Interview with Animals As Leaders: Painted By Numbers

Progressive metal ensemble Animals As Leaders have just put out their most up-to-date full-length album, The Joy Of Motion, this spring. Currently with Sumerian Records, this is the group’s third release to date since 2009. The band is in the middle of a tour supporting the record, and one …

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Animals As Leaders @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide Abasi, better known as Tosin Abasi, is a 31-year-old self-taught guitarist from Washington, D.C. He was the guitarist for the metal band PSI, based out of Silver Spring, Maryland, then in 2002 joined the politically-minded technical metalcore band Reflux, which released an album, Illusion Of Democracy

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Interview with Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders: Caged Beast

Instrumentalism has long been a haven for progressive and experimental musics. By casting off the confines of vocally-driven styles, guitar virtuosos like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson have long used the genre as a palette on which to test their physical limits, the constraints of their …

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