The January 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine will feature an interview with Navene Koperweis, drummer of the progressive instrumental band Animals as Leaders. AAL is gearing up for the release of their Koperweis-produced second album, Weightless, which hits shelves in North America on November 8, in mainland Europe on November 4, and in the UK on November 7. Recently the group wrapped up a tour of Europe, opening for Between the Buried and Me as well as the Deftones, and on October 27 they will kick off an extensive North American tour. AAL has made a series of short videos featuring Koperweis and guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes in the studio, recording Weightless. The second video in that series is being exclusively debuted here on moderndrummer.com.

Below is the first video in the series.