- 01:05 PM, May 02
A Post-hardcore/alternative rock band, Madina Lake were formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2005. Before joining the band, vocalist Nathan Leone and bass guitarist Matthew Leone were in a band known as The Blank Theory. The other members, guitarist Mateo Camargo and drummer Dan Torelli, meanwhile were in another band called Reforma. Because they were unhappy with the situation in The Blank Theory and Reforma, the four of them, who were friends to each other, decided to walk out. They then created their own band, Madina Lake.
This band recorded a mini album called "The Disappearance of Adalia" and used their own money to pay for the recording process of the EP. Dropping it in 2006, they also entered studio for a full length record "From Them, Through Us, to You" in which they poured their life experiences. Several hit singles lifted from the band's first album were "House of Cards" and "Here I Stand".