Metal Monday: Animals as Leaders Live

September 29, 2014 — 2 Comments

One of my favorite bands, Animals as Leaders released a new album back in March, The Joy of Motion. Earlier in the summer, they played a few of the songs live at Guitar Center in Hollywood. Here is the first cut from the album, Kascade:

As well as the first single, Tooth and Claw:

If you’re curious, those are 8-string guitars and the tuning they use is EBEADGBE. Because the low E on this guitar is the same pitch as a low E on a standard bass, the band doesn’t have a bass player. The guy speaking at the beginning, Tosin Abasi, is a Nigerian-American guitar virtuoso who is the mastermind behind the band. He has an instructional video called Prog-Gnosis you can check out if you wanting to learn how to play somewhat like him. You’ll need at least a 7 string to follow along.


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2 responses to Metal Monday: Animals as Leaders Live

  1. I try to imagine you reading N.T. Wright and listening to this (background) music 🙂 I’ve grown up with rockmusic and blues (REZ, Petra, Mansfield). Nowadays its most of the time music like Yann Tiersen (Amelie) and Itzhak Perlman 🙂

  2. ‘Know a days’ must be knowadays, can you correct that? Thnx!

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