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At first it seemed like a bad joke. It was impossible to believe, and not just for the normal reasons. Steele had a legendary morbid streak and was no novice at defying death. He seemed like a gothic metal Keith Richards, a guy who would tempt fate over and over and live to tell the tale.
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Peter Steele born Petrus T. Peter was born in BrooklynNew York. He is of PolishIcelandicEnglishand Russian heritage.
As far as I can tell, it was easy to laugh with Peter Steele. It seems like he invariably got the chuckling started himself; his companions merely could wait and watch, then break into laughter whether they wanted to or not. I get the same feeling watching his interviews.
Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk January 4, — April 14, known professionally as Peter Steelewas the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Murrow High School located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was raised in the Bensonhurst and Brighton Beach neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
I was 15, knocking off school and watching Kerrang! And that crushed-velvet baritone. Slow, Deep and Hard, Steele claimed to have written in a single night after a break-up—an extended, vicious, murder revenge fantasy.