Before we were a blog, the music scene suffered the tragic loss of Early Graves frontman Matikeef (Mahk) Daniels. On August 2nd, while traveling from Eugene, Oregon to San Fransisco, CA, Early Graves and The Funeral Pyre got into an accident that caused the van they were traveling in to roll several times. A sleeping Mahk was ejected from the vehicle and killed. I’m not sure what other injuries were sustained but I do know that Justin Garcia of The Funeral Pyre and Tyler Jensen of Early Graves had to be taken to a nearby hospital.
It’s always a bummer when things like this happen, but after a few years, Early Graves has picked up the pieces and have started to move on with Jon from The Funeral Pyre on vocals. The band has played a few shows here and there and will soon embark on their first two since the accident. At one of recent shows, the members of Early Graves sat down with Scion A/V and here is what happened –
I remember where I was when I first read this. I was also on tour and had just seen Early Graves about a month before in Dallas, TX. At this show I got a chance to chat with Mahk for a bit and even purchased a shirt from him. He was an extremely nice and humble dude.
R.I.P Matikeef (Mahk) Daniels
1982 – 2010
– Josh Huddleston
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