Photo by Samantha Marble.
This is all kind of weirding me out something fierce. If you haven’t heard already, there was a tragic and fatal van crash early this morning involving Early Graves and The Funeral Pyre… It was also released that Mahk Daniels, Early Graves’ singer, was killed in said crash. Our sincerest condolences go out to the families and friends of the bands in this terrible time. A lot of music blogs are covering this, so you can read about the details here if you wish.
I mentioned that this is weirding me out because I was going to put up the following post last night, talking about their incredible sound and the live set I was fortunate enough to catch and film a couple weeks ago. Not just that, I have been listening to this band repeatedly since seeing them, and couldn’t wait to give them some love on our blog. It’s seriously unfortunate that this is going up now under such depressing circumstances, but either way, here is that original post:
San Francisco chaos merchants Early Graves, came to Brooklyn on July 17th and completely decimated the Union Pool venue with their 7-song wall-of-sound set. Luckily, I showed up just in time with a random flipcam I happened to have in my bag (which explains the minor subpar quality of the capture). For those unfamiliar with Early Graves, take all the good parts of chaotic hardcore, punk, grind, and thrash, then toss them into a blender set to pulverize. Think Curlupanddie, Converge, Rotten Sound, Trap Them, Breather Resist, Gaza, and Phoenix Bodies all having a big ol’ sweaty orgy together… But don’t think about it too long, let’s keep this PG-13.
So check out the video below of the California bruisers playing their little ditty titled “Harm”. And bop on over to the Belly Full of Hell video channel on Metal Injection for the other six clips.