Early Graves New Vocalist: The Funeral Pyre’s John Strachan

Early Graves has tapped John Strachan of The Funeral Pyre as the band’s new vocalist, replacing singer Makh Daniels, who was killed in a van accident last August while on tour.

The band will play its first show since Daniels’ death on Saturday at The Power Of The Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles.


The Funeral Pyre Writing Album, Planning West Coast Shows

The Funeral Pyre have been at work writing their next album, slated for an early 2012 release.

Additionally, the band is planning a handful of West Coast dates with Oakhelm in August, which will be the group’s last shows of the year. While venues are to be announced, the routing follows:

News Tour Dates

The Funeral Pyre, The Secret March/April Tour Dates Revealed

The Funeral Pyre and The Secret will tour together in March/April. Dates follow:

Mar 12 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St.
Mar 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Mar 14 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
Mar 16 Midland, TX @ Pine Box
Mar 17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 19 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 20 Dallas, TX @ Bro Fest/Club Dada
Mar 21 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Mar 22 Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse
Mar 23 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Mar 24 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Tavern
Mar 25 Richmond, VA @ The Triple
Mar 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Mar 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Mar 28 Milford, CT @ Daniel St
Mar 29 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Mar 30 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Mar 31 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s
Apr 01 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
Apr 02 St Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge
Apr 03 Kansas City, MO @ Scion Lab
Apr 04 Tulsa, OK @ Reverb
Apr 05 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Apr 06 San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven
Apr 08 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground


The Funeral Pyre Issues Statement on Tragic Van Accident, Future of Band

The Funeral Pyre have released a statement regarding the van accident they were involved in at the beginning of August in which Early Graves vocalist Makh Daniels was killed. The band comments:

“Sometimes, you go through a life altering situation. That’s how these past two weeks have been for all involved in The Funeral Pyre. But through all of that, we have managed to talk about the current situation of the band. While nobody in our group was hurt seriously, there are still some injuries that did happen. Currently, we’re all trying to just regroup and stay positive about the band and our future. Now while we all need time to just reflect on what has happened, we also had to come to a decision about what we will be doing. We will continue to tour and to write records. Although this has been a difficult time for all of us, we know that continuing to make music is something we have to do. We thank everyone who gave us their support during some of the most difficult times of our lives. We will be out on tour at the end of this year and still working harder than ever. Thank you to all of our friends and family for supporting these decisions as well. We’ll see you all soon. We’ll be out on tour again in December with dates to be announced soon. We’ll be hitting some of the spots we missed at the end of the last tour as well. Thanks again.”


Antagonist ‘World In Decline’ Album to Include Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Funeral Pyre Guest Vocal Appearances

Antagonist will release their new disc, “World In Decline”, on Prosthetic Records later this year.

The album will feature guest vocal appearances from Jared Monette (Arsonists Get All The Girls) on two tracks and John Strachan (The Funeral Pyre).

Track List
01. The Bane of Existence
02. Sasha Grey
03. Disguised In White
04. God On Fire
05. Wake Up And Smell The Lies
06. New Human
07. A Voice Unspoken
08. Already Dead (Featuring John Strachan)
09. Darkest Darkness (Featuring Jared Monette)
10. World In Decline (Featuring Jared Monette)