After spending over two years with the band, having joined back in February 2015 and previously performing with both Norma Jean and Underoath, Buffalo’s Every Time I Die have confirmed that they have regrettably parted with their drummer, Daniel Davison.
In a statement released by Davison, explaining the reason for his departure from the band, he said that though “it wasn’t an easy decision”, he wasn’t enjoying life on the road, and found that the “amount of touring wasn’t sustainable” anymore.
You can read a statement issued by the band via Instagram below.
Daniel's time with ETID was the greatest time in its long history. that is not a coincidence. replacing him won't be easy but nothing we do ever is. please check out @ddavison for his full statement. thank you for being a friend, Daniel. we travelled 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.
Davison also issued a statement of his own via his personal Instagram account, which you can read below.
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. May the inimitable force that is Every Time I Die continue to move forward strong.
Replacing their former drummer, Ryan Leger, Davison joined the band shortly after the release of their 2014 full-length record, ‘From Parts Unknown’, and featured on their latest studio album, ‘Low Teens’.
Though an official replacement is yet to be confirmed, the band have announced that Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (formerly of Norma Jean and Fear Before The March Of Flames) will be stepping in for their forthcoming live dates for the foreseeable future.