When Every Time I Die hit the national scene with Last Night in Town
in 2001, they forged a sound that, at that point, had not really been considered by hardcore and metal fans. The band played aggressive music built on a foundation of classic rock that was grown in the pre-internet isolation of Buffalo, New York, and eventually developed into a band that spawned an entire sub-genre of imitators.
Now on its sixth full length release, Every Time I Die has witnessed countless trends come and go in hardcore and metal while remaining true to the riff-rocking intensity that put them on the map. Their most recent release, Ex Lives
, displays a band that has captured the soundtrack to the thoughts of that guy we all know that drinks just a tad too much and gets stuck in the emotional chasm between having a good time and wanting to crush someones skull for no particular reason.
In anticipation for tonight's show at Grand Central
, we spoke with lead singer, Keith Buckley, on influences, why Ex Lives
is his favorite ETID record, and the sorely missed Miami hardcore titan that was Poison the Well.More »