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Latest Mestis News

Below is our complete Mestis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mestis (Animals As Leaders) May Tour Announced

Mestis - featuring Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes - announce the dates for their first-ever mini-tour, with HYVMINE as support. Javier Reyes tapped Intronaut‘s Joe Lester and Dave Timnick as his backing band in Mestis for the tour.

05/11 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
05/12 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
05/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
05/14 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
05/16 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
05/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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Javier Reyes Posts Mestis Debut EP Trailer

Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes posted an album preview for his upcoming solo project Mestis featuring the track "Luz u Cielo." The debut EP, an instrumental release, entitled "Basal Ganglia" is available through Sumerian Records on November 27th 2012.

Check out the preview clip here:

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Javier Reyes Announces Solo Project Mestis

Guitarist Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) has inked a new solo deal with Sumerian Records for his project Mestís, which is an all instrumental effort. Sumerian comments:

"The debut EP, Basal Ganglia, is a five track offering showcasing Reyes' vast musical diversity and features an intriguing variety of instrumentation performed by highly acclaimed musicians. The EP is set for a Nov 27th release and specially priced pre-order bundles will be available in the coming weeks." A teaser trailer for the EP can be found below.

Reyes also states: “Basal Ganglia is an EP that come from several places, and by places, I mean influences. I’ve always wanted to create a style of music that focused on being emotionally exploitive and technically sound, yet simple enough for the average music listener to appreciate. Another influence was using the eight string guitar in a form that is unconventional to the 'trends' or independent of characteristics that are found in music styles/genres that have popularized it. Another and important reason was to create a true form of my own independent voice as an artist. To create music that expressed my personality, upbringing, emotions and musical taste." More...

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