Every Time I Die

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Every Time I Die
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Guitarist Jordan Buckley interacting with fans in West Hollywood, California during the 2009 Epitaph Tour
Background information
Origin Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, mathcore, hardcore punk, Southern rock, sludge metal
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Labels Epitaph, Ferret, Good Fellow
Associated acts The Damned Things, Norma Jean, Underøath, Luti-Kriss
Website www.everytimeidie.net
Members Keith Buckley
Jordan Buckley
Andy Williams
Stephen Micciche
Daniel Davison
Past members John McCarthy
Michael Novak
Aaron Ratajczak
Kevin Falk
Chris Byrnes
Josh Newton
Ryan "Legs" Leger

Every Time I Die is an American metalcore band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998.[1] Their musical style is rooted in technical hardcore punk with strong Southern rock and mathcore elements, and is also characterised by their literary, bitingly sarcastic lyrics.[2][3] They have also garnered 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.[4] Their seventh studio album, From Parts Unknown, was released on July 1, 2014.


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.[1]

In 2001, Stephen Micciche, of 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 first 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. 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.[1] The band was featured on the 2007 Sounds of the Underground tour.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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,[8] Matt Caughthran and Greg Puciato. At the end of June it was announced that drummer Mike "Ratboy" Novak had left the band due to "personal conflicts".[9]

On August 23, Ryan "Legs" Leger was added as the new drummer.[10] The band was part of the European Taste of Chaos Tour at the end of 2009, supporting headliners Killswitch Engage and In Flames.

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.[11] On December 12, they released a video on Warped Tour's YouTube channel announcing they were playing all dates on the 2012 Warped Tour.

In January 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 February 23, Every Time I Die posted a film clip to another new song, "Revival Mode". In January, the band made a tour in South America with 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.

On October 15, 2013, the band was announced to be a support act for A Day to Remember on their European Tour 2014.[12]

In the spring of 2014, the band announced that they were starting production on their seventh studio album From Parts Unknown with producer Kurt Ballou which was released July 8, 2014 along with their 6th run on the Vans Warped Tour 20th edition. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, their second top 25 in the bands existence. Following their time on Warped Tour Every Time I Die started a Canadian tour in mid September with Expire and Counterparts. Following their Canadian tour they co-headlined a winter tour with The Ghost Inside along with support from Architects, Backtrack and Hundredth as their openers.

In February 2015 the band announced Ryan Leger's departure to be replaced by Daniel Davison, formerly of Norma Jean and Underoath. On March 29, the band revealed that they would be releasing an EP exclusively for Record Store Day titled Salem.




Full-length albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Year Album details Peak chart positions

2001 Last Night in Town
  • Released: August 14, 2001
  • Label: Ferret Music
2003 Hot Damn!
  • Released: July 1, 2003
  • Label: Ferret Music
2005 Gutter Phenomenon
  • Released: August 23, 2005
  • Label: Ferret Music
71 10
2007 The Big Dirty
  • Released: September 4, 2007
  • Label: Ferret Music
41 3
2009 New Junk Aesthetic
  • Released: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Epitaph
46 6
2012 Ex Lives
  • Released: March 6, 2012
  • Label: Epitaph
25 4 46
2014 From Parts Unknown
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Label: Epitaph
22 3 32
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Music videos[edit]

  • "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)
  • "Typical Miracle" (2012)
  • "I Suck (Blood)" (2012)
  • "Thirst" (2014)
  • "Decayin' With The Boys" (2014)


  • 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"



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  2. ^ "PunkNews interview with Every Time I Die from 2003". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  4. ^ ETID Searching For New Label: Rock Sound
  5. ^ Sounds Of The Underground
  6. ^ "Every Time I Die To Perform on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"" (Press release). UltimateGuitar.com. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  7. ^ "Vans Warped Tour 2008 Bands - Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, and More". SMN News. 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / Pete Wentz: Just laid down some vox on". Twitter.com. 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  9. ^ a b Staff writer(s); no by-line. (June 29, 2009). "Every Time I Die drummer quits band". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Staff writer(s); no by-line. (August 23, 2009). "Every Time I Die adds new drummer". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ Yancey, Bryne (October 12, 2011). "Exclusive: Steve Micciche rejoining Every Time I Die for upcoming tour with GWAR". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ A Day To Remember (October 15, 2013). "Timeline Photos". Facebook. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Staff writer(s); no by-line. (October 12, 2011). "Every Time I Die and bassist part ways". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  14. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. (February 10, 2015). "Every Time I Die announces new drummer". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. (April 1, 2005). "Every Time I Die get new bassist". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Staff writer(s); no by-line. (June 22, 2005). "Every Time I Die replace bassist (again)". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. (August 21, 2006). "Every Time I Die bassist Chris Byrnes reportedly announced his departure from the group this past weekend.". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Discography Every Time I Die". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 

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