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RIP - Death Metal band lead singer Makh Daniels

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    (Medford Mail Tribune) The lead singer for the self-described punk/death metal band Early Graves died early today and two others were injured when a van loaded with nine people rolled over on Interstate 5 near Central Point, according to police reports.
    Makh (Matikeef) Daniels, 28, of Pacifica, Calif. was pronounced dead at the scene after he was ejected from the rear cargo area, where he and two other passengers were lying, said Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police.
    The van's driver, Justin H. Garcia, 24, of Fresno, Calif., reportedly fell asleep and lost control, Hastings said. Garcia, a member of another metal band, Funeral Pyre, was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
    Another passenger in the cargo area of the van, Tyler S. Jensen, 21, of Livermore, Calif., also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to RVMC.
    Daniels and the other injured men were not wearing seatbelts, Hastings said. Investigators are trying to determine whether others in the van were wearing seatbelts.
    The van and trailer traveled off the right shoulder, rolled and came to rest off the freeway in a grassy area.
    The 2003 Chevrolet extended van was pulling a utility trailer heading southbound on I-5.
    Early Graves and Funeral Pyre were on a concert tour. Early Graves recently released the album "Goner."
    On its website, Funeral Pyre describes itself as "a metal band with no ambition or hope. We have given up on people and life."
    Other passengers in the van included Matthew J. O'Brien, 28, of San Francisco; Daniel P. Sheddon, 27, of San Francisco; Christopher M. Brock, 23, of San Ramon, Calif.; Adam T. Campbell, 27, of Brae, Calif.; and Alex Hernandez, 27, whose address wasn't immediately known.
    Early Graves band members are O'Brien, Sheddon and Brock. Campbell and Hernandez are with Funeral Pyre.
    Drugs or alcohol don't appear to be a factor in the accident, Hastings said.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Is that what they call a self-fulfilling prophecy?
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    If they had given up on people and life, why didn't they all commit mass suicide a long time ago?

    Fuck these "life sucks, everything sucks, everyone sucks," people. If it's that bad, go out in the woods, lay down and die.

    But no ... we're going to make money in a band feeding off all of the Existentialist crap floating in the heads of malcontent, dress-in-black, trench-coat mafia punks.

    Rant over.
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


    He had a voice of an angel.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It sounded like this.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah, Early Graves were making a shitload of money and earning a shitload of attention, touring America and sharing a van with another band. All they had to do to make the news was DIE.
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