Formed by brothers Jordan and Keith Buckley, Every Time I Die are a southern-rock tinged hardcore band featuring both Buckley brothers, lead guitarist Andy Williams, bassist Stephen Micciche and current drummer Daniel Davison.
Where are they from?
The band was established in the heart of Buffalo, New York, back in 1998. At the time of the band’s inception the line up consisted of both Buckley brothers, Williams, bassist John McCarty and drummer Michael Novak. With this lineup, the band recorded and released their debut EP ‘Burial Plot Bidding War’ on Goodfellow Records.
What Do They Sound Like?
Starting life with a more metal core focused sound on 2001’s ‘Last Night In Town’, Every Time I Die’s metamorphosis over the years is nothing short of astounding. Slowly collecting a multitude of different inspirations and facets of several genres, the band’s sound stands as a unique amalgamation of both ferocious hardcore, groove oriented heavy metal and southern rock. With vocalist Keith’s tendency to incorporate a thick drawl over crushing, yet still technical riffing, the band have crafted a sound completely their own. Capable of hit singles in ‘The New Black’ and ‘We’rewolf’, the band produce an outstanding mix of both spitefully gleeful heavy metal singalongs as well as white hot blistering heavy, heavy hardcore in songs like ‘Thirst’ and new single ‘Glitches’.
Songs To Get You Started
The New Black (2006),Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space (2012), We’rewolf (2007), Ebolarama (2003), Decayin’ With The Boys (2014), Who Invited The Russian Solder? (2009), No Son Of Mine (2007), Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow (2012), White Smoke (2009), Kill The Music (2006), Thirst (2014), Revival Mode (2012), The Coin Has A Say (2016)
What Are They Doing Now?
Having just finished yet another stint on the iconic US juggernaut Vans Warped Tour, the band are currently preparing to release their eighth full length record, ‘Low Teens’, this September, before returning to UK shores for a second run of shows later this year.
Never afraid to experiment, the band often include several guest vocalists on each album, including My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way on ‘Gutter Phenomenon’, The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon on ‘From Parts Unknown’ and Panic At The Disco frontman Brendan Urie on upcoming record ‘Low Teens’.
The father of the Buckley brothers, Michael Buckley, lectures Computer Science and Engineering at the University Of Buffalo. In addition to this, vocalist Keith Buckley also spent time as a high school English teacher in his younger years.
Lead guitarist Andy Williams, being both a keen bodybuilder and wrestling fan, made his in-ring professional wrestling debut early 2016, losing his first match to Tarik at Smash Wrestling’s ‘Any Given Sunday 4’.
The band has also experimented with several out-of-character instruments on past records, including a banjo on 2012’s ‘Ex Lives’, piano on 2014’s ‘From Parts Unknown’ and, most famously, a cowbell on 2007’s ‘The Big Dirty’.
As well as being the lead vocalist for Every Time I Die, Keith Buckley also spent time helming the supergroup The Damned Things between 2009 and 2012. If that wasn’t enough, his debut novel ‘Scale’ was released in December of 2015.