Animals As Leaders Debuts New Single, ‘Gordian Naught’

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

As the release of Animals As Leaders’ new album, Parrhesia, gets ever closer, the band has offered audiences another preview of the record.

The band premiered the album’s new single, ‘Gordian Naught‘ Wednesday. The song is the album’s third single behind ‘The Problem of Other Minds‘ and ‘Monomyth.’ The album is scheduled for release March 25 through Sumerian Records.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Gordian Naught’ is everything that audiences have come to expect from Animals As Leaders. The prog/math metal style approach and sound is just as present as ever. It makes the song easily comparable to works from the likes of TesseracT. The grittier, heavier riffs in the song’s closing bars however, lend themselves to comparison to songs from Between The Buried and Me and Periphery.

Front man Tosin Abasi explained the concept behind the song.

“This song attempts to put a soundtrack to the metaphor of “untying an impossibly tangled knot; A sonic commentary on the seemingly sustained problems facing the world currently,” he said.

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

In other news, Animals As Leaders is scheduled to launch a tour in support of its new album this spring. The band is scheduled to launch its “Parrhesia Tour” March 30 in Denver, CO. The tour runs less than a month.

The tour is scheduled to run through April 22 in Los Angeles, CA and features scheduled performances in cities, such as Detroit, MI; Cincinnati, OH and Atlanta, GA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.


W/ Special Guests TBA

Mar 30 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Apr 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater*

Apr 2 – Omaha, NE @philspicks Slowdown*

Apr 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

Apr 4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Apr 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

Apr 6 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Apr 8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s*

Apr 9 – Lititz, PA @ Mickey’s Black Box*

Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl

Apr 12 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

Apr 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Apr 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

Apr 16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Apr 18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Apr 19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Apr 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater*

Apr 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theater At The Ace Hotel

*Not a Live Nation Date

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