The Internet Is Going Bananas Over A Band’s Totally Batshit Break-Up Post
Well, this is awkward.
Breaking up a band is never easy. After all, these are the people you’ve spent years with, working tirelessly and sleeplessly in pursuit of your rock god dream. When it all goes belly up, it can be a little heartbreaking.
Or, if you’re Toronto band Witchrot, it can be exceptionally awkward.
The doom metal band has gone viral this week over their scalding Facebook post announcing their end, which bluntly stated that “due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist fucking my girlfriend of almost seven years, Witchrot will be taking an extended hiatus.”
Band member Peter then writes that he will be continuing the band “in another space and time”, as he is “ripe with hate” and therefore the music will soon begin pouring out of him. “[It will] become the most devastating, torturous music I have ever created.”
But then, the kicker. Just as Peter is about to sign off, he adds: “Also, our drummer died.”
Which, you know, probably should be the kind of detail that you lead with in the post like this, but clearly Peter’s judgement was a little off that day. Read the full post below.
Peter has since logged on to spruik his other band, called Crazy Bones. Predictably, the internet is having a field day with all of this — the original post has been shared nearly 30,000 times on Twitter alone.
This is my favorite band break-up notice ever. pic.twitter.com/WsIq1i2d6p
— Conor Sullivan (@conortheconor) November 26, 2018
SOME WITCHROT UPDATES:
-Their FB Page has gone from 330 likes to 4.2K (and growing!)
-No statement has been made, apart from the frontman logging in to promote his other band, CRAZY BONEShttps://t.co/kpKKIe9KIz
-As far as we know, the drummer is indeed still alive.
— Conor Sullivan (@conortheconor) November 27, 2018
Now this is a metal band. Rock on, Witchrot. pic.twitter.com/HWCujElWei
— Ralph The Wonder Llama (@jpdiggins) November 27, 2018
Damn Witchrot, knows how to release a press release.
— Axeslasher (@axeslasher) November 27, 2018
“our drummer died” Is Witchrot a Spinal Tap tribute band?
— R.J. MacReady (@amacreadything) November 27, 2018