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Every Time I Die have called it quits

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on January 17, 2022

The band members released a shared statement declaring that their last show was December 11th of 2021.

It would seem as though irreconcilable differences have gotten the better of Buffalo hardcore heroes, Every Time I Die.

Four fifths of the band in Andy Williams, Jordan Buckley, Stephen Micciche, and Clayton “Goose” Holyoak released a collective statement regarding the future of ETID and the outlook is dismal. The statement shared on social media reads,

“Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose‘s last show with Every Time I Die was on Dec 11, 2021. While we hoped to come to an agreed upon legal statement that outlined the truth, we were informed today of something planned to be released not mutually agreed upon that consists of inaccuracies and controls a narrative to benefit one.

There has been no direct communication with Keith, because it’s either impossible for direct communication with him solely or we’ve been cut off to any and all communication by him himself. Every Time I Die was these 5 members, and we were never budging or accepting any chances. Simply, there is zero truth about the band continuing on with a new singer.

Lastly, we wouldn’t be where we are today without every single person that’s back the band in any & all ways. While we’re extremely disappointed in how this was played out online in front of you, your support and the memories we have because of you all will always be cherished.

See you soon.

Forever grateful,

AndyJordanSteve & Goose

Last month, tension within the band spilled over online after it was announced that vocalist/frontman Keith Buckley would miss a handful of ETID shows in an effort to take time for mental health reasons. Keith took to his social media account to share that his mental stress was a result of overhearing his brother Jordan Buckley “tell an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me this entire time.” Keith added that he felt he was “being ostracized from a band I have built for 20 years because I made a decision to do whatever it took to be a good Human Being.”

Though the band would mange to reconvene for their annual Tid The Season celebration in their hometown of Buffalo to close out 2021, the performance would seemingly mark the band’s final appearance as Every Time I Die. In response to the shared statement from Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose, Keith again took to his Twitter account to share a letter he received dated December 20th, just nine days after the band’s Tid The Season show stating that paperwork had been filed with a legal firm to begin a separation agreement between the band and Keith Buckley.

Every Time I Die was featured among the top 50 albums released in 2021 with the arrival of their highly-celebrated, Epitaph Records release, Radical. Prior to the release, Keith Buckley spoke with our own Dan Franklin about his personal pursuit of evolution both in real life and on record.


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