Reliq is a Berlin-based avant-doom unit comprising grayl [DE], Niko Lfo [FR], and Xorzyzt [US].
Founded with former guitarist Valquire in 2009, the collective draws from the dark matter of an unraveling psyche, crafting simultaneously transcendent and suffocating sound worlds swathed in the hallucinatory haze of a schizophrenic’s fever dreams.
November 2011 saw the independent release of their self-titled debut album, and shortly after vocalist grayl and drummer Xorzyzt joined with Jonny Teardrop to form ritual drone beast, Black Magik Ensemble.
Reliq | Greed
In 2012, the pair teamed up with guitarist Niko Lfo to create a new mythology for the band. Their score for Claire Kurylowski’s short film, Greed, was released in February. Most recently, their track “Cutthroat” was featured on Modern Movement’s book and CD compilation, out on aufnahme + wiedergabe.
Whether in the frozen Scandinavian forests or in the sprawling urbanity of Neukölln, desolation will be desolation. Berlin outfit Sun Worship channels this desolation into an icy spear of harsh beauty.
Sun Worship | Photon
The result is a kind of black metal without pretense or theatrics, a sonic landscape both stripped and dense, perceived through post-punk schooled eyes and reduced to its bare essentials.
The music of Sun Worship is both a distant formal aesthetic homage to the era that first allowed for a spiritual experience of the genre as well a timeless catharsis through vehemence, momentum and volume.
Reliq & Sun Worship LIVE
Saturday, 02 November 2013 | 21:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg