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THE HUMAN ABSTRACT EXTRACT A MEMBER

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THE HUMAN ABSTRACT EXTRACT A MEMBERWell, this is kind of a bummer.

Andrew Tapley — who, until recently at least, was one of three guitar players in The Human Abstract — has posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“As some of you know and many have been wondering, I will not be playing with The Human Abstract anymore. This wasn’t decided by me; however, there are no hard feelings. Thanks to everyone who supported the band these past few years and to all the wonderful friends I had the pleasure of meeting. I will be in Los Angeles continuing with music; art is long and time is fleeting –see y’all soon!”

I was looking forward to seeing what THA could do live with three guitarists (or possibly even four… vocalist Travis Richter also plays), but I also wouldn’t deign to say I know what’s better for the band than the band does. So I’ll assume this happened for a good reason, mourn for a hot minute, and then go back to getting excited about the group’s new album, The Digital Veil, which comes out comes out March 8 on eOne.

And don’t forget that one of The Human Abstract’s remaining (and founding) guitarists, the brilliant A.J. Minette, is now writing an insanely good music theory column for us, “Abstract Theory.” I’ve learned so much from what A.J. has written so far… I can’t wait to read his next one.

Finally, remember that you can see The Human Abstract on tour with Darkest Hour, Born of Osiris, and As Blood Runs Black starting at the end of this month. Dates are as follows:

2/25-Washington, DC @ 930 Club (DH CD Release Show)
2/26-Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High
2/27-Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
2/28-Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
3/01-Joliet (Chicagoland), IL @ Mojoes w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/02-Sauget (St. Louis), IL @ Pop’s w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/03-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/04-Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/05-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/06-St. Paul, MN @ The Station w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/07-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
3/08-Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/09-Colorado TBA
3/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS
3/11-Reno, NV @ The Alley
3/12-Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/13-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/15-Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/17-Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/18-Modesto, CA @ Seasons Hall w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/19-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove – CALIFORNIA METALFEST V w/ AS I LAY DYING & SUICIDE SILENCE
3/20-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/22-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
3/24-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
3/25-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
3/26-Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
3/27-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

-AR

[via Gun Shy Assassin]

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