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Internal Bleeding

It is with great sadness that I have to post this new article. While I may not be the most devoted of fans to Internal Bleeding, they were one of the very first brutal death metal bands I ever encountered. Voracious Contempt and The Extinction of Benevloence really helped pull me into that world at a young age, and there aren’t enough thank you’s in the world that could possibly be given to the band and the late Mr. Tolley. I never knew he was a fire fighter until today though, which only continues to grow the amount of respect one could have for him. Rest in peace, metal brother, and thank you for all the killer drum tracks, and everything you did to help your fellow man. You will be missed.


INERNAL BLEEDING drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away Thursday, April 20th after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York. Tolley leaves behind a wife and eight-year-old daughter.

Internal Bleeding: Bill Tolleye“Rest in Peace our brother William ‘Bill’ Tolley. Drummer. Brother. Firefighter. Hero. Friend. Life will never be the same without him. We love you, Bill. Slam On.” – INTERNAL BLEEDING

Said Tolley’s bandmates upon his tragic passing, “Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley, died today. There are zero words to describe the loss. He was a good, decent, and honorable man who loved his friends, his family, and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. Bill was our rock, our heart, and supplier of insane laughter. The music world lost a very influential drummer, and the world lost a friend, a father, and a damn good man. We love you Bill.”

Today, marks the release of INTERNAL BLEEDING’s digital single, “Final Justice.” The track serves as a teaser from the band’s forthcoming full-length, Corrupting Influence and the band planned to celebrate today’s release with a new video for the track. INTERNAL BLEEDING wishes to unveil the clip today as planned in Tolley’s honor.

Internal Bleeding: Final Justice“Final Justice” takes the patented INTERNAL BLEEDING sound into new, more intense levels. It’s still filled with all the hooks, slams, and grooves you’ve come to expect from the band, but at the same time, it’s more sophisticated, sharper, and focused than anything they’re released previously.

No Clean Singing is currently streaming the clip issuing, “It’s now impossible to listen to the song and watch the video without thinking about yesterday’s tragedy (and the original video has been modified since yesterday to include a remembrance and a dedication). Yet it’s also a fitting tribute to Bill Tolley and his important role in creating the legacy of this band that obviously meant so much to him for so many years. There’s a lot of visceral power in ‘Final Justice,’ and it captures the kind of immediacy, energy, and head-wrecking punch that you feel in a live performance…”

Read more and view “Final Justice” at THIS LOCATION.

“Final Justice” is available now via Unique Leader and iTunes.

INTERNAL BLEEDING released their Imperium full-length via Unique Leader in 2015. Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium offers up ten pulverizing tracks including a trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.

Internal BleedingPress release provided by Earsplit PR.