Rock band Relicseed was founded in 2004 by four Latvian musicians Mārtiņš Rudzītis (guitars), Ieva Strazdiņa (bass guitar), Mārtiņš Daknis (drums) and Edgars Rakovskis (guitars, vocals). Throughout their career E. Rakovskis has remained the only persistent member of the band who has led the group across his native Latvia`s borders entering various alternative music markets around the world. As the main singer and songwriter Rakovskis is considered to be the creative force within the group through all of its history.
The journey began after the band’s 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.
Second studio album “Slaughterhouse” was released in 2014. The record quickly gained attention and was nominated for the biggest Latvian music award Golden Microphone 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.
Currently Relicseed is working on the next studio album.