Inspired by traditional heavy music extraordinary creative unit Relicseed breaks some rules and boundaries in almost any aspect as a metal band in today`s music industry. The artistic character combines a classical foundation with the need for loud amplification fueled with the ultimately addictive passion – creating and playing live music. The latest studio release “Slaughterhouse” brightly represents the band`s musical signature which was presented to the world during th “Serial Surgery Tour” (April, 2016 – June, 2017). The tour covered territories o the US, Europe and Russia. Last leg of the SST was done together with American rockers Mushroomhead in spring of 2017.
Singer and songwriter Edgars Rakovskis is the founding and the only persistent member of the band since its foundation in 2004 who has led the group across his native Latvia`s borders entering various alternative music markets around the world. Constantly delivering musical and lyrical ideas Rakovskis is considered to be the main creative force within the group through all of its history.
Relicseed`s journey began after their debut “60 Minutes of A Dream” release in 2010. First gigs in Europe followed and later on the band was invited to headline the “Metallibash 2011: 3 Decades of Damage” in San Francisco, CA, USA. Soon after the first American experience Relicseed moved to the Los Angeles based “Tranzformer Studios” to record the second album together with engineer Bryan Carlstrom. Due to Carlstrom`s tragic passing away the record was left unfinished. The band continued touring and appeared as the direct support for American thrash icons Testament and even played their touching ballad “Brothers` Tears” for His Holiness the Dalai Lama 14th of Tibet before His lecture “The Culture of Compassion” at Arena Riga.
In late 2013 Relicseed`s second record “Slaughterhouse” was done and released. The album quickly raised some eyebrows and was nominated for the biggest Latvian music award Golden Microphone 2013 as the best rock and metal recording. In the summer of 2014 Relicseed toured across the USA and “Slaughterhouse” as a number one record on 14th annual Independent Music Awards (USA) in the category best metal/hardcore album followed soon after that.