Published May 21, 2020Death Angel drummer Will Carroll has made it through an extreme experience after contracting COVID-19 while on a European tour in March. During a medically induced 12-day coma as a result of his illness, the artist claims he went through hell and back on his road to recovery — literally.
In a new interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Carroll said that while he was in the coma, not only did he meet Satan — who punished him for the deadly sin of sloth — he also claimed that he morphed into "a Jabba the Hutt-like-monster who vomited blood until he had a heart attack" during his unconscious state.
"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?'" Carroll told the publication. "She ignored me."
The experience made Carroll come to terms with some of his lifestyle choices, including the frequency and type of alcohol and cannabis he consumes. For now, he told the publication, he's going to calm down on ripping bongs and drinking liquor and stick to edibles and cider instead.
"I'm still going to listen to Satanic metal, and I still love Deicide and bands like that," Carroll said. "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."