Official press release:
Kansas City technical death metal strategists, Ahtme, formerly known as The Roman Holiday, are the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expanding roster of brutality. The label will be reissuing the band’s 2013-issued The Demonization debut in early 2016.
Forged in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri, the band brings a signature and unique sound to the table. Start with surgically precise but groove-infused guitar riffs, lay them atop a percussion section as sturdy as a field of steel girders and as intricate as a handmade Swiss grandfather clock, throw in a heaping helping of raw, violent vocal incursions, and you have yourself Ahtme. Following a near three-year hiatus, Ahtme, are indeed back with a proverbial vengeance.
Issues the band of their union with Unique Leader:
“We are excited to announce that we have signed a deal with Unique Leader. We can’t explain how awesome it is to be featured alongside all these incredible bands and such a talented roster of death metal musicians. Our first album as Ahtme is fully written and we are VERY quickly making progress in hammering out every little detail. We can’t wait to work with UL for these new releases and we hope to carve out a little home for ourselves here among all these other incredible artists! Thanks to everyone who has been a fan over the years and cheers to the future! Hail Ahtme!”
Though the band’s The Demonization long-player, recorded under the moniker The Roman Holiday, never had an official release, the forty-minute bruiser was well-received among their extensive local fan base and online community. Originally recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco in 2009, the album is set to be reissued during the Winter of 2016 by Unique Leader Records. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks.