It is official… Every Time I Die have called it quits.

The breakup was announced yesterday (January 17) and since then the internet has gone into meltdown.

The metalcore group from Buffalo, New York have stated the reason for the split was due to an ongoing spat with vocalist Keith Buckley that clearly could not be resolved.

Lead guitarist Jordan Buckley and rhythm guitarist Andy Williams have both issued statements on social media regarding the news., which you can check out below. They have both expressed that ‘Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose’s last show with Every Time I Die was on December 11th,’ and that they ‘were informed today of something planned to be released not mutually agreed upon that consists of inaccuracies and controls a narrative to benefit one‘. They also continue on to say that ‘There has been no direct with Keith, because it’s impossible for direct communication with him solely or we’ve been cut off to any and all communication by him himself’.

However, Keith Buckley was quick to clap back at the pair’s claims, posting evidence of a letter sent to him personally from his lawyers Savur Law. In the letter, it states that the group had an agreed date for disbandment of December 27th 2021, as well as stating that the law firm that been retained by the other four members of Every Time I Die apart from Keith ‘for legal representation in connection with a separation agreement’ between them and Buckley.

The letter also states that they ‘order you (Keith) to immediately cease and desist form making any statements‘ that ‘defame, disparage or in any way criticize the professional name, prestige, image, reputation, practices, or conduct of the Band or Represented Members’. They also insist that Buckley should ‘immediately cease and desist all usage of the Band name, logo, or other intellectual property until there is a formal signed seperation agreement between the parties’.

As of this morning (January 18), it appears as though Every Time I Die’s Instagram and Twitter accounts have been deactivated.

The news comes following the announcement that of the rest of the group were having some private issues with Buckley last month, resulting in Keith being absent on three of Every Time I Die’s live shows. Buckley spoke of these issues at the time; ‘I think I’m ready to tell you all a little bit about exactly WHY my mental health has had to become a priority over ETID.‘ He carries on to confirm that he heard Jordan Buckley ‘tell an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me this entire time‘ and that (Keith) was being ‘being ostracized from a band I have built for 20 years because I made a decision to do whatever it took to be a good Human Being.’

Every Time I Die originally formed in 1998, releasing their debut EP ‘The Burial Plot Bidding War’ the following year. They became known as one of the most energetic and exciting metalcore bands of the 21st century. They released their ninth and final studio album ‘Radical’ on October 22, 2021.

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