Incubus Hit Back At Religious Protests In The Philippines

Incubus have hit back at a group of religious protesters in the Philippines who are urging people to pray against the band.

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Incubus have hit back at a group of religious protesters in the Philippines who are urging people to pray against the band.

A text message which read: "PRAYER ALTERT !! 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!" was circulated in the country last week, after it was announced the band were due to perform at the Araneta Coliseum on July 28.

The message also cited the band's name, 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."

Now, guitarist Mike Einziger has hit back at the protesters and said he feels "sorry for them".

"I've heard people were worried us about bringing our evil music to the holy land there", he told Rolling Stone. "In a certain way, it's kind of an honor and I do very much treat it with a sense of humour."

"Unfortunately the people who are sending those kinds of messages, they're not treating it with a sense of humor", he added. "They're very serious about it and I think it's just a part of a larger problem that affects us on a global scale, which is that religious extremism runs rampant."

Thanks for the report to NME.com.

15 comments sorted by best / new / date

    ShadowSlinky
    If I was Incubus, I would've gone the extra mile; Go on stage covered in Goat blood, naked except for a necklace made of raped babies, Do an entire set of Black Metal covers of Justin Beiber, Stopping after every song to Murder and Rape anyone in the audience with a camera-phone, Finish off the show by bringing out a Piata of Jesus' head and bust it open with a chainsaw, Razorblades and Animal-Skin Condoms fall into the Audience, and finally end with Spoken Word Selena Gomez lyrics That's be a show they'd never forget! Too Much?
    JBougazelli
    ShadowSlinky wrote: If I was Incubus, I would've gone the extra mile; Go on stage covered in Goat blood, naked except for a necklace made of raped babies, Do an entire set of Black Metal covers of Justin Beiber, Stopping after every song to Murder and Rape anyone in the audience with a camera-phone, Finish off the show by bringing out a Piata of Jesus' head and bust it open with a chainsaw, Razorblades and Animal-Skin Condoms fall into the Audience, and finally end with Spoken Word Selena Gomez lyrics That's be a show they'd never forget! Too Much?
    Dude whats wrong with you. And I'm being serious
    Pagan_Poetry
    I'm not a big fan of this band anymore, but this was well said. This may seem a bit funny now, but he's right. This is a far bigger problem because this kind of crap happens everywhere. Extremism does more harm than good (obvious statement is obvious).
    b_flo
    If it's Abu Sayaf protesting, there needs to be tight military security then. They're affiliated with Al Qaeda.
    surfbr
    Fanatism is really not good , The band and their message are no good either, Nobody wants their kids to go to a concert with a name like that !!!! change the name hehehe
    Roge23
    i couldn't help reading the text message in a filipino accent lol
    headbang123
    Do they even know how they go their name or what it means in the music? Damn, there are way to many people making false assumptions these days... And this is coming from an open Christian.
    b_flo
    ShadowSlinky wrote: If I was Incubus, I would've gone the extra mile; Go on stage covered in Goat blood, naked except for a necklace made of raped babies, Do an entire set of Black Metal covers of Justin Beiber, Stopping after every song to Murder and Rape anyone in the audience with a camera-phone, Finish off the show by bringing out a Piata of Jesus' head and bust it open with a chainsaw, Razorblades and Animal-Skin Condoms fall into the Audience, and finally end with Spoken Word Selena Gomez lyrics That's be a show they'd never forget! Too Much?
    Even Marilyn Manson finds this disturbing!....lol
    reapist16
    *clap clap* Very well said! Im filipino and seriously, I hate the religious BS here. These past 2 months were a period of religious scandals here as well. Atheism or GTFO!!! lol.
    Rattlehead2
    I didn't know Incubus, so I decided to check on them. Yeah, really satanic band. I wonder what they would do if Gorgoroth was to come to their place.
    blazingarpeggio
    reapist16 wrote: *clap clap* Very well said! Im filipino and seriously, I hate the religious BS here. These past 2 months were a period of religious scandals here as well. Atheism or GTFO!!! lol.
    not an incubus fan, and definitely not an atheist , but yeah... i agree with you tol... it just doesn't make sense. music is music. religion is religion. what they're showing in that chain message is overkill faith. so much faith that it doesn't make sense.
    Rattlehead2 wrote: I didn't know Incubus, so I decided to check on them. Yeah, really satanic band. I wonder what they would do if Gorgoroth was to come to their place.
    dude megadeth fan? me too... then you must know The Conjuring? real satanic... even dave mustaine admits it.
    Imptheshrimp
    JBougazelli wrote: ShadowSlinky wrote: If I was Incubus, I would've gone the extra mile; Go on stage covered in Goat blood, naked except for a necklace made of raped babies, Do an entire set of Black Metal covers of Justin Beiber, Stopping after every song to Murder and Rape anyone in the audience with a camera-phone, Finish off the show by bringing out a Piata of Jesus' head and bust it open with a chainsaw, Razorblades and Animal-Skin Condoms fall into the Audience, and finally end with Spoken Word Selena Gomez lyrics That's be a show they'd never forget! Too Much? Dude whats wrong with you. And I'm being serious
    Nothing. What's wrong with you for not being able to understand a joke? This news is so confusing. I could understand a metal band or something, but the only thing maybe slightly sacrilegious or 'violent' about Incubus is the band name, and even that isn't very bad and is mostly connected to superstitions and mysticism instead of religious beliefs. I believe in religious tolerance, but this is just mind numbingly stupid.