Animals As Leaders


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ANIMALS AS LEADERS is an American Progressive band based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka. Their unique musical style incorporates musical influences from metal, jazz, electronic, latin, classical, and fusion. In 2009 AAL released their self-titled debut album on Prosthetic Records which quickly launched them into being a trend-setting group in their genre worldwide. Since then the group has released two more albums, Weightless (Prosthetic Records, 2011) and The Joy of Motion (Sumerian Records, 2014) which debuted at #23 in the Billboard Top 200.

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Javier Rhythm

Ever wonder how a band without a bass player can recreate that huge, crushing presence in songs like The Glass Bridge live? That’s all thanks to this killer rhythm tone specifically designed by Javier to reproduce the tight low end, focused midrange and articulate highs that have become so synonymous with Animals As Leaders sound.

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Javier Driven Clean

Distorted or Clean? Why not meet in the middle?! With this preset you get the best of both worlds - an awesome semi-clean tone with added midrange presence, perfect for glassy solos, articulate tapping or fluid arpeggios.

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Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders on the BIAS Rack