24 Songs of Xmas 2023: Forlesen – Red Water (Christmas Mourning) [original by Type O Negative]

Forlesen draws from dark ambient, epic doom, black metal and slowcore, to create a dynamic and experimental sound. The quartet are preparing to unveil their black metal cover of Type O Negative’s “Red Water (Christmas Mourning)” on streaming platforms on December 15th. Vocalist and guitarist Ascalaphus comments: Type O Negative were foundational for me, serving … Continue reading 24 Songs of Xmas 2023: Forlesen – Red Water (Christmas Mourning) [original by Type O Negative]

Video Roundup: Type O Negative / Depuration / Judicator / Vėlių Namai / Sugar Horse / Lansdowne

Good grief, where do we start today? So much to pick from! Here we go... Type O Negative On March 13th 2007, American gothic metal band Type O Negative released their seventh and final studio album, Dead Again (reissue out now). This year marks the 15th anniversary of the band's final record before the passing … Continue reading Video Roundup: Type O Negative / Depuration / Judicator / Vėlių Namai / Sugar Horse / Lansdowne

Classic Covers: Modern Mimes – I Don’t Wanna Be Me

When you record a cover and the original artist comes back and pretty much says you did a better job of it than they did, you know you must be onto something good. Such is the case with Modern Mimes, who've done a cracking job with goth metal legends Type O Negative's "I Don't Wanna … Continue reading Classic Covers: Modern Mimes – I Don’t Wanna Be Me

Classic Cover: Nicole Dollanganger – Christian Woman

This one's been doing the rounds on facebook recently, but in case you missed it here's Type O's classic "Christian Woman" being given the female vocal treatment. It's a very interesting change from the original with Pete Steele's famous "cement truck on full rotation" baritone being replaced by a much higher pitcher, ethereal voice but … Continue reading Classic Cover: Nicole Dollanganger – Christian Woman

A bad time for bassists?

It's been a rough month so far in the metal world with three bassists passing in a matter of days, and the anniversary of the death of another on this very day three years ago. There's little I can write that's not already appeared on umpteen other web sites and facebook posts, so I'll simply … Continue reading A bad time for bassists?