Path of Hours
Reliquary has become synonymous with the goth music scene in Phoenix, Arizona, where the group is based. This three-member band has created a unique sound that encompasses influences from genres such as goth rock, industrial, darkwave and classical. Reliquary credits the bands Faith and The Muse, The Smiths, Qntal, Lacrimosa and Requiem in White for inspiring and influencing their work. It is because of this diversity that Reliquary has cross-over appeal, and is enjoyed by a myriad of populations. They have opened for Faith and The Muse, Bella Morte, The Last Dance and The Cruxshadows, as well as headlining innumerable shows, establishing their brand and becoming a firmly rooted, much loved fan favorite amongst goth enthusiasts. Signed by Phoenix-based label Final Joy Records, who partners with Black Rain records in Germany, Kara (vocals), Loki (guitar), and Suriel (bass) make up the trio that is Reliquary. Kara is a classically trained vocalist, with a Master's degree in Music Performance Pedagogy. Her impressive four-octave range sends shivers down your spine in the hauntingly beautiful pieces composed by Loki, the group's writer, guitarist and programmer. His sound is strong and expressive, and he can carry you to faraway places with just the stroke of a few notes. Loki's guitar playing creates the signature sound of Reliquary, while dancing harmoniously with bass player Suriel. Together they form the driving force of the band: Suriel provides a powerful foundation with her bass, occasionally contributes exquisite lyrics and effortlessly transitions to keys in certain songs. Their sound is composed of rich layers of synth, drums and strings, completed with complex guitar work and demanding vocal styles. A true "guilty pleasure" for listeners to indulge in, Reliquary has had great success with their previous albums, leading to ovations of reviews in popular publications such as Orkus and Zillo. Additionally, Reliquary reached #8 on the Italian alternative radio charts, which earned them an invitation to perform at one of the largest annual goth/darkwave festivals, Wave Gotik Treffen, in Germany. Path of Hours, the band's latest effort, is scheduled for release (Date here) and Reliquary is looking forward to sharing their evocative, dark music with the world once again.