Late last week Internal Bleeding drummer and Fire Department of New York firefighter William Tolley passed away in a tragic accident. Moving between a roof and a ladder, he ended up falling to his death while on duty in Queens, New York. The Long Island death metal act were planning to promote their upcoming album Corrupting Influence set to release later this year. Instead, they paid a tribute to their band member and friend by releasing the music video “Final Justice.”

The band commented:

“Thank you all for all the kind words, it means so much to us. Today we are supposed to release our single, “Final Justice” along with a video. We are still trying to accomplish that.

Bill was proud of the video and the song and was really looking forward to today; he was excited to share it with all of you. He loved every IB fan. He used to always say “we have the best fucking fans,” and he meant it.

So, if we post it, watch the vid and watch the man with all the groovy beats in action, sitting where he loved to sit. Behind the kit, facing the crowd and having his band mates’ back.

Keep the tributes pouring in. Let him feel it!”

When we first heard the news, we didn’t think it would be possible for the group to tour next month. However, it looks like it’s still on. Tolley would most likely want this to happen.

The band shared the following information on their Twitter:

Check out their website for the full list of tour dates.

A fundraiser has been added on the FDNYFoundation  to support Tolley’s daughter’s education.

“Please consider donating to Bill’s daughter’s education. 100% of the proceeds go directly to her education. It would mean the world to everyone in the band.

Go here to donate, and make sure you’ve selected his educational fund.”