Heavy Metal Drummer Visits Hell While in Coma, Decides Satan Isn't Quite as 'Cool' as He Thought
A thrash metal drummer who says he had a vision of himself in “Hell” while comatose emerged from his experience with a better understanding of what type of character rules the underworld.
Death Angel drummer Will Carroll was put into a coma by doctors after being rushed to the hospital on March 18, according to an account of the musician’s ordeal in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Carroll was originally put under after a coronavirus infection left him fighting for his life.
When he woke up 12 days later, the drummer discovered that medical experts had kept him alive with the use of a ventilator.
The most shocking thing for Carroll was seemingly the fact that he wasn’t dead and in the clutches of Satan, but alive and well after a horrific experience.
After being chemically paralyzed, the thrash metal musician says that he was cast into Hell.
There, he says he met up with the underworld’s chief resident. Instead of an ugly goat-like monster with horns and a tail, Carroll says the satanic being took the form of a woman.
To punish him for an indolent and slothful life, Satan transformed the drummer into a grotesque beast, Carroll said.
The musician claims he found himself in a body that looked like that of Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars. In this form, Carroll says he threw up blood and even suffered a heart attack.
Thankfully, Carroll was ripped from the experience after recovering significantly.
“I woke up on the hospital bed with tubes coming in and out of me,” Carroll told the Chronicle, “and there was a nurse right there and my first words were, ‘Am I still in Hell?’”
The nurse ignored him, he said.
For Carroll, the experience will definitely change up some of his former habits, but it doesn’t appear that the rocker is ready to embrace the teetotaler lifestyle just yet.
The musician said he won’t touch hard alcohol and will ease up on his consumption of marijuana, but he’ll still partake in lighter spirits and consumable cannabis.
Definitely one of my favorite shots. Thanks to Stephanie Cabral. #pearldrums #vicfirthsticks #meinlcymbals #evansheads #czarciekopytopedals pic.twitter.com/MV9lv1J0eq
— Will Carroll (@WillCarroll13) January 8, 2020
“I’m still going to listen to satanic metal, and I still love Deicide and bands like that,” Carroll explained. “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.”
While the experience may not have turned Carroll into a tithing and dutiful church-goer, it seems to have been an eye-opening ordeal that forced the rocker to examine his old lifestyle in a brand new light.
UPDATE, June 2, 2020: This article has been updated to reflect that Carroll is in a thrash metal band.
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