Animals As Leaders and The Devin Townsend Project have announced dates for a shared co-headlining North American Fall tour with direct support from djent/prog up and comers Monuments. Peep the tour dates and details after the jump (courtesy of Metal Injection).  Continue reading


Animals as Leaders have confirmed a new U.S. trek that will commence next month and extend through the middle of June. Support on the tour will come from fellow instrumental progressive acts Chon and Conquering Dystopia. You can check out the full schedule after the break as well as stream Animals as Leaders’ newest effort, The Joy of Motion.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Streaming New Album “The Joy Of Motion”

Get your Thursday afternoon off right with the new album from your favorite instrumental progressive metal trio, Animals as Leaders. The forthcoming album, The Joy of Motion, will officially be released on March 25th via Sumerian Records. I understand that five days is a tortuous amount of time for some of you, so feel free to stream the new record in full after the break. Be sure to pre-order your copy at this location as well.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Streaming New Track “Lippincott”

Animals as Leaders have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Joy of Motion, which will be released on March 25th via Sumerian Records. The new song is the awe-inspiring and trippy “Lippincott”. In contrast to the highly aggressive “Tooth and Claw”, the track weaves through ever evolving passages of jazz-inspired soloing, polyrhythmic grooves and ambient electronics. It reminds me a bit of the material off of Weightless, albeit a little heavier. You can stream the track after the break and pre-order your copy here.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Streaming New Track “Tooth And Claw”

Animals as Leaders have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, The Joy of Motion, which is out on March 25th via Sumerian Records. The new track is entitled “Tooth and Claw” and it hits like a freight train; a freight train full of progressive goodness. It’s got all the things Animals as Leaders fans want; down-tuned chugging, glitchy electronic interludes, and ridiculously impressive shredding. You can stream the new track after the break. You’ll be glad you did.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce New Album “The Joy Of Motion”

I believe most of us have been waiting patiently for instrumental prog masters Animals as Leaders to announce their third album. Well, they finally have. The new record will bear the title The Joy of Motion and will see a release through Sumerian Records on March 25th. On the album, guitarist Javier Reyes comments:

I think some of the new tracks are some of AAL’s strongest and musical material yet and extremely happy with how the album came out. Everyone who took part with this album (Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Adam Getgood (Periphery), Diego Farias(Volumes), and Navene Koperweis) is extremely talented and I think we’ve done a great job of capturing it onto what is now the third Animals As Leaders album.

Pre-orders for the album will be available in the coming weeks. An official album trailer can be viewed after the break.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Perform New Song Live

Fan-filmed footage captured Animals as Leaders performing a new song this past Friday, January 31st, in Brisbane, Australia. The track sounds pretty solid from what I can discern. You can watch the performance after the break.

Animals as Leaders’ third full length album has been given a tentative March release date through Sumerian Records. No official details have been released just yet. The band will be embarking on an album release tour with After the Burial, Chon, and Navene K later this month. You can view the tour dates after the break as well.

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Here Comes The Boom: Summer Slaughter Line-Up Announced

I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below.     Continue reading

INTRONAUT Add More Headlining Shows

As previously reported, Intronaut have begun booking February headlining shows just a few days before their extensive tour with Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders. The band have added a few more to the list which can be viewed after the jump. Their new record, Habitual Levitations, is out March 19th via Century Media.

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Working With PERIPHERY Guitarist On New Record

According to a recent Facebook update, Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor looks to be working with Animals as Leaders on new material. Misha states that they have six new songs down. For those that do not know, Misha provided the drum programming and helped produce their debut self titled record. I am very curious as to how this little puppy will turn out. Until then, check out their song “New Eden” below.

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Dates Revealed For Upcoming MESHUGGAH/ANIMALS AS LEADERS/INTRONAUT North American Tour

Tour dates for the highly anticipated Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders and Intronaut North American tour have officially been announced. If you know what is good for you, you will get your ass to one of the following shows. Get your prog on ya nerds!

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Stream The New NAVENE K EP

You may remember the announcement that ex-Animals as Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis would be releasing a solo, electronic centered EP under the name Navene K. Well the Human Design EP  was released yesterday and is available for free download. The title track features guest bass from The Faceless’ Evan Brewer if that tickles your fancy. Anyway, stream it below.

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