News•February 11, 2009 7:31 PM ET•8,903 views
Every Time I Die & Epitaph make it official
Official press release: Epitaph Records is proud to confirm the worst kept secret of 2009, the signing of one of hardcore-rock's most notorious bands Every Time I Die. With the ink on the contract barely dry, the band is eager to enter the studio this spring to record their debut for the label, which is expected for release this fall. "To be given the opportunity to start anew after existing for over ten years in an environment that has chewed up and spit out most bands in a quarter of that time is nothing short of a miracle" says vocalist Keith Buckley. "We are extremely honored and humbled by the faith that our new family at Epitaph has placed in us to continue writing music that is true to ourselves and true to our supporters. While most bands are looking for their 15 minutes of fame, Every Time I Die knows that Epitaph is the ONLY label where the soil is fertile enough for punk/rock bands to thrive on the ethics that got them started and we are proud to hang our hats within their walls. Our first Epitaph release will be recorded this spring with Steve Evetts and thus far is proving to capture the excitement of our new lease on life and the aggressive energy we are notorious for. See you in hell, otherwise known as the road." Buckley, along with founding members Jordan Buckley (guitar), Andy Williams (guitar), Mike Novak and newcomer Josh Newton (bass), have been slinging their nasty brand of southern rock infused, sweat drenched metal for the past decade, releasing classic hardcore albums like Gutter Phenomenon, Hot Damn! and Big Dirty and touring the world over multiple times. "Their brazenly original amalgam of rock 'n roll and ironic aesthetics always reminds me of LA's dangerous, burgeoning hardcore scene I grew up in," adds Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz. "Maybe that's why they've long been my favorite contemporary American hardcore band. Having the opportunity to work with them is a dream come true."