A text message is circulating throughout the Philippines that asks local Philippine residents to pray against Incubus, who are set to play a concert in Manila on July 28.
The text reads: "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!!"
In addition, the message defines the word 'incubus' as "male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons," a "situation resembling a terrifying dream" or "someone who depresses or worries others."
In a previous interview, guitarist Mike Einziger described the reason the name was chosen: "Because it's a silly sounding word."
Singer Brandon Boyd added: "And we were 15 and we had to think of a name quickly because we got to play at a party in someone's backyard."