Incubus have been targeted by a religious protest in the Philippines, after a text message was circulated urging people to pray against them.
The American band are set to play a live show at the country’s Araneta Coliseum on July 28, which has prompted opposition from some quarters according to ABS-CBN News.
Protestors are concerned that the band will “impart their spirits into our youth” and called for people to pray that the show did not go ahead.
“PRAYER ALTERT !!,” reads the message. “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 offers definitions of the word ‘incubus’, claiming it to be: “1. a male demon believed 2lie on sleepin persons 2hav sexual intercourse w/them; 2. a situation resembling a terrifying dream; 3. Some1 who depresses or worries others.”
It also adds: “Pls pass . . & PRAY!! May GOD protect us all.”
Incubus recently revealed that they had finished work on their latest album, with singer Brandon Boyd describing ‘If Not Now, When?’, as “more rich, more refined and more involved than anything Incubus has birthed to date”. A track from the album, ‘Adolescents’, has already been posted online by the band.