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UPDATE: Upon A Burning Body Frontman Danny Leal’s Disappearance Is A Hoax, According To Label

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Rock Sound 2 July 2014 at 20.33

UPDATE 01:05 BST: The band's label Sumerian Records have posted that Danny's alleged disappearance is actually just a publicity stunt. Riiiiight.

Here's what has been posted on the Sumerian Records Facebook page:
"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."

We'll bring you more clarification as we get it. If this was really just a hoax, surely we can all agree that this was a terrible, terrible idea.


ORIGINAL POST: Upon A Burning Body's frontman Danny Leal has gone missing. The singer was apparently last seen in San Antonio, Texas on June 30. Anyone with any information is urged to get in touch with the band directly.

That's what he looks like, and the band have appealed for help in finding him:

And here are his last couple of tweets:

Could be something, could be nothing. Whatever's going on, we hope Danny turns up safe and well, and again - please get in touch with the band if you know anything.

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