|Travis Brandon Richter|
|Also known as||The Rattlesnake|
|Born||November 3, 1981|
|Origin||Albany, Georgia, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, record producer|
Travis Brandon Richter (born November 3, 1981 in Albany, Georgia) is an American musician, singer and record producer. He is known for being the original and current unclean vocalist and guitarist of the From First to Last and the lead vocalist of The Color of Violence and The Human Abstract. He is also a record producer and produces electronic music with the group Modified Drugs.
From First to Last (2002–2010, 2013-present)
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 guitarist and scream vocals.
The Color of Violence (2002–2003, 2006–present)
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. 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..."
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)
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 From First to Last.
- With From First to Last
- Aesthetic (Four Leaf Recordings, 2003)
- Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count (Epitaph Records, 2004)
- Heroine (Epitaph Records, 2006)
- From First to Last (Suretone/Interscope Records, 2008)
- Dead Trees (Sumerian Records, 2015)
- With The Color of Violence
- The Human Abstract
- Production credits
- DeAndrea, Joe (22 February 2009). "The Color of Violence Release Info". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- "Epitaph Records: The Color of Violence - Youthanize". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- DiVincenzo, Alex (12 April 2010). "Human Abstract, The - 04.10.10 - Interview - AbsolutePunk.net". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2 August 2010.