Animals As Leaders Billboard top 200
Before I tell you about Tosin & Javier joining the D’Addario roster of artists I just want to congratulate the band on their fantastic first week sales for their new album ‘The Joy Of Motion’ which put them at #23 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, plus #2 on the Hard Rock chart and deservedly so it is definitely my personal favourite Animals As Leaders record and I think because some of the tracks are a bit more accessible and not so “out there” they will attract a whole new wave of fans.

Anyway onto the news that Tosin and Javier have joined the D’Addario family as endorsees.

Tosin Abasi plays D’Addario EXL120-7 nickel-wound 7-string Super Light (9-54) electric guitar strings as well as EXL140-8 nickel-wound 8-string Light Top/Heavy Bottom (10-74) electric guitar strings. Javier Reyes also plays EXL140-8 nickel-wound 8-string Light Top/Heavy Bottom (10-74) electric guitar strings, as well as D’Addario EJ45C Pro-Arte Composite normal tension strings from D’Addario, and says, “Tosin and I use D’Addario Strings because they consistently sound fresh with every pack.”

“It has been a pleasure getting to know and working with Javier and Tosin in the studio & during clinics,” says Hugh Gilmartin, D’Addario Artist Relations. “They are true innovators of a new genre in progressive music, and also great teachers and mentors to younger players.”