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Madina Lake Confirm Break Up; Plan Final EP

We have been keeping quiet on this story, but a few of our AbsoluteVoices brethren have been following its development for the last few weeks. Madina Lake, probably most well known for their hit “Here I Stand,” have confirmed what many have been saying for weeks and will indeed be splitting up in the near future.

Confirmation of the impending split was made by bassist Matthew Leone, who explained the decision with a short message to fans. His letter reads:

“We feel content and grateful for the ambitious goal and dream we’ve been able to realize with this project, and


Madina Lake Drop Off US Tour, Announce Band Break

Madina Lake have unfortunately revealed to their fan base that they had to drop off of the current US tour, with Me Talk Pretty, Hawthorne Heights, and Young Electric. Along with this news, the band have also announced they will be taking a break from music to focus on family, life, having kids, and much more. UTG will keep you in the loop if the band decides to re-ignite the music flame.

Read the official statement from the band by simply looking below and comment with your thoughts!

“Ahoy fellow passengers,
It’s with a heavy heart, I bid you news



Tuesday, November 29, I arrived at Peabody’s in Cleveland ready for a night packed with a whole lot of talent.  The Wake Up Tour, which consists of New Years Day, Hell or Highwater, Madina Lake, and Me Talk Pretty, were all set to grace the stage.  Despite a lower than normal turnout, every single band made this show extra special and personal for those in attendance.  Between the music, interaction with the bands, and high energy performances, it was a memorable night for all.


UTG PHOTOS: Madina Lake (9/14/11)

UTG Photographer Kellie Gannon is back with a photo set from Madina Lake’s headlining performance at Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The show feature ML performing fan favorites, as well as tracks from World War III, with opening support from ofHuman and Greek Fire.

Click past the jump to the best of Kellie’s work. To see more photos from this and other shows she shot, click here.

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two


REVIEW: Madina Lake – World War III

Artist: Madina Lake
Album: World War III
Genre: Rock
Label: Sony / Razor & Tie

I happened to see Madina Lake live on the Kerrang! tour several years ago. The only incident I recall from their performance is lead singer Nathan Leone being kidnapped by the crowd, having to be rescued about 10 minutes later by some burly security staff, and being bundled back on stage without a shoe. Suffice to say, they’ve never really been my cup of tea, but I shall give them credit for this latest album. Much like Aiden’s Disguises earlier this year, it’s a bit …


MUSIC VIDEO: Madina Lake – Imagineer

Just after releasing their brand new album yesterday, Madina Lake have decided to put out their music video for “Imagineer.” This fast-paced video shows the band traveling the big city and hopping rides in taxis.

The song comes off of the band’s newly released album, World War III, through Razor and Tie Records.


Madina Lake stream ‘World War III’

I didn’t know people still used Myspace but it seems Madina Lake haven’t forgotten about it.

The group have decided to stream their upcoming release World War III, via Razor and Tie Records, on the site in anticipation for their September 13 drop date.

Take a listen by clicking past the band link and let us know if you’re excited to pick up World War III.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Madina Lake – Hey Superstar

The long-awaited music video for Madina Lake’s “Hey Superstar” has finally been released! The song comes from the Chicago band’s new album World War III which drops on September 13. Madina Lake always seem to include their fans in everything they do, and in this case, the fans are featured in the music video just as much as the band members are.

Madina Lake premiere “Hey Superstar”

Alternative Press has partnered with Madina Lake to premiere the first song off their upcoming album, World War III. Click here to stream the song, which is entitled “Hey Superstar.”

Here’s what frontman Nathan Leone had to say about the track:

“It feels like everything is becoming completely plastic and contrived lately. From cosmetic adjustments like Botox to technological ‘fixes’ like Photoshop, Auto-Tune, etc., there’s this implication that to be accepted you have to be anything but yourself. That’s way too much pressure. I think most people are pretty kickass just as they are, and removing that pressure would

Madina Lake announce UK tour run

Starting in November Madina Lake will embark on a UK tour run. So far only one date has been confirmed for November 12 at Birmingham’s O2 Academy. Check back to UTG for more dates to be announced shortly.

Madina Lake sign, announce “World War III”

Madina Lake have announced they’ve officially joined the Razor & Tie Records roster. Additionally, the band announced plans to release their new album, World War III, this Fall. Congrats guys, let’s hope 2011 is your best year yet!

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Warped Tour announces 7 more bands

Seven more bands have been added to the huge roster of Vans Warped Tour. Take a look at them all right here.

Jack’s Mannequin
Madina Lake
The Steelwells
Permanent Bastards
Rapid Decline
Street Dogs