^update: murph didn't quit. apparently has visa issues coming in to aus regularly?
anyway dredged up this thread because I saw these guys a couple weeks back and they're just so indescribably great at the moment, it's a well-worn routine but their setlists are spot on -- encore of just like heaven into sludgefeast was pure ecstasy -- and they seem to be in a really good place. most recent record was also for me their best since getting back together as a trio (so by default since the 80s?), not a dud to be seen and they slot perfectly into their shows.
cliche at this point but it's how you do a reunion: carve out something meaningful when you're together and tap into that again when you inevitably come hunting for that $$$ 20 years later.