This Might Be The Greatest Band Breakup Announcement Of All Time
“Unfortunate reality” is an understatement.
Horror-doom band Witchrot from Toronto may not be the most well known band on the scene, but after this (unfortunate circumstances but brilliant all the same) they may be one of your favourite bands for this simple reason.
The band just broke up due to an “unfortunate reality.” The thing is, their breakup announcement is so utterly awesome that it might make you a fan without you ever hearing a note of their music.
Here’s what Witchrot posted to their Facebook Sunday night:
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