Keith Buckley Further Opens Up About Every Time I Die’s Recent Breakup

During the February 7 date of his “An Evening With…” tour in London, UK, Kieth Buckley further opened up about the demise of Every Time I Die. The frontman referred to the split as “heartbreaking.”

Buckley said the following [via Metal Hammer]:

“The term ‘artist’ never came up in my family. We never referred to each other as artists, we just kinda existed. And it wasn’t until I got sober that I realized that that artistic spark is fundamental to every venture that you do as a human being, and if that spark isn’t there, then there’s no energy to push you into the next thing.

So once I got sober and I realized that that spark in me had just been caked with resentment and anger and confusion and a lack of faith in anything, I saw it for what it was. And it was this poor little thing that was inside of me from the beginning, that made me want to be a writer, that made me want to be a musician, that made me want to go on tour, that then made me figure out how to deal with life in the public eye…

There’s been something that’s been driving me on. I think that it’s an objective fact that Every Time I Die existed for longer than most bands, so there was something in that formula that was alchemic, that was completely singular to us.

And I think it was the rivalry… I think it was just those two forces constantly battling which kept pushing the band along. And once I got sober, and I realized that that was a very antiquated way to power shit… [I thought] we don’t need to push the band forward with negativity, we can talk about things now.”

“I went to the band, and I went to the manager at the time, and I said, ’I fucked up a lot’. A lot of it was because of my drinking, a lot of it was exacerbated by a co-dependent marriage, but I said I’m on to that now, now we can really just address the problems that aren’t coming in from any outside sources, now it’s us. That’s all I ever tried to do.”

He went on to say that he started isolating himself to avoid certain situations:

“I really felt that that was was a good thing good thing for everyone, because I knew that there was friction between Jordan [Buckley] and I. There were a lot of things that happened during the pandemic that still haven’t come out between he and I that led to this, there were multiple attempts at communication, therapy and everything. I love therapy… and I went to it, and I encouraged it for the band, but it was cut off, and I didn’t know why.

I just feel like I was looked at in bad faith. And I understand that, because I was an alcoholic and I did a lot of terrible things, and so it’s easy to see someone who’s constantly fucking up their own life and just realize that every decision they make is gonna suck, no matter what… And I know that that bad faith filter had been put on for 20 years…

All I hoped to do was get a clean start and say, take all those filters away and try to look at me now as someone who is totally changing the way they’re living and thinking and speaking and interacting and communicating, and give it a chance: just pretend that I’m not the guy that you got used to. And they couldn’t do it. And it broke my heart.

“On that [final Every Time I Die] tour…it was undeniable that I was performing better than I ever have. I was at the top of my fucking game. And I did not see this coming… I was led to believe that everything I was doing was working for the betterment of the band.

I wanted the band to come out of the pandemic shot out of a fucking cannon, Because I knew that [2021 album] ‘Radical‘ was going to do it for us, it was going to be the one that finally got us to a Mastodon level, or whatever… I’d come out of a marriage with a new approach, and a new confidence to life…and I just wanted the band to have their time to shine.

It’s heartbreaking, heartbreaking. However, it is not the end of anything: I can’t even say what the state of the band is right now.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that, right now, this is exactly where I fucking want to be, and I’m very thankful to be here.”

Buckley also added the following about his future endeavors:

“I’m very open to making more music though and may even learn an instrument or two myself so I’m not so heavily reliant on other people to make creative decisions, have a little more control. I just want to work with people who are in love with the music and do it for that reason, you know? There are people I’d love to work with – [Cave In/Mutoid Man vocalist/guitar] Stephen Brodsky, [Fall Out Boy duo] Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley [both members, alongside Buckley, of The Damned Things]… I have options now where I’ve never had them before and so I’m just going to go where feels best.”

This news comes after bassist Steve Micciche recently claimed that Buckley’s erratic behavior led to Every Time I Die’s breakup.

Every Time I Die Call It Quits

Every Time I Die have officially called it quits. Their decision follows some recent tension between the band and frontman Keith Buckley.

The following statement was issued:

“Andy, Jordan, Steve and Goose‘s last show with Every Time I Die was on 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 chances. Simply, there is zero truth about the band continuing on with a new singer.

Lastly, we wouldn’t be where we are today without every single person that’s back 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.

See you soon.

Forever grateful,

Andy, Jordan, Steve & Goose“

For his part, Keith Buckley shared a letter that the band sent to him through Savur Law:

Suspect208 Call It Quits

Suspect208, the project featuring bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act), and vocalist Cody Houston (ex-Blueprint), have officially called it quits. This news comes after the band recruited Houston earlier this year after parting ways with Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver). Tsangaris and Hudson will continue to perform together in S8NT ELEKTRIC. Their first single “My Eyes” can be found HERE. Tsangaris told Wall Of Sound the following:

“We decided to end it because Tye left, and Cody left to be a dad, and we didn’t want to keep dividing up our fan base by getting new people. We’re starting a clean slate with S8NT ELEKTRIC and we’re all very excited about it. There’s some amazing musicians in that band and we’re all very driven.”

“We’ve been writing a lot together, and it’s been going great. We have a song set to release for the end of each month.”

Four Members Exit Delain, Martijn Westerholt To Continue Band As A Solo Project

Vocalist Charlotte Wessels, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije, guitarist Timo Somers, and drummer Joey de Boer have all exited Delain. The band will now continue as keyboardist Martijn Westerholt’s solo project.

Westerholt said the following:

“For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to work as well as it once had. Some of us were no longer happy with the current roles in the band. We all tried very hard to find a solution for over a year, but sadly we were unable to find one. As a result, we will all be going our own ways and pursuing our own endeavors.

I am very sad our cooperation has come to end, but at the same time I am very grateful for all the years we were able to work together. Together we toured the world, shared highs and lows, and met with many successes as well as times that pushed us to learn and grow. We all enjoyed meeting our fans and making new friends all over the globe. I would like to thank my fellow bandmates and wish Timo, Otto, Joey, and especially Charlotte the very best for the future. And I hope that will mean onwards and upwards to new musical adventures for each of them!

That being said, Delain will live on. The others have chosen to pursue different paths. I have decided to keep Delain alive by continuing on with writing and producing the music for Delain as I always have. I started Delain as a project in 2002 and for the next album I will take it back to a project form, releasing music with special guests. As it looks now many familiar faces will be returning to join me on this journey.

I can’t express my gratitude enough to all of you Delainers that have supported us over so many years. Your dedication to the music and the community you created for us has been overwhelming. Even though this situation is not ideal, change never usually is at first, I hope you will continue to join Delain on its new journey. This is not the end of Delain. It’s the end of a chapter, but also the beginning of a new one.”

Wessels also issued a statement:

“Delain has been my world for nearing 16 years, which is half of my life and my entire career. So it is with a heavy heart that I am confirming that Delain will continue as Martijn’s solo project, and my involvement with Delain ends here.

At this time, I know that you might have questions about the ‘why’ in all of this. I fully understand and respect that. Simply put, it is the sad conclusion of more than a year of trying to find solutions to built up grievances. Part of me feels like I’m letting all of you down, I’d like you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and I apologise to those of you who had high hopes of seeing all of us together live on stage again after lockdown. Until recently, I thought this might still be in the cards for us as well.

In the last 15 years we have released music that we have poured our heart and soul into. We have toured the world, rocked so many stages and met so many wonderful fans; I cherish all of that beyond measure. Every eye locked during a lyric, every front row high five, every after show hug (remember hugs?) From the sweaty hole in the wall to the Wembleys, Wackens, and Paradisos of our career. The memories we — band, crew, fans — have made together, will last forever. And in the end, they are more important to me than the differences that we couldn’t overcome, so that’s where I’d like the focus of the narrative to be.

So where do we go from here? Otto, Timo and Joey are also leaving Delain, but will carry on making music with their own projects. Make sure you’re following what they’re up to. I can’t wait to see and hear how they will take the world by storm. Martijn will continue with Delain, and although it may be painful at first to see a Delain that I’m not a part of, I do wish him the very best in this new chapter. Like any relationship, our creative partnership has required work at times, but it has also been incredibly fruitful and I am grateful for all the things that we made together. Finally, I hope that Delain remains a positive force in everyone’s lives. We Are The Others, always will be, and none of this changes that.

As for myself, I’ll keep writing and performing music. It is the thing that gives me joy and purpose.

I’m beyond grateful for my amazing community on Patreon, something that was supposed to be a side project from Delain, but will now be the primary place that I release music and create art and community. This platform allows me to keep creating independently and I am thankful for all patrons that make this possible. I am dedicated to bring you my absolute best, and look forward to making magic with all of you.

I welcome the future with open arms, and I hope to see you on my journey.”

Morgoth Officially Call It Quits

Morgoth have officially called it quits. This news comes after the band previously announced an indefinite hiatus in 2018.

The group commented:

“MORGOTH – The end complete!

It’s already been 2,5 years since our last updates and the announcement of an indefinite hiatus in regards to any band activities. Time surely flies!

In the meantime and after much deliberation, we can now announce that we have indeed reached the end of the road for MORGOTH.

It’s been an interesting and challenging ride since the band’s initial reunion and we will forever cherish all of the incredible experiences and great memories from these years. We thank ALL OF YOU for that!

Please keep enjoying and supporting the music that will forever remain out there for all of us. Best of wishes for a hopefully good/better new year 2021…Stay safe and stay heavy!!!

MORGOTH
(1987 – 2020)”

Abnormality Call It Quits

Abnormality have officially called it quits. The band said they have been “growing apart, and the pandemic and travel bans were the final nail in the coffin.”

Here’s the group’s full statement:

“It is with a heavy heart today we inform you that we are closing this chapter of our lives and Abnormality is no more. This was a difficult but mutual decision by all the members and there are no hard feelings. It has been going on for a while that we felt we were growing apart, and the pandemic and travel bans were the final nail in the coffin.

We are grateful for these past 15 years of making heavy music for you all and playing stages across the country and across the globe. We will never forget the awesome memories and the friendships forged.

A huge thank you to Metal Blade Records, and to all of our fans for the love and support over all these years. Most of us will continue making music in other projects, so rest assured you will see us individually in one form or another.”

Red Death Call It Quits

Red Death have officially called it quits. The band confirmed the news on Facebook.

The group said the following:

“After nearly 7 years we’ve decided to call it quits.

It’s been an amazing run. We’ve gotten to meet countless new people and travel around the world. There are too many people we have to thank for everything we’ve been able to do, and none of this would have be possible without them. We’d especially like to thank all of our friends, family members, and fans of the band for their endless support over the years.

Our sincerest gratitude to anyone who has ever picked up a record, listened to a song, came to our shows, or even just told their friends about us.

We also want to publicly thank Riley Gale and Power Trip as well as Wade Allison and Iron Age. We wouldn’t be anything without them and they’ll always be in our hearts.

To all the bands we’ve shared the stage with, all the labels and friends who have released our music, all the people who’ve played in the band, and all the people who listened…
Thank You 🤘🏽

– Red Death (2013-2020)”

Obey The Brave Call It Quits

Obey The Brave have called it quits. The band made the decision so they can be free to focus on other endeavors.

The group issued the following statement:

“After 8 years, 4 albums and countless tours across 5 continents, we’ve decided to hang up our skates. As much as we love this band, our focus and priorities have shifted. Now that we’re all busy chasing new endeavours and experiences, it feels like the right time to move on.

For obvious reasons, there will be no final shows, just fond memories that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. We’ve had the honour of releasing music on Epitaph, shared the stage with our favourite bands and met some incredible people along the way. What a f*cking ride! We’re forever grateful for the support you’ve given us over the years.

Much love,

– Alex, Stevie, Terry, John, Cory, Ben, Miguel and Old Greg“

SHVPES Call It Quits

SHVPES have officially called it quits. The band made the decision after “beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise.”

The group issued the following statement:

“Good things all come to an end.

After much introspection, we have decided to call it a day with SHVPES.

As this band has evolved, we have grown a lot as musicians and as people. And as a result we have found ourselves beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise. To continue on as SHVPES would only place further strain on our mental health and personal relationships, as well as be dishonest and a disservice to all of you.

We leave on good terms, proud and grateful for everything we’ve achieved.

To the fans and everyone who has supported, invested and believed in us, we wholeheartedly thank you. You have allowed us to accomplish things we only ever dreamed of and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For now though, it’s time for a new chapter.

Peace & Love

SHVPES
Grant, Griff, Harry, Ryan, & Youssef.
2015 – Infinity”

ABSU Call It Quits

ABSU have officially called it quits. According to Russley “Proscriptor McGovern” Givens, the decision to disband was based on “insoluble circumstances.”

Givens said the following:

“After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve Absu after three decades of existence. Collectively and universally speaking, this decision is finite due to insoluble circumstances, which has led to this ultimate result. No amount of time, exertion, formula or fashion can alter my verdict.

Refusing to further comment on the subject, I leave thee with the following enchantment:

{Vii} For there are bitter waters of Chaos held immobile under (the) ground – And the Sovereigns, who personify them, reign over Opacities and Beyond.

[II] Beseech these All-Begetters in darkness, outside the circles of time. In Chaos’ sleight of hand, the Deep will respond.”

{Vi} Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle”