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Los Angeles, United States (2004 – present)

The Human Abstract is a progressive metal band known for their unique, classically-influenced style. They were critically acclaimed for their technical proficiency and impressive stage presence.

By 2011, the band had come full circle since its inception back in 2004 in Los Angeles, CA With the return of founding guitarist / songwriter A.J Minette, the band returned to a sound reminiscent of the critically acclaimed “Nocturne” album, while introducing classical technical rhythms their complex sound. Former From First To Last/The Color of Violence member Travis Richter also joined the ranks as vocalist just long enough to record “Digital Veil,” the bands third LP. After only a few months of touring Richter quit the band in August, 2011. He brought to the table a worthy balance of guttural screams combined with ethereal harmonies and all of the vocal range fans would expect from THA. With syncopated harmonies meeting complex time signatures, precise yet pounding bass riffs and heavy bellows filling the album from beginning to end a new, albeit short lived, era for The Human Abstract had been firmly established.

Guitarist Dean Herrera and guitarist/keyboardist A.J. Minette formed The Human Abstract in 2004, adding drummer Brett Powell, bassist Kenny Arehart, and singer Nick Olaerts. The band recorded a couple of demos and played a number of regional gigs before signing with Hopeless Records in 2005. Soon after signing to Hopeless Records, THA replaced singer Nick Olaerts with Nathan Ells.


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  • sbsnpr

    strike back you faggots!!

    13 Feb 9:51am Reply
  • silentbodom91

    IMO as a long time listener Digital Veil >>>>> Nocturne >>>>>>>>> Midheaven. Also I'm surprised about how long this hiatus has lasted. If I remember correctly it was the drummer(?) that made the break up post on FB and then later on something came out from a different member about how it wasn't the full band's decision to end it.

    19 Jan 4:58am Reply
  • Ralph-Grey

    Travis best era

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • DarkMessengerVI

    Antebellum is one of the best songs ever made in this genre! happened to these guys, more music soon or what? no updates anymore :(

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Dream-core

    Faust :3

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    This band is one of the most underrated [2]

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
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    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • VikLoz

    Nobel > THA

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    @PutridBastard, "fucking call it quits ffs this band was never meant to be one!." This band that you claim should've never formed would have never made the album that pleasured your ears so much, if they did actually never form. Excellent logic.

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HavikK

    Fans of BoO, The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, Abiotic, The HAARP Machine, TBDM, Ovid's Withering etc. check out the new full length by Nexilva out now on Subliminal Groove Records.

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • PSO_J318-22

    If Midheaven weren't so flawed production wise it would be head and shoulders about Nocturne.

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • PutridBastard

    My god this band is so fucking complicated... First: they make a masterpiece called Nocturne. Second: they release a weird album that pretty much no one liked. Third: They can't handle their hormones and bitch with their first vocalist,Lead guitar egocentric leaves and comes back from school. Then took a fucking life to release something nice but not above Nocturne with some random douche with mental issues, then get a temporal replacement for a mini tour and after all a release.... I guess we can call it EP... awesome but wtf.. then on hiatus and what's next?? fucking call it quits ffs this band was never meant to be one!.

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Phoenixme

    There should be Human Extract. We could add it to cakes, cookies, even beverages. "Human Extract. Brought to you by McCormick Inc."

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    They are back from the hiatus, aren't they? And I agree, they're definitely underrated.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Smooooooth

    Any news from these guys? ...

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • lakku-

    I hope they come back after their hiatus with a bang. This band is one of the most underrated ones in the scene (imo). Their music is perfect and they perfected it more with the release of Digital Veil. I still come back to listen their stuff after years and years. They visited once in my country but I missed that show :(

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sexy270191

    их музыка - малиновый звон для моих ушей! =)

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    SPOTI, oh my god.

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • FuzzyxPickles

    nocturne for life

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
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