Though I had heard their notable single “Ebolarama” in passing a year or so before, it wasn’t until the release of 2005’s Gutter Phenomenon that the shitty dudes in Every Time I Die stepped into my life. I remember coming home from school one afternoon and seeing the music video for “Kill the Music” on IMF (yeah, remember that?) and just being enthralled by its unique sound and swagger. I hadn’t heard anything like it at the time and would keep my eyes glued to the TV in the hopes the video would be replayed.
At this point in their discography the band started to really embrace the hard and southern rock aspects of their sound, while maintaining a semblance of metalcore angularity and hardcore grit. As a kid whose previous frame of reference for heavy music was FM radio rock, and as one who was just starting to discover the more aggressive sides of punk and metal, Gutter Phenomenon and Every Time I Die were essential slippery slopes into a world of gnarly tunes.
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Every Time I Die have premiered a video for their track “Map Change,” which is off of their latest album, Low Teens, over at NPR. The track features the band’s distinct metallic hardcore sound with melodic rock tendencies, while the Kyle Thrash-directed video captures their NY hometown. Vocalist Keith Buckley comments: “This video is our love letter to Buffalo in all its bleak glory.” Check it out after the break.
Every Time I Die get high marks for being a band that has remained stylistically consistent over the years, without ever becoming creatively stagnant.
The band’s potent blend of angular metalcore, raging hardcore and southern rock swagger permeates throughout the bulk of the band’s catalog, especially from Gutter Phenomenon onward. Although each of their records possess a particular atmosphere or focal point, such as The Big Dirty‘s emphasis on gritty groove or From Parts Unknown‘s overwhelming chaos, this interesting amalgam of styles connects all of them together. So, just like the rest of their discography, Low Teens seems like business as usual when taken at face value. But, just like the rest of their discography, it throws in a lot of subtle changes and “out-of-character” moments that give it a unique feel. With eight albums in the bag it looks like the Buffalo outfit’s sleeves aren’t going to be void of tricks anytime soon.
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Every Time I Die have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Low Teens, over at Billboard. The new two-minute stormer is titled “C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)” and features the band’s incendiary blend of blistering hardcore with hard rock swagger. Check out the tune after the break.
Low Teens will be released on September 23 via Epitaph Records.
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Every Time I Die have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Low Teens, over at Alternative Press. Titled “Glitches”, the new track showcase the Buffalo outfit in top form as combines metallic hardcore speed and muscle with mathcore angularity. Vocalist Keith Buckley comments:
“I wrote what would eventually become the lyrics to ‘Glitches’ after the terrorist attack in Paris when it was revealed to me just how mentally unprepared I was to deal with tragedy of that caliber,…All of my training in Transcendental Meditation went out the window. was scared and uncertain and angry. The system of peace and patience I thought I had established disappeared and what remained was my old ugly self. I learned quickly that nothing can prepare you for an anomaly. For a glitch.”
Check it out after the break.
Low Teens will be released on September 23. Pre-order here.
Buffalo, NY metalcore stalwarts Every Time I Die have announced the release of their eighth studio album and full-length follow-up to 2014’s From Parts Unknown. The new record, which was recorded with Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, etc). will be titled Low Teens and will be released through Epitaph Records on September 23. The record will feature two special guest spots from Tim Singer of Deadguy and Kiss It Goodbye fame on the track “Fear and Trembling”, as well as Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendan Urie on “It Remembers”. The album’s artwork, track listing and their video for the new track “The Coin Has a Say” (via Rolling Stone) can be seen after the break.
Pre-order the album here.