Every Time I Die
Every Time I Die
Background Information
Origin Buffalo, New York
Genre Metalcore
Hardcore Punk
Southern Rock
Mathcore (early)
Years active 1998-present
Label(s) Epitaph (2008–present)
Ferret (2001–2008)
Good Fellow (2000–2001)
Associated Acts Damned Things
The Dillinger Escape Plan
My Chemical Romance
Fall Out Boy
Killswitch Engage
Head Automatica
The Bronx
From Autumn to Ashes
Keith Buckley
Andrew Williams
Jordan Buckley
Josh Newton
Ryan "Legs" Leger
Former Members
Michael Novak
Chris Byrnes
Kevin Falk
John McCarthy
Aaron Ratajczak
Stephen Micciche
John DeDomenici

Every Time I Die is a metalcore band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998.[1] Their musical style, while rooted in technical hardcore variously displays strong southern metal and mathcore influences.[2] The band announced on July 14, 2008 that they had left Ferret Music and signed with Epitaph.[3] Their fifth album, New Junk Aesthetic, was released on September 15, 2009.

Career Edit

The band was established by brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley, whose father, Michael Buckley, lectures Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. They added to the initial lineup with guitarist Andy Williams, bassist John McCarthy, and drummer Michael "Ratboy" Novak. In their first short tour covering the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Canada vicinities, the band met Goodfellow Records producer Chris Logan, who released the band's debut EP Burial Plot Bidding War in 2000. The following year, Aaron Ratajczak replaced McCarthy as bassist before the band released its debut full-length album Last Night In Town that year under Ferret Records, leading to a tour for that album in collaboration with Killswitch Engage the following year.[1]

In 2002, Stephen Micciche, from Buffalo NY band Kid Gorgeous replaced Ratajczak as bassist for the band's second full-length Hot Damn! and the band's subsequent American tour supporting Jackass star Steve-O. This era brought about their 1st mini Warped Tour stint, overseas tours with NORA and Chimaira, numerous U.S tours with bands such as Bleeding Through, Norma Jean, Dillinger Escape Plan, and a spot on the 2004 Ozzfest tour. However, Micciche resigned from his position in 2005. While many replacements were considered, including John DeDomenici of Bomb the Music Industry!, Micciche was replaced by Kevin Falk of Between the Buried and Me fame. However, three months after recording sessions for the band's third album Gutter Phenomenon and a European tour, he was replaced by Chris Byrnes of NORA, who left the band after touring with them at the Warped Tour 2006.Their sixth bassist, Keller Harbin (formerly of The Chariot), replaced Byrnes and played with the band for its tour with Atreyu on the World Championship Tour along with From First to Last and Chiodos.[1] The band was featured on the 2007 Sounds Of The Underground tour.[4] Former Shiner guitarist and From Autumn To Ashes bassist, Josh Newton, was inducted in September 2007 as the band's seventh bassist for a tour with Underoath.

In 2006, their song "The New Black" was featured as a bonus track in Guitar Hero 2 and also in the PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm. The band performed the song "We'rewolf" live on the ABC late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Halloween of 2007.[5] From January–February 2008, Every Time I Die went on a tour with Killswitch Engage, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Parkway Drive. They also headlined the Take Action Tour, playing alongside From First to Last, August Burns Red, The Bled, and The Human Abstract. The band played the entire Warped Tour 2008.[6]

During the 2009 UK tour with Gallows, a song titled "Buffalo 666" from their then-upcoming album New Junk Aesthetic was played for the first time. The album also included guest vocals by Pete Wentz[7] of Fall Out Boy, Matt Caughthran of The Bronx and Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan. At the end of June it was announced that drummer Mike "Ratboy" Novak had left the band due to "personal conflicts".[8]

A new song, "The Marvelous Slut," was released on July 8 as a free download.[9]

On August 18, Every Time I Die released a second new song entitled "Wanderlust" on their MySpace.[10]

On September 8, new Drummer Ryan "Legs" Leger will start touring with the band. Legs is from Cornwall/Toronto Canada and is known in Canada for his former touring gigs in bands The Salads, Kiki's Wonderland Adventures, Skye Sweetnam, Third South,[11] Dead and Divine, Gone Hollywood and the female fronted thrash metal group Oh The Humanity.

The band was part of the European Taste of Chaos Tour at the end of 2009, supporting headliners Killswitch Engage and In Flames.

Every Time I Die headlined the 2010 Australian Boys of Summer Tour. In support of Every Time I Die is Australian bands; 50 Lions, House Vs Hurricane and Mary Jane Kelly. The band will tour nationally across Australia playing shows in Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Band membersEdit

  • Keith Buckley – vocals (1998–present)
  • Jordan Buckley – guitar (1998–present)
  • Andy Williams – guitar (1998–present)
  • Josh Newton – bass (2007–present)
  • Ryan Leger – drums, percussion (2009–present)
  • John McCarthy – bass (1998–1999)
  • Aaron Ratajczak – bass (1999–2002)
  • Stephen Micciche – bass (2002–2005)
  • Chris Byrnes – bass (2005)
  • Kevin Falk – bass (2005–2006)
  • Sean Hughes – drums, percussion (1998–2000)
  • Mike "Ratboy" Novak – drums, percussion (2000–2009)
  • Keller Harbin – bass (2006–2007)
  • Jake Schultz – bass (2007) from Norma Jean
  • Steve Bache – drums, percussion (2008)


Full-length albumsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Every Time I Die - Biography
  2. PunkNews interview with Every Time I Die from 2003
  3. ETID Searching For New Label: Rock Sound
  4. Sounds Of The Underground
  5. Every Time I Die To Perform on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  6. Vans Warped Tour 2008 Bands - Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, and More
  7. Twitter / Pete Wentz: Just laid down some vox on
  8. Every Time I Die drummer quits band // News // Lambgoat
  9. [1]
  10. New Track From 'New Junk Aesthetic' Now Streaming - MySpace-blog | van EVERY TIME I DIE
  11. Third South
  12. Billboard, Allmusic

External linksEdit

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