Metalcore outfit Every Time I Die formed in Buffalo, New York in 1998. Their 2000 debut EP, THE BURIAL PLOT BIDDING WAR, introduced the band’s blend of alternative rock, Southern metal, and screamo. The band then further defined their bracing, ferocious sound on their 2001 full-length debut, LAST NIGHT IN TOWN, and following 2003’s HOT DAMN! The band achieved high visibility touring with Killswitch Engage and appearances on the Warp Tour, yet were plagued by constant line-up changes. Remarkably, the band remained prolific, releasing GUTTER PHENOMENON in 2005, touring regularly, issuing a DVD, before recording and releasing THE BIG DIRTY, one of the group’s strongest efforts.