Every Time I Die with The Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack

Wednesday • Bogart’s

Dec 3, 2014 at 11:19 am
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Every Time I Die

Over the past 16 years, Every Time I Die has had more bassists (eight) than albums (seven). What does this indicate about the Buffalo, N.Y., Metalcore/Hardcore quintet? Maybe it’s that the band’s founding members — vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarist Jordan Buckley and guitarist Andy Williams — burn through four stringers the way Chevy Cobalts chew up clutches.

Luckily, at least for the time being, they’re relying on Stephen Micciche, who’s two stints with Every Time I Die total nearly eight years, so it would seem they’ve found the guy with the right stuff.

Beyond their Spinal Tappish propensity to blow up bassists, Every Time I Die has earned a solid reputation as a scorching live outfit and a stylistically diverse band that has attracted Metal fans of every conceivable sub-stripe, as well as Mathcore and Punk aficionados. Every Time I Die’s broad musical appeal has afforded them opportunities across the spectrum of their genres, on stage and in the studio. The band’s 2009 album, New Junk Aesthetic, featured guests like Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran and Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato. Within three years of its 1998 formation, Every Time I Die toured with Killswitch Engage, opened for Jackass assjack Steve-O and did its first Warped Tour. Since then, the group has played six iterations of Warped and twice played every date on the tour.

Every Time I Die’s latest album, From Parts Unknown, is the band’s third album for Epitaph and seventh overall, and stands as a stylistic scrapbook of their best qualities — full bore Metalcore anthemics, songs both howled and sung, scathingly focused lyrics and guest appearances from Coalesce’s Sean Ingram and the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon. From Parts Unknown may also be the most lavishly praised album in Every Time I Die’s estimable catalog. The title of a song from the new album may provide the best description of the Every Time I Die live experience: “If there is room to move, things move.”

EVERY TIME I DIE plays at Bogart's Wednesday, Dec. 3. Find tickets/more info here.