Riverside, California-based technical/progressive death metallers ARKAIK have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records.
Commented the band: "We have signed a two-album deal and we will be entering Seahorse Sound Studios this summer to record our full-length debut album, 'Reflections Within Dissonance', due out later this year. After the release, we plan for extensive touring to promote the album.
"Unique Leader has always been home to some of the best death metal acts around, which is why we feel being apart of a death metal label of this caliber is the best move for us. We're looking forward to working with Erik and Unique Leader to help establish ARKAIK as a formidable musical force."
According to the band's official bio, "The manifestation of ARKAIK began with the intent to create the most versatile and original sound in existence, using only the most intense, extreme and passionate influences. Caring not for the generic mediocrity that plagues the majority of all genres these days, they have fiercely sought after a sound that places them far above what is considered 'the norm.' Human nature leads us to question existence, to find new pathways of thought and logic.
"ARKAIK is the musical representation of this form of idealogy. Simply listen to one song and the plethora of musical influences that form ARKAIK are devastatingly apparent. This makes them appealing to all fans of heavy metal, regardless of their genre preference."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/arkaik.