Every Time I Die
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|Every Time I Die|
Jordan Buckley interacting with fans during the 2009 Epitaph Tour at the House of Blues - Sunset Strip
|Origin||Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Metalcore, hardcore punk, southern metal, mathcore|
|Labels||Epitaph, Ferret, Good Fellow|
|Associated acts||The Damned Things, Kid Gorgeous, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Bronx (band), Converge (band), Dead and Divine|
|Past members||Josh Newton
Every Time I Die is a metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998. Their musical style is rooted in technical hardcore with strong southern metal and mathcore elements, and is also characterised by their cryptic, bitingly sarcastic lyrics. They have also garnered much critical and fan acclaim for their high energy, intense live shows. The band announced on July 14, 2008 that they had left Ferret Music and signed with Epitaph. Their sixth studio album, Ex Lives, was released March 6, 2012.
The band was established by brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley, whose father, Michael Buckley, lectures Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. They added to the initial lineup with guitarist Andy Williams, bassist John McCarthy, and drummer Michael "Ratboy" Novak. In their first short tour covering the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Canada vicinities, the band met Goodfellow Records producer Chris Logan, who released the band's debut EP Burial Plot Bidding War in 2000. The following year, Aaron Ratajczak replaced McCarthy as bassist before the band released its debut full-length album Last Night In Town that year under Ferret Records, leading to a tour for that album in collaboration with Killswitch Engage the following year.
In 2001, Stephen Micciche, from Buffalo NY band Kid Gorgeous replaced Ratajczak as bassist for the band's second full-length Hot Damn! and the band's subsequent American tour supporting Jackass star Steve-O. This era brought about their 1st mini Warped Tour stint, overseas tours with NORA and Chimaira, numerous U.S tours with bands such as Bleeding Through, Norma Jean, Dillinger Escape Plan, and a spot on the 2004 Ozzfest tour. However, Micciche resigned from his position in 2005. Micciche was replaced by Kevin Falk of Between the Buried and Me fame. However, three months after recording sessions for the band's third album Gutter Phenomenon and a European tour, he was replaced by Chris Byrnes of NORA, who left the band after touring with them at the Warped Tour 2006.Their sixth bassist, Keller Harbin (formerly of The Chariot), replaced Byrnes and played with the band for its tour with Atreyu on the World Championship Tour along with From First to Last and Chiodos. The band was featured on the 2007 Sounds Of The Underground tour. Former Shiner guitarist and From Autumn To Ashes bassist, Josh Newton, was inducted in September 2007 as the band's seventh bassist for a tour with Underoath.
In 2006, their song "The New Black" was featured as a bonus track in Guitar Hero 2 and also in the PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm. The band performed the song "We'rewolf" live on the ABC late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Halloween of 2007. From January–February 2008, Every Time I Die went on a tour with Killswitch Engage, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Parkway Drive. They also headlined the Take Action Tour, playing alongside From First to Last, August Burns Red, The Bled, and The Human Abstract. The band played the entire Warped Tour 2008.
During the 2009 UK tour with Gallows, a song titled "Buffalo 666" from their then-upcoming album New Junk Aesthetic was played for the first time. The album also included guest vocals by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Matt Caughthran of The Bronx and Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan. At the end of June it was announced that drummer Mike "Ratboy" Novak had left the band due to "personal conflicts".
On September 8, new Drummer Ryan "Legs" Leger will start touring with the band. Legs is from Cornwall/Toronto Canada and is known in Canada for his former touring gigs in bands The Salads, Kiki's Wonderland Adventures, Skye Sweetnam, Third South, Dead and Divine, Gone Hollywood and the female fronted thrash metal group Oh The Humanity.
Every Time I Die headlined the 2010 Australian Boys of Summer Tour. In support of Every Time I Die were Australian bands 50 Lions, House Vs Hurricane and Mary Jane Kelly. The band toured across Australia playing shows in Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Josh Newton announced on October 12, 2011 that he was no longer in the band. For the remainder of the tour, Stephen Micciche filled his role as bassist. On December 12, they released a video on Warped Tour's YouTube channel announcing they were playing all dates on the 2012 Warped Tour.
On January 2nd, 2012, Every Time I Die released their video for "Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space", from their album Ex Lives, which was released on March 6, 2012.
On the 23rd of February, Every Time I Die posted a film clip to another new song, "Revival Mode".
In middle January, the band made a tour in South America with pop punk bands Four Year Strong and New Found Glory. Rio de Janeiro's show, the last one in Brazil was recorded and will be the next DVD of the band, which, until the moment, is untitled.
- Keith Buckley – vocals (1998–present)
- Jordan Buckley – guitar (1998–present)
- Andy Williams – guitar (1998–present)
- Stephen Micciche – bass (2001–2005, 2011–present)
- Ryan "Legs" Leger – drums, percussion (2009–present)
- Mike "Ratboy" Novak – drums, percussion (1998–2009)
- John McCarthy – bass (1998–1999)
- Aaron Ratajczak – bass (1999–2001)
- Chris Byrnes – bass (2006)
- Kevin Falk – bass (2005–2006)
- Josh Newton – bass (2007–2011)
- Keller Harbin – bass (2006–2007) ex The Chariot
- Jake Schultz – bass (2007) from Norma Jean
- Steve Bache – drums, percussion (2008) from He Is Legend
- 2001: Last Night in Town (reissued in 2004 with new artwork)
- 2003: Hot Damn!
- 2005: Gutter Phenomenon (reissued w/bonus DVD in 2006) U.S. No. 71
- 2007: The Big Dirty (Special Edition includes bonus DVD) U.S. No. 41
- 2009: New Junk Aesthetic U.S. No. 46
- 2012: Ex Lives U.S. No. 20
- 1999: Demo Tape
- 2000: Burial Plot Bidding War (re-released in 2003)
- The Logic of Crocodiles (2001)
- Ebolarama (2003)
- I Been Gone a Long Time (2003)
- Kill the Music (2005)
- The New Black (2005)
- We'rewolf (2007)
- Wanderlust (2009)
- After One Quarter of a Revolution (2010)
- Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space (2012)
- Revival Mode (2012)
- A Typical Miracle (2012)
- I Suck (Blood) (2012)
- 1999: "HEX seven inch comp." - Contributed the song "Affection at Gunpoint"
- 1999: "The Sound and The Fury Compilation" from Redstar Records - Contributed the song "Pincushion"
- 2004: "Guns N' Roses Tribute: Bring You to Your Knees" - Contributed the song "I Used To Love Her"
- 2004: "Progression Through Aggression" from Ferret Music - Contributed the songs "I Been Gone a Long Time" and "The Logic of Crocodiles"
- 2005: "Progression Through Aggression II" from Ferret Music - Contributed the song "Guitared and Feathered"
- 2005: "Ferret Music Winter 2005 Sampler" from Ferret Music - Contributed the song "Guitared and Feathered [Demo]"
- 2005: "Masters of Horror" - Contributed the song "Keith the Music" [Re recorded version due to Gerard Way not being able to show for the video to "Kill the Music"]
- 2006: "Warped Tour Compilation 2006" - Contributed the song "The New Black"
- 2007: "Saw IV Soundtrack" - Contributed the song "We'rewolf"
- 2009: "Saw VI Soundtrack" - Contributed the song "Roman Holiday"
- 2010: "New Noise" - Contributed the song "After One Quarter of a Revolution"
- "Shit Happens; The Series" (2010)
- "Party Pooper" (released with New Junk Aesthetic special edition, 2009)
- "The Dudes and Don'ts of Recording" (released with The Big Dirty deluxe edition album, 2007)
- Shit Happens (2006)
- Sounds of the Underground
- At Home With Every Time I Die (released with Hot Damn!, 2003)
- Ankeny, Jason (2007). "Every Time I Die - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- PunkNews interview with Every Time I Die from 2003
- ETID Searching For New Label: Rock Sound
- Sounds Of The Underground
- "Every Time I Die To Perform on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"" (Press release). UltimateGuitar.com. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- "Vans Warped Tour 2008 Bands - Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, and More". SMN News. 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- "Twitter / Pete Wentz: Just laid down some vox on". Twitter.com. 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
- "Every Time I Die drummer quits band // News // Lambgoat". Lambgoat.com. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
- "Third South". Unsignedbandweb.com. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
- Yancey, Bryne (October 12, 2011). "Exclusive: Steve Micciche rejoining Every Time I Die for upcoming tour with GWAR". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- Billboard, Allmusic