American metalcore legends Every Time I Die have called it quits after 23 years, following a public feud with singer Keith Buckley.
The other four members of the iconic band took to social media today to announce they’ve played their last show, after failing to resolve a bunch of internal issues between themselves and their frontman.
Their statement reads:
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
It comes after the frontman announced a hiatus from the group back in December and aired some grievances against his bandmates, and particularly his brother Jordan, in a series of tweets.
“Being ostracized from a band I have built for 20 years because I made a decision to do whatever it took to be a good Human Being hurts me deeply, but trust me when I say I am the most mentally fit I have ever been,” he wrote. “This decision was made to protect myself from my own sibling.”
ETID were supposed to be joining Parkway Drive on their Australian Viva The Underdogs arena tour last year, prior to it being cancelled due to COVID.
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— Bunkhouse Butch (@andycomplains) January 17, 2022