Tosin Abasi

Animals_As_Leaders 2012

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 is only one of 10 guitars found so hopefully news pops up on them in the coming weeks. UTG is extremely glad to hear the vehicile was found.

Hey everyone.

We’ve actually got some good news to report! The LAPD successfully recovered Javier’s car. The …

T.R.A.M.  2012

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. Check out this trippy video and tell us your thoughts.

The group released their debut album, Lingua Franca, on February 28 through Sumerian Records and it is incredible. Click here to pick up your copy right now!


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 sink our teeth into called T.R.A.M. featuring himself, Javier Reyes (also of Animals As Leaders), Adrian Terrazas (of The Mars Volta), and Eric Moore (of Suicidal Tendencies). This new project, aptly named as an acronym of the members’ last names, is a bit of a …


REVIEW: Animals As Leaders – Weightless

Album: Weightless
Artist: Animals As Leaders
Genre: Instrumental Prog Metal
Label: Prosthetic Records

When Animals As Leaders dropped their self-titled debut in 2009, it’s safe to say that this brainchild of Tosin Abasi and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor blew the minds of just about everyone in the music world away. Two years later, it still is in heavy rotation for many listeners, even as the release of the band’s follow-up record, Weightless is about to be released. This time written by Tosin, Navene Koperweis, and Javier Reyes (now the permanent lineup), the band’s sound still remains quite similar to their first …

Animals As Leaders New Single

Progressive instrumental metal outfit, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, has launched the brand new single, "Wave of Babies," exclusively on Itunes. Mini guitar tutorial in post as well!