Josh Silver

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Josh Silver
Born (1962-11-14) November 14, 1962 (age 57)
OriginBrooklyn, New York, US
GenresHeavy metal, gothic metal, doom metal
Occupation(s)Musician, Record Producer, Paramedic
InstrumentsKeyboards, vocals
LabelsRoadrunner, SPV America
Associated actsType O Negative, Fallout, Original Sin

Josh Silver (born November 14,[1] 1962) is the former keyboardist, producer and backing vocalist of the gothic metal band Type O Negative. He joined the band at frontman Peter Steele's request. He played for Type O Negative until they disbanded due to Steele's death on April 14, 2010.

Silver, who is Jewish,[2][3][4][5] was also a founding member of the short-lived rock group Fallout along with Steele. Fallout gave birth to Carnivore which ultimately led to Type O Negative. After the breakup of Fallout, Silver formed hard rock band Original Sin.

Silver was first introduced to professional recording and production upon meeting and working with producer and Soundscape Recording Studio owner Richard Termini. Fallout’s earliest recordings trace back to the Termini Soundscape sessions from the late 1970s.

After the death of Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, Silver became a certified EMT in New York, as stated by Silver, for over a year this had been his "plan B" to support his wife and kids. Assuming at the time that the band was finished, Silver had begun EMT schooling during Steele's 2008 hiatus. Steele was even quoted as saying, "I wouldn't wait on me either- I don't blame Josh one bit!" After the death of Steele, Silver went right to work as an EMT, a position that he still holds.


  1. ^ " about Josh Silver". Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Metal Jew: Great Josh Silver interview". February 27, 2008. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Stars of David: rock'n'roll's Jewish ... – Google Books. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Comments (0) By TONY WARE Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 (April 19, 2007). "Morbid Obsessions – Page 1 – Music – Orange County". OC Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2010.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "VH1 Classic Takes Passover on the Road to Las Vegas With 'Matzo and Metal II: Back to the Desert' Premiering on Thursday, April 13 at 10 p.m./ET and 7 p.m./PT. | Goliath Business News". April 10, 2006. Retrieved March 18, 2010.

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