Type O Negative's 2003 record Life Is Killing Me has never been available as a standalone vinyl record outside the band's box sets… until now.
Life Is Killing Me will be out on January 12, 2024 and we've got our own Full Metal Jacket variant of the record available for pre-order in our store right here. The Full Metal Jacket variant is a mix of solid silver and solid dark green, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. So act fast, as these are gonna go quick!
The 3xLP set runs as follows:
LP 1 Side A
- "Thir13teen" 1:07
- "I Don’t Wanna Be Me" 5:08
- "Less Than Zero (<0)" 5:25
- "Todd’s Ship Gods (Above All Things)" 4:10
- "I Like Goils" 2:35
LP 1 Side B
- "…A Dish Best Served Coldly" 7:13
- "How Could She?" 7:35
- "Life Is Killing Me" 6:35 LP 2 Side C
- "Nettie" 4:46
- "(We Were) Electrocute" 6:38
- "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" 6:20
LP 2 Side D
- "Angry Inch" 3:39
- "Anesthesia" 6:41
- "Drunk In Paris" 1:27
- "The Dream Is Dead" 5:07
LP 3 (Bonus Tracks) Side E
- "Out Of The Fire (Kane’s Theme)" 3:24
- "Suspended In Dusk" 8:39
- "Blood & Fire (Out Of The Ashes Mix)" 4:36
- "Cinnamon Girl (Extended Depression Mix)" 3:53
LP 3 (Bonus Tracks) Side F
- "Black Sabbath (Standard Version)" 7:47
- "Haunted (Per Version)" 11:47
Life Is Killing Me was released June 17, 2003 and sold 27,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned arguably one of the band's biggest hits "I Don't Wanna Be Me", which came alongside a pretty funny music video featuring actor Dan Fogler. Life Is Killing Me was originally titled The Dream Is Dead, which Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele explained in a 2003 interview with Metal Storm seemed a little too negative.
"The Dream Is Dead seemed to be a bit too negative for us. Maybe like World Coming Down which in my opinion was too negative. I also like Live Is Killing Me just because of how the song itself came out. It seemed to be like one of the more catchy ones. I just love the stupid Type O Negative humour. You know: 'life is killing me'. It's a little bit more like an ironic title.
"The song 'The Dream Is Dead' is really negative. It's about my father dying on Valentine's Day which is always pleasant for me on every 14th of February. You know, everybody is out with their girlfriend, their fiancé or their wife and I am going to the cemetery. The song pretty much means that you can't take anything for granted. When things go wrong there is nobody there to pick you up. You gotta pick yourself up which is very difficult."