Remembering Peter Steele of Type O Negative 1962 – 2010

April 14th is a hard day for fans of Type of Negative, as we continue to mourn the loss of legendary frontman Peter Steele who died on this day in 2010. He was only 48 years old. He would have turned 57 this year. Join us as we recall the life and musical legacy of the titan from the 1990s.

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Jeff Hanneman Of Slayer Died Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today Jeff Hanneman of Slayer died. It still seems impossible to grasp that we lost a thrash metal titan. Although Slayer has soldiered on without their fallen brother, it seems fair that they are looking at retirement soon. Ghost Cult has written a lot of words over the years espousing the devout respect that Jeff deserves both as a writer and player in the halls of thrash metal greatness, but also what he has meant to the scene as a personality, in both life and death. What follows is a collection of Jeff’s greatest Slayer hits as well as our original obituary, written at the time of his passing. Rest In Power Jeff!     

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Peter Steele Passed Away Eight Years Ago Today

As we do every day of the year here at Ghost Cult, we celebrate the life and work of Peter Steele from Type O Negative, who passed away on this date (4/14) in 2010. We remember him especially on the day of his passing, and his birth, January 4th, but really all the time. Carry Peter with you today, and if he affected you personally with his music in Type O or Carnivore, or just in some special way. Share it with others to keep his memory alive. You can see a bunch of retrospective content below.  Continue reading

Metallica Perform “Orion” In Tribute To Cliff Burton At Pala Alpitour In Italy

Photo by Brett Murray for Metallica.com

Yesterday was officially “Cliff Burton Day” in the Castro Valley, but that didn’t stop Metallica from paying tribute to their legendary bassist at last night’s show in Turin, Italy. Continue reading

Members Of Motörhead, Metallica, Anthrax, Guns N’ Roses & More Pay Tribute To “Fast” Eddie Clarke

Earlier this morning we learned that former Motörhead/Fastway guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday after a battle with pneumonia. Since the news broke, tributes from all over the world have begun to come in. Continue reading

Watch Warrel Dane’s Memorial Service

The music world is still reeling from the loss of Warrel Dane. The Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist died of an apparent heart attack last month, and left a hole in the scene that no one will be able to fill. Yesterday his band mates, friends, and fans gathered together in Seattle to share their memories of Warrel, and thankfully for those of us who couldn’t make it, the entire service was streamed online. Continue reading