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The Human Abstract

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The Human Abstract Signs With E1 Music

California progressive metal act The Human Abstract have announced that it has signed a worldwide deal with E1(eONE) Music. The band's forthcoming new album, "Digital Veil," is set for release on March 8, 2011 through the band's new label home.

Bassist Henry Selva offered the brief statement by saying:

"We are really pleased to begin the year with eOne as our new label. This relationship will only prove beneficial to the release of 'Digital Veil' and help push the band a step forward into a productive and exciting future."

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The Human Abstract Posts New Album Sampler

The Human Abstract has posted a video clip containing samples from the band's new album, "Digital Veil." The clip can be viewed below.

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The Human Abstract Posts New Album Teaser Online

Los Angeles, California progressive metallers The Human Abstract have posted a short video trailer to promote their forthcoming third studio full length. The new album, titled "Digital Veil," was produced by William Putney earlier this year at The Machine Shop Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey.

You can watch the teaser clip below:

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The Human Abstract To Enter The Studio

L.A. natives The Human Abstract are prepared to enter the studio with William Putney (Lamb of God, Suicide Silence) of The Machine Shop in NJ later this month to begin work on their upcoming full-length album for Hopeless Records. The band has been tucked away in downtown Los Angeles writing and preparing for their upcoming release. The album is currently slated for a fall release date.

"These new songs are among the most difficult THA songs to play, but at the same time are more satisfying. Past songs sometimes felt more like exercises, these feel more well rounded with moments that are really fun to play," voices guitarist Dean Herrera.

The Human Abstract recently announced a line-up change, with the addition of front man and vocalist Travis Richter formerly of From First to Last and The Color of Violence. The band also welcomed back original guitarist/songwriter A.J. Minette, leading the helm on writing duties for the new record.

"Without a doubt, this album has allowed me to step up not only as a bass player but as a Musician. We're stronger than ever before. I am super pumped for all our fans old and new to hear it," bassist Henry Selva adds.

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The Human Abstract Announces New Vocalist

Hopeless Records band The Human Abstract has announced that Travis Richter, formerly of From First to Last and The Color of Violence, will now be their new vocalist. The Human Abstract is currently tucked away in downtown Los Angeles writing and preparing for their third full length album for Hopeless Records. "We couldn't be more pumped on the current state of the band and can't wait to give our fans the best album our hard work has to offer," drummer Brett Powell adds. The album's recording is set to take place this summer with a tentative release for this coming fall.

A video update from the band, featuring the new vocalist, can be viewed below.

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The Human Abstract Parts Ways With Vocalist

The Human Abstract has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist:

"Ladies and Gentleman! Fans, old and new! Dragons and warlords of the great mystical abyss! Oh... and Steven Seagal!

"It is time we update you on some very important news. First and foremost, The Human Abstract will no longer be working with Nathan Ells. We want to wish Nathan the very best in his future endeavors. With that being said, we are now looking for our new lead singer. To clue everyone in, our new singer must be into Chuck Norris, Van Damme and most importantly Steven Seagal movies. We will be holding public auditions, so if you have what it takes please reach us at THAvocalistsearch@gmail.com and we will respond to you with more information. But that’s not all!

"We want to formally announce greater news! We are working hand in hand with A.J. Minette on this next record which is well in the works. A.J. was the original guitarist alongside Dean for the band. Mr. Minette will be part of the writing force and will serve as producer for the third album. We are tremendously excited to be working together again. A.J. wanted to add, 'Let me be the first to say…FIRST POST. NO ONE CARES. VAN FLIP'. More...

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Austrian Death Machine Posts Teaser Online

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s "Double Brutal," the follow up to 2008’s highly successful release, "Total Brutal." This two-disc set features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc), and is set for a North American release on September 29, 2009. The album also features guest performances by BUZ MCGRATH (UNEARTH), ANDREW TAPLEY (THE HUMAN ABSTRACT), JAMES GERICKE (DEATH BY STEREO), MARK MACDONAL (MERCURY SWITCH), ROCKY GRAY (LIVING SACRIFICE), RUSTY COOLEY and more.

A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on Austrian Death Machine's MySpace page.

“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I'm not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people's necks... and have fun doing it,” comments AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE creator Tim Lambesis.

Here is the complete "Double Brutal" track listing: More...

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As I Lay Dying Annouces Halo Game Session For Fans

As I Lay Dying has issued the following statement about playing Halo on XBOX Live with their fans:

"When AILD hit Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 8 between 4-6pm they will be playing XBOX LIVE's HALO 3 with XBOX LIVE GOLDMEMBERS. CLick HERE for more details!"

Other bands that will be playing at the same time include Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, and MyChildren MyBride.

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Protest The Hero Announces Full European Tour

Protest The Hero has announced a full European tour for next year. They will be playing with As I Lay Dying on some dates and with The Chariot and The Human Abstract on others. Here are the latest Protest The Hero tour dates:

12.18.08 Toronto, Canada, The Sound Academy
01.17.09 Chico, CA, Senator Theatre

Protest The Hero with As I Lay Dying:

01.18.09 Boise, ID, The Venue
01.20.09 Missoula, MT, Wilma Theatre
01.21.09 Billings, MT, Shrine Auitorium Dungeon
01.22.09 Pocatello, ID, Icon
01.23.09 Casper, WY, Casper Event Center Ballroom
01.24.09 Grand Junction, CO, Mesa Theatre
01.26.09 Sioux Falls, SD, Ramkota Exhibit Hall
01.27.09 Poplar Grove, IL, Chubby Rain - House of Tunes
01.28.09 Pittsburgh, PA, Mr.Smalls
01.29.09 Buffalo, NY, The Town Ballroom
01.30.09 Harrisonburg, VA, Rockingham County Fair
02.02.09 Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
02.04.09 Jacksonville, FL, Freebird Live
02.06.09 Jackson, MS, Club Fire
02.07.09 Little Rock, AR, The Village
02.08.09 Tulsa , OK, Cain's Ballroom
02.09.09 Amarillo, TX, Midnight Rodeo More...

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As I Lay Dying Announces More Tour Dates

As I Lay Dying has announces more tour dates for their run in North America. Joining them on tour will be Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract and MyChildren MyBride.

The tour dates are as follows:

1/17 Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
1/18 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
1/19 Boise, ID @ The Venue
1/20 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
1/21 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium Dungeon
1/22 Pocatello, ID @ Icon
1/23 Casper, WY @ Casper Event Center Arena
1/24 Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club Grand
1/26 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
1/27 Poplar Grove, IL @ Chubby Rain - House Of Tunes
1/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's
1/29 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
1/30 Harrisonburg, VA @ Rockingham County Fair
2/2 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
2/4 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
2/6 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
2/7 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/8 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
2/9 Amarillo, TX @ Midnight Rodeo - Armadillo

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Dir En Grey's New Video Premieres On HBB

Headbangers Blog premiered today DIR EN GREY's new video for the song "Dozing Green," the twelfth cut from the band's forthcoming seventh studio effort "Uroboros." The video was directed by the band's longtime collaborator Hiroyuki Kondo and took two and a half months to create from filming to post-production. You can check out the video below, which aired on MTV2's Headbangers Ball Saturday at 2am.

"Uroboros" will be released on November 11th (11/12 in Japan through Firewall and 11/14 in Europe through Gan-Shin). In an effort to satiate fans' unique preferences and desires, "Uroboros" will be available in the US in four formats: digital album; CD jewel case; deluxe limited-edition CD digipak with bonus track and DVD; and double vinyl LP with a digital download card included "Uroboros" is available now for pre-order from THE OMEGA ORDER. DIR EN GREY is currently touring North America with The Human Abstract. The tour dates follow: More...

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All That Remains Posts New Song Online

Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have posted another song, "Two Weeks," from the band's forthcoming album, "Overcome," on the band's MySpace page."This is the first time I've done a song that has singing from beginning to end," frontman Phil Labonte says."It was something I had wanted to do for some time, but ATR isn't gonna put out something half-assed and most of you guys know I'm always growing as a vocalist and we're always growing and changing as a metal band.This feels right and it's not the same 'here's our all singing ballad' kind of thing; it's still metal as hell!" More...

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36 Crazyfists Announces New US Tour Dates

Vocalist of Alaskan metallers, 36 CRAZYFISTS, Brock Lindow issues the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming five months of non-stop touring:

“MAYHEM is all wrapped up, and it was the greatest summer ever! Hanging out with all the awesome bands and crews was something we will never forget. Now, charging full steam ahead into the fall with so many shows to play, it’s really gonna be a killer end to this already awesome year for us! We'll see everyone at the shows!” More...

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Dir En Grey Announces Tour Dates

Japanese metallers Dir En Grey have announced a headlining tour of North America which will begin in November. Joining them as support will be The Human Abstract.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
5 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7 - The Club @ Firestone - Orlando, FL
8 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
10 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
11 - The Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
12 - Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA
14 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
15 - Le Medley - Montreal, QC
16 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
18 - Clutch Cargo's - Pontiac, MI
19 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
20 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
22 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
23 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
25 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
26 - Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
28 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
29 - The Wiltern LG - Los Angeles, CA
30 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

December
2 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
3 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
5 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO

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Trivium and All That Remains Team Up For U.S. Tour

September marks the return to the road for Trivium and All That Remains. The bands will head out on a co-headlining six-week tour, alternating the closing slot. 36 Crazyfists and The Human Abstract will support, making for an evening of eclectic and uncompromising metal. Trivium's new album, "Shogun" (Roadrunner Records), will hit the streets on September 30th, while All That Remains' new album, "Overcome" (Prosthetic/Razor and Tie Entertainment), is due out on September 16th.

The tour will be presented by Hooves, a shoe company that specializes in dark, conceptual, high quality hi-top sneakers that glorify all things metal. The line was launched by producer Nick Raskculinez, who manned the boards for Shogun, and Gravis Footwear, and featured a limited edition, blood-stained, pentagram lined shoe that quickly sold out. The full line kicks off in October 2008. Trivium, All That Remains and their tourmates are partnering up to bring metal music and culture to the forefront on this tour.

Here are the latest All That Remains and Trivium co-headlining tour dates, featuring 36 Crazyfists and The Human Abstract as support: More...

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The Human Abstract Posts New Song Online

The Human Abstract has posted the new track "A Violent Strike" on their MySpace page. The song is taken from their upcoming Hopeless Records sophomore release, entitled "Midheaven." The song also debuted on Sirius’ Hard Attack last weekend as well.

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Eyes Set To Kill To Tour w/ The Human Abstract

Arizona's Eyes Set To Kill have announced the dates for their upcoming tour with The Human Abstract and In Fear and Faith. The tour starts June 19th with more dates to be announced shortly.

In the meantime Eyes Set To Kill has checked in with the following tour re-cap following the cancellation of the remaining dates with Otep after singer Otep Shamaya was diagnosed with a throat infection.

"The Otep tour was fantastic. The turn outs were great and the shows were good chance for us to make new fans. We like to thank everyone in the Otep tour for having us out and giving us the chance to connect with their fans," says Eyes Set To Kill drummer Caleb. "We are all very excited to hit the road with Human Abstract in the coming weeks, as they are a great band. This is going to be another great tour and we can't wait to get back out on the road."

Eyes Set To Kill's rise throughout the screamo scene has been nothing short of amazing. The band were crowned MySpace top unsigned act for over ten months before signing to California based BreakSilence for the release of the group's recently released debut full-length "Reach". The album, which debuted at #29 on Billboard's Heatseekers Charts and #77 on Billboard's Independent Music charts, is powered by the dual lead vocal attack of Alexia Rodriguez's melodic vocals and the screams of Brandon Anderson.

Eyes Set To Kill are currently preparing to shoot a video for the track "Darling" in the coming weeks. The group's debut video, "Reach," was directed by Motion Army.

Here are the latest Eyest Set To Kill tour date with The Human Abstract: More...

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The Human Abstract Announces New Members

The Human Abstract has announced the departure of guitarist A.J. Minette as a result of artistic differences. Minette has been replaced by Andrew Tapley. Meanwhile, the band has also added keyboard player Sean Leonard to their roster. Here's the official word from singer Nathan Ells:

"I want to say all of this in the most honest and unbiased way possible: The Human Abstract have collectively felt it appropriate to inform its fanbase that A.J. Minette is no longer in the band. A.J. and the rest of the group had been at odds with each other about the artistic direction of the new album. A.J. was tired of playing metal, plain and simple, and the rest of the band wanted to continue the high-energy live shows and hard edged sound they had fashioned and developed over the past two years of touring, and felt like totally changing the sound on the audience of fans and friends they had built would have been like a smack in the face to all those that had been coming out and supporting the shows. A.J.'s exact words were: 'I don't feel like I can get onstage and feel honest about playing metal anymore.' The Human Abstract has always been, and will continue to be, a heavy band. We would all like to thank A.J. for his contribution and efforts in The Human Abstract over the past 3 years.

"In light of A.J.'s departure, The Human Abstract has gained two new members: A new guitarist, Andrew Tapley, and a new keyboard prodigy Sean Leonard. The Human Abstract has been getting along better than ever, and has been hard at work in the studio with producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, In Flames) on their sophomore release, which will be a multi-level non-fiction concept album... something with a storyline that tells real stories about real people, something that tells a story that lies so deeply within the human cycle of being, that it has always been, and may always be within the recesses of our concious thought. We definitely want to strike a chord with such force on this particular effort, that all who hear it, must listen to its important message within message display. We've always been a band that barrels into the adversity and opportunity thrown our way, and definitely didn't turn a shy eye to the opportunity to work with the legendary Toby Wright, or turn away from the opportunity to play on this year's Take Action tour with Every Time I Die, From First To Last, The Bled, and August Burns Red, starting February 14th in Detroit, Michigan."

As previously reported, The Human Abstract entered the studio last month to begin recording their upcoming Hopeless Records sophomore release. The band is working at the Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, CA with producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Slayer).

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The Human Abstract Recording New Album

The Human Abstract entered the studio this week to begin recording their upcoming Hopeless Records sophomore release. The band is working at the Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, CA with producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Slayer).

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Take Action! Tickets On Sale, New Tour Dates Added

Tickets for the Hopeless/Sub City Records 2008 Take Action! Tour featuring headliner Every Time I Die, as well as From First To Last, The Bled, August Burns Red, and The Human Abstract are on sale now. An exclusive internet-only pre-sale that began December 10 is now over and tickets for the nationwide tour are now available at all the usual ticket outlets.

The tour, now in its seventh year, will benefit non-profit organization Do Something, a group that gives young people the opportunity to personally help change the world. Putting their money where their mouth is, Do Something distributes weekly $500 grants to young people with an idea about how to make a difference in their community. In 2007 alone, the site issued over $240,000 to young people who are making change in communities across the globe. Last year Do Something reached over 10 million young people, age 25 and under, and helped them take action. More...

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