Campaign Against Incubus Launched in Manila

 

A text campaign was launched in Metro Manila, Philippines against the rock band Incubus.

The band is slated to perform on July 28 at the Araneta Coliseum, one of the country’s largest venues where most international artists hold their concerts.

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The message reads as follows: “PRAYER ALERT !! A rock band called INCUBUS s comin 2perform at d Araneta Coliseum on July 28. We mUST pRAY this group dUZnt even step on2 Philippine soil so that they dONT impart their spirits in2 our youth!!”

The message also includes definitions of the word Incubus which are “1. a male demon believed 2 lie on sleepin persons 2 hav sexual intercourse w/ them; 2. a situation resembling a terrifying dream; 3. some1 who depresses or worried others.” The message is concluded with “Pls pass.. & PRAY!! May GOD protect us all.”

Incubus will be visiting Manila for the third time, hoping this year’s concert will be as succesful as their 2004 and 2008 performances. Their album, “If Not Now, When?” is to be released on July 12.

In an interview from 2009, lead vocalist Brandon Boyd explains how they came up with their name when they were still 15 year olds.

“We had to think of a name quickly because we got to play at a party in someone’s backyard.” Einziger thought of the name after looking up a thesaurus. He shares that he thought it was pretty harmless. He adds “I’m pretty sure I remember that it just said, ‘a spirit that seduces women while they’re sleeping.”

The band was formed in 1991, when the now rock stars, were still in high school. “I’m pretty sure I remember that it just said, ‘a spirit that seduces women while they’re sleeping.”

The band was formed in 1991 when the now rock stars were still in high school. Original band members are vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas. The band later on expanded to accommodate bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich, and Gavin “DJ Lyfe” Koppell, both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively.

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