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Early Graves

Early Graves
Hometown: San Francisco, CA Current Label: No Sleep Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: John Strachan: Vocals
Chris Brock: Guitar
Dan Sneddon: Drums
Tyler Jensen: Guitar
Matt O'Brien: Bass
Makh Daniels. RIP.

Early Graves Bio:

EARLY GRAVES formed in the Bay Area in early 2008 and have since released two full lengths, both on Metal Blade Records' imprint, Iron Clad Recordings. The band's sound has been described as a mixture of old school Swedish death metal and American hardcore punk and have drawn comparisons to Napalm Death, Carcass, Tragedy and Testament among other.

In the summer of 2010, on one of the band's many US tours, they were in a van accident, killing singer Makh Daniels. After about a year of contemplation, the band decided to continue on, with close friend, John Strachan, of the Funeral Pyre (who were in the same van during the accident) stepping in for Daniels.

Since the "rebirth," Southern Lord Records re-released the band's last album, "Goner," on vinyl, in conjunction with their appearance and live re-debut at the Power of the Riff Festival in LA and then San Francisco, alongside Pelican, Pentagram, etc. The band was also selected by Scion to participate in their "Metal Matinee" series where they supported the legendary Cro Mags in Chicago and Los Angeles.

The band is currently working on a new album for release in 2012, on No Sleep Records.


  1. Holger6/11/2012 4:52 AM | Permalink

    sounds like a great band and i love the music they make, i hope i wont die before i see them <3

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