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
We've always wanted to play in Russia, and now our chances of that happening are close to finally coming true. We are scheduled to play the Coyote Brutal Festival in Moscow on March 5, 2016.To say we're excited about this opportunity is an understatement.
IB has quite a big fan base in Russia, and Moscow specifically, so we are really looking forward to bring the violence to all the great IB manics there.
Providing world politics stay fairly stable, it's a safe bet that we'll be going!
Our Show Us Your Slam contest is off to a great start so far. We really appreciate all the entries we have received. It's not too late to join in on the action to win a great IMPERIUM PRIZE PACKAGE compliments of Unique Leader Records.
Here's How to Enter
Post a picture of yourself on your Facebook wall showing off your favorite IB swag and include the hashtag #SHOWUSYOURSLAM. It's that simple. Let's see some sick shit! Drawing will be held on release day, September 30th.
Check out some of the entries below: