they could, yet always in a miss-matched situation.

30 years later, Bloody Kisses is considered Ground Zero for gothmetal, a genre that later bloomed in Europe, but never had presence in the US, beside our Brooklyn Casket Crew. More posh soundwaves shall ascent into this doomed Earth with 1996's immortal monstrous mastodon October Rust CD.

RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010), we miss you Green Man :(

Black No. 1 = video
Christian Woman = video
Bloody Kisses = full CD
Beavis & Butt-Head loves them
Interview in 1994
Live at L'Amour in 1993
some girl

Everrryday ...is Halloween.

Eclectic, enigmatic, erratic and erotic ...TYPE O NEGATIVE's third album, the almighty one-of-a-kind October Rust is melodramatic-metal at it's best: crystal clear drop-dead perfection !

From back-alley punks to misanthropic gothstars, Brooklyn's four dicks are the summum of rocknroll in the 90s ...and beyond. Their 1993 RIAA-certified Platinum Bloody Kisses CD is an impressive trendsetting offering of eerie melodies and heaviness. But the real posh material lies in 1996's magnum opus musickal tour-de-force: October Rust.

Please review the following chain of key selling-points October Rust offers:
- perfect clean and electric guitar tone
- perfect bass tone
- perfect piano tone and keyboard samples
- perfect drum acoustics (although programmed)
- perfect vocals and matching melodies
- perfect lyric set
- perfect studio production
- perfect mood and album pacing
- perfect artwork and esthetics
- perfect looks and demeanor from the band-members
- did we made ourselves perfectly clear ?

The first track in "Love You To Death" is the perfect orgiastic melodicmetal song. The piano-intro sets the foggy mood and the main riff is all gloomy BLACK SABBATH worship. The aggro-sexy "Be My Druidess" is another lady-killer. On his knees, Peter Steele's baritone vocals never sounded so heavenly, positively one of TYPE O's best track. Wine pours aplenty on "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" ...a dark galactic doom monolith of massive heaviness.

Some pop-rock vibe is majestically delivered on everyone's fantasy in "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend", a tried and true crowd mover. TYPE O NEGATIVE is a unique ensemble ruling in their own league and this track is simply another proof of this undebatable fact.

There is no "Off-Position" on the genius-switch !!!

The organic "Burnt Flowers Fallen" perfectly pictures Autumn. Soil, fire, cold winds and Nature's death, put into heavymetal-music ...an unprecedented romantic audio-nirvana. Magic transpires from their intelligent Neil Young cover in the revamped "Cinnamon Girl". A folk song that receives the full doom-rock treatment ...once again, the mighty TYPE O can do no wrong. Another long-form signature track, the feline "Wolf Moon" is beauty in darkness. A funeral verse followed by an apocalyptic addictive chorus, a 6:38sec epic bloody ride that bleed profusely at the 4:12sec explosive climax.

This is a perfect melodic heavymetal album !!!

As you all may know, all TYPE O NEGATIVE releases are a celebration of love, hate, strength, weakness, faith, fate, passion, apathy, life, death and lust. Deep church-like vocals, pounding drums, heavy catchy guitar riffs and haunting keyboard soundscapes. The universal union of Peter Steele, Johnny Kelly, Kenny Hickey and Josh Silver is forever ...there is no other band like them: the answer is none, none more negative !

Having toured with various crowds with OZZY, NIN, MÖTLEY, PANTERA and LIFE OF AGONY ...the Drab Four may have not supported the entire 90s on their shoulder per say, but you just couldn't look away.

Back in 1996, in the sterile cookie-cutter post-grunge era, melodic rock-metal wasn't the norm, yet TYPE O NEGATIVE was the band that brought it up and kept the rocknroll rolling, blame them ...they are the vandals !

RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010), we miss you Green Man :(

Love You To Death = video
My Girlfriend's Girlfriend = video
October Rust = full CD
Interview in 1996
Live in Montreal in 1997
A retrospective: 23 years later

Everrryday ...is Halloween.

The heaviest record of the nineties. After the RIAA-certified Platinum celebrations of 1993's Bloody Kisses CD, the four dicks came back strong with the 1996 tour-de-force melodramatic October Rust CD. And now, everything crumbles and the world is coming down.

The odd-men in the metal-scene were about to change the face of heavy-rock, once again, just before the end of the millennium. Brooklyn, Ground Zero for the American working-class template and nothing says more "get the job done" than the divine union of TYPE O NEGATIVE.
    Sinus - snort it
Pride, passion and power a potent mix used in the past and performed on "Everyone I Love is Dead". Massive harmonies and crunchy rhythms, this is up-beat doom-metal. The romantic melody of "Who Will Save The Sane?" is a haunting mountain of majestic might, that will not let you sleep well.
    Liver - drink it
The apocalyptic title-track is a benchmark in doom-heaviness. Gasping for air as it is too thick, the multi-layered mix is a maelstrom of monstrous machiavellian metal. Mister Kenny Hickey on lead-guitars introduces us to another WW3-type riff in "Everything Dies", an obituary-like piece where Peter Steele remembers close loved ones and deceased family-members.
    Lung - smoke it
Rock the world with one of the decade's stompiest riff. Afire on "Pyretta Blaze" the verse drives you into oblivion, while the chorus bleeds with a hip 70s-vibe. Pure magic. The mish-mash BEATLES-medley is an interesting bonus. This clever mix, once again, proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Drab Four are no shmucks and can make any song theirs.

Released in September 1999, World Coming Down is another brick in the massive TYPE O NEGATIVE monument of work. Thru real-life deaths and personal drama the gentle giant and casket-crew delivered the end of the world as we know it. So pack your bags and get in line at Noah's Ark doorstep, because this is the end.

RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010), we miss you Green Man :(

Everything Dies = video
World Coming Down = full CD
Live in 1999




Alternative-Metal 1992

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