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Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way

Witchrot has a lot more fans after viral Facebook post
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2018 10:50 AM CST
In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook is seen in New York's Times Square.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Well, this is awkward. A Canadian metal band has broken up after two members of it were part of an infidelity triangle—dirty laundry that was aired very publicly. "Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f---ing my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an extended hiatus," band member Peter Turik wrote on Facebook alongside a picture of a broken guitar in the trash. "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." In a fun twist, Sky News notes the band wasn't well-known before the message, but it is now.

The post has been shared more than 13,000 times so far. "This is some Fleetwood Mac drama!!" gossip blogger Perez Hilton wrote on Facebook. People were talking about it on Twitter, too, declaring their newfound love for the band and calling the breakup note "epic." It got discussed on KROQ's morning show, and media outlets were referring to the whole thing as "spectacular" and "amazing," among other things. Witchrot took advantage of the attention on Twitter, retweeting some of the most excited sentiments and declaring, "We will only do an interview with @joerogan." (One YouTube power couple's breakup video became a phenomenon.)

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