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Upon A Burning Body singer reported missing?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:10 AM PT


Within the past hour, Upon A Burning Body posted the following via Facebook:

"Breaking News: Danny Leal (singer of Upon A Burning Body) has been reported missing. He was last seen in his home town of San Antonio TX on Monday, June 30th."

This doesn't sound good. Perhaps it's part of some weird promotional scheme? For what it's worth, several people have reported that Leal left a few ominous messages online a few days ago:





UPDATE: I don't know how anybody thought this would be a good idea, but the entire affair was apparently a publicity stunt orchestrated to promote the band's forthcoming album. Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen is claiming that the stunt was done without his knowledge. Here is his 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."

For the record, someone at Sumerian was likely involved in the ploy, as the "missing person" alert was posted to Sumerian's Facebook as well.


105 comments


anonymous
7/2/2014 11:16:51 AM
Just another victim, kid.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:21:18 AM
The cartel did it

7/2/2014 11:21:38 AM
thats fcking creepy.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:22:04 AM
Weird noises in my house... Better update my fb profile and not alert the cops. FAKE AND GAY

7/2/2014 11:22:15 AM
.......................... . ok.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:33:38 AM
wow I hope everything's okay they're schedule to play mayhem in three days

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:34:12 AM
Shouldn't be too hard to locate him, you can prob see those gay ass plugs from space.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:39:40 AM
Must've been King 810.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:48:47 AM
Upon A Missing Body

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:50:05 AM
PR stunt....

7/2/2014 11:56:51 AM
yeah, posting it on Twitter seems like a legit reaction to real fear.

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:57:11 AM
King 810 is fcking stupid.

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:03:16 PM
Katt Williams did it.

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:08:07 PM
"Weird noises in my house... Better update my fb profile and not alert the cops. FAKE AND GAY" Calling the cops doesn't do any good unless you count getting murked by your assailant for snitching

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:10:46 PM
It's all apart of King 810 plan to headline mayhem

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:11:51 PM
Not sure where he is but he better come back to his job. The dude easily clears $25,000 a year.

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:15:54 PM
Emmure should get on this

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:32:31 PM
Wasn't me. - Blexican from King 810

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:39:32 PM
Has anyone checked Canada? Typically when vocalists in shitty metal bands go missing, they've gone to Moose country (case and point Suffokate)

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:41:31 PM
Tim Lambesis did it!

anonymous
7/2/2014 12:52:19 PM
I like how everyone is assuming it's fake because he mentioned it on social media. Those same people probably just tweeted "I just ate pizza" or "it's cloudy out" or some other nonsense update that they think is so important. MAYBE YOUR PIZZA IS FAKE.

anonymous
7/2/2014 1:05:49 PM
sounds like a sad attempt to get media attention

anonymous
7/2/2014 1:40:28 PM
Someone call Liam Neeson

7/2/2014 1:45:42 PM
Have fun in the sex trade buddy!

anonymous
7/2/2014 1:49:22 PM
who the fck is King 810? Literally never heard or saw their name until today checking this site.

anonymous
7/2/2014 1:56:42 PM
Im currently in the back of a kinappers van, bound....retweet me... also I have a new album dropping soon....help

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:03:56 PM
oh the irony if his body is on fire somewhere

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:05:15 PM
Texas in July. Do you get it? Lol.... On to the next comment.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:13:57 PM
Man, those celeb's sure have aged terribly! Man oh man, I forgot about the Pink Ranger!

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:15:13 PM
Get Liam Neeson on this one...

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:17:02 PM
Texas Blood Money by Upon A Burning Body is the perfect example of a song to 2 step to and i love it. Just saw these guys 2 weeks ago and this song came on the venue nearly shut down from the chaos it was causing it was fcking amazing

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:18:54 PM
Free Big Lurch

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:19:25 PM
Singer for this band is an idiot.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:24:45 PM
I listen to UABB when lifting, 5X/wk since January. 1. Getting pretty jacked. 2. Gonna be getting my hands on one of those San Antonio UABB Baller jerseys soon. They're $25, but I chipped in extra and sent $50 through paypal bc they're last album destroys.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:27:36 PM
edgy name, dudes.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:28:10 PM
It's not supposed to be an edgy band name, idiot.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:28:20 PM
^^^ I want to be friends with someone this dumb. Call me.

7/2/2014 2:29:44 PM
The Bandito boys called. They want their bikes back.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:31:57 PM
He's done. there new singer is local.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:33:21 PM
The singer works at a gay bar in SA when he's home.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:35:20 PM
hahaha these guys used to be a rap rock band....i was in a band and we played a few shows with them in St.louis and the were all g-funk. Oh my the mighty has fallen lol

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:37:21 PM
gifted singer, to big of an ego - they will move on

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:39:20 PM
You all may not like the UABB guys: that's fine. The fact that they set up and play for you, have toy drives for needy kids, they give money to have shows happen, they own a venue, they give local bands $ to help them tour, they sign bands, what the hell are u keyboard warriors doing?

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:41:52 PM
Sumerian is still making $3,000 a month on the Red. White. Green. album.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:42:58 PM
UABB never has a full lineup. 4 guitar players, no bassist. 4 bassists, no guitar players. whats the deal.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:46:13 PM
might trek up to Mayhem just so i can bang all of the 18 year olds

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:46:41 PM
girls*

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:54:45 PM
The sky is the limit for this transcendent band.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:56:11 PM
San Antonio has the worst mixture of indie hipster f*ggots, pop-punk f*ggots, metalhead f*ggots, swaggay suburban wigger f*ggots, yesterday's hardcore f*ggots and ex-scene kids who refuse to admit they were once myspace f*ggots. Good luck finding him.

anonymous
7/2/2014 2:59:47 PM
Saw the singer at a Thy Art Is Murder show one time bragging to the band about how hot his girlfriend got.

anonymous
7/2/2014 3:01:39 PM
Upon A Burning Body singer missing. David Gunn will be filling in until found.

anonymous
7/2/2014 3:03:25 PM
^^^^^David Gunn easily clears $25,000/yr.

anonymous
7/2/2014 3:05:26 PM
None of the comments is neither funny nor intelligent just like the commenters

anonymous
7/2/2014 3:40:01 PM
I.d.g.a.f.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:03:45 PM
It was the rabbi who fcked Tyler Dennims mom.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:08:24 PM
"None of the comments is neither funny nor intelligent just like the commenters"

Shut the fck up gay fckass

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:17:24 PM
They stripped me naked had me lift my ballsack up so they could check underneath it, and then had me bend over and spread my asscheeks apart so they could look inside my jerk.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:22:25 PM
...who?

7/2/2014 4:28:45 PM
Too bad they weren't actually abducted by aliens. They could have toured Mars and never came back.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:31:53 PM
All a Publicity Stunt? Well I guess it worked, I bought their Genocide EP earlier today $20 (free postage) its like half a daily payment here...alot of $. But who fcking cares.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:36:22 PM
well i'm sold. New albums gonna be hot, gotta have it.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:41:17 PM
who would even care that turd was missing in the first place?

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:49:59 PM
"Not sure where he is but he better come back to his job. The dude easily clears $25,000 a year."

Just curious, when the hell did $25,000 a year become something to boast about? Dude, you work 40 hours a week at $12.00/hr and make that.

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:51:28 PM
"You all may not like the UABB guys: that's fine. The fact that they set up and play for you, have toy drives for needy kids, they give money to have shows happen, they own a venue, they give local bands $ to help them tour, they sign bands, what the hell are u keyboard warriors doing?"

You're the same guy who said the SAME thing about King 810 earlier aren't you? Did someone drop estrogen pills in your Diet Coca-Cola?

anonymous
7/2/2014 4:53:56 PM
Look familiar?

anonymous1 day agoYou all may not like these King 810 guys: that's fine. Being brought up in the pressure cooker that is Flint Michigan hasn't done them any favors. But they have a good side you all have no idea about. The fact that they set up and play for you, have toy drives for needy kids, they give money to have shows happen, they own a venue, they give local bands $ to help them tour, they sign bands, what the hell are u keyboard warriors doing?

anonymous
7/2/2014 5:43:53 PM
"Not sure where he is but he better come back to his job. The dude easily clears $25,000 a year."

Just curious, when the hell did $25,000 a year become something to boast about? Dude, you work 40 hours a week at $12.00/hr and make that.


^yeah and that job sucks more than being stalked by all kinds of women that want to fck *idiot

anonymous
7/2/2014 6:22:28 PM
omg I'd be knee to waist deep in girls wanting to fck if I cleared $25,000 a year. Chicks are into money dude.

anonymous
7/2/2014 6:53:41 PM
That kid above is annoying as fck lol. Okay King 810 and UABB both are very charitable and giving bands, as are probably thousands of bands. It is therefore okay to slightly embellish what they do/have done from other comment sections. At least I have good things to say. I will continue pointing out positive things that bands are doing until the attitudes of the users change around here.

anonymous
7/2/2014 6:54:39 PM
^High Inhibition f*g detected

anonymous
7/2/2014 7:08:04 PM
I am not a High Inhibition f*g I was just lazy earlier in the day and knew these guys were charitable and remembered what someone else said about King 810's charitibility and I plagarized hoping nobody would notice I was just trying to be cool and fit in on here.

anonymous
7/2/2014 7:24:56 PM
"You think that's an addiction? I used to suck dck for coke." - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/2/2014 7:27:39 PM
"You can make like two or three hundred dollars for just sucking one dck on Backpage.com" - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/2/2014 7:30:01 PM
"I mean, I don't think it's gay jerking off another dude for money, it's just like jerking yourself off." I'm a dry guy though, no lube allowed." - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/2/2014 8:12:43 PM
this just in, UABB dropped from Sumerian.

7/2/2014 8:24:10 PM
LOL @ people actually giving a shit about this

anonymous
7/2/2014 9:15:12 PM
of course it fuuucking was.

7/2/2014 9:37:03 PM
They stripped me naked had me lift my ballsack up so they could check underneath it, and then had me bend over and spread my asscheeks apart so they could look inside my jerk.

Nice to see this one is still kicking

anonymous
7/2/2014 10:07:36 PM
"I was never missing. I got paid $600 bucks to have 10 guys c-m all over my face." It's not gay because my girlfriend is still faithful. " - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:32:29 PM
I got a lot of respect for Ash, but there is no doubt in my mind he had something to do with this. It's a wrestling plot and we all know his obsession with wrestling ploys ie the Lorenzo threat to Ronnie Radke video

anonymous
7/2/2014 11:59:37 PM
job well done. 24k views.

anonymous
7/3/2014 12:02:59 AM
anyone remember when Endicott tried this?

of course you dont because you all were still breast feeding when they tried that

anonymous
7/3/2014 12:07:55 AM
I was wondering why the lying jerk didn't throw those chakrams in his ears at his intruders,that's how you knew it was fake.
Or his double barrel to blow them to pieces.
God I hate this band....
"Everyone forgot about us,lets get nice and edgy like for today and the gay hate comments"

anonymous
7/3/2014 5:11:24 AM
"Not sure where he is but he better come back to his job. The dude easily clears $25,000 a year."

Just curious, when the hell did $25,000 a year become something to boast about? Dude, you work 40 hours a week at $12.00/hr and make that.

Says the guy who makes $5/hr. fck off F A G G O T

7/3/2014 5:52:49 AM
Stupid f a g g o t front man for poor bitchshit excuse for TX music goes missing?

Its the most excited for a missing victim I've been

Even less for this stupid f a g g ot band at all

Homo should get beheaded by false identity

anonymous
7/3/2014 6:44:17 AM
was really hoping a bunch of mexican tweekers were going to start mailing shawn keith body parts

anonymous
7/3/2014 7:08:45 AM
^^^^^^ This.

7/3/2014 8:40:39 AM
"yo esse we got your boy, either end us 20k and an oz of ice or we start cutting off fingers, holmes"

anonymous
7/3/2014 9:22:42 AM
This band sux. *goes back to listening to Throwdown ( Keith days )

duhdzy-

anonymous
7/3/2014 9:29:11 AM
ps : get sick mother fckers

anonymous
7/3/2014 10:05:13 AM
"Says the guy who makes $5/hr. fck off F A G G O T"

Nope. Getting paid $15.00/hr at work right now. Did I mention bonuses? Also the fact that I'm not massively in debt from my failed attempts at a local community college? Lol, kill yourself.

As for swimming in women? You're right, I'm not. I'm also not at risk for statutory beat, beat accusations, STDs, and job loss due to ever changing trends of scenester music.

anonymous
7/3/2014 10:12:20 AM
"Says the guy who makes $5/hr. fck off F A G G O T"

"Nope. Getting paid $15.00/hr at work right now. Did I mention bonuses? Also the fact that I'm not massively in debt from my failed attempts at a local community college? Lol, kill yourself.

As for swimming in women? You're right, I'm not. I'm also not at risk for statutory beat, beat accusations, STDs, and job loss due to ever changing trends of scenester music."

Apparently this guy doesn't understand sarcasm lololololol

anonymous
7/3/2014 10:18:23 AM
^you sound like you got beat up alot lol

anonymous
7/3/2014 10:27:54 AM
One time at band camp.

7/3/2014 11:47:34 AM
This publicity stunt was obviously to pay off for the band's drug debt from the warlords who would have eventually abducted them otherwise

anonymous
7/3/2014 12:40:01 PM
Yo Quero Taco Bell

anonymous
7/3/2014 1:13:36 PM
$15 an hour is minimum wage in Seattle you granola eating pssy.

anonymous
7/3/2014 2:25:30 PM
"$15 an hour is minimum wage in Seattle you granola eating pssy."

And Granola bars are probably $15 a box in Seattle, huh? Correct me if I'm wrong here cuz I'm just a yankee, but that $15 minimum wage hasn't started yet, has it?

anonymous
7/3/2014 5:19:10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/g roups/Trashornottrash/perm alink/732045860194772/

anonymous
7/4/2014 12:27:18 AM
"Grande carne asada in my culito, homes." - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/4/2014 12:34:39 AM
Upon a Body of WHOGIVESAfck??

anonymous
7/4/2014 1:26:27 PM
Tony Parker flip

anonymous
7/4/2014 7:56:26 PM
this was the funniest comment:

San Antonio has the worst mixture of indie hipster f*ggots, pop-punk f*ggots, metalhead f*ggots, swaggay suburban wigger f*ggots, yesterday's hardcore f*ggots and ex-scene kids who refuse to admit they were once myspace f*ggots. Good luck finding him.

anonymous
7/5/2014 1:59:25 PM
"Ash Avildsen loves tacos" - Danny Leal

anonymous
7/5/2014 10:53:23 PM
This band is gayer than the dudes in Cynic. Only difference is that Cynic doesn't pretend to be straight.

anonymous
8/26/2014 1:22:37 AM
I listen to UABB when lifting, 5X/wk since January. 1. Getting pretty jacked. 2. Gonna be getting my hands on one of those San Antonio UABB Baller jerseys soon. They're $25, but I chipped in extra and sent $50 through paypal bc they're last album destroys.

^you must be the biggest gay out of the 100,000 people that use this site