CHON – Grow

Progressive genres of music are widely known for their lengthy songs and heavy/complicated subject matter. In these ways, prog has always been incredibly indulgent, but what happens when you take this indulgence in the opposite direction and run with it? In this case, CHON’s Grow happened. The songs on this album are…

PHOTOS: The Devin Townsend Project, Animals As Leaders, Monuments—November 26th, 2014 @ Metro, Chicago, IL

Having just released Z2, both discs garner much critical acclaim, Devin Townsend, as The Devin Townsend Project, took to the road in a Toontrack-sponsored tour with djent/shred maestros Animals As Leaders and palm mute masters Monuments for the Abstract Reality Tour. The Metro in Chicago was one of the stops…

Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion

The third album. This is a crucial time in a band/artists career, where they must assess what is working, what isn’t, and what can be pulled together from the previous works to make something engaging to established fans, but hooking for new listeners as well. Animals as Leaders have reached this juncture, and because of it, have given birth to The Joy of Motion. This record is the heavily-anticipated follow up to 2011’s Weightless, and the band’s first album as part of the Sumerian Records roster.

Is Navene Koperweis Out Of Animals as Leaders?!

Unconfirmed rumors and all kinds of loud yelling is breaking out regarding Animals as Leaders. Sick Drummer Magazine said earlier today that Matt Garstka was the new Animals as Leaders drummer according to Meinl Cymbals. Wat!? Where does this leave Navene Koperweis? Did he quit? Was he kicked out? Is…