The incident which led to the coma happened early Saturday outside Union Station, a Colorado Springs tavern where the band had just finished performing.
Bassist Michael Sorden got angry at lead singer Ernest Munoz for refusing to help him load equipment and punched the dude in the face. Douche move — both the punch and the refusal to help. Dude, what the fuck — you can’t help your band with loading equipment back into the van? What — too busy trying to score some snatch?
“I told him ‘[Forget] you’ and he came at me, but I thought he was just going to yell in my face,” Munoz said. “And he just swung and punched me so hard that I fell to the ground.”
Terry Span, the guitarist, then stepped in and tried to calm Sorden down.
“The next thing I know, I see Mike hitting him and Terry falls down like dead weight,” Munoz said. “Blood spattered on my arms and I knew there was something really serious about this.”
Span was rushed to Memorial Hospital where doctors say he has little chance of waking up from the coma. Sorden faces a possible charge of second degree assault and was being held without bond at the El Paso County Jail.
So, I’m guessing this Aleister Wild band’s done now.
This fucking sucks, man. One douche bag has to ruin the party for everyone. Sorden really didn’t have to react like such a tough guy. Our thoughts are with Span’s family. We hope he does recover, even though the prognosis doesn’t seem positive.