Every Time I Die
After four albums, Every Time I Die, a Metalcore band from Buffalo, NY announced they'd signing with the Epitaph imprint. Initially, it wasn't the step forward that had been anticipated.
Ten years earlier, in '98, the band was formed by brothers Keith (vocals) and Jordan Buckley (lead guitar) and Andy Williams (guitar). These three were the long-term nucleus. Bassists came and went with regularity. But they had better luck with drummers; Mike "Ratboy" Novak ('98-'09) and Ryan "Leg$" Leger ('09-'15) had lengthy runs.
The group's sophomore set "Hot Damn!" earned Every Time I Die a slot on the '04 Ozzfest tour. Third album, "Gutter Phenomenon," landed them on Warped Tour 2006. That same year, the song "The New Black" was featured as a bonus track on Guitar Hero 2 and also in the PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm.
The band played the entire Warped Tour 2008 before releasing '09's "New Junk Aesthetic." Though the album was Every Time I Die's first for Epitaph (following their departure from Ferret Music). Despite stronger promotion, it didn't do as well on the Billboard 200 or the Indie Chart as their previous album, "The Big Dirty." The problem was rectified by Every Time I Die's next effort, 12's "Ex Lives," which became their first Top 30 album (#25).
The group's seventh studio album, "From Parts Unknown" dropped in '14, the same year they embarked on their sixth Vans Warped Tour. The album was the band's best showing to date, peaking at #22 on Billboard.
For some bands, it seems when everything is going good something has to go bad. First, Leger's left and was replaced by Daniel Davison, formerly of Underoath. Then frontman Keith Buckley was forced to pull out of the band's '15 North American tour after his wife "developed a rare and life threatening complication" in her pregnancy.
"ETID has allowed me all the time I need in order to handle this extremely delicate situation but they will - with my blessing - continue the tour without me, enlisting the help of very close friends to handle vocal duties," stated Buckley.
Every Time I Die continued the tour with stand-in singers.
Days later, Buckley posted a message of thanks and shared a photos of his new daughter Zuzana London Buckley. The complication required surgery to save the lives of both the mother and child.
With the medical issue resolved, Every Time I Die released the "Salem" EP exclusively for Record Store Day. That was followed by their eighth album, "Low Teens."
2001 Last Night In Town
2003 Hot Damn!
2005 Gutter Phenomenon
2007 The Big Dirty
2009 New Junk Aesthetic
2012 Ex Lives
2014 From Parts Unknown
2016 Low Teens
1999 Demo Tape
2000 Burial Plot Bidding War (re-released in '03)