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October Rust
Studio album by Type O Negative
Released August 20, 1996
Recorded Systems Two, Brooklyn
Genre Gothic metal, doom metal
Length 72:49
Label Roadrunner
Producer Peter Steele, Josh Silver
Type O Negative album chronology
Bloody Kisses
Bloody Kisses
World Coming Down

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic[1] 4/5 stars4/5 stars4/5 stars4/5 stars4/5 stars
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars3.5/4 stars3.5/4 stars3.5/4 stars link
Chronicles of Chaos (8/10) link

October Rust is the fourth album by Type O Negative. It was released in 1996.[2] This is the first album with Johnny Kelly credited as the band's drummer. October Rust has more ballads and less of the doom metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a much heavier cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl."

It is the first of the band's albums with a "joke intro"; in this case, the intro, "Bad Ground", is 38 seconds of low-level buzzing, meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are humorous untitled 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, like "Green Man", "Red Water" and "Haunted".

Track listing[]

All songs by Peter Steele, except where noted.

# Track title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bad Ground" 0:38
2. Untitiled 0:21
3. "Love You to Death" 7:08
4. "Be My Druidess" 5:25
5. "Green Man" 5:47
6. "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" Steele 6:48
7. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" 3:46
8. "Die With Me" 7:12
9. "Burnt Flowers Fallen" 6:09
10. "In Praise of Bacchus" 7:36
11. "Cinnamon Girl" Young 4:00
12. "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa" 1:07
13. "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)" 6:37
14. "Haunted" 10:07
15. Untitiled 0:08


Type O Negative[]

  • Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Kenny Hickey – guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Silver – keyboards, effects, backing vocals
  • Johnny Kelly – drums, percussions, backing vocals

Additional musicians[]

  • Val Ium (Pist.On) – vocals on "In Praise of Bacchus"


  1. Huey, Steve. October Rust - Type O Negative at AllMusic
  2. Jenkins, Mark (October 25, 1996). TYPE O: GETTING LESS NEGATIVE. Retrieved on October 2, 2015. “The new York quartet's sound [on their new album October Rust] now owes as much to the lush goth-rock of the Sister of Mercy as the harsh grind of bands like Carcass.”