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Title, Track Listing & Release Date Revealed For A Pale Horse Named Death’s New Album
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Brooklyn’s own A Pale Horse Named Death, featuring former members of Type O Negative and Life Of Agony, revealed today the album title, track listing, and release date for their sophomore effort, the follow-up to their well-received 2011 debut, And Hell Will Follow Me.

The upcoming album, which will contain 11 tracks and is currently in the mastering phase, is titled Lay My Soul to Waste and will be released by Steamhammer/SPV in North American on May 21, 2013 (May 24 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria; May 27 in the rest of Europe). Full album track listing is here below. The album’s artwork was penciled by Sam Shearon, who also did the cover for And Hell Will Follow Me.

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NY Times Snubs Ronnie James Dio, Peter Steele & Paul Gray In Memorial Video Tribute
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The New York Times released an online hodgepodge of musicians we lost during 2010, and have omitted three major losses during the year that should anger metalheads across the Earth. In their year review, the Times has snubbed Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio), Peter Steele (Type O Negative), and Paul Gray (Slipknot).

You can view the New York Times montage over at their site if you can be bothered. I’m not embedding it here, because for my part, I’m disgusted they’ve overlooked three significant musicians — presumably just because they’re from the metal genre. The grounds upon which I make this assumption are that there is no metal whatsoever in their “tribute.” Rock, Soul, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Post-Punk are all included in the company of Funk, Disco, and others. Metal (and related genres) are nowhere to be seen.

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CONFIRMED: Type O Negative Frontman Pete Steele Has Died
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Reports have surfaced stating that Pete Steele, frontman for Brooklyn-based metal band Type O Negative, died on the evening of April 14, 2010 from heart failure.

Rumors of Steele’s death first arose late Wednesday night on Facebook from posts by friends of the musician’s family who had been notified. Just before midnight, Fused TV VJ Juliya Chernetsky, aka Mistress Juliya, posted to her Twitter account confirming that the 48-year-old musician had died. “He passed of heart failure today. Just spoke to Kenny,” Chernetsky wrote, presumably referring to Steele’s Type O bandmate guitarist Kenny Hickey.

As of 2AM EST, no other information has surfaced and no official statements released. We’ll update this story as soon as more details are available.

[UPDATE: The reports have now been confirmed. See below for full updates. Statement to come from family and the band later today.]

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