Animals As Leaders at the forefront of a sonic surge

November 14, 2014 3:59 PM

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"They'll be like, 'Can I help you, sir?' Because obviously I'm not in the metal band playing there tonight," Abasi says. "They'll assume I'm lost or something. It's, I don't want to say abnormal, but it's unusual to be fronting a metal band as a black dude."

Animals as Leaders are on the crest of a wave of rock-centric African-American musicians, artists as diverse as garage rocker Benjamin Booker, metal trio Unlocking the Truth (who recently signed a deal with Sony potentially worth millions), New Jersey punk rappers Ho99o9 and local multi-instrumental...

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