Razor & Tie is excited to announce the addition of Madina Lake to its expanding rock roster. The band has completed work on its new studio album, World War III set to be released in the Fall of 2011. Prior to the release of the new record, Madina Lake will join the likes of Linkin Park, Disturbed, Bullet For My Valentine, The Gaslight Anthem and others on June 12, 2011 on the main-stage of U.K.’s Download Festival at Donington Park. Also beginning June 29th, the band will join this summer’s the Vans Warped Tour.
The past few months for Madina Lake have been tumultuous to say the least. Last June, Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone was hospitalized after intervening in a domestic violence incident in Chicago involving a man beating his wife. In critical condition, Leone’s injuries included a fractured skull, broken jaw and a swollen brain as doctors removed one-third of his skull while waiting for the swelling in his brain to go down. Local musicians and supporters pulled together to raise money for Matthew’s hospital bills with The Smashing Pumpkins playing a benefit show in Chicago raising over $80,000. A lot of uncertainty followed, with doubts that Madina Lake would ever play together again. Fortunately, Matthew’s recovery in the last year has been nothing short miraculous.