Ex Lives

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Ex Lives
Studio album by Every Time I Die
Released March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
Recorded Summer 2011, @ JHOC, Pasadena, California
Genre Southern rock, metalcore, hardcore punk
Length 32:09
Label Epitaph
Producer Joe Barresi
Every Time I Die chronology
New Junk Aesthetic
(2009)New Junk Aesthetic2009
Ex Lives
From Parts Unknown
(2014)From Parts Unknown2014

Ex Lives is the sixth studio album by American metalcore band Every Time I Die.


Josh Newton left the band five months after the recording, and was replaced by former bassist Stephen Micciche for touring.[1]

On January 25, 2012 Epitaph began posting a series of videos to YouTube offering viewers a behind the scenes look into the making of Ex Lives.[2]

On February 22, 2012 a music video was released for the song "Revival Mode". Keith Buckley offered the following on the video: "We worked with director Robert Schober who has done incredible work for Mastodon, Deftones, Metallica and now, us. The clip has a very ambiguously creepy David Lynch vibe to it and might be the first time we've never included a single one of our instruments in lieu of a story line that exists outside of us as members of a band. It's dark and weird and while not completely adhering thematically to the lyrics, it sets a larger, broader mood which marries the song perfectly." Director Robert "Robo" Schober adds, "The video is a surrealist crime drama set on a lost highway...the story loosely interprets key phrases from the song...the guys were awesome and put up with many hours of freezing temperatures in the middle of the desert."[3]

Ex Lives was released on March 6, 2012 through Epitaph.[4][5]

They have released videos for "Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space" and "Revival Mode". "Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space" was directed by vocalist Keith Buckley.[5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 9.5/10 stars[6]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[8]
The A.V. Club (B-)[9]
BBC Music Very Favorable[10]
Blare Magazine 4.5/5 stars[11]
The List 4/5 stars[12]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[13]
Rock Sound 9/10 stars[14]

"Ex Lives" debuted on the Billboard 200 at #20 selling around 14,300 copies.[15] This is their highest charting position to date.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Every Time I Die.[16]

No. Title Length
1. "Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space" 2:43
2. "Holy Book of Dilemma" 1:49
3. "A Wild, Shameless Plain" 1:49
4. "Typical Miracle" 2:26
5. "I Suck (Blood)" 2:56
6. "Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow" 3:12
7. "The Low Road Has No Exits" 2:52
8. "Revival Mode" (featuring John Christ) 3:46
9. "Drag King" 4:12
10. "Touch Yourself" 2:18
11. "Indian Giver" 4:10
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Grudge Music" 2:25
13. "Business Casualty" 2:45
14. "Starve an Artist, Cover Your Trash" 2:53


Personnel per booklet.[16]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
U.S. Billboard Vinyl Albums[17] 3


  1. ^ Yancey, Bryne (October 12, 2011). "Exclusive: Steve Micciche rejoining Every Time I Die for upcoming tour with GWAR". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Every Time I Die Post Behind The Scenes Look At Making Of “Ex Lives” | Theprp.com – Metal, Hardcore And Rock News, Reviews And More. Theprp.com (2012-01-25). Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  3. ^ Every Time I Die Posts "Revival Mode" Video – in Metal News. Metal Underground.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  4. ^ Myers, Tim (March 29, 2012). "An Ode to Teenage Hormones: A Review of Every Time I Die’s Ex Lives". Frontier Psychiatrist. 
  5. ^ a b "Every Time I Die to release Ex Lives on March 5". Kerrang!. January 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Every Time I Die – Ex Lives – Album Review. AbsolutePunk.net (2012-03-06). Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  7. ^ Heaney, Gregory. (2012-03-06) Ex Lives – Every Time I Die : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  8. ^ Alternative Press | Reviews | Every Time I Die – Ex Lives. Altpress.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  9. ^ Heller, Jason. (2012-03-06) Every Time I Die: Ex Lives | Music | MusicalWork Review. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  10. ^ Music – Review of Every Time I Die – Ex Lives. BBC. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  11. ^ REVIEW: Every Time I Die – “Ex Lives” «. Blaremagazine.com (2012-02-28). Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  12. ^ Cope, Chris. (2012-02-22) Every Time I Die – Ex Lives. The List. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  13. ^ Punknews.org review
  14. ^ Every Time I Die – Ex Lives | Reviews | Rock Sound. Rocksound.tv. Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  15. ^ Every Time I Die Ex Lives Billboard sales. Lambgoat (2012-03-14). Retrieved on 2012-08-15.
  16. ^ a b Ex Lives (Booklet). Every Time I Die. Epitaph. 2012. 87155-2. 
  17. ^ "Vinyl Albums : March 24, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

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