Every Time I Die Have Broken Up

The statement announcing the split comes from all members of the band except frontman Keith Buckley

Photo: Stephen McGill

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 18, 2022

Foundational Buffalo, NY-hailing metalcore outfit Every Time I Die have officially called it quits after over 23 years as a band.

And it sounds like things are ending on contentious terms, since the statement announcing the split comes from four members of the five-piece, sans frontman Keith Buckley. His bandmates claim it's been "impossible for direct communication with him solely" and that they've been cut off from "any and all communication by him himself."

The band's two guitarists Andy Williams and Jordan Buckley — Keith's brother — posted the same statement to Twitter yesterday night (January 17), also signed by bassist Stephen Micciche and drummer Clayton "Goose" Holyoak. They shared that their last show with Every Time I Die took place on December 11, 2021, writing:

Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose's last show with Every Time I Die was on December 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 [and] 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 [sic] any and all communication by him himself.

Every Time I Die was these five members and we were never budging or accepting any changes. 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 backed the band in any and 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,

Andy, Jordan, Steve & Goose

Keith Buckley responded by tweeting a scan of a legal notice he was sent by the other four members of the band late last year, in which their representation requests a response from the vocalist "to discuss the business terms of an amicable separation between the parties."

The document also demands that the frontman stop using the band's name, logo and intellectual properties, as well as cease and desist from any defamatory public statements about the other members — likely referring to some tweets from Buckley in early December where he claimed that he had overheard his bandmates plotting to replace him.

Evidently, terms for an amicable separation weren't reached between the singer and his brother, Williams, Holyoak and Micciche.

Every Time I Die's band Twitter and Instagram accounts now appear to have been deactivated.

You can see the series of tweets from Williams and both Buckleys below.

Every Time I Die released their ninth — and now last — studio album Radical in 2021. The band was also just months away from heading out on a North American tour with Underoath and Spiritbox.

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