California metallers THE HUMAN ABSTRACT appear to have gone on indefinite hiatus following the band’s recent split with both vocalist Travis Richter and eOne Music, the label that released the group’s third full-length album, “Digital Veil”.
In a recent post on his Facebook page, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT bassist Henry Selva stated about the band’s current status, “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.”
He added, “I don’t know why we haven’t [made an official announcement about this. 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 band’s 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 [Herrera, guitar] is going back to USC to further his education.
“A.J. [Minette, guitar], as you know, will always continue writing and teaching.
“Brett [Powell, drums], 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 alongside such amazing musicians.”
“Digital Veil” sold around 3,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 177 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.