Internal Bleeding Release New Song “Final Justice” One Day After Drummer Bill Tolley’s Death
Before we get to Internal Bleeding’s new track, take a look at what drummer Bill Tolley — who died tragically yesterday in the line of duty as a firefighter after falling five stories from a roof — told guitarist Christopher Pervelis just hours before the accident that took his life:
“You’ve got to carry on. You’ve got to make the band as big as it can be. If I can’t do it, somebody else has to do it.”
Tolley was referring to the possibility that the band may need a fill-in for their upcoming tour with Vader because of Tolley’s work schedule and not, of course, his own death. Still, the prescience is incredibly eerie, and that’s not lost on Pervelis, who spoke at length with The New York Daily News for a feature today.
Onto the new track, which comes at us via Loudwire and had already been planned for release today prior to Tolley’s untimely end: it’s an absolute crusher, and the title is — once again — very eerie, as this will likely mark Tolley’s final visual appearance with the band. The band has a new album called Corrupting Influence slated for release on Unique Leader.
No word on whether Pervelis and co. intend to replace Tolley — for the upcoming tour or at any point in the future — as we’re sure that everyone is too busy grieving right now to even think about it. Continuing to send our condolences to Tolley’s family, friends and bandmates from everyone at MetalSucks.