- Name: Peter Steele
- Born: 01/04/1962
- Died: 04/14/2010 (48 years old)
- Occupation: Songwriter, musician
- Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20110814074413/http://www.typeonegative.net/index.php
Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Steele, was an American musician and songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer, bassist and composer of the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before forming Type O Negative, Steele had created the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore.
Birth Name: Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk
Alias: Pete Steele, Lord Petrus Steele, The Green Man, The Jolly Green Giant
Genre: Gothic metal, doom metal, thrash metal, heavy metal
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Peter Steele quotes :
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.Peter Steele
One of the things I've always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it - like, not to change.Peter Steele
I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.Peter Steele