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Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi takes over as air shredder in new ‘Bill & Ted’ film, band re-signs with Sumerian Records

Posted by on August 28, 2020

  Bill & Ted Face The Music is being released today (28) and we’re still learning more about it’s production and music. On Thursday, it was revealed that Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi will be doing all of the shredding during Bill & Ted’s iconic air guitar moments. “Getting the right guitarist to handle […]

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New & Noteworthy: June 28th 2019 – The New Releases that Destroyed the World

Posted by on June 28, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This weak futures new a new live release from Steve Vai’s Generation Axe tour, as well as new Heilung and few more. For last week’s releases you can check out the last […]

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New comedy film written/directed by, starring Sumerian Records owner

Posted by on February 7, 2015

Was anyone else unaware that, just as there is a Sumerian Records, there is also a Sumerian Films? Well, apparently, there is. And it appears to have produced it’s first feature, called What Now, starring, written, and directed by Sumerian Records (and, I guess, Sumerian Films) owner Ash Avildsen. In the trailer (seen above), Avildsen […]

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Animals As Leaders Sign Recording Deal With Sumerian Records

Posted by on December 20, 2012

Yesterday (December 19), Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen revealed via tweet that he had signed “some of my best friends of 10+ years,” and promised to reveal the signing the following day. While some outlets easily guessed who the band was, it’s now been confirmed that Sumerian Records has signed Animals As Leaders. An official […]

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Animals As Leaders To Support BTBAM In New Zealand, Australia, Japan

Posted by on September 4, 2012

After recovering some of their gear, instrumental progressive masterminds Animals As Leaders have announced an upcoming stint with fellow heavy hitters Between The Buried And Me. The bands will be covering New Zealand, Australia and Japan during the tail-end of 2012. Check the dates here.

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Animals As Leaders’ Home Robbed, Gear Stolen

Posted by on June 18, 2012

Animals As Leaders’ had it rough enough while on tour. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t get any better when they finished touring. When the prog metal instrumental group arrived to their home in Los Angeles, they found that they had been robbed of instruments, equipment, personal items, and even guitarist Javier Reyes’ Chevy Blazer. The band […]

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Animals As Leaders Assaulted By Police In Boston

Posted by on June 1, 2012

If you were planning on seeing Animals as Leaders play with Thrice in Toronto earlier this week, you can blame the Boston police for their absence. It turns out that the band’s Javier Reyes was arrested this past Saturday (5/27) following the band’s show in Boston, and had to return there for a court date. […]

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Animals As Leaders Part Way With Drummer Navene Koperweis, Introduce Replacement

Posted by on March 26, 2012

In addition to dates with Meshuggah in the UK, Animals As Leaders have a North American tour with Thrice coming up in May. However, the instrumental prog metal group will be embarking on those tours without drummer Navene Koperweis. Koperweis, who joined the group in 2010 and appeared on their latest album Weightless, announced this […]

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