Heavy metal rockers Upon a Burning Body staged a publicity stunt earlier today, claiming that their vocalist – Danny Leal – had gone missing from his home Monday June 30. These are some posts from the band page, and Leal’s personal account.
Fans were taken aback by the sudden announcement, some not truly believing that this had taken place. I, personally being a fan of the band, was not sure what to believe after hearing the news. I hoped to later learn of his safe return, but was shocked to read the following statement by the creator and CEO of Sumerian Records.
This shocking revelation has created quite the commotion among fans and critics of the band. Upon a Burning Body has gained a great reputation in the metal community, and is even being featured on this year’s Mayhem Festival with Avenged Sevenfold and Korn. Why go through the trouble of staging a stunt like this? Surely the band will respond to the backlash within the coming days.
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