Renowned metal journalist and industry veteran, Jeff Wagner, is currently working on a biography on TYPE OF NEGATIVE/CARNIVORE frontman Peter Steele.
The book, Soul On Fire – The Life and Music of Peter Steele, will be, in Wagner’s words, “a thorough telling of Peter’s life, from his ‘diaper days’ to his death. It will not only include analysis of the music he created in TYPE OF NEGATIVE and CARNIVORE – and the many triumphs and personal tribulations that came along with it – but also let fans in on the details of his early days. The book will also feature numerous images from throughout his life, on stage and off. Peter’s fans miss him, and as a follower of his music since 1986, I’m proud to put together this tribute for them. While warring factions within the story have already been heard, my mission is simple: cut through the crap and tell one of the most extraordinary stories in modern music, with great respect to the subject himself.”
Culled from a variety of sources, including recollections from band mates, family, close friends and record label reps, Soul On Fire is an accurate account of Steele’s creative genius and incredibly complex personality. Steele was a visionary and a provocateur; a generous friend and a self-deprecating hedonist; a band mate and a brother. His struggles with addiction and his acceptance of the Catholic faith he grew up with and then grew out of…all of this is surveyed and detailed within Soul On Fire. The book is due for publication in October, 2013 via Bazillion Points.