Just in case you haven’t been paying close attention to Every Time I Die’s social media accounts lately, the longtime hardcore/metalcore outfit has revealed this past weekend that drummer Daniel Davison (ex-Norma Jean, ex-Underoath) will be stepping down from the band.
“Daniel‘s time with ETID was the greatest time in its long history,” shared the band on Instagram. “That is not a coincidence. Replacing him won’t be easy but nothing we do ever is.
The band continued to add, “Thank you for being a friend, Daniel. We traveled down the road and back again. Your heart is true. You’re a pal and a confidant. Currently, drumming duties are being handled by a man called Goose (formerly of NJ and FBTMOF). With only 4 days notice he flew out to us and learned 17 songs. If you’re seeing us on our Canadian tour, know it only happened because of his insanely hard work and sacrifice.”
As for Davison’s statement, the talented percussionist also took to Instagram saying:
“As some of you may have already heard, I am no longer playing drums in ETID. On the recent tour with TBS I let the guys know that it would be my last tour. It wasn’t an easy decision, as I absolutely loved playing and creating music with them, however the amount of touring wasn’t sustainable for me anymore. So after much consideration, I felt it was best that I move on. It was an extremely amicable exit – I’m happy for the future of ETID and I am excited about starting a new chapter for myself.
I’ll never forget the incredible experiences that made up my time in ETID. The shows were absolutely unbelievable, life giving. The time spent writing and recording LOW TEENS together was one of the most prolific, focused, and enjoyable experiences that I’ve ever had as a musician. I’m very grateful for my time spent with Andy, Jordan, Steve, and Keith – I love and respect them all very much as people and musicians and I wish them the best. Thank you so much to all of you who have supported ETID – past, present, and future – it truly doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Every Time I Die is currently wrapping up a Canadian run with Knocked Loose and Hollow Earth. For remaining tour dates, see below.
10/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
10/05 Sherbrooke, QC – Le Magog
10/06 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
10/07 Timmins, ON – The Working Class
10/09 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
10/10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/12 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
10/13 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/15 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
10/16 Billings, MT – Pub Station
10/18 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
10/19 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
10/20 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon