Toronto Metal Band Shares Hiatus News In Epic Way

One of the members of Toronto’s Witchrot shared news this week of the metal band’s “extended hiatus” in an epic way.

“Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f**king my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an extended hiatus,” Peter Turik wrote in a Facebook post that included a photo of a smashed guitar laying in garbage.

“I however will continue the band in another space and time, being ripe with hate the music is slowly flowing and without a doubt will become the most devastating, torturous music I have ever created. Thanks for the support, stay heavy.

“Also our drummer died…”

The last statement is likely (hopefully!) nothing more than a Spinal Tap-inspired joke. (Turik did not immediately respond to an interview request.)

If the announcement was a publicity stunt, it worked. On social media, people are loving the announcement.

“idk who Witchrot is but I’m now a fan,” tweeted @JakobFrishmuth. 

@MAB_Sports shared: “I wanna buy a WITCHROT album now” and @jpdiggins tweeted: “Now this is a metal band. Rock on, Witchrot.”

Witchrot released a self-titled four-song EP in October.