Peter Turik of the Canadian metal band Witchrot is either a genius at marketing, or has no idea what he’s just let slip between his fingers. Peter made a candid announcement about the band breaking up on their Facebook page, and now it’s gone viral.
Peter posted the following on message FB:
Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist fucking my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an extended hiatus. 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 – Peter
Also our drummer died…
Peter’s anguish may end up paying huge dividends. The FB post was picked up on Twitter and things escalated from there.
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
Some questioned the veracity of the message. But if you look at the source, the band’s FB page, it all seems to be on the up and up. I think Peter’s GF really did fuck the guitarist (an Instragram Investigation found that the back stabber’s account is currently set to private). I hope the girlfriend never gets named, I’m sure the harassment she’d face wouldn’t be the fun garden variety harassment the guitarist might be subject to. Thankfully the drummer is as alive and well as my love for a This Is Spinal Tap reference is. Peter The Betrayed proved you can’t keep a metal head down and posted a follow up, directing fans to his other band’s music.
A Twitter account for Witchrot also appeared today, whether by an an opportunistic rando, or by Peter or somebody else involved with the band, we don’t know.
It’s on the way 😉
— Witchrot (@Witchrotband) November 27, 2018
Peter and the remaining members of Witchrot might want to rethink that break up. You can’t buy marketing like this, and no matter how hard he tries to redirect to his other projects, nobody will care. Witchrot is now legend. There’s no turning back.
And for those of you wondering if they’re any good, here’s a hot take from Twitter.
After listening to a few minutes of Witchrot, I can report 1. That the guitarist is the only one who can (marginally) play his instrument — so she has a case, and 2. It is really, really bad stoner-doom. https://t.co/eKlE2VVG7U
— Nothing really rhymes with Erik (@gothlaw) November 27, 2018
Ouch! I hope Peter can get that merch out quickly and capitalize on the moment, otherwise his humiliation will have been for naught.