Los Angeles, California metal band The Human Abstract
and vocalist Travis Richter
have apparently parted ways
, though nothing official has been announced publicly via either party. According to Metal Insider, San Diego singer Ryan Devlin
(Corelia) will be filling in for the time being.
Interestingly, we received an email several weeks ago stating that Richter was quitting the band. This email had a forwarded message from The Human Abstract drummer Brett Powell suggesting that Richter was too insecure about his girlfriend
to leave her for extended periods to tour. We couldn't easily corroborate any of that information (obviously), so we decided to wait and see what happened.UPDATE
: Richter has issued the following statement:
"A couple months ago I told the guys I wasn't going to tour anymore for a couple reasons. One, I'm turning 30 and have given all my time to bands and the road, and I want to be able to start a family and see my parents and grandparents more. Secondly, I graduated with an audio production degree, and I feel myself being pulled into that world as more of a full time position. I think The Human Abstract is an amazingly gifted group of musicians with mind bending potential and I couldn't thank them enough for everything they've done for me since I joined the band in feb of 2010. The fans have also been more than amazing and accepted me into the THA family, and for that I sincerely thank you!"