One of the most anticipated albums of 2019, Silvertomb is made up of some pretty famous alumni of pretty legendary bands. Flying behind the sails of creativity from the talents of Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative fame, the pair have played together since their were teens, and in other bands as well. But this time with help from some other stellar musicians, they have really coalesced sound of their influences, mainly classic Doom, Prog Rock, and Stoner Rock, into a signature style, to create the music that makes up their full-length debut album, Edge of Existence (Longbranch/SPV). Continue reading
Ghost Cult was lucky enough to catch up with the guys in Silvertomb (Type O Negative, Inhuman, Agnostic Front) in Philadelphia last fall, while they were on tour opening for Life Of Agony. The guys talked about Silvertomb’s debut single, ‘Insomnia’, fill in drummer Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder, Metal Injection), finishing their debut album, finding a record label, cover songs, and more. Thanks to the guys giving us a few minutes of their time, right before they went on stage. Sorry for the wonky sound for the first minute! Year of The Knife was on stage right next door and ruling hard. Interview by Keefy with photos and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.
Silvertomb, the psychedelic doom supergroup led by Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey on lead vocals and guitar, has released their debut single, ‘Insomnia’. The track is streaming on all digital service providers right now! ‘Insomnia’ is a bluesy, trippy and heavy track that highlights the Hickey’s soulful vocals and the bands’ ability to blend doom and stoner influences with psychedelic rock. The band also includes Type O Negative/ Danzig/A Pale Horse Named Death drummer Johnny Kelly, along with Joseph James, Hank Hell, Aaron Joos. If this is any indication of what the band is working with, we can’t wait to hear more! Continue reading
Silvertomb, the psychedelic doom supergroup featuring members of Type O Negative, Agnostic Front and Inhuman have announced their debut single release later this week. The band led by Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey on guitar and vocals will drop a single on September 7th. The band also includes Johnny Kelly, Joseph James, Hank Hell, Aaron Joos. They have been sharing their progress with fans over social media, including demo samples and a new logo. Silvertomb will open several shows for Life of Agony this fall, in addition to other activities to be announced. Continue reading
The early 1990s of metal were a veritable free for all. In the years preceding the Nu-Metal age, there was definitely a push back if you were trying to be unique and blending genres of metal in any way. If you were anything beyond a typical thrash or hardcore band, with a few exceptions (some death metal, Faith No More) you might have been shunned. In the case of Type O Negative, they didn’t just innovate and try new things, they kicked the goddamn door in and blew us all away. They never did this more than on 1993’s Bloody Kisses (Roadrunner) album. Mostly eschewing the straight up thrash hardcore of frontman Peter Steele’s previous band, Carnivore, Type O was a swampy, sexy mix of Black Sabbath doom riffs, Beatles melodies and The Cure meets Sisters of Mercy Goth rock. The sound would shift the landscape and make unlikely stars of arguably the greatest band to ever emerge from Brooklyn. Continue reading
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
Few bands ever “make it” as successful touring and recording artists. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll, or even the lower middle rung of sales and touring if you play rock or metal. For Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly, they saw the top of the mountain with their legendary 1990s band Type O Negative, with huge selling albums, world tours and mainstream success. Each has had success as session and touring musicians as well as other bands they have been in. With their new band Silvertomb, they are returning to the doom and gloom of their roots, but also goth and psychedelic influences to take this project in a new direction. Ghost Cult’s Keefy got to hang out with Kenny, bassist Hank Hell, and guitarist, keyboardist Aaron Joos before their second show ever in New Jersey. Together we talked about the new band, shopping their demo to labels, giving back to fans and their community, and of course the legacy of Type O and late frontman Peter Steele. Videography by Omar Cordy with assistance by Heather Wilkerson for Ghost Cult.
The holidays are always a time for family and togetherness, but it’s also a time of intense struggle for those less fortunate. Four years in a row Steve Zing (Danzig, Samhain) has put on a charity show, rallying his famous friends in other bands and talented locals to put on a great show, raise some money for a good cause and to play some rock and metal. Not surprisingly, venerable club Dingbatz was packed to the gills, and people we generally out to have a good time. Continue reading
Silvertomb, which features former Type O Negative members Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey will play their second show ever tonight when they headline Steve Zing’s Black Friday Bash at Dingbatz in New Jersey. The event is Zing’s annual concert to benefit families in need around the holidays. Continue reading
Seton Hall University’s 89.5 is known as “WSOU – Pirate Radio”. Rock and metal fans in the Tri-State area know it to be the home of great music and culture since 1986. WSOU has been in existence since 1948 and has helped launch the careers of every major band you can think of. This Saturday in New Jersey as part of the South Next Festival, a panel examines bands, the music and the culture with some very big names. “Always A Creative Collision: WSOU, Musicians, And The Loud Rock Lifestyle” features Kenny Hickey (Silvertomb/Danzig/Type-O Negative), Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan/Party Smasher Inc.), Industry veteran Howie Abrams (Lesser Gods Publishing) and music publicity legend Amy Sciarretto (Atom Splitter PR/ex-Roadrunner Records) and others will share the stage to chat. Tickets on sale now and full details below. Continue reading