A death metal drummer says he visited hell during a coronavirus-induced coma – and Satan wasn’t as cool as he thought.
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Will Carroll, 47, drummer for the band Death Angel, was comatose at the California Pacific Medical Center for two weeks in March after catching the virus during a European tour, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
He was the worst of four patients who were in critical condition because of COVID-19, said pulmonologist Dr. George Horng. Carroll’s heart failed during the first few days because the medication needed to keep him on a ventilator was so draining on his body.
While in the coma, Carroll said he had disturbing dreams of visiting the afterlife. He saw himself leave his body and plummet down to hell, where Satan — a woman in his case — punished him for the deadly sin of sloth, transforming him into a Jabba the Hutt-like-monster who vomited blood until he had a heart attack.
I woke up on the hospital bed with tubes coming in and out of me, and there was a nurse right there and my first words were, ‘Am I still in hell?’. She ignored me.
I’m still going to listen to satanic metal, and I still love Deicide and bands like that. 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.
Great to hear that Will is now on the mend, although it does suck that he had such a negative experience meeting the Devil after putting his heart and soul into death metal and writing satanic lyrics his whole career. You’d think it would be a happy occasion and that maybe Satan would compliment his music or something, but nope, turns out the Devil is not as cool a dude as Will expected.
In fact the Devil wasn’t even a dude in his experience – it was a woman. Which would have been OK if she wasn’t so mean to him! After all that music he played in Satan’s name, how does she repay him? By turning him into Jabba the Hutt and making him puke blood until he had a heart attack and died. That’s no way to treat a guest, surely? Well maybe in Hell it is.
Like I said though, it’s great that Will beat the virus and is back doing what he loves. Maybe meeting Satan will have been a positive experience in the long run? We’ll have to wait and see.
For the 21-year-old uni student who stabbed her roommate after ‘doing cocaine with the devil’, click HERE. Starting to think that dude’s a bad influence.