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Peter Steele / Type O Negative

Posted on Apr.16, 2010 under Misc Items

The flamboyant ambassador of Metal’s substratum is dead.  I am diverted from my next indicated thing to do.  I am compelled to pause and digress and re-listen to one of my all-time favorite bands, Type O Negative.  I fall into memorable moments, to enhance my first discoveries of Peter Steele.

I don’t want to believe he’s died.  I’ve felt in shock since the early morning sad news of today arrived.  Peter Steele – a brilliant musician, songwriter, singer has died.  His death is a tragedy and heartbreaking.  His passing is an enormous loss to the Metal community and to music period.

In music, he challenged life itself in a poetic, prophetic, charismatic and extraordinarily insightful way.  A world observer, a teller of tales, a renaissance man, a man from the future, a powerful force in today’s maladies and life challenges.

This man will not be forgotten.  I raise my goblet of water and praise him.  I thank him, and I burn candles and desire incense aromas to fill our house, now illuminated in his honour.  Candles burning outside flicker, and the sea crashes onto the shore.  We are still.  We are in memory.

Peter, you will be celebrated forever.

–Bill Ward

3 comments for this entry:
  1. Monte Self

    Well said, I know Type-0 is one your top list and they are a great band, Stay Strong !!

  2. Monte Self

    RIP Ronnie !!
    Don’t know where else to post this.
    two really big loses in such a short time !

  3. OMEB

    Two powerhouse voices silenced in a matter of a month… Metal will not be the same without them!

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