Type O Negative have partnered with award-winning publisher Z2 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's masterpiece, Bloody Kisses, with a lavish new graphic novel. Revolver has an exclusive edition featuring stunning cover art by Life of Agony bassist and Beauty & Horror creator Alan Robert.
The Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses graphic novel features contributions from famous friends and fans including Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia, Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Biohazard's Billy Graziadei, Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey, former Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell and more. Slated for publication in late spring 2024, the anthology will also include, for the first time ever, a double-picture-disc vinyl set of Bloody Kisses, featuring art by Robert.
"I have a long history with the Type O guys since we all grew up in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn," Robert commented. "Josh Silver produced Life of Agony's initial demos in his home studio and our debut album, River Runs Red, at System's Two — the same place Type O recorded Bloody Kisses. We did several tours together in the early 90s and shared a ton of laughs, so it was truly an honor to be a part of bringing this book to life. I know their music inside and out."
The graphic novel features 11 stories, each based on a song from the original 1993 release. These include "Too Late: Frozen," written by Biersack with art by Paolo Armitano (Dylan Dog), "Bloody Kisses," written by Scabbia with art by Seth Adams (Disney, Upper Deck), and "Black No. 1," written by New Years Day singer Ashley Costello with art by Steve Kurth (Marvel).
Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses is available for pre-order in hardcover and as a deluxe edition including the hardcover and the double-picture-disc vinyl featuring a collector's card by Benante. There's also a super-limited-edition "Artifact" set including the hardcover, picture-disc vinyl and collector's card, plus the rare None More Negative demo cassette from Repulsion (a.k.a. Type O Negative before they were called Type O Negative), thought to be lost forever until a small number were uncovered recently in a Brooklyn attic.