Jordan Buckley Clears the Air Over Every Time I Die’s End

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Jordan Buckley, former guitarist for the Buffalo, New York metalcore band Every Time I Die, has taken to X (formerly Twitter) to give an addendum about the act’s disbandment following a new feature published by Revolver.

In early 2022, Every Time I Die announced they had broken up. Following this news, former band singer Keith Buckley put out a statement addressing his side of complaints involving ETID and claimed that he was “ostracized by the band” for his sober lifestyle. After this, former band bassist Steve Micciche released his own lengthy statement about Keith Buckley.

In the time that’s passed since their breakup, each member has done their best to move on, with Micciche and former band guitarist Jordan Buckley even starting a new band called Better Lovers. Recently, Buckley and ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan singer Greg Puciato were interviewed by Revolver about their new band.

Following the publication of this feature, Buckley took to X to clarify his perspective on Every Time I Die’s end.

Retweeting a link to Revolver’s story, Buckley shared the following (you can also find links to his tweets below):

“For what I hope is the last time, please allow me to talk about my least favorite thing to talk about, before you continue on with what I hope is an absolutely lovely Tuesday. I remember ETID’s death very differently than the author of this article…

“I don’t recall a ‘sparring match’. I remember proudly keeping quiet and exiting an unfixable situation. Keeping my composure and not defending myself online against the false accusations found on every news site was my choice/incredibly difficult, but I was in shock, and did it…

“to preserve our final two shows and what I believed to remain of our legacy, and I won’t let anyone say otherwise.

“The actual breakup didn’t have (only) me ‘pitted against’ anyone, the internet and the fans did, which does not make it reality. Many others were involved…

“and my goal was always to unite, not divide. I don’t live in the past, I don’t dwell on the past, but I won’t let anyone rewrite it either. My side of the story has never been told, and I intend to keep it that way. I’ve forgiven and moved on. Accept that and please do the same❤️”