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Type O Mauls Metal Radio

Posted on February 12, 2008

Hot from the NY Press Office… New York, NY: Whether or not life kills Type O Negative remains to be seen, but the band’s upcoming album Life Is Killing Me is certainly making a killing at Metal Radio and at Rock Radio, the formats that launched the band’s career and propelled Type O to Platinum-status. In the words of imposing Type O frontman Peter Steele, the material on Life Is Killing Me is “somewhere between Bloody Kisses and October Rust”, the two albums considered by many to be the band’s best work. While a dirge or two still gives the 70+ minute album the right to it’s moniker, fans can expect a far more up-tempo and (dare we say?) slightly more light-hearted approach than on the band’s last studio album, World Coming Down. A 4-song sampler was launched at Metal Radio this week, and while only 4 songs in length, metal specialty shows on commercial stations and a slew of college radio stations have latched onto the sampler for dear life. The sampler came in at a resounding, dominant #1 Most Added at FMQB and CMJ Crucial Spins, debuting on the charts at #8 with 178 spins and #18 with 123 spins, respectively. The sampler landed at #1 on WSOU/South Orange, NJ playlist, with a whopping 50 spins and #6 on Sirius Satellite Radio’s playlist, with 29 spins. Clearly, the format was salivating over the new Type O. We can only imagine what the reaction to the full-length will be. Over in the Rock Radio arena, the single “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” landed at #2 Most Added on both the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Stations in major markets such as Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Detroit are already on board with “I Don’t Wanna Be Me.”


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