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Formed: 2008
From: San Jose, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Early Graves news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Memorial Show Announced For Early Graves Vocalist

A benefit and memorial show has been planned for Makh Daniels, vocalist of Early Graves, who passed away on Monday in a van accident, while on tour in Oregon. All proceeds from the door and a percentage of profits from the bar will be donated to Makh's family. The details are as follows:

Friday, August 6th
@ The Bamboo Lounge
14308 Telegraph Road
Whittier, CA 90604
21+ over - $5 donation - 8pm-2am
Live performances from:
+ 2 more special guests

For anyone who can't make it to the show and would still like to contribute to the family, you can make a donation at this location.

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Early Graves Vocalist Dies In Van Accident

Ironclad Recordings has issued the following statement about Early Graves vocalist Makh Daniels dying in a van accident:

"Last night Makh Daniels, vocalist of Early Graves, tragically lost his life in a van accident while the band was traveling from Oregon to Nevada. An official statement will be released in time, but for now our thoughts are with Makhs family, friends and band mates during this terrible time."

Reports have come in that other people in the vehicle were injured, but nothing has been confirmed at this point. Early Graves was on tour with The Funeral Pyre, with the tour having been scheduled to run through August 8th. Additional details on this story will be announced as they are made available.

UPDATE: Local news channel KTVL has reported that the driver of the van, Funeral Pyre guitarist Justin Garcia, fell asleep at the wheel prior to the crash. Both Garcia and Early Graves guitarist Tyler Jensen were taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries. KTVL has also posted a series of photographs taken of the crash site, which can be viewed at this location.

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Lineup Announced For Power Of The Riff Fest

The 2010 edition of the Power of the Riff festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at The Echo and EchoPlex in Los Angeles, CA. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The festival is being curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between metal, hardcore, punk and rock music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:

Corrosion Of Conformity III
From Ashes Rise
Trap Them
Black Breath
Night Horse
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever More...

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Early Graves Streaming New Song "Harm"

San Francisco metallers Early Graves are streaming a track from their new album "Goner", which was released this week on Ironclad Recording. The song, titled "Harm", is being streamed at this location.

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Early Graves Added To U.S Tour

Early Graves have just announced thier participation in the upcoming tour of the U.S with black metallers The Funeral Pyre. The tour will be in support of their new album "Goner" which was released June 22nd, 2010 on Ironclad Recordings.

Tour dates include:
June 25 – San Diego, CA The Ruby Room
June 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Lucky Lady
June 27 – Phoenix,AZ @ The Nile Underground
June 28 – Tucson, AZ Skrappys
June 29 – Albuqurque, NM @ Winnings Coffee House
June 30 – El Paso, TX @ Zen Miester Bar
July 1 – Dallas, TX @ Renos Chop Shop
July 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Zombies!!!
July 3 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
July 5 – Memphis, TN @ TBA
July 6 – Nashville, TN @ The Black Church
July 7 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley
July 8 – Columbus, OH @ 15th House (369 e. 15th ave)
July 9 – Columbus, OH @ the Cara Bar
July 10 – Gloversville, NY @ Limbos
July 11 – Jamaica Plain, MA @ The Midway Cafe
July 12 – Boston, MA @ Church Of Boston. 69 Killmarnock St.
July 13 – Dover, New Hampshire @ Dover Brickhouse
July 14 – Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up
July 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
July 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
July 17 – Brooklyn, NY @The Union Pool
July 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @Belvedere’s
July 19 -Toledo, OH @ The Black Cherry
July 20 – Milwaukee WI @ the borg ward
July 21 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
July 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
July 23 – Lincoln, NE @The Manor
July 24 – Denver, CO @ Blastomat
July 25 – Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
July 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim
July 27 – Garden City, ID @ Brawl Studios
July 28 – Spokane, WA @ Mootsy’s
July 29 – Seattle, Wa @ The Morgue
July 30 – Portland, OR @ Plan B
July 31 – Bellingham, WA @ JINX artspace
August 1 – Salem, OR @ TBA
August 2 – Reno, NV @ Ryans Saloon
August 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Submission Gallery

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Early Graves To Play Power Of The Riff Fest

Early Graves is the latest act confirmed for the upcoming Power of the Riff festival, which will take place on August 8th, 2010 at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. Early Graves issued the following announcement about the festival:

"In Association with Scion and Spaceland Productions All Ages / Free Admission Currated by Greg Anderson (SunnO))) / Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music. To celebrate and encourage the cross over of genres and to dispel the common homogeny that exists within today's music cultures. A free event that honors fans and musicians of 'heavy music' of all ages. Tapping into a line up that represents the forefathers, milestones and current touring acts such as Repulsion, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes Rise, Trap Them, Coliseum and Goatsnake. While Shedding light on 'up and coming' acts such as Nails, The Fucking Wrath, Night Horse, Eagle Twin and Black Breath to name a few."

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Stream The Funeral Pyre's Entire New Album Online

Lambgoat is now streaming "Vultures At Dawn," the new album from black metallers, THE FUNERAL PYRE, in its entirety. "Vultures At Dawn," hits the streets next Tuesday, June 8. Check it out the stream at this location.

Upcoming tour dates with Early Graves are as follows:

6/04 - CYC - Fresno, CA
6/05 - The Blvd - Boyle Heights CA
6/25 - The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
6/26 - Yayo's - Tucson, AZ
6/27 - The Nile Underground - Mesa, AZ
6/28 - Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon
6/29 - TBA - Albuquerque, NM
6/30 - Zen Miester Bar - El Paso, TX
7/01 - Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
7/02 - Zombies!!! Time - San Antonio, TX
7/03 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
7/05 - TBA
7/06 - The Black House - Nashville, TN
7/07 - Skull Alley - Louisville, KY
7/08 - TBA - Cincinnati, OH
7/09 - Carabar - Columbus, OH
7/10 - TBA - Cleveland, OH
7/11 - The Midway Café - Boston, MA
7/12 - Church - Boston, MA
7/13 - Dover Brick House - Dover, NH
7/14 - Anchors Up - Haverhill, MA
7/15 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
7/16 - TBA - MA
7/17 - The Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
7/18 - Belvedere's - Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 - The Black Cherry - Toledo, OH
7/20 - The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
7/21 - FUBAR - St. Louis, MO
7/22 - TBA - KC, MO
7/23 - The Manor - Lincoln, NE
7/24 - Blastomat - Denver, CO
7/25 - Ernie November - Cheyenne, WY
7/26 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 - Brawl Studios - Garden City, ID
7/28 - Mootsy's - Spokane, WA
7/29 - The Morgue - Seattle, WA
7/30 - Plan B - Portland, OR
7/31 - The Jinx - Bellingham, WA
8/01 - TBA - Eugene, OR
8/03 - Submission - San Francisco, CA More...

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The Funeral Pyre Announces Summer Shows

Los Angeles based black metallers The Funeral Pyre are set to release their new album "Vultures at Dawn" on June 8th, 2010. The Funeral Pyre will be touring alongside Early Graves throughout the summer. The currently announced dates are as follows:

6/4 CYC Fresno, CA
6/5 The Blvd- Boyle Heights CA
6/25 The Ruby Room- San Diego, CA
6/26 Yayo's- Tucson, AZ
6/27 The Nile Underground- Mesa, AZ
6/28 Skrappy's- Tucson, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon
6/30 Zen Miester Bar- El Paso, TX
7/1 Reno's Chop Shop- Dallas, TX
7/2 Zombies!!! Time- San Antonio, TX
7/3 Red 7- Austin, TX
7/6 The Black House- Nashville, TN
7/7 Skull Alley- Louisville, KY
7/9 Carabar- Columbus, OH
7/11 The Midway Cafe- Boston, MA
7/12 Church- Boston, MA
7/13 Dover Brick House- Dover, NH
7/14 Anchors Up- Haverhill, MA
7/15 Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
7/17 The Union Pool- Brooklyn, NY
7/18 Belvedere's- Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 The Black Cherry- Toledo, OH
7/21 FUBAR- St. Louis, MO
7/23 The Manor- Lincoln, NE
7/24 Blastomat- Denver, CO
7/25 Ernie November- Cheyenne, WY
7/26 Burt's Tiki Lounge- Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 Brawl Studios- Garden City- ID
7/29 The Morgue- Seattle, WA
7/30 Plan B- Portland, OR
7/31 The Jinx- Bellingham, WA
8/1 TBA- Eugene, OR
8/3 Submission - San Francisco, CA

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Early Graves Comments On New Album

San Francisco's Early Graves has completed the follow up to 2008's debut "We: The Guillotine." The title track off the band's new record, simply entitled "Goner," is available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

"I don't know..." states vocalist Makh Daniels, "...I guess the record is about alcoholism... and all the bullshit that comes with it. All the 'why's?' and 'How come's?' and our stupid fucking excuses for it. I can't say that this will be the heaviest record you've ever heard or the best recording or the most musically precise but I can say that at least, it's fucking honest."

"Goner" was recorded at Louder Studios by Tim Green and ,astered by John Golden at Golden Mastering. Artwork was completed by Nat Damm Design. The album will be released worldwide June 22nd, 2010 via Ironclad/Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Goner
2. Faith is Shit
3. Old Bones
4. Rot
5. MayDay
6. Wraiths
7. Trauma
8. Give Up
9. Bastard Tears
10. Harm

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The Funeral Pyre Announces New Album Release Date

THE FUNERAL PYRE has announced June 8, 2010 as the release date for their new album, “Vultures At Dawn.” The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album’s artwork.

The band commented, on the sound of the new record, “On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us.” More...

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Light This City Announces More Farewell Shows

San Francisco’s LIGHT THIS CITY has just added a final show to the run of previously announced reunion/farewell shows in April. The band will be playing their last show ever on Monday, April 12 in Orangevale, CA at the Boardwalk, with old friends DARKEST HOUR and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. This is in addition to shows in San Francisco, Fresno, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The band has been dormant since mid 2008, before the release of their final record, “Stormchaser.”

The newly updated farewell dates are:

April 8 Thee Parkside, San Francisco (w/ Comadre, The Funeral Pyre, Early Graves)
April 9 The CYC, Fresno (w/ Azathoth, The Funeral Pyre, TBA)
April 10 Chain Reaction, Anaheim (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Antagonist, Early Graves)
April 11 The Blvd, Los Angeles (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Gypsy Hawk, Atour Heels)
April 12 The Boardwalk, Orangevale (w/ Darkest Hour, Animals As Leaders)....

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Early Graves Reveals New Album Details

Bay Area outfit Early Graves have announced their upcoming release on Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records will be called "Goner." The album was recorded to tape by Tim Green at Louder Studios in November 2009 and also mixed By Tim Green in December 2009.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Goner
2. FaithIsShit
3. OldBones
4. Rot
5. MayDay
6. Wraiths
7. Trauma
8. GiveUp
9. BastardTears
10. Harm

Early Graves will also replace Armed for Apocalypse on the upcoming string of tour dates with Unearth and Veil of Maya. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/20 - Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY
2/21 - Mr. Smalls Theatre. Millvale PA
2/23 - Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
2/24 - New Daisy Theater, Memphis TN
2/25 - Mojos, Columbia MO
2/26 - The Village, Little Rock AR
2/27 - Bricktown Live, Oklahoma City OK
2/28 - Cotton Club, Lubbock TX
3/2 - The Rock, Tucson AZ

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Light This City Announces Farewell Shows

San Francisco's LIGHT THIS CITY is regrouping for four farewell shows in April. The band has been dormant since mid 2008, before the release of their final record, the critically acclaimed, "Stormchaser."

The farewell concert dates are as follows:

April 8 Thee Parkside, San Francisco (w/ Comadre, The Funeral Pyre, Early Graves)
April 9 The CYC, Fresno (w/ Azathoth, The Funeral Pyre, TBA)
April 10 Chain Reaction, Anaheim (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Antagonist, Early Graves)
April 11 The Blvd, Los Angeles (w/ The Funeral Pyre, Gypsy Hawk, Atour Heels)

Drummer Ben Murray commented; "It has been just about two years since Light This City came home from the Death Angel tour and decided to call it quits. Needless to say, it has been an exciting and interesting two years since we put a stop to the band, and since June of 2008 everyone in Light This City has started brand new awesome musical endeavors. That being said, we always knew we would get together one last time to thrash with all our amazing fans up and down California. That time has come, and we are extremely excited to announce four 'Final' Light This City shows. These should all be absolutely killer, and we expect all our west coast fans to be there! We will play a good amount of 'Stormchaser' songs as well as all the bangers from 'Facing the Thousand' and 'Remains of the Gods.' Since we didn't play any shows in support of 'Stormchaser,' this will be the best chance for all of you metalheads in California to come rage with us while we bust out these songs! Hope to see you all there!!"

PROSTHETIC RECORDS recently reissued the band's first record, 2004's self released, "The Hero Cycle." You can order it, as well as the rest of the band's catalog and other merch, here at the PROSTHETIC webshop.

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Tales From the Pit: Spin Kicking Davey Havoc

We've been talking to bands around the world to get their best mosh pit stories. We heard from Makh Daniels of Early Graves about his favorite pit experience:

"11 years ago at a now defunct SF venue called the Cocodrie, I was stage diving and moshing a bunch at a Disembodied show. During the part in the song "Bloodshed Rain" where it goes "GOD SAVE US!" I ended up spin kicking Davey Havoc in the face and nearly knocking him out. Highlight of my spin kicking career."

Next week we'll hear about an impromptu boxing ring at an Unholy show.

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Early Graves Announces New Bass Player

Early Graves has issued the following announcement about acquiring a new bass player and working on a new album:

"San Francisco's EARLY GRAVES have added bassist Matt O'Brien (ex Grace Alley, The Sick) to their lineup. Matt replaces bassist Tyler Jensen, who has moved to guitar in the band. "We are all really excited about having two guitars and a smasher for a bassist while we are writing our new record" comments guitarist Chris Brock.

"EARLY GRAVES is currently writing the follow up to its debut record We: The Guillotine with a tentative album title being Goner. Chris comments, "The new record is way faster, smarter, heavier and better all around. We are hoping to be in the studio in July recording and have a fall release on Ironclad/Metal Blade records".

"Some of the new song titles include: "Goner" "Whiskey Business" "L8" "JC is Dead" "Jesus Splizzard" "Bangover" "Party Bnoer" "Sweep Arpeggios are the new rapping over a heavy chorus" "Bnoer of Solace" "Goldenbnoer" "Your fucking out!"

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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New Early Graves Song Available For Download

Early Graves (formerly Apiary) has been hard at work on their U.S. tour with Oblige this past month and are gearing up for the release of their debut album "We: The Guillotine." The album drops August 19th on Ironclad Recordings in North America and will be available around the world on September 1st on iTunes, Amazon and other music download sites.

You can check out "Safety Net Acrobats" right now on the Ironclad Myspace page and download it for free for a limited time.

Stay tuned for more touring info from Early Graves. The currently confirmed tour dates follow:

Aug 16 2008 8:00P - Sidepocket Lounge w/OBLIGE Kilgore, Texas
Aug 17 2008 8:00P - Vampire Lounge Dallas, Texas
Aug 20 2008 8:00P - White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Aug 21 2008 8:00P - Midnight Rodeo abeline, Texas
Aug 22 2008 8:00P - The War Legion w/SUICIDE SILENCE, OBLIGE Amarillo, Texas
Aug 23 2008 8:00P - Gators Farmington, New Mexico
Aug 25 2008 8:00P - The Sets Tempe, Arizona

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Apiary Changes Name to Early Graves

Northern California's Apiary have changed their name to EARLY GRAVES and will be releasing a brand new album titled "We: The Guillotine" via Ironclad Recordings on August 19th, 2008. Two new tracks off the band's upcoming release have been posted to the band's new MySpace page.

Here's what guitarist and founding member Chris Brock had to say about the name change:

"We changed the name from Apiary to Early Graves for a pretty simple reason. The songs we had created on the road under the former name had nothing to do with the original Apiary and we needed a new name that was a better fit, and more relevant to who we are. We wanted a name that meant burning your wick at both ends. It also didn't hurt that there was no original members left and we didn't want to be that band." More...

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