Tag Archives: Animals As Leaders

Animals as Leaders are back and they’ve brought “Monomyth”

Posted by on September 2, 2021

  Progressive metal mad men, Animals as Leaders, have returned, and with them comes “Monomyth.” The new single breaks the span of a five year silence. After the “Animals” drought the band reappears on a new label, the surging, international and independent, Sumerian Records. Founding guitarist Tosin Abasi, Guitarist Javier Reyes and drummer Matt Garstka […]

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Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi takes over as air shredder in new ‘Bill & Ted’ film, band re-signs with Sumerian Records

Posted by on August 28, 2020

  Bill & Ted Face The Music is being released today (28) and we’re still learning more about it’s production and music. On Thursday, it was revealed that Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi will be doing all of the shredding during Bill & Ted’s iconic air guitar moments. “Getting the right guitarist to handle […]

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Over It All Give update on recording of debut album

Posted by on March 24, 2020

Over It All has been in the midst of working on their debut album for more than a year. Now, the band has given an update on their progress, revealing that we could be hearing something from them sooner rather than later.  On March 22, a video was posted to the band’s Instagram of guitarist […]

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Dance Gavin Dance announce North American 2020 Tour

Posted by on November 12, 2019

Dance Gavin Dance have announced a North American 2020 Headlining tour with Animals As Leaders, Veil of Maya, and Royal Coda. The trek is scheduled to kick off on March 12th in Los Angeles, CA and will run through April 25th in Sacramento, CA. Tickets go on sale this Friday (15th) at 10am local time.  Tour […]

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Valence’s Top 5 instrumental prog songs

Posted by on April 12, 2019

New York progressive metallers Valence are currently celebrating the release of their new album Cognitive Dissidents, which has arrived today (12th – order here). To commemorate their latest effort, we asked the group what their top five instrumental prog songs are, as they shared the following:   Dream Theater – “The Dance of Eternity”   […]

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Animals As Leaders embark on 10th Anniversary tour with The Contortionist

Posted by on February 26, 2019

  Time sure does fly by. It has already been 10 years since Animals As Leaders entered the metal community and released their self-titled record. To celebrate the past decade, the band has announced a 10th Anniversary Tour with The Contortionist. The trek will only span throughout the month of May, so make sure you […]

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Ten debut metal albums that came out in 2009

Posted by on February 1, 2019

Serious question: did anything super important happen in 2009? Seeing as how I was 12, I really wasn’t in-the-know with a lot of the grown-up things happening at the time — but, more importantly, Apparently, I hadn’t yet been introduced to “devil music,” so I initially missed out on all of the celebrated releases like […]

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Members of Lamb of God, Animals as Leaders, etc. form new band

Posted by on January 14, 2019

“What happens when you put together members of Animals as Leaders, Lamb of God, Sworn Enemy and Attics For Automatics?” We’re about to find out. Over It All, a new supergroup featuring Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) on vocals, Javier Reyes (Animals as Leaders) on bass, Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy) on guitar, JJ Cassiere (33 […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/23: Sevendust see sales

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s just one big week of debuts after another, and it doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon. At The Gates and Five Finger Death Punch released albums last Friday among others, this week […]

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Spotify playlist: Fusion guitarist Jason Kui’s “Headbanging All Night” playlist

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Tomorrow (13) fusion guitarist Jason Kui will be releasing his debut album, Absence of Words, on Prosthetic. This will be the first time the album will be available outside of Hong Kong. The axeman says his influences include Eddie Van Halen and John Petrucci, and he’s been a session musician since 23. While he may not […]

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