Monday, August 2, 2010

R.I.P. Mahk Daniels

Cosmic Hearse never likes to be the bearer of tragic news, but I woke to a phone call from my friend John Clancy telling me that the band Early Graves had been in a horrible van accident that took the life of singer Mahk Daniels. I only met Mahk recently when we did the Streetwise piece for Decibel but in that afternoon it became abundantly clear that Mahk was the real deal. A furious frontman while also being a really genuine and nice dude. I had looked forward to seeing this new friend around the hood, now I guess I never will. This sucks.

14 comments:

Yazata said...

far too many underground musicians seem to be dying recently. Hails to all our fallen comrades.

Mari said...

Terrible news indeed ...
R.I.P. Mahk Daniels

JGD said...

Awful. Condolences to his friends and family.

pavel said...

fuckin hell, way too many van accidents. i'd just heard a bit of their stuff and was blown away. was stoked to pick up the album/see them live. hail!

Anonymous said...

rip makh.

aesop - if you hear of a way we can do anything to help his bandmates please let us know.

this is a time to come to their aid, just like it was when ludicra or pelican fell on bad times in recent years (albeit much less terrible)

Aesop said...

Indeed. If I hear of any sort of relief efforts I will post a link.

Jenny said...

I'm sorry Aseop. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

I'm actually trying to get some kind of benefit together, makh's been supporting the bay area scene since we were kids, about 15 years, it's not much, but I'm sure his mom, could use any help. aaronhall@mcn.org

Aesop said...

There you go. Please keep us posted on what transpires. Would love to help in any way I can.

Brian said...

fucking sucks. RIP and hails. way too young to go out...havent heard the band yet but everything i read made it sound like they were the real fucking deal.

be careful out there everyone!
fuck.

Grk! said...

*bows head*

Brandude said...

I had only heard great things about them. Was looking forward to getting a record and witnessing the show on Thursday, when we were scheduled to play with them. Total fucking buzz kill. I hate to hear stories like this.

max said...

I just met Mahk a couple months ago when I saw their band in richmond city. Great Band and really genuine and cool dude. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.

max said...

Very sorry to hear this. Just saw early graves in Richmond City. Great band and a very cool and genuine dude. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.