[Photo by: Daniel Davison/Instagram]
It looks like Every Time I Die may be switching up drummers once again, as reports are surfacing that lead vocalist Keith Buckley announced on Wednesday the departure of the band's percussionist since 2015, Daniel Davison.
According to Theprp.com, Buckley made the drummer announcement onstage during the band's Wednesday, Sept. 27, performance in Portland, Maine, revealing that Davison has left the band. The show in question was reportedly completed with a fill-in drummer identified by ETID members as “Goose.”
ETID are currently on tour with Knocked Loose and Hollow Earth, and Davison is said to have exited the band sometime last week. Metal Injection reports that Wednesday's replacement drummer is being recognized by concertgoers as Fear Before The March Of Flames drummer Clayton “Goose” Holyoak.
Every Time I Die's core members, vocalist Keith Buckley, lead guitarist Jordan Buckley and rhythm guitarist Andy Williams, have been mainstays of the band since first forming in 1998 in Buffalo, New York. Davison—a co-founder and former drummer for Norma Jean—was ETID's third drummer, following their original percussionist Mike Novak and his replacement, Ryan Leger.
UPDATE, 12 p.m. EDT: Holyoak (a.k.a. “Goose”) has confirmed his position as Every Time I Die's new drummer in a personal Instagram post. See it below.
There have been a few people that have been curious as of what I've been up to musically lately. I Was in San Diego writing with some friends less than a week ago when I got a text. I finished the time we had writing and flew to buffalo to learn 17 songs in the 4 days I had before we left for tour. I know there's no footage of me but I swear I'm that little rocker in the back. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and cheered me a long the way! I really don't know how I would convince myself this was possible if it wasn't for you. @lexilazaro @dreudamn @johnaldfinn and my amazing mother that constantly reminds me that I can do anything. It's been a stressful past 5 days but this shit pays off! Keep following your dreams!