The Victorian Era
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The Restless - The Matches -
Tune into "Dark Side of the Highway" this Sunday (April 18) from 3-6 AM for a special memorial tribute to Type O Negative vocalist/bassist/composer Peter Steele.
Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajcyzk in Brooklyn, NY of Polish, Icelandic, English, and Russian heritage. In addition to his music, he was equally known for his dark, deadpan humor, being remarkably self-deprecating for a musician and clinical depression.
Prior to forming Type O Negative in 1991, Steele had played in the metal/thrash bands Fallout and Carnivore.
Type O Negative had a successful twelve year run on Roadrunner Records, having released Slow, Deep and Hard (1991), The Origin of the Feces (1992), Bloody Kisses (1993), October Rust (1996), World Coming Down (1999), and Life Is Killing Me (2003). They signed with SPV Records in 2005 and released their most recent album Dead Again in 2007.
The band was particularly well known for a number of goth styled cover songs they had recorded over the years, including Seals and Croft's "Summer Breeze", Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl", Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men", Jimi Hendrix' "Hey Joe", and various Beatles and Santana tunes.
On April 14, Peter Steele died from heart failure at the age of 48.