1 sep. 2016



El regreso de The Human Abstract es noticia bien sabida pero se ha mantenido en cierto grado de especulación todo el año. Desde los primeros minutos de que comenzara el 2016 mientras todos seguíamos celebrando, algunos miembros compartieron en sus cuentas de Instagram una foto desde la cuenta de Henry Selva (bajista) donde también se les veía festejando, con la frase “Está pasando. 2016. The Human Abstract”.

Lo que pudo ser una simple metida de pata o un mensaje de broma con el entusiasmo de la noche, pronto se vio confirmado por su vocalista Travis que en una conversación que circuló declaraba que la reunión de la banda era real y el anuncio oficial pronto se haría.

Hasta entonces en su página de Facebook ha habido cierta actividad, por ahí frases como “2.0” y publicaciones compartiendo recuerdos eran la relevancia, pero nada que nos concretara una noticia formal de que retomaran su actividad en los estudios. Ahora, hace unos momentos de nuevo Travis comparte un comunicado donde relata algunas de las cosas que tuvo que pasar para llegar a formar parte de THA y al final nos deja con la frase “Digital Veil 2.0”.
Whats up this is Travis, I wanted to take 5 minutes and quickly share my story of joining THA. With all the "we're coming back" but not following through, I thought it best to slightly explain myself. I was living in GA and had just parted ways with From First To Last, and though I had a lengthy and fun, crazy career with the band, I still wanted to keep working and making music. There were a few options on the table as far as new bands I could join, but a few months prior Brett had reached out to me about filling in on vocals for a THA tour. Though it never happened I thought about them and reached out to Tapley, who replied with "please try out - here is what we are sending to everyone who is trying out" - It was vela. I was planning on doing a farewell tour with FFTL, but instead I stayed in the FFTL apartment while they went on tour and recorded vocals for the try out. A few months later I moved to LA so we could begin working on the new album. I lived in the band's 24hour rehearsal lockout in chinatown inappropriately named "Rockstar Studios", ran by an ex biker / wise guy who referred to himself as, "Pops". It was a stinky, hungry time of my life where I learned a minimal amount of Spanish and learned about true LA gangster rap. What I was hoping would take a couple months ended up taking a couple of years to prepare, record and release. So even though I look back on that time and a gray hair sprouts out of my scalp, I also am taken back by the amount of fulfillment I received from following the THA path. It has been a weird ride for me as a working musician, but I wouldn't change anything I have done. And that's why I continue to try and revive the band and make music. It was nerve racking going from a screamo band to a technical progressive neoclassical metal band. I had never sang 9 note chromatic movements before into 3 minutes straight worth of screaming. I got addicted to trying to better myself. So a big part of this is personal, because I want to rise up and challenge myself and continue to improve. Digital Veil 2.0
¿Significa que viene la continuación de su último trabajo? Puedo imaginar que a eso hace referencia y especular todo sobre lo que podrían tener preparado, no es mucho pero con eso hasta el momento es suficiente. A 5 años de que lanzaran Digital Veil su trabajo sigue vigente y su ausencia sin duda dejo un hueco entre las selectas bandas de metalcore técnico y progresivo que manejaba un estilo único. El sonido que nos dejaron es memorable y hasta la fecha hay quienes seguimos reproduciendo sus discos con regularidad. No sé ustedes, pero desde que esto comenzó a ser noticia he sido uno de los más entusiasmados con la sola idea de volver a escucharlos.


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