AN NCS VIDEO PREMIERE: AHTME — “SUBHUMAN REMAINS”

 When last we visited Ahtme from Kansas City, Missouri, it was almost two and a half years ago, not long after they had signed with  Unique Leader Records . At that time,  Unique Leader  was on the verge of reissuing the band’s debut album   The Demonization   and we were hosting the  premiere  of a video for one of that album’s demonizing tracks. The reissue was a paving of the way toward something new from the band, and at last, it has arrived.   June 1st  is the date set by  Unique Leader  for  Ahtme’s  new album,   Sewerborn  , and we are in the happy position of again hosting a premiere, this time for the new album’s final track, a merciless but insidiously infection brutalizer named “ Subhuman Remains “.

When last we visited Ahtme from Kansas City, Missouri, it was almost two and a half years ago, not long after they had signed with Unique Leader Records. At that time, Unique Leader was on the verge of reissuing the band’s debut album The Demonization and we were hosting the premiere of a video for one of that album’s demonizing tracks. The reissue was a paving of the way toward something new from the band, and at last, it has arrived.

June 1st is the date set by Unique Leader for Ahtme’s new album, Sewerborn, and we are in the happy position of again hosting a premiere, this time for the new album’s final track, a merciless but insidiously infection brutalizer named “Subhuman Remains“.

 This song may be the last song on the album, but it manifests a kind of central vision that runs through the whole release. As the band explain:   “‘Subhuman Remains’ unintentionally wound up being the main inspiration for the concept behind the whole album. After we wrote it we looked back through all of the songs and realized there’s a basic common denominator between them, and they all focus around the plain and simple fact that we (human beings) for the most part are disgusting and horrible. We went with a literal interpretation of the lyrics for this song when we shot this video, on Easter Sunday, in the middle of an ice storm and half of us wound up practically getting pneumonia because of it. At least we didn’t have to eat anything nasty or puke this time around. Cheers!”   When the song kicks in, it’s a rough, rude, and ruthless experience, more primitive and feral than you might be expecting from a tech-death group, but a hell of a strong neck-snapper. While vocalist  Brent Turnbow  barks the lyrics in a gruesome, guttural roar, his bandmates inflict a barbarous array of jolting, jabbing riffs, rapidly scissoring leads, and a mix of double-bass thunder and brain-battering snare rhythms.  It’s hard to resist chanting along to the refrain of  SEWERBORN! , just as it’s hard to look away as the band act the part of blood-stained, headbanging, mid-wives and perform the music on instruments made from landfill refuse. You might smile, you might nod in grim agreement, but either way, you better loosen up your neck muscles for a workout.       Sewerborn   consists of 11 tracks running 47 minutes, and it was recorded with  Navene Koperweis  ( Animals As Leaders ,  Animosity ),  Zack Alvey ,  Ethan Erisman , and mixed and mastered by  Zack Ohren  ( Immolation ,  Carnifex ). The nasty artwork was created by  Tony Kohl .  Get your order in for   Sewerborn   via the links below — and in case you need another taste of the album, we’ve included the band’s video for “ Subservient “, which  premiered  last month at  DECIBEL .   Physical Pre-Order :  https://www.indiemerch.com/uniqueleader/band/ahtme    Digital Pre-Order:   https://uniqueleaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sewerborn    Facebook :  http://facebook.com/AhtmeKc    TRACK LIST:   1. Lord of Shit   2. Subservient   3. Dig   4. Sea of Sand   5. Summoning Shiba (feat. Malcolm Pugh)   6. The Stench of Farooq   7. 9_2_5   8. To Exist   9. Contort and Control   10. Posession Obsession   11. Subhuman Remains

This song may be the last song on the album, but it manifests a kind of central vision that runs through the whole release. As the band explain:

“‘Subhuman Remains’ unintentionally wound up being the main inspiration for the concept behind the whole album. After we wrote it we looked back through all of the songs and realized there’s a basic common denominator between them, and they all focus around the plain and simple fact that we (human beings) for the most part are disgusting and horrible. We went with a literal interpretation of the lyrics for this song when we shot this video, on Easter Sunday, in the middle of an ice storm and half of us wound up practically getting pneumonia because of it. At least we didn’t have to eat anything nasty or puke this time around. Cheers!”

When the song kicks in, it’s a rough, rude, and ruthless experience, more primitive and feral than you might be expecting from a tech-death group, but a hell of a strong neck-snapper. While vocalist Brent Turnbow barks the lyrics in a gruesome, guttural roar, his bandmates inflict a barbarous array of jolting, jabbing riffs, rapidly scissoring leads, and a mix of double-bass thunder and brain-battering snare rhythms.

It’s hard to resist chanting along to the refrain of SEWERBORN!, just as it’s hard to look away as the band act the part of blood-stained, headbanging, mid-wives and perform the music on instruments made from landfill refuse. You might smile, you might nod in grim agreement, but either way, you better loosen up your neck muscles for a workout.

 

Sewerborn consists of 11 tracks running 47 minutes, and it was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animals As LeadersAnimosity), Zack AlveyEthan Erisman, and mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (ImmolationCarnifex). The nasty artwork was created by Tony Kohl.

Get your order in for Sewerborn via the links below — and in case you need another taste of the album, we’ve included the band’s video for “Subservient“, which premiered last month at DECIBEL.

Physical Pre-Order:
https://www.indiemerch.com/uniqueleader/band/ahtme

Digital Pre-Order:
https://uniqueleaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sewerborn

Facebook:
http://facebook.com/AhtmeKc

TRACK LIST:
1. Lord of Shit
2. Subservient
3. Dig
4. Sea of Sand
5. Summoning Shiba (feat. Malcolm Pugh)
6. The Stench of Farooq
7. 9_2_5
8. To Exist
9. Contort and Control
10. Posession Obsession
11. Subhuman Remains

AHTME PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUBSERVIENT” AT DECIBEL

AHTME PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUBSERVIENT” AT DECIBEL

Kansas City tech death group AHTME will release their Unique Leader debut Sewerborn on June 1st. In advance of the release the group is premiering a new music video, which captures the crushing, vomit inducing, disgusting vibe of the album, today via Decibel Magazine.

Watch: Ahtme – ‘Subservient’

Watch: Ahtme – ‘Subservient’

Feast your eyes and ears on a new song from Kansas City tech death crushers Ahtme‘s new album Sewerborn. Musically, “Subservient,” is a steamroller of groovy, technical playing. Visually, it crosses between a standard live footage video and the messiest dinner you’ve ever witnessed.

AHTME RELEASE COVER ART, TRACK LISTING, AND STREET DATE FOR UNIQUE LEADER DEBUT “SEWERBORN”

AHTME RELEASE COVER ART, TRACK LISTING, AND STREET DATE FOR UNIQUE LEADER DEBUT “SEWERBORN”

Kansas City, Mo based tech death group AHTME have released details for their forthcoming Unique Leader Records debut Sewerborn. The 11 track offering, which has a June 1st street date, was recorded by Navene Koperweis (Animals As Leaders, Animosity), Zack Alvey, Ethan Erisman and mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Carnifex). Artwork was provided by Tony Kohl.

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

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.

AHTME’s The Demonization Sees Official Release Today On Unique Leader; Full Record Streaming At Decibel

AHTME’s The Demonization Sees Official Release Today On Unique Leader; Full Record Streaming At Decibel

The Demonization is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal squad, AHTME. Initially issued by the band, under their original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013 and now seeing proper release by Unique Leader Records, The Demonization was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco and delivers forty-minutes of pure, sonic battery.