Progressive instrumental metal outfit ANIMALS AS LEADERS has launched a brief teaser for its upcoming music video for the track "Cafo". The clip was directed by Scott Hansen, who has previously worked on videos for WILLIE NELSON, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and A DAY TO REMEMBER, among others, and features animation and visual effects by AFTER, which has collaborated with ANIMALS AS LEADERS on past art and graphic design. Check out the teaser below.
ANIMALS AS LEADERS will hit the road next week as the support act for CIRCA SURVIVE.
The band took part in this year's "Summer Slaughter" tour and has spent time on the road with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, PERIPHERY, VEIL OF MAYA and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN in the past year.
ANIMALS AS LEADERS' self titled debut album was released on April 28, 2009 through Prosthetic Records.
ANIMALS AS LEADERS was formed soon after REFLUX disbanded, when Tosin Abasi began work on an instrumental solo project as a way to further express his musical personality. The result: a 12-track collection of guitar-driven progressive instrumentals with ambient and electronic influences that provides a scintillating showcase for one of the finest young guitarists in rock today.
Legendary guitarist Steve Vai recently commented on Abasi and ANIMALS AS LEADERS: "When I first heard ANIMALS AS LEADERS, I felt as though, at last, I was hearing the future of creative, heavy virtuoso guitar playing. It's quite amazing."