Metalcore mainstay Every Time I Die have broken up rather than replace singer Keith Buckley, according to a tweet from rhythm guitarist Andy Williams.
Williams tweeted the following message tonight: “Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose’s last show with Every Time I Die was Dec 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 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 any and all communication by him himself.
“Every time I Die was these 5 members, and we were never budging or accepting any changes. Simply, there is zero truth about the band continuing with a new singer.
“Lastly, we wouldn’t be where we are today without every single person that’s backed the band in any & 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.”
RIP ETID ‘98-‘21 pic.twitter.com/ucjq7qLIQ1
— Bunkhouse Butch (@andycomplains) January 17, 2022
Back in early December, Every Time I Die canceled all remaining tour dates, with Buckley publicly denying that his recent statements about the band were the result of a breakdown or a relapse. This came after he left the band to take a hiatus and focus on his mental health. The news is especially tragic given how many best-of lists the band’s new album Radical made at the end of 2021.
We hope this is not true, but more on this story as it comes.
Words by Chris Krovatin