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A Pale Horse Named Death / Press

“Sal Abruscato, former drummer of Type O Negative and current drummer of Life of Agony (Brooklyn!), sings, plays guitar, and writes the songs for this band, while Type O’s Johnny Kelly handles drumming duties live, and fuck, this debut album is awesome. Sounds to me like Alice in Chains at their darkest with a touch of Type O. Not out until June 14, but run out and get it then. ”

“Sal Abruscato, former drummer of Type O Negative and current drummer for Life of Agony, decided to leave his comfort zone behind the drums and to pick up the guitar. With his guitar work in A Pale Horse Named Death’s new record, titled “And Hell Will Follow Me”, he has proven that he is more than just an amazing drummer. On songs like “As Black As My Heart” and “Die Alone”, you can clearly hear his Type O Negative roots. I am glad to hear this in his music, it makes missing Peter Steele a little easier.”

"To compare A Pale Horse Named Death to TON is very narrow and short-sighted. APHND is of the slow-sludgy kind of doom that gave birth to bands like Down, but at the same time there is a heavy helping of Alice In Chains style alternative metal that gives the songs a mass appeal." - MTUK Metal Zine

“A Pale Horse Named Death the new project lead by Sal Abruscato (Typo-O-Negative, Life Of Agony) reminds me of an evil Alice In Chains. It’s definitely fresh and there is nothing like this out there that I have heard." - RockNightmare.com”

“‘And Hell Will Follow Me’, which sounds like Alice In Chains mysteriously sneaking up behind Type O Negative with a butcher’s knife while being filmed for a future episode of ‘Law & Order”

"Imagine if Stone Temple Pilots and Paradise Lost had a baby."

"In alternative metal circles, Sal Abruscato is best known for his contributions to Type O Negative and Life of Agony. The Brooklyn native was a co-founder of Type O Negative (along with the late Peter Steele) and was that band's original drummer; after leaving Type O Negative in 1993, he became Life of Agony's drummer (a position he still held in 2011). But Abruscato is the one in the driver's seat, and this 2011 release finds him continuing to walk on the dark side. Musically, And Hell Will Follow Me doesn't sound very much like Life of Agony, but Type O Negative is a definite influence, along with Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Load-era Metallica and Black Sabbath.

"And Hell Will Follow Me", it's a psychedelic trip of grunge, metal and rock. It's like if Peter Steele, Jim Morrison and Layne Staley contacted Sal and Matt from beyond the grave to be part of this album