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Early Graves Vocalist Makh Daniels Dies In Automobile Accident

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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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1. samson writes:

R.I.P

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. NOMAN'S Hand writes:

Damn, that's just horrible. Rock In Paradise Makh Daniels

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. eraserhead writes:

R.I.P. thats pretty creepy that the band names was early graves since judging by the photo the guy was really young

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

My buddies in God Hunter shared the stage with these guys last month... RIP. \m/\m/

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalmayhem writes:

My buddies in Magna Mater just played with these guys and Funeral Pyre about 2 weeks ago in Cambridge, MA....Early Graves put on a great show...RIP

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trendkill91 writes:

Far to young.
RIP! \m/

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. disastronaut writes:

These guys just played at Plan B last Saturday here in Portland.

This sucks.

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MAsshole writes:

RIP

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ruiner writes:

ironic band name

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RTB writes:

Never heard of them but R I P
Its something justin has to live with the rest of his life as well. ...tragic

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rychemn writes:

WTF?......we are losing musicans left and right.....holy crap!!!!!......R.I.P. my metal brother......\M/ \M/...

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathfreak writes:

I almost went to go see them in dover. WTF
RIP man To bad I did not get to the show.

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xulbehemoth509 writes:

I just saw these guys less than a week ago they were kick a$$ this f***ing sux r.i.p brother

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DarkXmaster writes:

oh wow people are just dying

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Faeryn James Lee writes:

Anyone wishing to attend Makh's Memorial Service is encouraged to do so. He knows that we Love and Miss him.

Memorial Service for Makh Daniels: Monday August 9th @ 2-5pm. Location: Good Shepard Funeral Home/ 901 Oceana Blvd Pacifica, California. Please bring a food item along w/ you... and please re-post this information so others may attend to pay their respects

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Petërkopf writes:

So will there be a funeral pyre for the vocalist sent to an early grave?

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jimmy j. writes:

Damn this is sad R.I.P. bro.

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rubyred writes:

That's heartbreaking tragic news - so many musicians going much to soon: deepest condolences to the young Vocalist Makh Daniels Family and his bandmates.

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

hey, didn't expect to see this on here...

my good young hobbits brother Danimal the Red plays drums for these dudes, said one of the dudes from the other band was driving and fell asleep in the wee hours monday morning and singer mak was thrown from the vehicle

terrible

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellrat writes:

pretty sure everyone else is a bit battered but a-OK

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ZT* writes:

RIP Mahk.

This eerily reminds me of roger patterson's accident...

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metal-man writes:

yea right bg1 and i live nextdoor to axl rose.

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. metal-man writes:

r.i.p.

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. estael_oscora writes:

A memorial website was created for Makh Daniels! Honor his memory by contributing to his memorial site makhdaniels.people2remember.com/

# Aug 13, 2010 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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