Losing a beloved friend and band mate has been a traumatic event for us, and needless to say, the past few months have been a roller coaster of conflicting emotions. But, through it all, there was never a thought given to packing this band up and calling it quits. There was no doubt in our mind that Bill would want the band to continue. As a matter of fact, he spoke about it numerous times with us. In short, he always said "the band needs to go on."
We're not quite sure how we managed, but we pulled off a full US tour with a fill-in drummer who only had a few weeks to practice and get the set down. That drummer was upstate New York native, and deathmetal veteran Kyle Eddy. He did an amazing job learning the music, getting the set down, and fit in perfectly with our personalities. We had a great time with him on tour, and it felt like he'd been in the band for years – that's how comfortable we were with him.
Kyle is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is deeply dedicated to his craft and brings unrelenting enthusiasm and energy to the band. For those reasons (and many others), we have chosen him to become the new drummer for Internal Bleeding.
Long time fans of the band may remember seeing a much younger Kyle bashing the skins for IB during our second Onward to Mecca tour. He did a superb job then, and we're supremely confident that his skills will help propel the band to new heights.
It's always painful to move forward after a tragic loss, but it must be done. We've decided that Kyle should be our new drummer, and we think — scratch that — we know that Bill would be really happy about our choice. Please welcome him to the Internal Bleeding fold!
Photo courtesy of Undead Scene.
We've got some great shows lined up this fall and winter. Check them out!
DECEMBER 2 — Manchester New Hampshire @ Jewel
Rare New Hampshire appearance
61 Canal Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616070955358358/
DECEMBER 3 — Clifton Park, NY, Sick Shit Fest 8 @ Upstate Concert Hall
Great upstate NY deathfest with a sick bill.
1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, New York 12065
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/527986077398268/
DECEMBER 10 — Atlanta, GA @ The Union EAV
Rare Atlanta appearance.
485 Flat Shoals Avenue, SE. East Atlanta Village
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1160691697354856/
JANUARY 14 — Chicopee, MA Hothfest @ Maximum Capacity
Two day deathfest with an incredible lineup.
116 School St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/189264784764982
We're Coming to Indonesia!
Prepare yourself for some serious SONIC MASS MURDER, from the inventors of slam! Internal Bleeding will be coming to Hammersonic Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 17. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Let's cut right to the chase, shall we? We have a new vocalist and his name is Joe Marchese.
Those who saw the band's performance on Long Island in January know that he is a force to be reckoned with behind the mic. His vocals are incredibly deep, distinct and powerful. Joe brings a dominating stage presence, extreme energy and total excitement to an already intense IB live show.
We also have a new bass player. Veteran four-string ace Shaun Kennedy has joined the IB fold as the band's full-time bassist. Shaun has history with Internal Bleeding, and played with the band in the early 2000s as a fill in/backup bassist. We're all really happy to have him with us in a permanent capacity.
Bassist Jason Liff had to step down from the band due to obligations with his career. We wish him nothing but the best, and he will always be a proud part of the IB legacy. Just don't count him out of playing some guest appearances, because it may well happen!
After a mutual decision between members of the band, Keith DeVito has stepped down to focus on his career an family life. We wish him well.
This is the most devastating lineup Internal Bleeding has had since the early 1990s. Everything fits together perfectly — the chemistry is there, and the songwriting talent is now in the stratosphere.
Be prepared for some of the heaviest material you've ever heard from Internal Bleeding!
Pictured from left to right: Shaun Kennedy, Chris Pervelis, Joe Marchese, Chris McCarthy and Bill Tolley