Every Time I Die announce new drummer

New York southern metal riff lords Every Time I Die have revealed the name of their new drummer, to replace the recently departed Mike 'Ratboy' Novak who left the band in June. The band has recruited Ryan Leger of Ontario's Dead And Divine. Leger made his debut with the band on 22 August at a show in Saginaw, Michigan.

Every Time I Die release their new album New Junk Aesthetic on 14 September. We've heard it and can confirm that it will blow your socks off!

Although Novak recorded the drums for the new album, judging by Leger's audition videos (below), he has certainly got the hang of the material.

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