Travis Richter

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Travis Brandon Richter
Also known as The Rattlesnake, Guy Nucleosity
Born (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981 (age 32)
Origin Albany, Georgia US
Genres Post-hardcore, metalcore, dubstep, neo-classical metal
Occupations Producer, musician, vocalist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, keyboard, Drums, Bass
Years active 1998–present
Labels Epitaph, Capitol, Interscope, Rise, Hopeless, E1, One For All Records, Lungr Records
Associated acts The Human Abstract, The Color of Violence, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire, Modified Noise

Travis Brandon Richter (born November 3, 1981 in Albany, Georgia) is an American musician, music producer, dubstep producer and vocalist. He is known for being the original rough vocalist and guitarist of From First to Last, and the current guitarist and lead vocalist of The Color of Violence and the lead vocalist for The Human Abstract. He is also a music producer and produces electronic music currently with Modified Drugs. Travis founded LUNGR (Record Label) whose artists began releasing music from May 2012 onwards.

Musical career[edit]

From First to Last (2002–2010, 2013-present)[edit]

Richter was the original guitarist/screamer of post-hardcore band From First to Last, and was featured on every release by the band, both albums and music videos. After being with the band from the beginning, From First to Last announced that Richter and the band had parted ways due to artistic differences; Not long after his departure, the band announced their indefinite hiatus after eight years of touring and four full-length albums. Upon the bands reformation, Richter rejoined the band as their lead guitarist.

The Color of Violence (2002–2003, 2006–present)[edit]

Richter formed grindcore band The Color of Violence with future members of From First to Last, including current guitarist and vocalist Matt Good and drummer Derek Bloom, as well as former bassist Joe Antillion, and his friend Chad Crews on guitar. The band started as a full-time band from 2002 to 2003, but the all of the members, except for Crews, decided to focus on From First to Last. However, in 2006, Richter and Bloom decided to restart the band as a two-man duo, with Richter under the alias of Guy Nucleosity and Bloom went under the alias of Glitch Killgasm. The two released their debut full-length album, Youthanize, on April 7, 2009.[1] The band said that "[Youthanize] may not be groundbreaking, and it may not sell any copies, but we tried to be ourselves and experiment, and we're all really happy with the way it turned out, so fuck it."[2]

In 2008, Richter helped produced post-hardcore group I Set My Friends On Fire's debut album, You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter, along with main producer Lee Dyess of Earthsound Recordings and additional production with former band member Nabil Moo. The band recorded their second album with Dyess in early to mid-2010, but several factors, including Moo leaving the band, pushed production to Los Angeles, California where Richter ultimately produced the album in late 2010 to early 2011. This album, entitled Astral Rejection was released on June 21, 2011.

The Human Abstract (2010–2011, 2012–present)[edit]

Richter became the third lead vocalist of the progressive metal band The Human Abstract, replacing Nathan Ells. He joined recently after his departure of From First to Last. His membership was confirmed in an interview with AbsolutePunk, where he stated that he was contacted by guitarist Andrew Tapley while he was departing from First to Last. He also said he would be on the new album, and that a tour after the album's release is possible.[3]

As of 24 August 2011, Travis Richter parted ways with the band. No further explanation was given, but it was announced that Ryan Devlin, frontman from the band Corelia, will be filling in for the "Frak the Gods Tour" headlined by Periphery.[4]

On July 16, 2012, via his personal Facebook profile, Travis Richter expressed a desire to return and make another album with the band if the other members reconciled their differences. Richter said, "Life would be a lot easier if we could just make another human abstract record - music for me is only alive when there are releases - even touring is second when you create art on that level."[5]


With From First to Last
With The Color of Violence
The Human Abstract
Production credits