Published Feb 11, 2015After occupying the drum seat for over five years, Every Time I Die skinsman Ryan Leger has decided to leave the long-running Buffalo metalcore outfit.
News of Leger's departure came from the group yesterday (February 10) over Facebook, where it was confirmed that he was no longer in the band. Apparently there's no big drama, with Leger having chosen to spend more time with his family than in a tour van with Every Time I Die.
The group explained: "[H]e's not dead, he has just voluntarily ended his involvement with ETID in order to spend more time with his family and hopefully one day earn that coveted #1 Dad mug he's heard so much about."
Leger revealed his side of things today in a letter, thanking fans for all the support, and saluting his "4 older brothers who have taken care of me and showed me sides of the world I only dreamed about when I was touring and recording in Canada."
Leger had previously played with Dead and Divine, the Salads and more before taking drummer Mike "Ratboy" Novak's spot in Every Time I Die in 2009.
Every Time I Die have announced that "the show must go off," and have already recruited Norma Jean/Underoath's Daniel Davison.