Animals As Leaders – The Madness Of Many

In some ways, we did get Weightless Pt.2, but the similarities are not necessarily present in the composition so much as in the way that these compositions are not readily digestible upon first, second or even third full play-throughs. The Madness of Many is three people trying to accurately represent their musical ideas equally and it’s bound to cause a few parts here and there to buckle under that weight. However, the record overall holds up rather well and reveals itself to be laden with impressive passages well worth remembering, despite them not being as immediately gratifying as songs off their first and third albums.

Stream The Devin Townsend Project, Animals As Leaders, And Monuments Show From November 26th, 2014 At The Metro In Chicago

To see photos from this show, click right here, but read on for delicious video. Savvy YouTube users are a godsend and if for whatever reason you weren’t in Chicago last week (distance, illness, bein’ a little bitch, etc.) and missed this stop on the Abstract Reality Tour, you’re in…

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…

PHOTOS: Animals As Leaders, Conquering Dystopia, CHON — May 28th, 2014 @ The Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL

Hey, all! Animals As Leaders were recently on tour with supergroup Conquering Dystopia (brought to you buy former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster, and The Faceless’ Alex Rudinger), and CHON. Unfortunately we’ve been very delayed in bringing you these photos here at Heavy Blog, mostly…

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.

TOSIN PLAYS GUITAR

Recently a guitar company called Liuteria GNG got Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi to test out a Brea Dr.V signature Absynth Amaranth (or fancy shiny guitar!). The video is very concise and organic display of Tosin’s abilities as he is simply testing the guitar and seeing what it can do. I…

Sleep Terror is Now on EMG TV!

I’m a big fan of Sleep Terror. If you haven’t seen our previous coverage (including an interview), Sleep Terror is Luke Jaeger’s (World Under Blood, ex Hunab Ku) solo project where he performs instrumental tech-shred death with funk and flamenco thrown in to spice things up. That description might sound…

Sithu Aye – Isles

Sithu Aye Isles 01. Isles 02. Skye 03. Islay 04. Cuillin (Interlude) 05. Mull 06. Jura [02/10/12] [Self-Released] If you were to peruse Sithu Aye’s Facebook page or Bandcamp before you listened to any of his music, it would be easy to draw some quick conclusions about him. You might…

Animals as Leaders – Weightless

Animals as Leaders Weightless 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 Question 11. Weightless 12. David [11/08/11] [Prosthetic Records] Instrumentalists Animals as Leaders…