#1
And the reality of it is finally sinking in. My band isn't exactly "successful", but we've managed to make some of the right contacts, and have played big shows before- opening for Diecast, and The Human Abstract/Scale the Summit. And while those were fantastic shows, neither one of them really meant as much to me. As corny as it sounds, Animals as Leaders have been one of the biggest influences on my songwriting and playing since I first heard their music two years ago. I wouldn't be the same musician I am without those guys, and through a stroke of luck and a lot of perseverance, I'm playing with them tomorrow.

And it's unreal. I know this all reads like a blog post, and to keep it from being one, has anyone else ever been able to play a show with an idol of theirs?

And, is anyone going to be at the show? Greene Street Club in Greensboro North Carolina.
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#2
What a long strange trip it's been

Nothing to see here.

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#3
Prepare to have any ego you have utterly crushed.


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#4
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Prepare to have any ego you have utterly crushed.


This.

I will say, until the vocals started in your music, it was pretty good.
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#5
Whoa, i've played something that opened for Diecast before. I guess that makes us... stage-cousins? I hadn't actually heard of the band until about 45 minutes before the gig, but still.


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Whoa, i've played something that opened for Diecast before. I guess that makes us... stage-cousins? I hadn't actually heard of the band until about 45 minutes before the gig, but still.


Haha, the same thing sort of happened to us. We got offered the show, and thought they were just another local band, till our singer actually looked them up. Guess it's just not anything any of us had ever listened to.
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#7
Dude that's awesome. Intronaut are absolutely amazing. Good luck, have a great show

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#8
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Prepare to have any ego you have utterly crushed.



Yep
#9
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Dude that's awesome. Intronaut are absolutely amazing. Good luck, have a great show



Yeah, I agree. I saw them last summer when they opened for Cynic. That was a fantastic show.
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#11
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Oh god I've created the next pear
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But the precious!
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#20
Wait are you touring with them or just opening one show? I'm seeing them in OKC in August, with a lesson from Tosin first of course, and Tosin is also one of my idols. So, not yet but in a week.
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Wait are you touring with them or just opening one show? I'm seeing them in OKC in August, with a lesson from Tosin first of course, and Tosin is also one of my idols. So, not yet but in a week.


Just the one show.
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Acrasia
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Wings Denied
For fans of Deftones, Tesseract, Periphery, Karnivool, Cynic.
#23
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Just the one show.


Aw, I would've loved to see you guys and thrown my panties at you.
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#24
Awesome, I'll be there. My band is opening for Periphery in September so it's a similar situation. Very excited, still haven't really had it hit me yet. Congrats on the AAL show, I tried to get on that and wasn't successful, obviously!
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Awesome, I'll be there. My band is opening for Periphery in September so it's a similar situation. Very excited, still haven't really had it hit me yet. Congrats on the AAL show, I tried to get on that and wasn't successful, obviously!


Hey, that's awesome! We actually were going to be put in the lineup for the possible bands for that show, but because I'm moving to DC, we opted against. Have a great show though!
My Old Progressive Metal Band:
Acrasia
For fans of Between The Buried and Me, Dream Theater, Cynic.

My New Progressive Rock/Djent Band:
Wings Denied
For fans of Deftones, Tesseract, Periphery, Karnivool, Cynic.
#26
Congrats man
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#27
Dude, awesome! Have fun!
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Wait are you touring with them or just opening one show? I'm seeing them in OKC in August, with a lesson from Tosin first of course, and Tosin is also one of my idols. So, not yet but in a week.

how did you get a lesson?

nice work though TS! the music's good, like some others have said though not too fond of the vocals
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how did you get a lesson?

nice work though TS! the music's good, like some others have said though not too fond of the vocals


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#30
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thats pretty cool though do you know if that'll be the only time he'll do that?
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