It’s shaping up to be a music day, today.
Prog-metal act The Human Abstract, after having a rough time last year following the departure of vocalist Travis Richter, has called it quits. Here’s a quote from their Facebook page:
“Fuck. How can I put this?
It was hard enough answering fan question while I was working for Protest the Hero. Folks, we are not looking for a new vocalist. We are not touring anytime soon. I think it’s only fair you guys know that we’re on “break or hiatus if you will.” I don’t know why we haven’t said anything. I guess it’s because there is always that “maybe if something happens, etc..etc…” Or maybe it’s hard for us to realize the reality of our situation, the bands situation, to finally let go. I’ll be honest when I say the folllowing: Periphery and Never Say Die were our last tours together as a band.
It was amazing experience while it lasted. Dean is going back to USC to further his education. AJ, as you know will always continue writing and teaching. Brett, I am sure has something up his sleeve.
Thank you to everyone who came out to show their love for the band and the music. I’m proud to say that I got to perform and record along side such amazing musicians.
Does that answer your question?”
Well, that sucks. Myself, I wasn’t a major fan, but their album Digital Veil was a damn good album, and I really thought it’d put the band on the right track after a few shaky years. I’m sad to hear we won’t get to hear anything new from them, and I feel bad for the fans who’ve followed them over the years. Best wishes, guys.