Bouncers who ‘held metal singer’s head down toilet’ after backstage row banned

Two bouncers have been banned from working at a music venue after they allegedly attacked a band's frontman.

Wargasm singer Sam Matlock said he was assaulted by three bouncers who he said forced his head down a backstage toilet after he played a gig at Scala in central London.

Scala said the two "rogue" security guards involved had now been dismissed after a "full-scale" investigation.

A photograph taken of Matlock after his performance on Friday evening (Nov 4) shows big red marks across his back and arms, BBC reports.

Scala said it had spoken to the directors of the company that employed the bouncers and checked all of their CCTV footage.

Saber Security is yet to comment on the incident involving their employees.

The venue, situated in Kings Cross, north London, said it "backed and actively encouraged" the band to report the matter to the police because "the actions of these two individuals have far-reaching consequences for all of us".

It added that it passed on its "sincerest apologies" to those directly affected by the incident.

A spokeswoman added: "Under no circumstance has or would Scala condone any such behaviour, we have always prided ourselves on the diversity of nightlife, concerts, clubs and customers that have come through our doors."

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The Nu-metal band Wargasm described the incident in a social media post, claiming they were packing up their kit when the security guards became "verbally aggressive" to their female tour manager, which led to Matlock "having to step in".

The bouncers then allegedly "dragged" him into the toilets and "slammed his head against the toilet seat" then "held his head in the toilet bowl".

The band has criticised the security team's actions as a "completely overzealous and unnecessary use of force".

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They added that they no longer find Scala to be a safe and secure venue, "especially for women".

Facedown, the promoter of the club night, said it did "not appreciate people being manhandled this way".

They added that it was not responsible for security at the venue.

Saber Security and the Met Police have been contacted for comment.

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