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Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes on taking the maximalist “more is more” approach to their spectacular new album, Parrhesia

I call it ‘sharpening the knife,’” says Tosin Abasi, describing the approach he and his longtime Animals As Leaders guitar partner Javier Reyes adopted when recording the group’s super-aggressive fifth album, Parrhesia. “On the past couple of albums, we explored a lot of different directions; we...
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Watch Tosin Abasi test drive a prototype Abasi Concepts Larada nylon 7-string

The Animals As Leaders guitarist made sure the in-development axe was up to scratch, putting it through a range of technically challenging and sonically impressive test runs. As well as forming one-third of progressive metal outfit Animals As Leaders, the band’s resident guitar titan Tosin Abasi is also an entrepreneur, having launched his very own line of electric guitars under the Abasi Concepts umbrella.
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Watch Tosin Abasi cover Radiohead's Paranoid Android on classical guitar

It's not exactly a state secret that Tosin Abasi's guitar-playing talents extend far beyond the technically meticulous prog-metal for which he is best known. Still though, this decade-old video of Abasi – with the help of Matthew Hemerlein – tackling Radiohead's Paranoid Android on a classical guitar is something to behold.
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