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The Human Abstract Back Up Their Split Denial With Video For ‘Complex Terms

Travis Leaves The Human Abstract

Right back at the beginning of this year, it seemed a sure fire thing that The Human Abstract, who put out on of our favourite releases of last year with Digital Veil, were finished, thanks to a flippant comment from bassist Henry Selva, which pointed the band not looking for a new vocalist to replace Travis Richter.

Horses were well and truly held last month though, when guitarist Dean Herrera said that what they were actually doing was taking their time, and Henry was apparently put in the naughty corner.

This has only been strengthened by the release of a live performance video for the track ‘Complex Terms‘, which is something you probably wouldn’t bother with if you were broken up, right?

The footage was recorded in Stuttgart, Germany on the band’s Never Say the N-Word Tour last year. I love the idea behind this song, which A.J. Minette explained around the time the album dropped:

“The word ‘progress’ is such a dismissive word in the worlds of art and music. It suggests that the art and music which came before is somehow less sophisticated.”

Words are interesting, but meaning is often bastardised over time.

– CG

Oh Hey! The Human Abstract Aren’t Broken Up After All!

Looks like bassist Henry Selva spoke a little too soon when he said The Human Abstract were done, because guitarist Dean Herrera has spoken out against the claims on Formspring:

as far as im concerned we aren’t broken up, that was Henry going out and spewing the inner workings of the band. We never actually came together and decided anything. I’m still real pissed at him for that. Sure we’re taking time, but that doesn’t mean anything other than that… Taking time.. As far as travis…. who knows… can’t say what might have happened.

Well that’s a relief. It looks like the band are just on a bit of hiatus. Hearing the dreaded ‘H-word’ always sucks, but it’s better than being completely broken up, so let’s all take a sigh of relief and take an optimistic stance on this and hope we can get another album out of them in a few years once the drama subsides.

[via MetalSucks]

– JR