Guitarist Wiley Arnett of reactivated Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH has issued the following update on his long-running THE HUMAN CONDITION project:"What can we say, humans?! It's been a hell of a ride! On November 2, 2008, THE HUMAN CONDITION will take the stage for the last time. Due to the poor economy, we will be burning our instruments this winter to heat our homes. C'mon, it's a joke!
"The truth is our beloved bass player Scott Twitty is moving out of state early in 2009 to be closer to his son. Ry [vocalist Ryan Chester], Muley [drummer Brian Webb] and I have been wrestling with conflicting schedules that has made it tough to write new material or reach collective goals. As individuals we have all entertained other musical possibilities that may now be explored. There are no ill feelings between us band members and we all reserve the right to enroll each other into future endeavors.
"We hope you will (or did) join us in celebrating this special night. We are honored to have THC's original vocalist Pat Flannery (a.k.a. 'Prophet' from ST. MADNESS) joining us on stage to rock a song and authentically relive HUMAN history. Pat recently joined us at rehearsal and nailed 'Godmode' from our self-titled début CD released in 2003. We have worked on an hour set that includes some rarely performed tracks, including 'Let it Die' and 'Right to Live'. If you have shared a few metal weekends with us in the past you won't want to miss this special final performance.
"This band has been a very special part of my life for the better part of 8 years. There are many rewarding aspects to being in a band. The creative outlet afforded in writing, the rush of a live performance, connecting with people musically and even personal growth. One aspect rarely addressed is the unique comorodity shared when a bunch of creative characters pursue a common goal. I will certainly miss the camaraderie and chemistry enjoyed when hanging out with Twitty, Ry and Muley. We shared in a great experience that bonds us for life.
"We will continue to upload different musical offerings from our three-disc catalog consisting of 20 tracks on MySpace. Any spin-off bands resulting from the disbanding of THE HUMAN CONDITION will likely make their first public introduction [on our MySpace page]. We hope you will keep us as a friend (or add us) and visit the page from time to time and enjoy the music we loved recording."