Animals as Leaders is the debut studio album by progressive metal group Animals as Leaders. It was released on April 28, 2009 by Prosthetic Records. Before Animals as Leaders Tosin Abasi was a member of metalcore band Reflux that had been disbanded. Reflux's former record label Prosthetic Records saw Abasi's guitar work and asked him to create a solo album for them
Гитарист ANIMALS AS LEADERS Tosin Abasi недавно был гостем EMGtv - видео доступно ниже. Новое видео ANIMALS AS LEADERS. Новый альбом ANIMALS AS LEADERS доступен для прослушивания. Новая песня ANIMALS AS LEADERS. Новый альбом ANIMALS AS LEADERS выйдет осенью. Видео полного выступления ANIMALS AS LEADERS. Новый трек ANIMALS AS LEADERS. The name Animals as Leaders was inspired by Daniel Quinn's 1992 novel "Ishmael", which addresses anthropocentrism. Abasi coined the name as a reminder "that we're all essentially animals".
Animals As Leaders - Weightless (2011).
I first saw Animals As Leaders at the Summer Slaughter Tour and was amazed at the guitar player's discipline, creativity, and skill. He impressed me on almost every level and beyond. They were one of the least popular bands on the tour, but managed to wow everyone there. They are still relatively new, and have only come out with one self-titled release so far. The main thing that makes this album so amazing is the incredibly talented guitarist, Tosin Abasi. Tosin plays an 8 string as his main instrument, and is the front-man of the band. Their isn't any lyrics or vocals in this album. It's all instrumental, and that's part of what makes this.
Animals as Leaders formed after guitarist Tosin Abasi's previous technical metalcore band, Reflux, disbanded. The heavy metal record label Prosthetic Records saw Abasi's guitar work and asked him to create a solo album for them egotistical and unnecessary. Abasi decided to take a year off to study music, as he felt he was unable to reach his peak at guitar playing. Reflux eventually disbanded permanently. After Abasi had completed his course, he took up the label on the offer of a solo project. In Spring 2012, Animals as Leaders embarked on a headlining tour of Europe, then returned to North America to open for Thrice. Navene Koperweis left Animals as Leaders in March 2012