Monday, October 3, 2011

ANIMALS AS LEADERS Launch Studio Video

Progressive instrumentalists, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, have launched the first studio video documenting the recording of their upcoming album, "Weightless." Check out the video now, exclusively at "Weightless" is the act's second release and will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America on Nov. 8, in mainland Europe on Nov. 4 and in the UK on Nov. 7. The endeavor was produced by drummer Navene Koperweis and ANIMALS AS LEADERS and mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. The album marks the recording debuts of Koperweis and Reyes with ANIMALS AS LEADERS. The track, "Isolated Incidents" can be streamed now at Prosthetic Records' webstore, where the official pre-order has launched.

"Weightless" will be available on CD, MP3 and LP. The CD comes in a six-panel, plastic-free "eco-package," while the LP version is limited to 1000 copies in a custom, die-cut, heavyweight Stoughton jacket with a download card. There are three color variations: 500 copies on 180-gram black wax, 400 on clear and 100 on "sea blue." There are also two exclusive T-shirts and a zip-up hooded sweatshirt, with a limited-edition screen print offered for those who purchase the "deluxe" bundle (both shirts and either an LP or CD).

"Weightless" Track Listing:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

The band just wrapped up a tour of Europe which saw them as direct support to Between the Buried and Me, as well as the Deftones. They will kick off an extensive North American tour alongside Between The Buried And Me on Oct. 27. A complete list of upcoming dates can be found below.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS was initially the moniker under which virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi chose to release his groundbreaking 2009 solo debut, but it quickly became a full-fledged band that wowed crowds on tour with the likes of Circa Survive, Underoath, The Dillinger Escape Plan and many more. Their video for "CAFO" has been viewed on YouTube well over one million times. Steve Vai has called ANIMALS AS LEADERS "the future of creative, heavy, virtuoso guitar," while MetalSucks recently ranked Abasi #2 on their list of the Top 25 Modern Metal guitarists.


10/27 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore*
10/28 Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore Silver Springs*
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony*
10/30 Boston, MA - House Of Blues^
11/1 Richmond, VA - Hat Factory*
11/2 Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues*
11/3 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor*
11/4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution*
11/5 Orlando, FL - The Beacham*
11/6 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco*
11/8 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room @ Old*
11/9 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues*
11/10 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall*
11/11 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues*
11/12 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's*
11/13 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant*
11/15 Little Rock, AR - Juanita's*
11/16 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues*
11/17 Houston, TX - House Of Blues*
11/18 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues*
11/19 Austin, TX - Emo's Outside*
11/20 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live*
11/22 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
11/23 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues*
11/25 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues*
11/26 Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues*
11/27 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
11/29 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert*
11/30 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert*
12/1 Calgary, AB - The Republik*
12/2 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room*
12/3 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub*
12/4 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre*
12/6 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar *
12/7 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
12/8 Montreal, QC - Club Soda*
12/9 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights*
12/10 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts*
* w/ BTBAM & Tesseract
^ w/ BTBAM, Cave In, The Red Chord, & Tesseract

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