A text message aimed at American alternative rock band Incubus is circulating in advance of the group's July 28 concert at the Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines.
The anxious text message states: "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!!" according to ABS-CBN News.
The message then describes the word "incubus", stating the word is a "male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons...", a "situation resembling a terrifying dream" or "someone who depresses or worries others".
The text also states "incubus" is another word for "nightmare".
Incubus' July 28 concert is part of their "If Not Now, When?" world tour. This would be the rockers' third visit the country; they played Manila in 2008 and 2004.
In an interview posted in March 2009 on YouTube, Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd and lead guitarist Mike Einziger explained the reason they named their band "Incubus".
"Because it's a silly sounding word", Einziger said.
Boyd added, "And we were 15 [years old] and we had to think of a name quickly because we got to play at a party in someone's backyard."
Both band members thought the word was "pretty harmless".
Thanks for the report to Anne Erickson, Gibson.com.