Every Time I Die & Cave In To Cover Each Other’s Songs For Upcoming “Splitsville” Livestream

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have announced a new livestream series called “Splitsville.” The show will find various artists covering each other’s songs and it will kick off on January 29 with Every Time I Die and Cave In. Tickets can be found HERE. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Listen up nerds, we’re stoked to welcome ya’ll to Splitsville: our new recurring live stream where we get two bands we love to cover a song from each other’s catalog. It’s a video homage to the classic 7” vinyl cover splits of the past. This first Splitsville is going to be between Massachusetts space rock legends Cave In and Buffalo hardcore party kings, Every Time I Die. Their song choices will remain a mystery until the premiere of the stream – even from each other! The stream will also feature exclusive crossover/mashup merch for both bands you can only buy during the 24-hour stream. Splitsville will stream at twominutestolatenight.bandcamp.com on January 29th at 8pm EST for 24 hours. Pre-order your tickets now! Huge thanks to hate5six for loaning us footage for this extremely professional sizzle reel. Be sure to follow and support them!”

Every Time I Die Share Footage From Night Two Of Their 2019 ”Tid The Season” Event

Pro-shot footage of Every Time I Die’s December 14, 2019 set at their “Tid The Season” event in Buffalo, NY has been shared by hate5six. You can watch that below. If you missed it, footage of their December, 13, 2019 set at the event is also available HERE.

Every Time I Die Premiere New Songs “A Colossal Wreck” And “Desperate Pleasures”

Every Time I Die have premiered two new songs, “A Colossal Wreck” and “Desperate Pleasures.” Keith Buckley said the following about those:

“[The tracks are] two sides of the same reactionary coin. While ‘A Colossal Wreck’ looks around at the current state of the world and says ‘life is a punishment and only the worst of us thrive,’ ‘Desperate Pleasures’ takes a more optimistic approach and renounces the nihilistic/accelerationist attitude of the voice that came before. It says that without hope, even in the face of such universal anguish, only death is certain and to give up now when those around us need it most is a treacherous act of pure cowardice. That said, I’m not sure which is worse, being a coward or being a cynic. Probably a coward. At least cynics have a sense of humor.”

Every Time I Die Announce “Online Telethon Extravaganza”

Every Time I Die will be hosting a special “Online Telethon Extravaganza” on December 19. Tickets for the virtual event can be found HERE. Steve Micciche commented:

“Alllmost forgot what fun was til we put this together. We play, we laugh, we laugh cause we’re broke. We play a new song. We got celeb’s. We got @BillyGeeee killing it on this Christmas Carol vibe. Have fun with us & put this year behind us. December 19th. https://tidathon.com

Keith Buckley Says Every Time I Die’s New Album Is A Return To “Lighthearted, Jovial Lyrical Content”

During a recent appearance on The Peer Pleasure Podcast, Keith Buckley talked a bit about the new Every Time I Die album. According to him, fans “that got into ETID because of the lighthearted, jovial lyrical content” will “get that back in spades now.”

Buckley said the following:

“…We actually have a new record recorded. We wrote and recorded it, and then two weeks later, the pandemic hit. So, we’re just sitting on it, but we’re not going to do anything with it until we can tour again, because it deserves… You know, I mean everyone’s everyone’s music deserves to be toured on, if they put everything into it that they, you know, hold sacred which is what you try to do when you’re in a recording studio.

So we we don’t want to just like throw it into the into the furnace of online content that gets absorbed and quickly shit out while people are binge watching shows and, you know, trying to find ways to distract themselves from the truth that the you know the world is, you know, pretty much dilapidating around us.

But uh yeah, so were hoping that the band start touring again soon. But I will say that, like, the writing for this album. And I was very, very, very fucking excited about touring on this album, because it’s just such a different album as far as like the attitude of it. I was very excited to realize that I kind of got back to the playfulness of old ETID, you know. So I do feel like this is this is on par.

I mean I honestly, I honestly honestly feel like this is the best record and after we did ‘Low Teens‘, I was like, ‘okay, there’s no chance I’m ever going to write like this again’ and I feel like ‘Low Teens‘ was the first time anyone really took me seriously as a writer, because there was no, you know, no like cheap humor in it, you know none of those like devices that I use, because they were fun.

It was just very serious and I found a way to to appropriately translate what I was thinking and going through. And a lot of people recognized that. And it was, as far as what I saw about like reviews and things it was, you know, this is his…. these are his best lyrics.

So I knew that I was never going to top that and I was like if I know I’m not going to do that, then why why would I even do another record? Like I just I can’t imagine having an experience that’s going to inspire lyrics that could be more of what that is, you know? And I don’t I don’t think I want to. So I don’t know if there’s a point to doing it.

So I kind of argued, you know with myself, about that as an internal conflict, but I was like okay fuck it. I’m in a band, bands make make records, well let’s fucking make a record. So I did and, you know, sat down to start writing and found out that I was having fun with it again, music was fun to me again.

So, I think that anybody that got into ETID because of the lighthearted, jovial lyrical content or anything that miss that from ‘Low Teens‘, get that back in spades now.

I think it’s just so much better than any of our other records and it feels like a new band again. Which is wild, because the last record was about a birth and, you know, it was very much a rebirth of us too and this is our first. This is our first offering after that rebirth, so it feels like a brand new band to me. I’m really excited to get back out there.”

[via The PRP]

Every Time I Die Post New Teaser For “Planet Shit”

Every Time I Die have posted a teaser for their new song “Planet Shit.” The track, which the band previously performed live, is expected to appear on their upcoming album.

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan Issues Apology Following Insensitive Post Mocking The Black Lives Matter Movement

Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan has issued an apology after posting an insensitive gif that seemed to mock the Black Lives Matter movement. The since deleted post included the words “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH” in a font similar to the one used by the international human rights movement along with a caption that said “Roll credits.”

Brandan said the following:

“Monday, in frustration about infighting I was reading between groups with the same goal, I posted a gif without considering its context. A friend let me know the next day that it was similar to a BLM graphic, hurting supporters of the movement, so I deleted it. But the damage was done.

I had been up late following conversations about black out Tuesday. I saw creators and supporters extremely divided in approach and was calling it a night. I flippantly searched ‘blah’ and I saw the scrolling gif looking like the credits at the end of a movie. That gif inspired my text ‘roll credits,’ to say ‘goodnight, I’m out’. My ignorance to the gif’s reference is obvious to me now, though it wasn’t my intention.

Later that night, I retweeted a post from a supporter who was posting their frustration with the black out Tuesday squares driving information off the Black Lives Matter feeds.

This was all before the shit hit the fan on Tuesday with the screenshot of that gif post. I know I should have shown my empathy rather than posting gifs and retweets.

Let me be clear though, Black Lives Matter.

I understand how my shit-talking attitude, sarcasm, and the way I present myself online made it easy for people believe it was an act of aggression and not an ill-informed misstep. That’s on me, too. I take responsibility for all of it.

I respect the scene and I just ask that the other guys involved with NORMA JEAN and HUNDRED SUNS would not have to suffer for my mistake. They are still posting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as they have been all week. They are vocal supporters and this should not reflect on them at all. No one else should have to bear the weight of my actions or the responsibility of educating me. All of that is on me alone.

I’m sorry. I don’t expect your forgiveness, but I will be better, because you deserve better.”

Understandably, a lot of people took issue with the messed up post including Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett, ex-Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley, and Every Time I Die bassist Steve Micciche:

[via Blabbermouth / The PRP]

Parkway Drive Announce Rescheduled Australian Dates With Hatebreed & Every Time I Die

Parkway Drive have postponed their Australian tour with Hatebreed and Every Time I Die due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021. Here’s the new dates:

07/01 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
07/03 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
07/09 Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Arena
07/10 Adelaide, AUS – AEX Theatre
07/13 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium

Underoath To Discuss “Lost In The Sound Of Separation” With Slipknot, Killswitch Engage & Every Time I Die Members

Underoath will be discussing their 2008 album “Lost In The Sound Of Separation” live on their Twitch channel tomorrow evening (May 20). The band had the following to say about the stream, which will feature a number of guests:

“Wednesday night! We’re gonna be live on our Twitch channel listening through, and diving into, the monster that is Lost In The Sound Of Separation. Joining us will be producers extraordinaire Matt Goldman and [Killswitch Engage’s] Adam D who we teamed up with to make it! ALSO, our friends Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) and Jay Weinberg (Slipknot) are gonna pop in because the more good dudes, the better. Come hang with us, ask questions, and listen loud. 8pm EST, be there!”