Animals as Leaders to perform at Starland Ballroom

Progressive metal ensemble Animals as Leaders will bring The Madness Of Many Tour to Sayreville on Thursday, May 25. The group will perform at Starland Ballroom at 7 p.m. with special guests Veil of Maya and Alluvial.

Animals as Leaders released its much anticipated fourth studio long-player, The Madness of Many, in November 2016 through Sumerian Records. The album, which is anchored by lead single “The Brain Dance,” debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard 200.

The Joy of Motion, the group’s third LP, dropped in March 2014 on Sumerian Records. It peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and was supported by two singles: “Tooth and Claw” and “Lippincott.”

Animals as Leaders released its sophomore studio album, Weightless, in November 2011 through Prosthetic Records. The album reached No. 7 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 92 on the Billboard 200.

Their self-titled debut was released in April 2009 on Prosthetic Records. The album received a reissue, entitled Animals as Leaders - Encore Edition, with bonus tracks in 2015.

Also on the bill is Veil of Maya, a metalcore four-piece. The band, which hails from Chicago, Illinois, released fifth full-length, Matriarch, in May 2015 via Sumerian Records. The album, produced by Taylor Larson (From First to Last), includes the singles “Phoenix” and “Mikasa.”

Opening the show is Alluvial, a progressive instrumental death metal act. Alluvial released their debut album, Deep Longing for Annihilation, in January 2017. The independent release includes the track “Lila.”

Tickets for the all ages event are $20 in advance, $25 day of show and can be purchased here at Starland Ballroom is located at 570 Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville, New Jersey. For more information, visit Animals As Leaders’ website and Starland Ballroom’s website.