Type O Negative Show Review
By Barbara Fara
“It should have been me that got the bullet in the head instead of Dimebag Darryl Abbott.” – Peter Steele. He did this as he put his finger to his head and pulled the trigger like he was blowing his brains out.
I was very happy to find out that I had the chance to cover the mighty Peter Steele and Type O Negative, along with his fellow band mates Johnny Kelly on drums, Kenny Hickey on guitar and Josh Silver on keyboards. In the past 25-30 years that Type O have been together, they have been through hell and back and stick together no matter what. I was totally amazed that night with the performance that Type O gave us. Peter looked beautiful with his Catholic priest uniform and maroon shirt with a white collar. He has been waiting for this. He is finally on a label that will not hold him back, SPV.
The first band I will make a quick comment on is 3 Inches of Blood – they were refreshing and invigorating – but the minute that Peter Steele and Type O hit the stage, the crowd went nuts and stole the show to the point that once Type O got off stage, half the crowd left and did not stay for Hatebreed. The difference between the last time I covered Type O and this time was that Peter was totally honest. That’s what you get for coming from
The lighting was beautiful. I loved his microphone stand shaped like a preacher’s pulpit while the stand itself was a casket. Peter has been known to be dark, the band has been known to be dark, hard, and mean – and yet they are all
What got me was as the end of the show he started playing a song called Highway To Heaven for Dimebag. I was asked to leave the pit for the last song, which I understood, as he wanted to make the moment special. I would tell you to pick up the CD, Dead Again, and I would check them out in person. Going to see Type O Negative for me is like Steven Tyler in Aerosmith. A weird comparison, but it’s honest. The way Aerosmith puts on a show in their own form, Type O Negative does the same. And we must never forget that. They are one of the founding fathers of Punk/Metal and they deserve all the respect in the world. My question is this: is Dead Again going to be up for a Grammy this year? When is Type O Negative going to be nominated to be put into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? If I do not see Type O Negative on the Grammy list, I will make sure that I will add in my submission for Type O Negative, Anew Revolution, and Otep, all three bands deserve respect.