UABB fake abduction of vocalist; new song available

Posted by AP on 03/07/14

Yesterday, Upon A Burning Body posted an update claiming their singer Danny Leal was missing, with Leal tweeting that a mysterious car was following him and that noises had been heard in his house in the days prior. Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen has since verified that the incident was in fact a publicity stunt the band concocted behind his back to drum up interest for their forthcoming album "The World Is My Enemy Now", which will be released through Sumerian on the 12th of August.

Commenting on the faked kidnapping, Avildsen made the following statement:

I woke up to a ton of missed calls and just saw all this stuff about Danny Leal of UABB posing as that he’s been abducted or kidnapped. My phone hasn’t stopped ringing since. As a child, we all learn the story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and it sticks within our consciousness for a reason. I do not condone this type of publicity stunt. This was done behind my back and I am not OK with it.

In my eyes, there’s never a time to use the possibility of real-life abduction, injury or murder of someone you care about to promote anything, especially an album. If you need to resort to that, then you have lost the plot. We as a society should have evolved past that way of thinking by now and especially within the rock/metal community, given all the tragedy that has happened in our world over the past few years. There are some people who owe us an apology. -Ash Avildsen, Creator & CEO of Sumerian Records.

In related news, you can now listen to the first song off the upcoming album, dubbed "Red Razor Wrists" below:

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