Cover shot – BETTER LOVERS

Ever since Every Time I Die‘s demise at the start of 2022, we’ve all been waiting to see what projects would come from the ashes.

Well, wait no more, as 3/5 of ETID have just unveiled their new project. Guitarist Jordan Buckley, bassist Steve Micciche & drummer Clayton “Goose” Holyoak have joined forces with Fit For An Autopsy/End guitarist (and all round production guru) Will Putney and none other than The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato, to form one heck of a hardcore and metal supergroup, Better Lovers.


“Looking back, I’m so happy everything got me to where I am,” explains Buckley. “The pandemic and the last few years made me hungrier and more grateful. This isn’t a hobby. This isn’t temporary. This is the next evolution for each of us. Greg and Will rejuvenated me and made me even more confident. Now, everybody needs to know we’re a wild animal that just broke out of the zoo—there’s no trying to put it back in the cage.”


“Jordan sent me some already finished instrumental tracks, and they hit me at just the right time,” adds Puciato. “Those tracks woke up a side of me that I thought was fully extinct but was merely evolving and changing. To my complete surprise there was still something left in that area to dig at, and the vessel for it made sense.”

Putney, who had worked on the most recent Every Time I Die albums, and won a 2021 GRAMMY®-Award for his production work on Body Count’s Carnivore, encapsulates the band’s thoughts: “It’s a group of loaded weapons all firing at full power ready for the next chapter of our music careers, and I can confidently say our collective best work is ahead of us.”

Their debut song, ’30 Under 13′, is intense, punishing, and absolutely the sum of its parts. We would expect nothing less.

You can keep up to date with Better Lovers on social media and stay tuned for news on future releases.