Two thirds of progressive instrumental heavyweights Animals As Leaders have teamed up with members of the Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies to form a new musical project, 'T.R.A.M'.
The news coincides with the band's recent signing with Sumerian Records. As the record company writes about the band's line-up, "T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned musically proficient artists as Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums."
Mars Volta musician Adrian Terrazas discussed the new partnership in the relevant press release, stating:
"Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our fist meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M."
You can follow T.R.A.M via their Facebook page.