Type O Negative Vinyl Box Set Due on Black Friday

Roadrunner will release a Type O Negative vinyl box set through independent retailers on Black Friday, November 25th.

The collection will feature all of the band’s material released by the label. The albums will be issued on double green vinyl with new artwork, along with the original cover of The Origin of the Feces.

The vinyl box set will include the following releases:


Kingdom of Sorrow’s Kirk Windstein to Skip Ozzfest for Rehab, Type O Negative Guitarist to Fill In

Kirk Windstein of Kingdom of Sorrow will sit out the group’s upcoming Ozzfest run to attend rehab. Windstein will be replaced by Kenny Hickey of Type O Negative for the stint.
Windstein comments: “Hey all, Kirk here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a much needed break and will not be joining my bros in KOS for Ozzfest. I have entered the AA program and am turning over a new leaf. 25 years of gigging and touring has taken its toll and my drinking is now preventing me from being the healthiest, best player that I can be. It’s been a fun ride, but I’m ready to tackle this sober and look forward to being at the top of my game with all of my projects! I am happy to say that Kenny Hickey will once again be filling my spot for these 8 shows. Thanks Kenny, I love you bro!!! Thanks to everyone for their support.”


Type O Negative Issue Statement on Peter Steele’s Death

Type O Negative have released a statement on the passing of frontman Peter Steele who died at the age of 48 on April 14 due to heart failure. The statement is as follows:

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Type O Negative front man, bassist, and our band mate, Peter Steele passed away last night of what appears to be heart failure.”

Ironically Peter had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin writing and recording new music for our follow up to “Dead Again” released in 2007.”

The official cause of death has yet to be determined pending autopsy results. The funeral services will be private and memorial services will be announced at a future date. We’d like to share our thoughts and those of Peter’s family below.
We are truly saddened to lose our friend and appreciate the tremendous outpouring today from around the world.


Josh, Kenny and Johnny

Josh Silver: “Peter, My endless source of frustration, (as I’m yours) you have really done it this time. You have changed and touched countless lives through music, comedy and often brutal honesty. You’ve made life both interesting and irritating and I could not imagine not having known you for 37 years. It still isn’t true in my mind but in time I will miss you and the creating that we all endured together. We certainly disagreed constantly and I believe (and hope) we all learned from each other. Should I call you my brother, friend or neighbor? I can only call you Peter (and usually after 2 PM). We laughed at ourselves more times then I can count. Knowing humans are preposterous creatures and I know we reveled in that fact. I will miss you in time, but at this moment your premature departure seems surreal and has pissed me off to no end. Though I never told you that I harbor a deep respect for you, I do. Goodbye my friend.”


Type O Negative Frontman Peter Steele Dies

Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele has passed away due to heart failure, according to numerous reports.

Rumors of Steele’s death began to circulate on the evening of April 14, and was later confirmed by Fuse TV VJ Juliya ‘Mistress Juliya’ Chernetsky.

Chernetsky wrote via Twitter: “Today is a very sad day in metal…Peter Steele passed today. I loved my friend…our idol…my heart is with his band and family…”

No official statement has been released by the band. More details to come.