Madina Lake Bassist Seriously Injured

There are some people who walk this earth that don’t deserve to breathe…

Madina Lake’s bassist Matthew Leone was seriously injured after intervening and trying to stop a man beating up his wife.

His brother, Nathan posted the following blog about the incident:

“I’m afraid I have some of the worst news that has ever hit our lives.  It’s almost impossible to even type this update.  A few nights ago, Matthew walked from my apt. a block and a half down the street to meet a friend for a drink.  half way there he saw a man severely beating his wife. Being the most amazing, strong, heroic and incredible person I know..  even though the guy was twice his size, Matthew intervened.  He managed to subdue this guy for a second and since his wife was beat up pretty good called the cops.. as he did so the guy jumped him from behind and beat him.  This guy did things I can’t even type.  After words, he and his beaten wife left Matthew unconscious on the street.   Matthew is in the hospital with a third of his skull removed as we wait for the swelling in his brain to go down. I’d rather not share any additional information at this time besides the fact that he acted as a hero (as he always would in any of these situations) and is paying a horrific price.  Pease send all your love and good energy and vibrations to him.  I’ve been and will be next to him throughout the entire recovery process.  We don’t know enough yet details about how that will develop.. but it has shocked, stunned, disgusted our best friends, family and band (which are both).  The world can be evil beyond belief and as much as we want this evil eliminated, right now our hearts heads and energies need to go to my best friend, soul mate, hero, and angel, Matthew.  Love you all and will be in touch as soon as I can muster up the emotional energy to reach out again.  Please, be safe and peaceful as we get through this impossible time.”

This news is terrible, I hope Matthew’s injuries heal up okay. The man who did this to him deserves to rot in hell.

More Bands Announced For Sonisphere

Skunk Anansie, Fightstar, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Madina Lake, Family Force 5 and Apocalyptica have been added to the line up for the UK’s Sonisphere festival in Knebworth.