Retrospective

Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Died Five Years Ago Today

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peter steel reuters photoOn April 14, 2010, metal lost one of its greatest frontmen when Peter Steele, of Type O Negative and Carnivore renown, passed away at age forty-eight. If it hardly feels like Steele left us half a decade ago, the explanation can only be that it’s because we spend so much time listening to Type O.

Although it’s tempting to commemorate the anniversary by waxing poetic about the truly singular Steele yet again, the truth is, Steele’s friends and family can speak much more intimately about the legendarily baritone-voiced singer/bassist.

And you can do just that: as those of you who were already reading MetalSucks in 2011 may recall, senior editor Anso DF published a massive, incredibly touching two-part ode to Steele after he’d been dead for a year. Included in the pair of articles are interviews with Steele’s family, friends, and Type O Negative bandmates, who generously shared their thoughts, remembrances, and regrets. It is, perhaps, the finest tribute to Steele for which a fan could hope.

You can revisit part one here and part two here. And don’t forget to crank plenty of Type O Negative and Carnivore in Steele’s honor today!!!

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