R.I.P. Peter Steele

I have to admit I had to Google Peter Steele‘s name when I heard this news.  I did not know who he was.

When I realized that he was the almost 7″ tall lead singer of Type ‘O Negative, I thought it was probably a publicity hoax.  He has faked his own death before.  But this time it seems it’s real.  Petrus T. Ratajczyk aka Peter Steele has died of heart related issues at the age of 48.

Peter played in the thrash band Carnivore and the metal band Fallout before he became famous as the deep voice of the gothic metal Type O Negative

Type O formed in 1990 and their latest album came out just 3 years ago.  They peaked with the Bloody Kisses album in 1993.  This album is the only reason I know who Peter is.

Combine the two women in erotic embrace on the cover, the blasphemously sexual track Christian Woman and the overall Halloween theme made this a favorite of mine.  I was 16 years old and this was ‘awe-some!’

The album still sounds good to this day.  Sure, some parts have not aged well…but overall it’s a pretty great goth album.

A few years ago I was going to go see Type O Negative in concert for pure nostalgia sake, now I wish I wouldn’t have missed it.  No way the band can go on without him.  R.I.P. Peter...

btw, if you do a Google search for Peter Steele images, be careful!  He posed for Playgirl and the pictures are disturbing!

  6 comments for “R.I.P. Peter Steele

  1. Negative
    September 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Who the fuck wrote this article? Never heard of Type-O? You ain’t much into music, are you little girl…

    How are you the listener of a generation if you’ve never heard the music of that generation?

    You are an embarrassment to anyone that listens to metal.

    Hang up your tampon and get a job in the secretarial pool, you tard.

    • September 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm

      Wow, surprised you can write because you obviously can’t read. Try reading a post before commenting on it.

  2. zaw latt
    September 1, 2010 at 2:11 am

    bye bye peter….. you are my only one gothic hero……. miss u peter……I always listening your gothic songs…….good bye

  3. Kathy
    August 28, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Hey, what do you mean by “be careful! He posed for Playgirl and the pictures are disturbing!”? Whats wrong with you??? There are a lot of girls here who would LOVE to see him naked! YOU FAIL!

  4. Chris
    August 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Miss you Pete, you are always in my thoughts, rest in peace, bro.

  5. Mari
    April 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Thanxs Pete RIP for the music you made and the memories while it was being played .Also for the awesome playgirl spread you left behind .

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