Haarp Machine members depart
2013-01-27 by VisceralUproar | 29 Comments

Vocalist Mike Semesky, drummer Alex Rudinger, and bassist Ollie Rooney depart the Haarp Machine, citing personal differences with guitarist Al Mu’min. Mu' min denies the allegations, saying it had "more to do with musical direction."

The band, whose well-received album "Disclosure" was released just months ago on Sumerian, is on uncertain terms right now, as it is unknown whether Mu' min will continue the band. Semesky assures fans that he and his other band mates "are in no way giving up on our music careers" and says he will be searching for a new musical home. You can read the full statements from Semesky and Mu' min at the link below.

http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2013/01/25/everyone-who-isnt-al-mumin-quits-the-haarp-machine/

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Thor
January 27th 2013

10183 Comments


Make Me Famous got dropped immediately when similar situations happened to them. RIP?

bloc
January 27th 2013

34752 Comments


I wasn't a huge fan of Disclosure, but it did sound like an album that the typical Sumerian fan would absolutely love.

I also guarantee the new band or whatever that the departed members form will sound exactly like The HAARP Machine...

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Spag
January 27th 2013

1734 Comments


Already lol

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SitarHero
January 27th 2013

4654 Comments


The hell? It was (generally) one of then better djent albums too... I wonder what "musical direction" Al-Mumin is planning on taking.

SitarHero
January 27th 2013

4654 Comments


"not only was Al Mu’min hard to get along with (it was said that he threatened to burn someone’s house down)"

Wow. And that's why Arabs have no friends.

TheFantasticDangler
January 27th 2013

1154 Comments


^ Wow youre immature.

And this whole thing is interesting, lol @ the people in the link who fell for the fake account

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SitarHero
January 27th 2013

4654 Comments


^ "Immature" says the guy with that avatar.

Durrzo
January 27th 2013

1098 Comments


The album was pretty bleh so I don't really give a shit. The guitarist clearly has issues getting along with other people, it took them years to even put out that record because members kept leaving the band.

I assume the band is dead.

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AnEpicDeath
January 27th 2013

189 Comments


God dammit -_-

Makemebad35
January 27th 2013

745 Comments


well, that was short lived

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 27th 2013

1746 Comments


SitarHero in casual (or not so casual) racism controversy.

SitarHero
January 27th 2013

4654 Comments


Hey! I'm brown too. And the fact that Al-Mumin threatened to jihad someone pretty much breaks the comedy scale.

TheFantasticDangler
January 27th 2013

1154 Comments


You don't like it Sitarhero? thats too bad

J0ckstrapsFTW
January 27th 2013

3652 Comments


Wow disclosure wasn't even good but they at least had potential. Not anymore lol

VermicideReloadead
January 27th 2013

1433 Comments


Wow that was unexpected, Disclosure was enjoyable.

climactic
January 27th 2013

18667 Comments


apparently one of the big reasons is that mu'min cant play his parts live and uses studio magic to record his tougher guitar parts. fucking lame

VermicideReloadead
January 27th 2013

1433 Comments


Never seem live and never checked their presentations so I can't anything about their live perfomances.

Jacob818Hollows
January 27th 2013

124 Comments


Really? The hype-train for "Disclosure" was ridiculous, ended up dishing out an underwhelmingly short album, and now they're breaking up the band. I thought it was pretty good stuff, too.

NonApplicable
January 28th 2013

1950 Comments


He should join Born of Osiris.

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TheMoreira
January 28th 2013

7173 Comments


No, he shouldn't.

I saw this coming, im not even kidding. So much hype around it, this band was made to sell and thats it. It didnt felt right, this band never felt right to me.

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themyriad
January 28th 2013

69 Comments


Never got into this band.

Inferis
January 28th 2013

414 Comments


This band sprung out of nowhere just to break up. It sounds really bizarre.

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DotEight
January 28th 2013

5482 Comments


Over-hyped debut that ended up being mediocre.

So this really isn't that relevant. He'll go on doing some kind of shitty solo project for the rest of his days.

TheMoreira
January 28th 2013

7173 Comments


True.

- Muslim dude
- Djenty dudes
- ?????????
- Profit

Fail imo.

TarkAhh
January 28th 2013

46 Comments


I don't agree with them saying he couldn't play his guitar parts. Ever seen stranberg works? The demo videos of his play through before the album came out? The dude is shred at guitar. I can see him not being a great teamplayer though due to his interviews, etc. It's a shame bands have to go through bullshit like this, especially as adults.

Acrosstheshield13
January 28th 2013

791 Comments


who cares..band sucks ass

NonApplicable
January 28th 2013

1950 Comments


He should join Emmure. That would break them up.

TheMoreira
January 28th 2013

7173 Comments


Hahahahaaa, that was beautiful lol

JohnFire
January 28th 2013

191 Comments


If you want to know anything about Mu'min you should apparently ask one of the other 30 (seriously not kidding or exaggerating) ex members of his band, for example Monument's drummer or Craig Reynolds who played drums on Disclosure. I doubt that he will find anyone to play with by now, which is a shame because (studio magic or not) Disclosure is killer. Dude can write great songs.



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