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Tag Archives: Animals As Leaders

Spotify playlist: Fusion guitarist Jason Kui’s “Headbanging All Night” playlist

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Tomorrow (13) fusion guitarist Jason Kui will be releasing his debut album, Absence of Words, on Prosthetic. This will be the first time the album will be available outside of Hong Kong. The axeman says his influences include Eddie Van Halen and John Petrucci, and he’s been a session musician since 23. While he may not […]

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Periphery and Animals As Leaders announce fall North American tour

Posted by on July 25, 2017

Periphery and Animals As Leaders will join forces this fall for a North American adventure. The Convergence Tour is set to kick off on Halloween in Columbus, OH and conclude on December 2nd in Denver, CO. Car Bomb opens up from October 31st thru November 15th, while Astronoid take over for the remainder of the […]

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Animals As Leaders reunite with guitar stolen in 2012

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Over the years, we keep hearing incidents about stolen gear and unless you’re Alex Skolnick, they usually don’t have a good ending. Or like an ending at all. 2012 wasn’t a good year for Animals As Leaders. It was the year when Javier Reyes’s home was robbed while the band was on tour. The thieves stole […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 3/17

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Let’s face it, nothing will beat Mastodon’s new video for “Show Yourself,” it’s even more hysterical than Steel Panther’s new Panthermoji app. This week we were able to explore life on the road with Kvelertak’s new video and learned to assume Linkin Park’s new videos most likely won’t be featured in these week’s end lists. […]

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New & Noteworthy: March 17th, 2017

Posted by on March 17, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new releases from Obituary and Fit For an Autopsy, as well as a whole bunch of vinyl reissues. If you want to check out last week’s releases you can do […]

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Korn announce Spring tour dates with Animals As Leaders, DED

Posted by on February 21, 2017

With the World’s Loudest Month festivals kicking off at the end of April, many of the bands that are playing them try to pad out the dates in between the festivals with some headlining off dates. We’ve seen Gojira do that, and now their labelmates Korn have announced some dates in between the Carolina Rebellion […]

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Review/photos: Animals As Leaders, Plini, Intervals shred, share lineups at Webster Hall

Posted by on December 5, 2016

  Fresh off of the release of their latest full-length The Madness of Many, Washington DC’s progressive metal face-melters Animals As Leaders are in the midst of a headlining run in North America. They are accompanied on this tour by fellow instrumental metallers Intervals and Plini, both of which are solo-acts—with Intervals being the brainchild […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: Metallica return with a number one debut (duh)

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Before August this year, fans kept out a casual eye for news of the next Metallica album. It’s been eight years and for a while all we had to go off of was a […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/23: Animals lead the madness

Posted by on November 23, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. While the metal world (and the music world in general) is recovering from the celebration of Metallica’s new album, Metal By Numbers is here to report on album sales in the meantime before Hardwired…to Self-Destruct‘s […]

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New & Noteworthy, November 11th – Become the Sky

Posted by on November 11, 2016

The new release list is a somewhat manageable size for the first time in over two months, signaling the winding down of what has been an incredible year for new music. This is also the second week in a row headlined by a stalwart of the Gothenburg music scene, which may be a first for […]

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