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New York goth metal quartet Type O Negative were led by vocalist/bassist/songwriter Peter Steele and featured guitarist Ken Hickey, keyboardist Josh Silver, and drummer Johnny Kelly. Steele formed Type O Negative in 1990 out of the remnants of thrash band Carnivore, along with his friend Sal Abruscato (drums). Type O's music slowed down the tempos of thrash metal, alternately satirizing and wallowing in a glum mixture of misanthropy, misogyny, depression, and vampiric vocals, as well as loads of cheap-sounding guitar distortion. The band's debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard, was released in 1991, featuring long, mopey dirges with titles like "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity." Not everyone appreciated Steele's dark sense of humor, though, and he was roasted by some critics who charged him with being a homicidal misogynist and Nazi sympathizer. A fake live album, The Origin of the Feces, appeared the following year, its notorious cover depicting a pair of spread buttocks (the album was eventually reissued with less graphic artwork). Released in 1993, Bloody Kisses added surprisingly skilled Beatlesque melodies, and Steele's often ironic treatments of his depressing subject matter and the emotional and musical excesses of goth (particularly Type O Negative's brand) were deadly accurate and often very funny. Abruscato departed following its release to join Life of Agony, at which point Kelly joined the band. Bloody Kisses slowly won the band a cult following, thanks in part to the video for "Black No. 1" and the band's constant touring, and the album cracked Billboard's Top 200 well over a year after its release. The more upbeat follow-up, October Rust, appeared in 1996, building on the more pop-oriented tracks of its predecessor; in the meantime, Steele achieved notoriety by appearing as a Playgirl magazine centerfold. World Coming Down finally appeared in 1999 after a three-year hiatus, a considerably darker affair than October Rust but proof that -- in spite of Steele's pronouncements to the contrary -- its predecessors were no fluke. In 2000, Roadrunner compiled The Least Worst of Type O Negative, which featured European single edits and alternate mixes of the band's most popular songs, plus several unreleased tracks. Life Is Killing Me arrived in 2003 with a cover of "Angry Inch" from the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Four years passed before the band returned with Dead Again. On April 14, 2010, Steele died from apparent heart failure at the age of 48, which brought Type O Negative to a close as a performing and recording unit. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Type O Negative

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    25 songs

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    Bloody Kisses [Bonus Disc]

    14 songs

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    Bloody Kisses

    15 songs

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    Life Is Killing Me

    13 songs

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    World Coming Down

    15 songs

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    October Rust

    18 songs

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    October Rust [Special Edition]

    8 songs

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    Slow, Deep and Hard [Remastered]

    8 songs

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    The Origin of the Feces

    7 songs

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    Slow, Deep and Hard

    12 songs

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    The Best of Type O Negative

    14 songs

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    The Least Worst Of Type O Negative

    10 songs

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    Dead Again

    17 songs

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    Dead Again [CD/DVD]

    15 songs

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    Dead Again (Special Edition LP & DVD)

    14 songs

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    October Rust

    13 songs

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    October Rust

    9 songs

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    Bloody Kisses

    14 songs

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    Bloody Kisses

    8 songs

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    Origin Of The Feces (Gold)

    71 songs

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    The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1991-2003

    72 songs

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    Vinyl Box Set

    8 songs

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    Slow, Deep and Hard [Remaster]

    17 songs

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    Bloody Kisses

    14 songs

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    Bloody Kisses [Bonus Tracks]

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Top Songs by
Type O Negative

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    Popularity
  2.   Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
  3.   I Don't Wanna Be Me
  4.   Life Is Killing Me
  5.   Wolf Moon
  6.   Skip It
  7.   Christian Woman
  8.   My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
  9.   Black Sabbath
  10.   Paranoid
  11.   Blood & Fire
  12.   We Hate Everyone
  13.   Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
  14.   Everyone I Love Is Dead
  15.   Summer Breeze
  16.   Cinnamon Girl
  17.   Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)
  18.   Love You to Death
  19.   Can't Lose You
  20.   Anesthesia
  21.   Green Man
  22.   Burnt Flowers Fallen
  23.   All Hallows Eve
  24.   Pyretta Blaze
  25.   Creepy Green Light
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