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The Ophidian Trek

Meshuggah Announce North American Headlining Tour

The five piece Swedish metal outfit known as Meshuggah have officially announced the second leg of The Ophidian Trek tour. The tour will be taking place in North America. They will hit the US February 11 and will end their journey across the country on March 3. Animals As Leaders and Intronaut will be supporting […]


SONG PREVIEW: Mestis – “Luz u Cielo”

For those of you who do not know, Mestis is a side project of Animals As Leaders‘ guitarist Javier Reyes. Mestis will be releasing their debut EP Basal Ganglia November 27 via Sumerian Records. The band has released a short preview of the track “Luz u Cielo”. You can take a listen to the preview […]


Animals As Leaders/BTBAM Announce Japan Tour

Animals As Leaders and Between The Buried And Me have announced that they will be touring in Japan this November and Under The Gun Review has the details here. This tour will start on November 8 in Osaka and end on November 11 in Tokyo so be sure to grab your tickets when they become […]

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F&@$ YEAH: Animals As Leaders Recover Stolen Van And One Guitar

Prosthetic Records experimental rockers Animals As Leaders were robbed only a few days ago on tour and now it has been revealed that the guys recovered Javier Reyes’ Chevy Blazer, with one of Tosin Abasi’s guitars, from the LAPD. Read a message from Abasi regarding the incident below and comment with your thoughts. Unfortunately, this […]

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DAMMIT: Animals As Leaders Robbed While Away On Tour, Ask Fans For Help

The shitty news continues to roll out this weekend with one of UTG’s favorites becoming victims of yet another senseless crime. Animals As Leaders recently returned home from tour to discover thieves had stolen guitarist Javier Reyes’ Chevy Blazer, as well as 10 guitars, amplifiers, PA equipment, and personal items. In an attempt to recover […]

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Petition Started To Exonerate Javier Reyes Of Criminal Charges

Earlier today UTG reported about the arrest of Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes after the band performed at the Tam in Boston. The description of the arrest is as confusing a story as any one could imagine. Especially for any one who believes that police are always here to help serve and protect the […]

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Animals As Leaders Guitarist Arrested In Boston

Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes was arrested in Boston at 1:30am on May 27 after the band’s gig and UTG is still trying to wrap our heads around why. Please read the entire set of events that supposedly went down after the jump and be sure to check back when we have the conclusion […]

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Animals As Leaders Premiere “Weightless” Teaser Video

Animals As Leaders have paired up to debut the teaser for their new music video “Weightless.” Watch the teaser video for Animals As Leaders’ “Weightless” by clicking through the link provided and get ready for these badass visuals real soon. The band’s album, Weightless, dropped late last year through Prosthetic Records. Please be sure to […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: T.R.A.M. – Inverted Ballad

Rock supergroup T.R.A.M. have released the visuals for their song “Inverted Ballad” and can be viewed right here. T.R.A.M. is comprised of Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. […]

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Thrice Add Farewell Tour Dates With Animals As Leaders and O’Brother

Thrice have announced two more shows in California, for their farewell tour, and feature support from Animals As Leaders and O’Brother. These two shows will take place on June 17 in Anaheim and June 18 in Santa Ana. Please check out the full tour routing and let Under The Gun know if you are planning […]


Animals As Leaders Lose Drummer Navene Koperweis

Animals As Leaders have revealed that they have lost their drummer Navene Koperweis. Already gearing up for the next UK tour, AAL have asked Matt Garstka to take duties as their temporary replacement. Please check out parting statements from Navene Koperweis by simply looking below and tell us what your think of these events. “Tosin […]


EXCLUSIVE: A Conversation With Tosin Abasi of T.R.A.M.

Tosin Abasi plays guitar, and plays it really, really well. What has he played guitar in, you ask? Well, his first moderately successful project was a little old band called Reflux. Most people probably know him best for his Animals As Leaders work. Now he’s got another project for us music connoisseurs (and fanboys) to […]