Ugh, what a bummer. The lead singer of local metal band Early Graves died this morning in Oregon when the van he was riding in crashed and rolled, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. According to the report, 28-year-old Matikeef "Makh" Daniels was ejected from the vehicle, which was heading south on I-5 north of Medford, at 5:30 a.m. after the driver, 24-year-old Justin Garcia of the band Funeral Pyre, fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the road. Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene. Garcia and 21-year-old Tyler Jensen of Early Graves were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Apparently Daniels and Jensen had been lying in a rear cargo area and were not wearing seat belts, according to police.
Early Graves was on tour and headed to Reno. Their most recent Facebook status update 17 hours ago read, "RENO. 8.2.2010. We're coming to you right to play heavy. show is at Ryans Saloon. come after the btbam show and get drunk with us. FUCK".