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
One of our friends picked up this gem on ebay. To say it is rare is an understatement. Before we released our 1992 demo, Invocation of Evil, we made about 100 of these cassettes to push out to fanzines and other press ahead of the official demo release.
The cassettes, labeled "Pieper Law Review," were "liberated" from a local law school by a friend of ours who was a janitor working at that school.
Originally we had used these cassettes (about 400 of them) to make copies of our first demo, The One Dollar Demo. We had about 100 left over so we decided to use them for promotional purposes. The music on these tapes were duplicated from the cassette copy of the demo we received from Legend Studios.
Other interesting facts about the Invocation of Evil demo: