Type O Negative is an American goth-metal band formed in Brooklyn in 1989 by Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass), Kenny Hickey (guitar, backingvocals), Josh Silver (keyboards, backing vocals), and Sal Abruscato (drums, percussions), who was later replaced by Johnny Kelly. October Rust is the band’s fourth studio album. released in 1996 on Roadrunner Records. October Rust has more ballads and less of the doom metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a heavy cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.” This is the first album with Johnny Kelly credited as the band’s drummer, although programmed drums are used on the album as well. It is the first of the band’s albums with a “joke intro”; in this case, “Bad Ground”, which is 38 seconds of low-level buzzing, meant to sound as if the listener’s speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The 2 tracks listed as “Untitled” are humorous untitled spoken word intros and outros to the album, respectively, with the band downplaying the recording of the album. Another production technique employed on the album is the use of very abrupt endings and segues to a few of the songs, heard on the tracks “Green Man”, “Red Water”, and “Haunted.” The album is certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. It’s highest chart position was #42 on the US Billboard 200 and as high as #5 on the German Top 100 chart and #3 on the charts in Sweden. For the first stand-alone vinyl release in North America, Type O Negative is an American goth-metal band formed in Brooklyn in 1989 by Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass), Kenny Hickey (guitar, backing ROG is reissuing this classic doom metal title for the 25th Anniversary.