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Animals as Leaders at Milan, Italy in Magazzini Generali 2023
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Antoine
April 24th 2024
Je voulais les voir c'est chose faite. Souvent à ce niveau de technicité les performances live sont en dessous des versions albums avec le mixage et j'en passe, pour ce qui est de AAL il n'en est rien, une présentation exceptionnelle, si jamais l'occasion se présente à nouveau je retournerai les voir c'est certain.
Paris, France@
Cabaret Sauvage
Ondraus
September 22nd 2023
Animals as Leaders are playing music at a world class level !! Their set was highly energetic and I look forward to watching a show with them as the headliner. Their music is sophisticated and they play it with ease due to their musicianship. They are a must see band !!
Newport, KY@
MegaCorp Pavilion
Larry
July 16th 2023
Interesting array of music. The first 2 bands had their flavors of sound. Animals as Leaders was phenomenal. Tosin Abassi is an insane guitarist in his own right. Javier Reyes is so strong as well that when they play together, it is so melodic. Phenomenal.
Lincoln, NE@
Bourbon Theatre
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About Animals as Leaders

Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. Animals As leaders—Tosin Abasi [guitar], Javier Reyes [guitar], and Matt Garstka [drums]—reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal on their fourth full-length album, The Madness of Many [Sumerian Records]. “What you’re hearing is the madness of the band, what happens in our heads, and what it sounds like when you put it all together,” exclaims Javier. “For us, that’s the sound of the new album. It’s simply the madness of these three individuals. We’re trying to create something that only we can do.”
That’s why Animals As Leaders have risen to celebrated heroes of their respective instruments since first emerging in 2007. Most recently, 2014’s The Joy of Motion bowed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 13,000 copies first-week. Along the way, the trio has earned acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Revolver, Ultimate Guitar, and Rolling Stone who extolled them, “as satisfying in their visceral kick as they are in dazzling displays of dexterity.” Tosin would grace the cover of Guitar World twice, while Matt covered Modern Drummer. Consistently delivering a captivating show, they’ve toured alongside Deftones, Between The Buried And Me, Periphery, and many others in addition to Tosin joining Joe Satriani at the G4 Experience and Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt for the Generation Axe Tour. Matt remains a sought-after talent, performing on Late Night With Seth Meyers and at drum clinics and festivals worldwide, and Javier’s solo project Mestis stands out as a fan favorite. When it came time to begin working on new music in late 2015, the musicians possessed a clear vision for their next evolution. “Instead of enlisting a producer, we ended up doing everything ourselves for the first time,” says Javier. “We were really influencing each other, and it’s the most collaborative effort so far.” The band opened up the writing process like never before since Matt joining in 2012. Ideas were flowing freely, and his contributions added another dimension to the group’s signature style.

Another first, Tosin and Javier actually wrote guitar to the drums of six-minute album opener “Arithmophobia.” It’s polyrhythmic percussive palette provided the perfect backdrop for distinct dexterous riffing and a hypnotic hummable lead. “That was something I sent the guys, and I sat down and explained it,” reveals Matt. “It turned into a very cool track.”
“Eventually, it didn’t seem so foreign,” chuckles Javier. “It challenged us to create a new style while still persevering who we are.”
“Most people would expect a heavy song,” he goes on. “It moves like a dance, ballet, or something very theatrical. That’s where the title came from. It’s literally a journey in your head.” Ultimately, The Madness of Many will impact listeners like only Animals As Leaders can. Javier leaves off, “I just want to blow people’s minds and leave them speechless, so they want to share the record.”
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Band Members:
Javier Reyes: 7 and 8 String Guitars pupusas..., Tosin Abasi:7 and 8 String Guitars criticism.., Matt Garstka : Drums saltines..

concerts and tour dates

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Animals as Leaders at Milan, Italy in Magazzini Generali 2023
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Merch (ad)

Parrhesia
$12.98
Animals As Leaders
$39.98
Weightless
$24.98
The Madness Of Many
$29.99
Animals As Leaders: Live 2017[2 LP]
$30.84
Generation Axe: Guitars That Destroye...
$14.98
Periphery
$17.46
Lingua Franca
$11.51
Fabula and Syuzhet - Exclusive Limite...
$36.99
Animals as Leaders's tour

Fan Reviews

Antoine
April 24th 2024
Je voulais les voir c'est chose faite. Souvent à ce niveau de technicité les performances live sont en dessous des versions albums avec le mixage et j'en passe, pour ce qui est de AAL il n'en est rien, une présentation exceptionnelle, si jamais l'occasion se présente à nouveau je retournerai les voir c'est certain.
Paris, France@
Cabaret Sauvage
Ondraus
September 22nd 2023
Animals as Leaders are playing music at a world class level !! Their set was highly energetic and I look forward to watching a show with them as the headliner. Their music is sophisticated and they play it with ease due to their musicianship. They are a must see band !!
Newport, KY@
MegaCorp Pavilion
Larry
July 16th 2023
Interesting array of music. The first 2 bands had their flavors of sound. Animals as Leaders was phenomenal. Tosin Abassi is an insane guitarist in his own right. Javier Reyes is so strong as well that when they play together, it is so melodic. Phenomenal.
Lincoln, NE@
Bourbon Theatre
View More Fan Reviews

About Animals as Leaders

Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. Animals As leaders—Tosin Abasi [guitar], Javier Reyes [guitar], and Matt Garstka [drums]—reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal on their fourth full-length album, The Madness of Many [Sumerian Records]. “What you’re hearing is the madness of the band, what happens in our heads, and what it sounds like when you put it all together,” exclaims Javier. “For us, that’s the sound of the new album. It’s simply the madness of these three individuals. We’re trying to create something that only we can do.”
That’s why Animals As Leaders have risen to celebrated heroes of their respective instruments since first emerging in 2007. Most recently, 2014’s The Joy of Motion bowed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 13,000 copies first-week. Along the way, the trio has earned acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Revolver, Ultimate Guitar, and Rolling Stone who extolled them, “as satisfying in their visceral kick as they are in dazzling displays of dexterity.” Tosin would grace the cover of Guitar World twice, while Matt covered Modern Drummer. Consistently delivering a captivating show, they’ve toured alongside Deftones, Between The Buried And Me, Periphery, and many others in addition to Tosin joining Joe Satriani at the G4 Experience and Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt for the Generation Axe Tour. Matt remains a sought-after talent, performing on Late Night With Seth Meyers and at drum clinics and festivals worldwide, and Javier’s solo project Mestis stands out as a fan favorite. When it came time to begin working on new music in late 2015, the musicians possessed a clear vision for their next evolution. “Instead of enlisting a producer, we ended up doing everything ourselves for the first time,” says Javier. “We were really influencing each other, and it’s the most collaborative effort so far.” The band opened up the writing process like never before since Matt joining in 2012. Ideas were flowing freely, and his contributions added another dimension to the group’s signature style.

Another first, Tosin and Javier actually wrote guitar to the drums of six-minute album opener “Arithmophobia.” It’s polyrhythmic percussive palette provided the perfect backdrop for distinct dexterous riffing and a hypnotic hummable lead. “That was something I sent the guys, and I sat down and explained it,” reveals Matt. “It turned into a very cool track.”
“Eventually, it didn’t seem so foreign,” chuckles Javier. “It challenged us to create a new style while still persevering who we are.”
“Most people would expect a heavy song,” he goes on. “It moves like a dance, ballet, or something very theatrical. That’s where the title came from. It’s literally a journey in your head.” Ultimately, The Madness of Many will impact listeners like only Animals As Leaders can. Javier leaves off, “I just want to blow people’s minds and leave them speechless, so they want to share the record.”
Show More
Band Members:
Javier Reyes: 7 and 8 String Guitars pupusas..., Tosin Abasi:7 and 8 String Guitars criticism.., Matt Garstka : Drums saltines..

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