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ANIMALS AS LEADERS

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS - WEIGHTLESS (NEON YELLOW)
Reissue on neon yellow vinyl. Limited.
When unknown virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi released his debut solo
album under the moniker ANIMALS AS LEADERS in 2009, few would have
predicted the band's meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi
earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based
metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of
progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would
develop anything more than a cult following. Now, on the eve of the
release of "Weightless," the group's sophomore effort, ANIMALS AS
LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy
music. The group's genre-defying compositions have earned extensive
praise -- Steve Vai called the band "the future of creative, heavy virtuoso
guitar playing," and MetalSucks recently ranked Abasi #2 on their list of
modern metal's top guitarists -- and the diversity of their music has
enabled them to tour with a wide variety of acts, including Deftones,
Underoath, Circa Survive, BTBAM (with whom the band will tour for the
third time this fall), The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, Thursday,
Dredg and, on the 2010 Summer Slaughter tour, even Decapitated.
Whereas the group's self-titled debut was a collaboration between Abasi
and Periphery's Misha Mansoor, "Weightless" features the recording debut
of ANIMALS AS LEADERS, the true band -- that is, Abasi (guitars), Javier
Reyes (guitars) and Navene Koperweis (drums). After nearly two years of
touring together, the trio wrote and recorded "Weightless" together in
mid-2011, with Koperweis producing and Reyes mixing. The group
debuted a new track, "Isolated Incidents," during their inaugural
headlining tour this summer, which included sellout shows from coast-tocoast -- a sign that as quickly as ANIMALS AS LEADERS have risen, the
best is yet to come.
TRACKLISTING: 01. AN INFINITE REGRESSION 02. ODESSA 03. SOMNARIUM
04. EARTH DEPARTURE 05. ISOLATED INCIDENTS 06. DO NOT GO GENTLY
07. NEW EDEN 08. CYLINDRICAL SEA 09. ESPERA 10. TO LEAD YOU TO AN
OVERWHELMING QUESTIONS 11. WEIGHTLESS 12. DAVID

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