Carnivore was an American crossover thrash band formed in Brooklyn, New York by Peter Steele (later of Type O Negative fame), and was formed out of the ruins of the Brooklyn hard rock group Fallout in 1982.
The band released Carnivore in January 1986. For the first album, the band spelled their names in what they thought were "exotic" ways. For instance, Louis Beateaux instead of Beato. In September 1987 they released Retaliation. Soon after the second album was released, the band broke up and Peter Steele formed a new band called Subzero, which would later be renamed Type O Negative. According to the sleeve notes of the "Top Shelf Edition" of their second album, the first Type O Negative album, Slow Deep and Hard was composed largely from material originally written for Carnivore.
During the time Carnivore was playing, drummer Louis Beato was also a bus driver in Manhattan, a job he kept after the group disbanded. He is currently a supervisor with the MTA. Lou's first band ...