Old New York metalcore band Every time I die announced their split on Monday (January 17), revealing that they played their last show last month. The group was formed in Buffalo, NY in 1988 by brothers singer Keith Buckley and guitarist Jordan Buckley, rhythm guitarist Andy Williams, bassist John McCarthy and drummer Mike Novak, apparently breaking up after a merger. with singer Buckley.
“Andy, Jordan, Steve and [drummer Clayton] Goose’s [Holyoak] Last gig with Every Time I Die is on December 11, 2021,” guitarist Jordan Buckley wrote in an Instagram post. “While we hope to come up with an agreed legal statement that spells out the facts, today we were informed of something scheduled to be released that was not mutually agreed upon. , include inaccuracies and manipulate a story to benefit one person.”
The statement went on to note that there was “no direct communication” with Keith Buckley, “because it was not possible to communicate directly with him alone or we have been severed any and all communication by himself.” .”
Keith Buckley responded with his own post, which appears to be a copy of the separation agreement sent to him from four other members, demanding that Buckley “immediately cease and desist from making any any statement, whether written or oral or directly or indirectly (including social media or other means) that defames, disparages or in any way criticizes the profession name, the reputation, image, reputation, activities or conduct of the Band or the Represented Members. ”
The letter also asks Buckley to stop using the band’s name, logo or intellectual property until a separation agreement is formally signed. “While we hope to be able to resolve this situation amicably, we have been instructed to pursue formal legal action against any customer rights violations or defamatory statements. defamation involving our customers, to the fullest extent possible by law,” it read.
Every Time I Die hit the road in December to promote their ninth album, 2021 Basic, when they announced that Keith Buckley would be taking a break for the last three days of his outing to focus on his mental health. “Taking care of my mental health takes precedence over EVERYTHING in my life. The love it has given to everything I do has been clear to all who have seen me and I appreciate my progress too much to allow a step back. I am taking a break from ETID to prepare for TTST”, vocalist tweeted at that time.
He followed up with a tweet in which he says that “getting ostracized from the band I built for 20 years because I decided to do whatever it takes to be a good person makes me incredibly miserable, but trust me me when I say I’m the most mentally fit person I’ve ever been. This decision was made to protect myself from my siblings.”
A short while later, the singer hinted that there was more to the story. “Now that I’ve seen the ‘official statement’ indicating that ETID will be ending the tour without their singer, I think I’m ready to tell you a little bit about exactly WHY the health My mental health must take precedence over ETID,” he speak. “And trust me I have the receipt.”
At press time, a spokesperson for the group could not be reached for comment. The band’s official website still lists dates for the January/February tour in the UK as well as February and March dates in the US with Underoath and Spiritbox through a March 26 performance in St. .Petersburg, Florida.
Check out the band’s statement and agreement below.
https://www.billboard.com/music/rock/every-time-i-die-break-up-1235019817/ Every Time I Die Break Up – Billboard