Last weekend MADINA LAKE played Sonisphere Festival- their first show without their bass player Matthew Leone- who was savagely beaten a few weeks ago coming to the aid of a woman being beaten in the street and is currently recovering at home after undergoing surgery on his brain.

In the video interview below, drummer Dan Torelli fills us in on how that first show without Matthew was for them and the emotions that went through his mind when they hit the stage last Sunday. He also talks about why they decided to continue with not only the Sonisphere show but the run of headline shows they had booked and the following Boardmaster and Hevy festival dates and also why, rather than have a stand in, they decided to simply play to Matthew's recorded bass parts.

Dan also fills us in a little about how Matthew is currently doing back home in Chicago and what they are working on for the future.

Donations are still being taken for Matthew, to help pay his medical bills (which are extensive). Get full details and place a donation, please CLICK HERE.

Auctions have also begun in earnest over the past few days and you can check out the items for sale at THIS LOCATION.   Keep an eye on that eBay page- people's generosity has been overwhelming and there is MUCH more to come!