After a tumultuous December, Every Time I Die has called it quits. This all started (publicly, anyway) on December 3 when vocalist Keith Buckley announced that he would be taking a mental health break from the band, with the band finishing out their tour with whoever wanted to come on vocals. Keith then clarified his original statement adding that since his sobriety, he felt ostracized from some members of the band, and called out his brother guitarist Jordan Buckley.
Every Time I Die then released a new statement the day after saying they are resolving things "privately" with Keith, and that they would all perform their 'Tid The Season show on December 11 together. Unfortunately, this would be the band's last show. Every Time I Die has now issued a statement saying they've broken up and are not communicating with Keith. The band also clarified that Every Time I Die was the five members it is now and has no interest in carrying on without Keith.
"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 changes. 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 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.
"See you soon. Forever grateful,
"Andy, Jordan, Steve & Goose"
Shortly after releasing this message, Keith posted a screenshot of a letter he sent from a lawyer to the other members of Every Time I Die's legal representation. The letter was sent on December 20 and required the band to respond by December 27.
Bassist Steve Micciche responded, asking exactly where it mentioned they were fired.
Every Time I Die was a band between 1998 and 2022. They released nine records and will be sorely missed.