5SOS Created A Secret Screamo Band Named Wormstein And No, We’re Not Kidding

We’d be lying if we said we weren’t totally and completely confused, yet weirdly impressed, by 5SOS’s latest stunt. Or is it a stunt? IDEK ANYMORE.

Recently 5 Seconds of Summer fans put their FBI skills to work when they pieced together one of the oddest mysteries on the Internet right now: The new hardcore band that goes by the name “Wormstein.”



To the naked eye, they’re just a bunch of rowdy teenagers experimenting with their musical taste by filming themselves prance around in an upper to middle-class suburban backyard using the Flip camera one of their moms gave them for Christmas last year. But to a 5SOS fan, it’s Calum, Luke, Ashton, and Michael acting like complete idiots…What’s new?

The Wormstein-5SOS discovery was incredibly impressive considering the official 5SOS Twitter account and none of the members of the band tweeted anything about Wormstein.

In the music video, they’re animals. No, like, they’re actually animals. They literally wear animal masks on their faces.

The lyrics to the chorus go a little something like this:


After replaying the video several times and squinting a whole freaking lot, we’ve concluded that:

Gas mask = Ashton
Zebra = Luke
Pig = Calum
Cat = Michael
Drums = John Feldmann (their producer)

The video was uploaded over a month ago, yet fans are just now discovering the band. We can only imagine the birth of Wormstein went something like this:

Michael: I’m hungry
Ash: Donut-cha want to get some food? Heh…get it… donut
Luke: *cutely rolls his cute blue eyes cutely*
Calum: Let’s make a screamo band and scream about donuts
Feldy: Kk

This truly is more than just one of their usual stunts considering how well they’ve branded themselves.


They have a website

It’s an official .com website and not even that .blog.uk.whatever shit


And a Facebook





They have an Instagram



And a Twitter



Proudly from Massachusetts. \m/


GOOD NEWS: There’s going to be more songs

(Maybe. Anything is possible at this point). If you search for “Wormstein” in the ASCAP website (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), you’ll find a whole damn track list from what looks like their first EP.

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Boobs. Donuts. Space Monkeys. Just a friendly reminder that this is the same band we spend all of our time and money on. (Also we advise you to not look up Kuma on Urban Dictionary unless you don’t share the same computer as your parents)


If you search “garage band rehearsal” on Google images, you find the same picture they posted on their Instagram and Twitter

We see what you did there, boys.


Wormstein has a pretty solid fan base


One girl even made some fan art


This leaves us with our final question: What IS a Wormstein? A franken-worm? A worm with a stein?

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We may never know. But that’s okay because being a 5SOS fan means you have to be used to putting up with these kinds of random shenanigans, right?

Practical joke or not, we get to see 5SOS acting crazy and tbh that’s how we fell in love with them in the first place.



What next? District Line T-Shirts? An underground tour? Let us know what you think @FakeTeamFangirl

Lindsay Webster is a Co-Founder of TeamFangirl.com. She’s currently replacing her 5SOS posters with Wormstein. @webbylinster

Additional research by Bridget Rossi. @bridgetirene13