The Rescue Rooms archives: 2014

Tesseract & Animals As Leaders (Joint Headline Tour), Tesseract & Animals As Leaders Live At Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 8th November 2014
  • Supported by: Navene K



Ever moving. Ever changing. After a three year absence, TesseracT welcomes Daniel Tompkins back to the band as their vocalist.

“Both TesseracT, and Dan have been through a lot over the past few years. Both have improved their talents immeasurably. Honing their craft through experience on stage and in the studio. So, we’re all really excited to put these two entities together again. Already the stage performance feels great, almost as if we’ve just picked up where we left off. And the studio work is straightforward, and purposeful.

Speaking of which, we will spend the next6 months writing and recording the new album, which already sounds fantastic. It is definitely TesseracT, but once again a development, ever pushing forward, ever moving, ever changing. ”

After playing for a few years in the "straight" music world as a member of the uniquely virtuosic Washington, D.C.-based metalcore band Reflux, seven- and eight-string guitar wizard Tosin Abasi was asked to record a solo album by the group's then record label, Prosthetic Records, once the group disbanded. At first, Abasi declined on the grounds that to do so would be "egotistical," but he eventually relented and founded a new entity named Animals as Leaders (inspired by Daniel Quinn's 1992 anthropocentric novel Ishmael) to function as this solo project. An eponymous debut album followed in April of 2009 and saw Abasi handling all guitar and bass tracks, while drums and other synthesized sound effects were programmed by engineer Misha Mansoor. Abasi and company followed up in 2011, when Animals as Leaders released their sophomore effort, Weightless. The following year, the band signed on with Sumerian Records, where they would release their third album, The Joy of Motion, in 2014.

Tesseract - Website // Facebook // Twitter

Animals As Leaders - Facebook // Twitter


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