Animals As Leaders, After The Burial, NAVENE-K, Chon

For Your Friends & The Orpheum Presents:

Animals As Leaders, After The Burial, NAVENE-K, Chon

Mon, February 24, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

The Orpheum

Tampa, FL

This event is all ages

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Animals As Leaders
Animals As Leaders
When Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker ANIMALS AS LEADERS in 2009, few would have predicted the band's meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following.

Fast-forward two-plus years to "Weightless," the group's sophomore effort, and ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music. The group's genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise — Steve Vai called the band "the future of creative, heavy virtuoso guitar playing," and MetalSucks recently ranked Abasi #2 on their list of modern metal's top guitarists — and the diversity of their music has enabled them to tour with a wide variety of acts, including Deftones, Underoath, Circa Survive, BTBAM, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, Thursday, Dredg and, on the 2010 Summer Slaughter tour, even Decapitated.

Whereas the group's self-titled debut was a collaboration between Abasi and Periphery's Misha Mansoor, "Weightless" features the recording debut of ANIMALS AS LEADERS, the true band — that is, Abasi (guitars), Javier Reyes (guitars) and Navene Koperweis (drums). After nearly two years of touring together, the trio wrote and recorded "Weightless" together in mid-2011, with Koperweis producing and Reyes mixing. The group debuted a new track, "Isolated Incidents," during their inaugural headlining tour this summer, which included sellout shows from coast-to-coast — a sign that as quickly as ANIMALS AS LEADERS have risen, the best is yet to come.
After The Burial
After The Burial
AFTER THE BURIAL is one of The Orpheum's absolute FAVORITE heavy bands!

An uninhibited eight-stringed dual barrage of frenetic riffs and dynamic chord
progression is exactly what the crushing new AFTER THE BURIAL album "WOLVES WITHIN" delivers with pinpoint precision.
This highly anticipated new offering is quickly going to raise the
bar for all others within the metal genre as this group effectively unleashes a frenzy of
jaw-dropping dual guitar dynamics that is backed by a captivating energy and groove
resulting in an overall unrelenting output of punishment. This Minnesota quintet is
hell-bent on forging their own unique path within the extreme metal genre and they
are well on their way to that very goal.
Justin Lowe (guitars) states: "We are beyond excited to debut our new album, Wolves Within, (released December 17th 2013 on Sumerian Records). We've spent the last two years pushing our own limits in an attempt to give you what we feel is some of the most crushing and dynamic material we've written to date. We feel like this record is a new beginning for us. We are continually trying to push our own musical and creative boundaries that have yet to be explored, and simultaneously paving the way for the future of our sound.
This is an extreme metal hybrid that is a voracious assault on all the senses forcing
your brain to fire on all cylinders in order to process the amount of material that is
currently being pounded into your ears. This is thinking man’s metal and it’s not for
the weak minded.

The tech-wizardry is amped way up, the breakdowns are massive and face-melting
and the vocal delivery is the most devastating yet. Already lauded for their technically
impressive yet well structured style of songwriting, AFTER THE BURIAL certainly
takes things up a notch or two with this newest outing. Each track will keep you on
your toes guessing what might possibly be next in this never-ending array of intensity.
This is essentially a roller coaster of unconventionality, so strap yourself in tight and
prepare for a wild ride.
Nomadic
Nomadic
Nomadic, formerly known as As Crusaders Depart was formed in the early spring of 2012. Since their inception they have released an EP entitled 'Exhortations,' and have played multiple shows across multiple counties in support of it. The main themes and tones of the band's musical styles are highly characterized by very doomy sounding guitar riffage, blast beating, and extensive soloing across each instrument. Currently the band is looking to further support their EP by playing live shows, booking tours, and recording professionally a full length album that has yet to be titled in the distant future.