Sumerian releases statement on Upon a Burning Body publicity stunt

Posted: July 2, 2014 in Band, Concerts, Festival, Heavy Metal, Metal, Rockstar Mayhem Fest, Tour
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Here is the statement that just posted on Sumerian FaceBook Page about the report of Danny Leal Missing:

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.


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I just saw the post after getting off the phone with the San Antonio Police Department that mentioned their Missing Persons department has been flooded with calls for the past several hours. We saw the original post about Danny missing but of course, we don’t publish without fact checking everything. Many are waiting for a post by Upon a Burning Body.

Well, we did want to get the post out immediately to dispel the rumors around this. Please share and let everyone know. We don’t people worrying unnecessarily.

Publicity stunts have always been quite popular and have been around for ages but in today’s world, they take on a new meaning. Sadly, we live in such a magnified world where within hours the entire world could know about something that would have been a publicity stunt for days, even weeks.  I don’t blame the band or the label. It is not going to change my opinion of their music in any way. I hope people can just move forward. I personally love their music and will continue to support them. I look forward to seeing them at Mayhem this Sunday.  Stay tuned for our Mayhem Festival coverage!

~ Marisol


Here we are with a little less than two weeks ago from the Rockstar Mayhem Fest  coming to the Bay Area at the Shoreline Amphitheater on July 6th. We are looking forward to all the great bands and today we wanted to put our spotlight on one of the amazing bands on the lineup. That band is Upon a Burning Body.

I first saw Upon a Burning Body several years back at one of the festivals and they completely blew me away. They have such a charismatic energy when they are on stage and they deliver fierce and unapologetic metal that will pulse through your veins and make you feel alive!

Band Members:

  • Danny – Vocals
  • CJ- Guitar
  • Ruben- Bass
  • Sal- Guitar

Music:  Red, White & Green out on Sumerian Records and  available on Itunes

Songs to Check out: Sin City which is available on Red, White & Green


Make sure to visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news. The tour dates for Rockstar Mayhem Fest are listed below:

  • July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
  • July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
  • July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
  • July 11 Phoenix, AZ  Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
  • July 14 Denver, CO TBA
  • July 16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • July 17 Clarkston, MID TE Energy Music Theatre
  • July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
  • July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
  • July 22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
  • July 23 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
  • July 27  Hartford, CT   Xfinity Theatre
  • July 29  Darien Center, NY Darien Lake
  • July 30  Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
  • August 01 Camden, NJ  Susquehanna Bank Center
  • August 02 Scranton, PA  The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
  • August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
  • August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • August 07 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
  • August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

In addition to performing at this year’s Mayhem Fest, Upon a Burning Body will be heading out to the UK in Fall for headliner dates of the Download Freezes Over Tour.  You can get the dates and tickets for that tour here:  Hope to see you at Mayhem and stay tuned as we bring you our full show coverage of their July 6th show.

~ Marisol

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