Animals as Leaders Return with 'The Madness of Many,' Plot North American Tour

Animals as Leaders Return with 'The Madness of Many,' Plot North American Tour
After discovering The Joy of Motion in 2014, Los Angeles trio Animals as Leaders are set to dazzle listeners with their blend of progressive metal, jazz and electronics with a fourth studio album. Titled The Madness of Many, the new record is set to arrive this November.

Self-produced by the band, The Madness of Many runs 10 tracks in length and was mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. Drummer Matt Garstka noted in a press release that "although conceptually dense, it is the most natural sounding Animals as Leaders album yet."

Guitarist Tosin Abasi added, "This album feels like total synergy between the three of us. None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We're beyond thrilled with the result."

The band will also head out on a support tour that will keep them on the road through North America for the better part of two months. The trek includes a number of Canadian dates in November, including stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.

The Madness of Many arrives on November 10 through Sumerian Records. Read through the tracklist and tour dates to hear "The Brain Dance" in the player below.

The Madness of Many:

1. Arithmophobia
2. Ectogenesis
3. Cognitive Contortions
4. Inner Assassins
5. Private Visions of the World
6. Backpfeifengesicht
7. Transcentience
8. The Glass Bridge
9. The Brain Dance
10. Aepirophobia

Tour dates:

11/10 Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
11/11 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
11/12 Las Vegas, NV -Vinyl
11/14 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
11/15 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
11/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/18 Calgary, AB - Macewan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
11/20 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
11/21 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
11/23 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
11/25 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11/26 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
11/27 Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
11/28 Toronto, ON - Opera House
11/29 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
11/30 Boston, MA - Royale
12/01 New York, NY - Webster Hall
12/02 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
12/03 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
12/04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12/06 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12/07 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
12/08 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
12/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
12/10 Austin, TX - Mohawk
12/11 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
12/12 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
12/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan
12/16 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
12/17 San Francisco, CA - Social Hall SF