No Sleep Records just announced they have signed Early Graves! OH FUCK YESSS. EG is a San Franscisco based metal band that I first saw when they opened for the Cro-Mags at the Roxy here in Hollywood. Anyone playing with my lover boy JJ is… oh, excuse me, wannabe lover boy, is a-okay in my stupid book!
A little Early Graves history for you: the band formed in early 2008 in the Bay Area and has since released two full-length albums: We: The Guillotine (2008) and Goner (2010), on Metal Blade Records’ imprint, Iron Clad Recordings. Mixing hardcore punk with metal has caused the band to be compared to names such as Napalm Death, Carcass and Testament.
The band faced a horrible tragedy back in the summer of 2010 when they were involved in a van accident resulting in the death of singer Makh Daniels. After contemplating going on as a band or not, they decided to continue on with a new singer and brought on close friend, John Strachan (Funeral Pyre), who happened to be in the same van during the accident.
Earlier this year, the band began writing and recording for their follow up to Goner with the new singer.
“After enduring every shitstorm the proverbial “universe” can throw at us for last few years, we are extremely excited to be releasing our new batch of burners on No Sleep Records,” say guitarist Chris Brock. “No Sleep Records may not seem like a likely landing spot for a band like us, but Chris and No Sleep release music that they care about and want to work with, which is something we can definitely get behind. I won’t bore with you with a “our new album sounds like mixed with this mixed with that” or “it’s heavier, faster, more melodic” bullshit, but I will say that we are happy to be releasing it with a label that likes it as much as we do.”
“I am really excited to finally announce and welcome Early Graves to the family,” adds No Sleep Records president Chris Hansen.” “These guys bring an amazing blend of Death Metal and Hardcore/Punk to the table, and i could not be happier to have them as our first Metal band. Look for their No Sleep debut LP out this Fall.” – statement from Early Graves