Metal act Upon a Burning Body is being scolded for a recent publicity stunt involving a missing frontman.
Messages on the group's Facebook page claimed singer Danny Leal had not been seen since Monday. Leal also posted his own messages about a "sketchy car" outside his house and noises in the middle of the night.
But on Tuesday, the CEO of the band's record label revealed that the posts were all part of a publicity stunt. Sumerian Records creator Ash Avildsen says it was all done behind his back, and it's not something he condones. He says no one should use the possibility of abduction or murder for publicity, especially within the rock and metal community, which has seen so much tragedy over the past few years. Avildsen adds that "there are some people who owe us an apology."
Upon a Burning Body is set to take part in the Mayhem Festival, which kicks off this Saturday in San Bernardino, California. Avenged Sevenfold and Korn are also among the outing's headliners. The full lineup is available at RockstarMayhemFest.com.