(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The classic New York crossover metal band Carnivore, who featured a pre-Type O Negative Peter Steele in their line up, are returning as Carnivore A.D.
The news comes from the band’s guitarist Marc Carnivore who, along with fellow original member Louie Beato and Joe Branciforte (ex-Darkside NYC, ex-Merauder) sharing drumming duties, delivered an outstanding performance at this year’s Black N Blue Bowl pre-party. Now joining the trio in the new incarnation of the band is newcomer Baron Misuraca (ex-Vasaria) on bass / lead vocals.
Baron’s live début will happen at the band’s recently announced Halloween show, “A Halloween SteeleTacular“, at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery) in New York City, on Halloween night (October 31st, 2017). The show is 21+, begins at 7:00 PM, and tickets start at $20.
Additional monstrous support will be supplied by NJ’s Bloodfeast, the mesmerizing and magical Black Sabbath tribute band Sabbra Cadabra, the legendary L’amour DJ Alex Kayne, industrial metallers Vibrater, and other special guests TBA.
The Bowery Electric bash will mark this year’s final, official celebration of the 30th anniversary of Peter Steele‘s thrash-core masterpiece, ‘Retaliation’. With such provocative tracks as “Jesus Hitler” and “Race War” coming to life in each new day’s current headlines, the music of Carnivore is as topical at this time, as it was when first released in 1987.
Official event DJ and longtime friend of Carnivore, Alex Kayne, will create a poignant, atmospheric audio-visual tribute to Peter Steele, from the early beginnings of Carnivore at L’amour, to the band’s second rise to prominence during Type O Negative’s popular existence.
The show will include an after party with a VIP Meet & Greet available ($40), a “Carnivorous Halloween Costume Contest” will take place where meaty prizes like Kim Kardashian’s liposuction fat and real live blood from each band member will be awarded. Rare photographs and “Carnivorous artifacts” (such as Peter Steele’s original handwritten Carnivore lyrics) will also be displayed.
Carnivore A.D. features the “Retaliation era line-up”, along with Baron, who are adopting the altered name out of great respect to Peter Steele’s legacy, while simultaneously distinguishing themselves from past incarnations of the band.
Guitarist Marc Carnivore states:
“Last May, I was very fortunate to perform Carnivore music live again for the very first time in over 20 years. The jubilant and humbling reception I received confirmed to me that Peter Steele is gone, but his epic legacy is not forgotten. So this Halloween, the two remaining original members of Carnivore, myself and Louie Beato, will open up the next chapter in the band’s ever evolving history. We will introduce the mighty Baron Misuraca, whose stature and beastly growls have already awakened Peter Steele fans across the globe.
A new official line-up of Carnivore will be introduced: Carnivore A.D., a Carnivore for the 21st century. Everyone is invited to join us in this celebration, and to mark the 30th anniversary of Carnivore’s final LP, Retaliation. I am also very pleased to have the honor of presenting this distinguished performance of Peter and Keith’s music to their own friends and family members here in the greatest city in the world, at New York’s Bowery Electric club. The Carnivorous Negative family scene is finally whole once again, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.“
Right now, Marc Carnivore is also personally auctioning his legendary Carnivore guitar, hand-painted by Peter Steele for the band’s infamous 1995 ‘Soviet Invasion’ show at NYC’s Limelight club. This guitar was used to record every single guitar track on ‘Retaliation’ and was a mainstay at classic Carnivore shows between 1986-1996. Any bid above $10,000 will additionally garner Steele’s original, handwritten lyrics to “Inner Conflict“, and a private guitar lesson. To make a bid, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.