NewsJune 29, 2023 1:07 PM ET47,054 views

Year Of The Knife involved in accident, vocalist Madi Watkins in critical condition

Year Of The Knife

UPDATE: Vocalist Madi Watkins in stable condition.

Year of the Knife, the well-known hardcore band, was recently involved in a serious car accident. Lead vocalist Madi Watkins is currently in critical condition, while other members of the Delaware group have sustained broken bones and other injuries, but are in stable condition.

The band took to Twitter late last night to share the news with their fans, stating that they were all alive but stranded in Salt Lake City, where they performed the previous night. Guitarist Brandon Watkins later posted on his personal Twitter account, requesting well wishes for Madi and providing updates on their situation.

The band posted:

"We got in a REALLY bad accident. Everyone's alive. We're stuck in SLC"

Guitarist Brandon Watkins shared this update:

 "We're all alive but things aren't good. Please wish Madi well. She needs everything everyone's got right now. Also if you usually talk to Madi feel free to reach out to me instead I'll talk to you and give you updates. Thanks."


According to a recent update shared by Brandon's father on Facebook, Madi is currently in critical condition with major trauma. The injuries sustained by the other band members include broken legs and other trauma. It has been an emotionally challenging time for everyone involved.

The post read:

Family and friends, Our son (Brandon), our daughter in law (Madi) and their two "Year of the Knife" band mates, Andy and Aaron, were touring out west and were involved in a terrible accident after a show in Salt Lake City,UT. It's been a heart wrenching time for all families involved. Brandon was concussed, but is miraculously ok. Aaron and Andy both sustained broken legs and other trauma...but are stable now and recovering. Madi is in critical condition with major trauma. Please keep her in your prayers. No tickets were available to fly out today or tomorrow. So, we will be going out to Salt Lake on Saturday to help with whatever comes next.

Our hearts go out to Year of the Knife and their families during this difficult time. We hope for Madi's swift recovery and wish all the band members a speedy healing process. Stay tuned to the band's social media accounts for updates. 

UPDATE: Photos of the accident have been shared by TownLift Park City News:

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been launched in support of Year Of The Knife. 

"Hi, we are raising funds for our friends Madi, Brandon, Andy and Aaron who are band members in Year of the Knife. Last night, the band was driving from SLC to Colorado Springs when they collided with an 18-wheeler. Andy & Aaron both sustained broken legs and other trauma. Brandon is concussed. Madi is in critical condition with head and spinal injuries and a few broken bones.

As we wait for additional information on their conditions, we are doing the best we can to alleviate any stress possible. As you can assume, their touring van is totaled. The van also doubles as Madi and B's sole vehicle so this will impact them in more ways than just touring. Madi and B also run their brand, Candy Corpse, that will continue to fulfill orders but other aspects may be halted for the foreseeable future.

Due to these awful circumstance, we unfortunately have to think of the financial burden this will place on our friends. If you are able to help in any way, we all greatly appreciate it. We ask that you please share with your family and friends, and please send the 4 of them all the positive thoughts, energy, prayers, anything.

We are so thankful that everyone is alive, but there is a long road ahead of them for recovery. Please consider donating to help with their medical bills and to keep them afoot while they are stuck in SLC. Thank you in advance."

You can make a donation here.

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anonymous 292 days ago

f*cking hell that's awful. I hope she makes a full recovery.

anonymous 292 days ago

surprised comments are on for this vanflip

anonymous 292 days ago

There is no morality on lambgoat- instant gratification and simultaneous communication creates a void of empathy. I hope everyone involved pulls through without any lifelong injuries.

NorthFromHere 292 days ago

Well that sucks. Hope everyone pulls through.

anonymous 292 days ago

This is not something to joke about. Please show a little bit of restraint and compassion on this type of stuff. As for the family, I hope they know that if they told the airlines it is a medical emergency, they would be given emergency standby seating.

anonymous 292 days ago

All the best to Madi and the YOTK crew. Much hope for a speedy recovery for everyone involved. 🙏

anonymous 292 days ago

Bleeding through didn't get respect in the 2003 incident

anonymous 292 days ago

Oh shit

anonymous 292 days ago

As for the family, I hope they know that if they told the airlines it is a medical emergency, they would be given emergency standby seating. ^^^^ maybe in pre covid times, also half of the midwest and denver/slc flights have been completely f*cked and overbooked the past week or so because storms so this just isn't true

anonymous 292 days ago

might want to jump on a shared private flight out there

anonymous 292 days ago

well wishes to everyone involved, this is awful news, and wish them nothing but the best, on a separate note, lambgoat needs to disable comments on their site, this is the most toxic community I've seen, and that includes the pit's comment section on instagram

anonymous 292 days ago

I saw them live once and they had a male vocalist like 2 years ago. I think it was the dude on the far right? When did they get a girl singer ?

anonymous 292 days ago

damn, truly wishing Madi a speedy recovery, this blows

anonymous 292 days ago

Is it me or do vehicle accidents/thefts effect metal bands at a much higher rate than anyone else. What's that about.

anonymous 292 days ago

lambgoat needs to disable comments on their site, this is the most toxic community I've seen, and that includes the pit's comment section on instagram lambgoat needs to disable comments on their site, this is the most toxic community I've seen, and that includes the pit's comment section on instagram lambgoat needs to disable comments on their site, this is the most toxic community I've seen, and that includes the pit's comment section on instagram

NorthFromHere 292 days ago

anonymous 1 minute ago I saw them live once and they had a male vocalist like 2 years ago. I think it was the dude on the far right? When did they get a girl singer ? I saw them with the guy vocalist too, she was the bassist at the time. I think they switched in the last year or so. I'm not a big fan of them, but they were perfectly fine as first opener for like 4 bands.

anonymous 292 days ago

Gofundme will be at 50k before the day is over

anonymous 292 days ago

The part of I-80 between SLC and Denver should be called the hxc/metal band van killer corridor

anonymous 292 days ago

Lambgoat will never remove commenting because the new webby knows as fact that the day he dismantled commenting, this website is dead and buried. The comments are the only redeeming value left on this flaming turd website.

anonymous 292 days ago

Hope she pulls through. Happy to see our community wishing her well.

anonymous 292 days ago

This sucks. Any band can experience something like this- hopefully they can recover without being worse for wear.

anonymous 292 days ago

Damn that's crazy. Speedy recovery 🤞

anonymous 292 days ago

I don't know how to put into words the anguish, sadness, helplessness I am feeling right now 😢 Our son Brandon, Madi, Andy and Aaron are touring on the west coast. They were in a horrible accident. Madi needs our love, prayers and whatever else you can send her to pull through this. Brandon is ok and the twins both suffered broken legs and trauma Madi has major injuries and it is not good. We fly out to Utah Saturday I want to be there now but Flights…. I love my family so much.. I can't stop crying.. thank you family and close ones. The outpouring of love and support from this community family and friends is JUST Amazing.. crying again

anonymous 292 days ago

The picture of the van looks crazy. how did they rear end a semi

anonymous 292 days ago

She's a great person. The whole band is nice people. Wish them a speedy and full recovery

anonymous 292 days ago

https://townlift.com/2023/06/van-rear-ends-semi-extrication-needed/ PICS

anonymous 292 days ago

The irony of having a "van-flip" podcast but censoring comments about a van flip

anonymous 292 days ago

"The well known hardcore band."

anonymous 292 days ago

No idea why there is a K in Knife. The English language is weird.

anonymous 292 days ago

Damn, this looks wild. All the energy and love to YOTK today. Madi gonna pull thru I can feel it.

anonymous 292 days ago

Site has a "van-flip" podcast but deletes comments about van flips

anonymous 292 days ago

you hate to see this, much love to yotk

anonymous 292 days ago

mass comments being deleted

anonymous 292 days ago

My heart goes out to the them. Just f*cking horrible news. 🖤 YOTK/Damnations Domain/dehc

anonymous 292 days ago

Get well soon Madi, i ain't reading these comments

anonymous 292 days ago

yes you are

anonymous 292 days ago

This site has disabled comments on less severe articles very recently. They also disabled comments entirely for a few months a year or two ago. Absolutely worthless website. Hoping the best for YOTK and Madi&Brandon.

anonymous 292 days ago

LG out here deleting comments like a true bitch.

anonymous 292 days ago

Damn. I was at the slc show. Not a fan of the their music but hope they pull through.

anonymous 292 days ago

It's shameful that this site is so heavily censored now, good lord. Or should I say... GOO lord? Stop being a coward nu webby.

anonymous 292 days ago

Gofundme at $38k…going for 100k

anonymous 292 days ago

Those photos are gnarly. Hope they are ok🙏🏼

anonymous 292 days ago

Pull though, Madi

anonymous 292 days ago

Gofundme will be at 50k before the day is over ^ damn that was fast as f*ck

anonymous 292 days ago

No care for the driver of the truck?

anonymous 292 days ago

"No care for the driver of the truck?" When someone asks you for donations for breast cancer do you start foaming at the mouth and scream 'WHAT ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER'? No- cause that is f*cking dumb. Specialized communities exist- this is a music forum- we focus on bands not truckers. If you want YOU can start a go fund me for the trucker and solicit donations on a trucking forum. f*cking jackass

anonymous 292 days ago

mannnn, I've driven through slc before and the highways are crazy as f*ck. hate this for them and truly feel for them right now. pouring one out tonight for a quick recovery.

anonymous 292 days ago

Holy f*ck. Some of you commenters deserve to have your dicks rubbed in shit and force fed to you. This website's comment section is one of the most toxic I've ever seen on the internet Jesus Christ. Hoping for a full recovery for all

anonymous 292 days ago

"Is it me or do vehicle accidents/thefts effect metal bands at a much higher rate than anyone else. What's that about." It's cause a lot of metal and hardcore bands can't afford a driver or a plane ticket for every tour stop. Hope they pull through though, no one deserves to go through something like this in their life.

anonymous 292 days ago

YOTK recovery fund is currently at $28,000.

anonymous 292 days ago

last I checked it was over $60k

anonymous 292 days ago

Of all the shitty hardcore bands in the first half of this decade, this had to happen to one of the only good ones.

anonymous 292 days ago

anonymous 5 hours ago There is no morality on lambgoat- instant gratification and simultaneous communication creates a void of empathy /_\ head lyrics pulled at random

anonymous 292 days ago

How much did lambgoat donate

anonymous 292 days ago

anonymous 5 hours ago There is no morality on lambgoat- instant gratification and simultaneous communication creates a void of empathy This was a commentary of the negative social effects of smart phones and social media on humans and having the human consciousness linked via instant communication modalities across massive geographic distances. Not to say that there aren't positives of smart phones and linked communications because there are (for example the technology enables us to send money and aid to those we care about like YOTKs gofundme), however that doesn't make the aforementioned negatives inaccurate.

rick____tocchet 292 days ago

My comments got deleted

rick____tocchet 292 days ago

Also I never knew they had a female vocalist. Learn something new everyday.

anonymous 292 days ago

I like how the family member person put "Year of the Knife" in quotes like that. It's cute.

anonymous 292 days ago

Lambgoat forum raised $800 for me after a bad accident years ago. The comments are Lambgoat, always have been. Met a lot of goaters over the years, good people.

anonymous 292 days ago

'Comments keep getting deleted' yeah because you're a piece of shit leaving piece of shit comments about a tragedy, f*ck off.

anonymous 292 days ago

Sucks. Wish there was more someone could do other than donate.

anonymous 292 days ago

look at all you posers commenting here ass sore about a scene you never were a part of when it was relevant.

anonymous 292 days ago

Texting and driving for sure. Same as Cave In dude

anonymous 292 days ago

Looks like whoever was driving got f*cked....damn

anonymous 292 days ago

I thought it was scowl

anonymous 292 days ago

Damn they really are deleting comments left and right. This site is done.

anonymous 291 days ago

This was a commentary of the negative social effects of smart phones and social media on humans and having the human consciousness linked via instant communication modalities across massive geographic distances. Not to say that there aren't positives of smart phones and linked communications because there are (for example the technology enables us to send money and aid to those we care about like YOTKs gofundme), however that doesn't make the aforementioned negatives inaccurate. What is this a f*cking PHD dissertation? talk like a normal f*cking human.

anonymous 291 days ago

architects donated 5k that's cool

anonymous 291 days ago

It's great to see so many bands from the scene pitching in for the gofundme. It's already broken its goal.

anonymous 291 days ago

My comment got deleted and it wasn't bad in any way lol. Maybe Webby closed his eyes and clicked randomly

anonymous 291 days ago

Webby starting his work day at 1030am like a chump.

anonymous 291 days ago

Bannon threw in 2 bills

anonymous 291 days ago

^it's to have a name listed on the page, could do it anonymously.

anonymous 291 days ago

Maybe it has something to do with how many injuries there are and the severity of Madis condition you asshole. Do you normally judge a person by how much money they generate? Something tells me you don't pull over 70k in income you f*cking herb.

anonymous 291 days ago

what was your donation, I put in mine yesterday

anonymous 291 days ago

Bunch of cool guy edgelords in here

anonymous 291 days ago

I was making an observation about who shows up and when is all. Chill the f*ck out.

anonymous 291 days ago

Broke ass Lambwoke didn't bother making a donation lol

anonymous 291 days ago

The band has toured or played with just about every band out there by now and they are good people and well-liked. Of course people are going to help out. The incel vibes are strong in here.

anonymous 291 days ago

They rear ended the truck, thus at fault. If any foul play was involved could the trucking company go after some of the money raised in a lawsuit?

anonymous 291 days ago

If it's found to be the bands fault, then the GoFundMe money is fair game for sure. Arty Dinglestein Armchair Law Firm

anonymous 291 days ago

how do you retards decide what comments to delete? Cause there are lots of harmless ones getting deleted and lots of shitty ones still up

anonymous 291 days ago

there's an entire report function under each comment and you're asking how comments get deleted? they're reported and deleted maybe?

anonymous 291 days ago

$100 to whoever gets me Rick Tochett's address.

anonymous 291 days ago

should be double the comments

anonymous 291 days ago

"how do you retards decide what comments to delete? Cause there are lots of harmless ones getting deleted and lots of shitty ones still up" You are posting on a site that has a f*cking podcast called VAN FLIP, thus mocking van accidents, yet the owner deletes insensitive comments on a van crash news article.

anonymous 291 days ago

texting and driving just as bad as drunk driving

anonymous 291 days ago

when will the police report become public




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