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Early Graves singer killed in van crash

Monday, August 2, 2010 1:47 PM PT


Early Graves singer Makh Daniels was reportedly killed in a van accident early this morning in Oregon. According to news reports, the van driver fell asleep while traveling on Interstate 5 in Central Point, Oregon around 5:30 am. The van veered off the highway shoulder and subsequently rolled, ejecting one passenger (presumbly Daniels) and injuring two others. The vehicle apparently contained members of both Early Graves and The Funeral Pyre.

Early Graves and The Funeral Pyre accident

Update: You can read KTVL's updated account (including photos) of the accident here

Update #2: The identity of the deceased has officially been identified as Makh (Matikeef) P. Daniels, 28, of Pacifica, CA. Hospitalized with "non-life threatening injuries" were Early Graves guitarist Tyler Jensen, 21, of Livermore, CA and guitarist Justin Garcia, 24, of The Funeral Pyre.



85 comments


8/2/2010 1:50:21 PM
first post. sucks

8/2/2010 1:50:36 PM
First. Van flip x 1000

8/2/2010 1:52:03 PM
does lambgoat know no boundries.. all bands are cursed..

8/2/2010 1:52:53 PM
Not ready for the onslaught of witticisms coming from this headline....

8/2/2010 1:52:54 PM
Oh jesus, super sad. Just saw this band a couple months ago. Thoughts go out to his friends and family.

8/2/2010 1:53:28 PM
Early Graves indeed...

8/2/2010 1:53:30 PM
in b4 "i think its safe to say he landed in his early grave.. YEAHHHHHHHHHHH"

8/2/2010 1:59:00 PM
R.I.P MAKH.

8/2/2010 2:02:05 PM
Shit sucks... At least he went out like Cliff.

8/2/2010 2:02:39 PM
Rest in Peace, Makh. You were an amazing guy, and an amazing singer. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

8/2/2010 2:07:43 PM
fck... I preferred Apiary to Early Graves but this is sad regardless. The fact there were members of :Early Graves" and "The Funeral Pyre" on board make it a bit ironic...

8/2/2010 2:14:38 PM
that sucks, he was a nice dude

8/2/2010 2:14:52 PM
dude went to an early grave. heh heh yknow?

8/2/2010 2:16:39 PM
Makh was a stand up dude, very hilarious and all around good guy. You'll be missed brother. Deepest Condolences to everyone involveds family and friends during this time.

8/2/2010 2:17:05 PM
he was a really nice dude. bummer.

8/2/2010 2:18:35 PM
Everyone in the Gaza camp is heartbroken over this. We're so sorry friends.

8/2/2010 2:18:51 PM
VAN FLIP fck YOU.

8/2/2010 2:19:34 PM
fck... Solid fcking dude. Will be missed.

8/2/2010 2:22:49 PM
I'm not a fan of this band, but it's still shitty news. Dude was cool as hell.

8/2/2010 2:24:27 PM
fck, that blows. i bought their cd the other day

8/2/2010 2:25:02 PM
didnt really like this band but always sad news when someone does. my thoughts go out to you guys.

8/2/2010 2:34:42 PM
damnit the past week or two of headlines have been void of "So&So band robbed" and progressed to "So&So dead/murdered".

8/2/2010 2:54:27 PM
Terrible band, terrible way to die. R. I. P.

8/2/2010 3:03:27 PM
I just met this guy yesterday and was at the show last night. Genuine dude. RIP Makh.

8/2/2010 3:03:38 PM
sad news, rest in peace.

8/2/2010 3:06:49 PM
sad news. R.I.P.

8/2/2010 3:07:01 PM
i've never wanted to unread something more than when i read this headline EG <3

8/2/2010 3:10:57 PM
worst fcking news ever. rip makh, my condolences to chris, dan and the rest of the dudes. this is fcking terrible.

8/2/2010 3:11:37 PM
It was around two weeks ago when we played with them... Makh was a great fcking front man and a totally rad dude all the time, your gonna be missed. RIP Makh

8/2/2010 3:15:28 PM
RIP Mahk. sad news.

8/2/2010 3:21:14 PM
It's coincidental, not irony. Irony would be if it was the band "Immortal."

8/2/2010 3:41:40 PM
R.I.P. Makh Daniels. I hope the several broken bones some of the other guys have mend soon.

8/2/2010 3:50:19 PM
Shitty news. RIP.

8/2/2010 4:02:05 PM
not cool.

8/2/2010 4:18:00 PM
RIP MAKH DANIELS. Get well soon all my brothers in The Funeral Pyre and Early Graves. And to all the comedians, I will personally kill you for talking shit on my friend.

8/2/2010 4:19:21 PM
this fcking sucks, he sang for some great bay area bands, he'll be missed greatly

8/2/2010 4:19:46 PM
oh my god this is fcking horrible :/

8/2/2010 4:20:25 PM
everyone who mocks unfortunate death like this deserve staples in their balls. the fcker was touring and doing something with his life instead of sitting at home posting shit talk online like you gays. RIP

8/2/2010 4:24:03 PM
this just made me sick. i regret not seeing them in pittsburgh a few weeks more than ever now. :(

8/2/2010 4:28:10 PM
RIP Makh. great guy and great band.

8/2/2010 4:29:54 PM
DUMP_UM 8/2/2010 4:18:00 PM RIP MAKH DANIELS. Get well soon all my brothers in The Funeral Pyre and Early Graves. And to all the comedians, I will personally kill you for talking shit on my friend. <3 you-K2

8/2/2010 4:48:41 PM
seatbelts.

8/2/2010 4:57:43 PM
this fcking sucks.

8/2/2010 4:58:16 PM
This is fcking awful. I hope everyone else recovers quickly.

8/2/2010 4:58:43 PM
That's just horrible :(

8/2/2010 5:22:02 PM
This sucks. Why does this happen to good bands and not to shitty ones like Chelsea Grin??

8/2/2010 5:36:44 PM
Who?

8/2/2010 5:47:29 PM
Sad news. RIP Makh. Glad to hear everyone is ok.

8/2/2010 5:48:59 PM
LOL what a gaygy way to die

8/2/2010 5:57:35 PM
Awful news. Sad stuff. Wear your seatbelts and always have a driving buddy.

8/2/2010 6:13:04 PM
It never hurts to pull over and take a nap, such sad news RIP

8/2/2010 6:14:53 PM
Worst shit ever. RIP MAKH DANIELS!

8/2/2010 6:59:57 PM
everyone who mocks unfortunate death like this deserve staples in their balls. the fcker was touring and doing something with his life instead of sitting at home posting shit talk online like you gays. RIP I couldn't have said it better myself

8/2/2010 7:15:17 PM
Everyone in Armed For Apocalypse is devistated by this news. We hope our friends in both bands are holding up ok. HORRIBLE.

8/2/2010 7:15:22 PM
So sad :(

8/2/2010 7:51:40 PM
Makh was my a great guy and he will be missed sorely by all who knew him. I've set up a donation site to support Makh's family through this tragic time. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xcl
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8/2/2010 7:54:56 PM
Fixed link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xcl
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8/2/2010 7:56:23 PM
fck. Really this time. https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_fl
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8/2/2010 9:18:44 PM
fcking horrible. We just played with them here in Boise and fcking hung out all night, Makh was always a badass and my heart goes out to all of Early Graves. Love you Chris and Dan, stay positive.

8/2/2010 10:50:04 PM
we were looking forward to seeing our friends again tomorrow. rip makh such a great dude. he will most definitely be missed.

8/3/2010 12:19:01 AM
ill miss you Mahk... you were an great fcking dude. this still hasn't quite set in for me yet... thank you for the good times.

8/3/2010 1:00:37 AM
The worst news you will ever read

8/3/2010 2:04:26 AM
Emmure should be on this.

8/3/2010 2:13:27 AM
Talk about early graves ): So fcking sad.

8/3/2010 4:57:39 AM
Terrible. RIP.

8/3/2010 5:49:58 AM
Both Gaza and Converge dedicated a song to Makh yesterday at the show in Antwerp. Sad news indeed. Condolences to friends and family!

8/3/2010 10:49:16 AM
That's terrible. RIP. and don't feed the trolls

8/3/2010 10:59:53 AM
don't like either band but RIP. Shitty news.

8/3/2010 11:16:01 AM
DUMP_UM 8/2/2010 4:18:00 PM RIP MAKH DANIELS. Get well soon all my brothers in The Funeral Pyre and Early Graves. And to all the comedians, I will personally kill you for talking shit on my friend. you will not kill anyone.

8/3/2010 2:24:16 PM
Terrible news, R.I.P.

8/3/2010 3:18:09 PM
Complete bummer of a deal. Rest In Peace.

8/3/2010 5:12:27 PM
Great singer, nice dude. Scary we talked only days ago Justin is from Fresno we hope him a speedy recovery

8/3/2010 6:43:23 PM
MEMO TO ANYONE IN BANDS: dont name your band something that will eventually come and bite you in the ass.. good band names are.. long healthy life ETC.

8/3/2010 7:23:17 PM
so sad. rest in peace.

8/4/2010 2:48:33 AM
dumb asses

8/4/2010 4:17:44 AM
seatbelts & r.i.p.

8/4/2010 2:01:19 PM
wtf

8/4/2010 2:02:35 PM
I don't get how someone gets dogged on when a man hangs themselves and has a child left behind, but when a man dozes off at the wheel and endangers a bunch of innocent lives people are caring all of a sudden?!?!

8/4/2010 2:03:04 PM
...I say R.I.P. to ANYONE that happens to not be on this earth anymore.

8/4/2010 6:02:20 PM
Breee_yourself 8/3/2010 12:19:01 AM ill miss you Mahk... you were an great fcking dude. this still hasn't quite set in for me yet... thank you for the good times. ......................he can't read this you idiot cause hes fcking dead

8/4/2010 6:02:58 PM
sweet pose with the hatred surge back patch that poser gay

8/4/2010 11:05:45 PM
That stretch of road will put any person into a comma. bad news

8/5/2010 2:56:29 AM
djunior 8/2/2010 2:24:27 PM fck, that blows. i bought their cd the other day im sorry, wait.... you bought... a cd?

8/6/2010 5:08:01 AM
some people try too hard on lambgoat nowadays. get mad.

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