There’s some good djent news headed your way. Over the weekend, Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood posted on his Facebook page that he was in the studio with Animals as Leaders. “Matthew Gartska is killing the Animals as Leaders drum sessions,” he commented. “Hardest hitter I’ve recorded for sure.” This will be Gartska’s first album with the band, but he’s been touring with them since March of 2012. Periphery’s Misha Mansoor announced that he’d be producing AAL’s next album back in 2012. Looks like it’s a band affair now.
The Periphery/Animals as Leaders news is as good a reason as any to write about what Got Djent did, which is basically create a video game that’s an instant classic. ‘Kidman’ is based on Pac-Man, but with Meshuggah’s Jens Kidman as the title character. As the game describes, “Jens is tired of all these kids stealing riffs from his band. He’s decided to eat all of their guitar picks. Help him out!” Starting off with a nifty guitar-driven version of the Pac-Man theme song, Kidman has to evade Tosin Abasi of AAL and Periphery’s Mansoor along with members of Tesseract, Veil of Maya, and others. It’s probably the most metal way to waste some time at work, so quit reading and start playing here.