Every Time I Die + Superheaven + Muck
IMPORTANT NOTICE: this show was postponed from 19th November 2015. All existing tickets remain valid. If you’re unable to attend the new date, refunds are available from the original point of purchase.
Hardcore titans Every Time I Die take to the stage at our intimate venue hot on the heels of their stunning new album.
The seventh full-length from hardcore heroes Every Time I Die, ‘From Parts Unknown’ is the most supremely heavy album the band’s delivered since forming in Buffalo back in 1998. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, the follow-up to 2012’s Ex Lives sees vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarists Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams, and drummer Ryan Leger cementing their massive riffs, frantic rhythms, and brutal vocal work into a dozen of the most awesomely devastating songs the band’s created so far. “At a time when a lot of bands are going for a more crowd-friendly sound, we wanted to go in the opposite direction,” says Keith. “Instead of making something that the kids can all sing along to, we wanted to make music that scares them.”
Cathartic and chaotic but always anchored by guitar-fueled hooks and raw yet poetic lyrics, From Parts Unknown also finds Every Time I Die pushing into a brighter emotional territory than they’ve ever explored before. So while the album’s title was initially inspired by a term used by wrestlers to increase their mystique, From Parts Unknown ultimately references the more hopeful mood that creeped into its lyrics during songwriting. “I didn’t even realize I had that more positive outlook in me,” notes Keith. “It sort of showed up in the first song I wrote, and instead of sabotaging that I just went with it.” Throughout the album, Keith’s vocals deepen that tension between dark and light by swerving from scream to howl to fired-up war cry—something especially impressive considering that a bout of laryngitis left him laid up for much of the recording and forced him to tear through all of the vocal-tracking in a single day.
With Every Time I Die now in their sixteenth year as a band, ‘From Parts Unknown’ also has its share of reflection. “Looking back to the first record, there’s a feeling there of ‘Let’s go, let’s do this,’ an excitement about doing exactly what we want with our lives,” says Keith. “Now we’re at the point where we definitely know what works and we could keep on doing the same thing, but if you just go on autopilot it gets pretty boring and baseless,” he adds. “You’ve gotta inject some new energy and faith into it and keep kicking things up, and we’re definitely stoked to be in a position where we’re still pursuing that and just doing what we love.”