DEATH ANGEL DRUMMER RECOUNTS NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE AND SAYS, “I DON’T THINK SATAN’S QUITE AS COOL AS I USED TO”
Thrash metal drummer, Will Carroll, of the band Death Angel, says he visited hell during a coronavirus-induced coma — and Satan wasn’t as cool as he thought, reports the New York Post.
Carroll, was comatose at the California Pacific Medical Center for two weeks in March after catching the virus on a European tour earlier that month, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook.
During that time, the drummer, 47, said he had disturbing dreams of visiting the afterlife.
There, the devil — a woman in this case — punished him for the deadly sin of sloth and turned him into a “Jabba the Hutt-like-monster” who vomited blood until he had a heart attack, the outlet reported last week.
When he opened his eyes on March 30th, there were “tubes coming in and out of me, and there was a nurse right there,” Carroll recalled.
“My first words were, ‘Am I still in hell? She ignored me.”
For most of his time under and on a ventilator, Carroll was in critical condition and came close to dying, doctors told the outlet.
“He still was near the limits of what we could do with our supportive care, and we were very worried about him,” said Dr. George Horng, a pulmonologist.
“He wasn’t getting worse, but if he were to get worse, there wasn’t much more that we could have done.”
The Bay Area rocker’s near death-experience prompted him to make some big life changes.
In an effort to be healthier, he said he’s quitting hard alcohol and bong rips, narrowing his substance use to the occasional hard cider and marijuana edible.
As for his faith, Carroll said he now believes in a higher power — and feels prayers from his family and friends helped him pull through.
“I’m still going to listen to satanic metal, and I still love Deicide and bands like that,” Carroll told the Chronicle.
“As far as for my personal life and my experience of what I went through, I don’t think Satan’s quite as cool as I used to.”