Reunion Mania

Lord Worm Reuniting with Cryptopsy


Cryptopsy with Lord Worm

Speaking of events called “Rock Fest”: the eighth annual Amnesia Rockfest will take place in Quebec this June, and there a bunch of metal bands on the bill and a bunch of non-metal bands on the bill and blah blah blah who cares, the reason I’m writing about this is because Cryptopsy are in the line-up, and apparently they’re going to be doing the show with Lord Worm. It’s not presently clear if this is a one-off dilly or Lord Worm is now back in the band, but allow me to recklessly predict that Lord Worm is now back in the band, because I can’t really think of any good reason why they’d just do this as a one-off.

And I know that news is going to make a lot of people happy, butttt… fuck man, I can’t help but feel shitty for Matt McGachy. Okay okay okay so The Unspoken King sucked ass, but last year’s Cryptopsy most certainly did not. It’s like this poor dude finally proved his worth, and as a reward he was shown the door.

It’s also kinda sad ’cause it means that those of us who have yet to hear the Cryptopsy material live will probably never get that chance now. I mean, it’s possible Lord Worm agrees to perform some of that stuff, but 99% of the time, when a key member returns to the fold of any given band, it suddenly becomes as though the work that band did while that member was away never happened. You’ll never hear David Lee Roth sing “Poundcake,” you’ll never hear Vince Neil sing “Hooligan’s Holiday,” I’m shocked that Joey Belladonna has done “Only” but I doubt he’ll ever do any other John Bush-era shit, and I wouldn’t count on Lord Worm performing “The Golden Square Mile” anytime soon.

So I guess we’ll see what happens next. Weigh in on the pros and cons of Lord Worm’s possible full-time reunion with the band in the comments section below.


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