Animals As Leaders is an American instrumental progressive metal band formed by guitarist Tosin Abasi in 2007. It currently features guitarist Javier Reyes and drummer Matt Garstka. Prosthetic Records released the band's self-titled debut album in April 2009. Abasi and Reyes are also members of the supergroup T.R.A.M, alongside former The Mars Volta wind instrumentalist Adrián Terrazas-González and Suicidal Tendencies drummer Eric Moore. Reyes also has his own side-project, Mestis.
The group released their second album, Weightless, on November 8, 2011 in the US, November 4 in Europe, and November 7 in the UK.
On February 14, 2014 the band announced their third studio album, The Joy of Motion, to be released via Sumerian Records, on March 25, 2014.