Why did Every Time I Die split? Fans say band broke up in ‘lamest way possible’

The sad news came via an official statement that did not include the frontman, Keith Buckley

                            Why did Every Time I Die split? Fans say band broke up in ‘lamest way possible’
Jordan Buckley, Michael Novak Jr., Keith Buckley and Chris Byrnes of the band Every Time I Die (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

The loyal fans of the metalcore band Every Time I Die were left stunned after the group announced their split on Monday, January 17. The sad news came via an official statement that did not include the frontman, Keith Buckley. The rest of the members of the group namely Guitarists Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, bassist Stephen Micciche, and drummer Clayton “Goose” Holyoak released a joint statement to announce the big news. The split comes days after Keith Buckley had posted a tweet about his mental health where he had said that caring for his mental health had taken the priority over everything else.
After the band members shared their joint statement, Keith reverted on Twitter by posting a letter sent to him law firm Savur Law. The letter dated December 20, 2021 said that it had been retained by the rest of the band “for legal representation in connection with a separation agreement” between them and Buckley. Speaking of band members going in different directions, British all-girl squad Little Mix made the news when their singer Jesy Nelson left the group. Steve Harwell too said goodbye to his band Smash Mouth over mental health recently. Popular K-pop co-ed group CHECKMATE disbanded at the peak of their stardom in December 2021. Whereas, 2NE1 is another K-pop group that left the fans devasted after they disbanded last year.  
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Why did Every Time I Die split?

According to the official statement released by Jordan, Andy, Stephen, and Clayton, the band had “hoped to come to an agreed upon legal statement that outlined the truth.” However, they say they were “informed today of something planned to be released not mutually agreed upon that consists of inaccuracies and controls a narrative to benefit one.” The statement revealed that there was “no direct communication” with Keith Buckley, adding “it’s either impossible for direct communication with him solely or we’ve been cut off to any and all communication by him himself”.
The official Instagram and Twitter accounts of the band stood deactivated as the news of their split spread across the Internet like a wildfire. In response, to the split, the letter shared by Keith asked him to discuss “the business terms of an amicable separation between the parties” by December 27. It also requested Keith “immediately cease and desist from making any statements… that defame, disparage or in any way criticize the professional name, prestige, image, reputation, practices, or conduct” of the band. It also requested Keith “immediately cease and desist all usage of the Band name, logo, or other intellectual property until there is a formal signed separation agreement between the parties.”
The big blow to the metal fans comes after the band in December 2021 had said that they were working on issues with Keith “privately” after he had tweeted about his mental health.  Every Time I Die was formed in Buffalo, New York in 1998 and they released their debut album ‘Last Night in Town’ in 2001. Their group’s ninth and final studio album called ‘Radical’ was released in October 2021.






‘ETID broke up in the lamest way possible’

Metalcore fans rushed to Twitter as soon as they got to know about the band’s split. “I'm heartbroken. ETID was one of my favorite bands. But with that said, Keith was the band and it'll always be his. F**k Jordan Buckley”, said one fan as another posted, “As much as i want to celebrate one of the best catalogs music has ever seen, this whole ETID break-up/shake-up has left an enormously sour taste in my mouth and I'm honestly just pissed this is how it ends.”  One furious individual claimed, “ETID broke up in the lamest way possible.”
The next one shared, “End of an era- RIP ETID, thank you for everything you’ve done for our community. Respect.” Whereas, another added, “ETID took a chance on KL in 2017 and brought us out and it quickly turned into one of my favorite tours, quickly turned into one of my favorite bands and favorite people. That tour led to another, and another. Hate to see em go but will cherish the memories we have. Til next time.” Another concluded, “I’m sad for the members of ETID on a human level. They always felt like the coolest gang around (and they really were to hang out with) and literally none of them would have wanted it to go down like this. S**t Happens. RIP ETID.”

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