Will Caroll is a trash metal drummer that was touring across Europe with his band, alongside two other bands, when the global coronavirus pandemic started in February.
As several of the band members tested positive with COVID-19, Caroll ended up in a hospital, and he was placed in a medically induced coma for 12 days!
Yes, we’ve all seen movies in which people claim that they’ve seen God and heaven, and they were sent back to earth, and as controversial as they are, some people find them inspirational. However, Caroll’s claims are very different: He says that he actually went to hell, and met Satan herself. Yes, herself – the drummer says that Satan was a woman.
The Northern California’s metal bands flew to Copenhagen to kick off a five-week tour called THe Bay Strikes Back, and everything went to plan until their Milan show was canceled because of the outbreak.
Near the end of their tour, though, a couple of the band members felt really sick, and he caught it off them. He felt absolutely terrible, and he woke up with a 102.6-degree fever after a few days. He was immediately transported to the California Pacific Medical Center, where he was put into a medically induced coma and spent the next 12 days in the hospital’s ICU. He told Decibel that during this time, he had some out of body experiences, in which he went to hell, and Satan was a woman and he was being punished for sloth.
” I was this giant obese Jabba the Hut type creature. I was vomiting blood and kept on vomiting blood until I had a heart attack which is kind of weird because I had heart failure during my coma.” – he added.
The next thing he remembers was that he rose from Hell and got to heaven, and it was horrifying there, too. According to him, “the angels were scarier than the demons”, and he finally got back to earth, which is the last thing he remembers until he woke up.
Caroll’s survival is actually somewhat of a miracle, and he has been released from the hospital in early April. He has also acknowledged that his belief systems have shifted, and that he feels like he was able to recover partially because of the prayers from his friends and family.
“I’m still going to listen to satanic metal, and I still love Deicide and bands like that,” he said. “As far 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.” – he concluded.