Metal Wani ‘s Adam Hayward caught up at this year’s Download Festival with Javier Reyes from progressive metal giants Animals as Leaders ahead of their appearance on the Zippo Encore Stage at this year’s festival.
On playing at Download Javier said:
“Any time we play the UK, it’s kind of a blast. To be doing one of the premier festivals, it’s exciting”.
Discussing the plans for an upcoming follow up to “The Madness of Many”:
“We started doing some pre-production during this year, during the last three months we’ve been on tour, once the summer is over, we’ll start recording again and have something out early next year”.
On the upcoming tour with Dream Theater:
“I started playing 7 string guitars when I was sixteen, seventeen from watching John Petrucci on a YouTube video. Now being on the road with them is one of those bucket list moments, one of the pinnacle moments of our career”.