Relic Kings are a three member Indigenous rock band based out of Moose Factory, Ontario. Michael Archibald on Guitar, Rob Faries on Vocals, Jimmy McLeish on Drums.
Relic Kings "Armoury" release awarded Best Rock Album at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. May of 2018 the group performed in Radebeul, Germany for the annual Karl May Festival. September 2018 the Relic Kings opened for The Sheepdogs and Monster Truck at New Music Fest in Sudbury, Ontario. October 2018 "The Drive" hit #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. Late in 2018 the group completed recording their follow up to "Armoury" which is scheduled for an early 2019 release date.
Relic Kings originated from a 2013 recording project under the name Black Stone. Their 2013 eponymous ten track album was recorded at Jukasa Studios in Ohsweken, Ontario during the spring of 2013.
Released in June of 2013 it was Produced and Engineered by Darren Magierowski. The song "Push Me" off of that first release gained rotational play on the Stingray Rock channel and on various rock radio stations. The song "It’s Alright" also from that the Black Stone release reached number one on the national Indigenous Music Countdown.
In November of 2015 the group convened for three weeks in Vancouver, BC to record with Producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica) at Armoury Studios. The resulting "Armoury" album was released in June of 2016 with lead single "Take Me Higher" released at the same time. Prior to the release of "Armoury" the band made the decision to change their name to Relic Kings. This reflected the growth and evolution of the band as well as distinguished it from the numerous groups, businesses, organizations, and shows with the name Black Stone. The singles "Take Me Higher" and "The Drive" from the Armoury release received rotational play on SiriusXM's Canadian Indigenous Peoples' Radio and on rock radio. The track "The Drive" reached #1 on the nationally syndicated Indigenous Music Countdown while
"Good Times" reached the top five.
The Relic Kings have opened for The Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, The Trews, Sam Roberts Band, David Wilcox, Sass Jordan, and Honeymoon Suite. They have performed at a wide variety of venues with the Hershey Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, and the Phoenix Concert Theatre among them. The group has participated in the Aboriginal History Month Celebration at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto and APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live in Ottawa.
"The Drive" from Armoury
"Take Me Higher" from Armoury