L-R - Tyler Corbett - Guitar, Evgeniy Zayarny - Vocals, Taylor Gibson - Drums - Photo Credit Ravenkin Photography
Canada’s Red Cain is finishing their “Kindred” saga with the release of “Kindred: Act II” this coming October. So far the band has unleashed two singles off the forthcoming full length “Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)” and “Demons” . Today, they are excited to give a deeper glimpse into the world of their sophomore album with their third single “Kindred” .
Vocalist Evgeniy Zayarny explains the story behind the song in further detail:
"'Kindred', the title track of our saga, is a song we have spent 3 long years waiting to release. Written before the songs on “Kindred: Act I”, and debuted live in subsequent shows, this song in many ways defined and created the concept for the tracks that followed. Haunting, powerful, challenging, and lyrically intense - it is still one of the songs we are most proud of. And it is time for it to be revealed.
“Kindred” places us behind the burning eyes of the secondary antagonist of the saga, the Nameless Exarch - the high priest of the malign entity seeking to remake the world in its image. His past forgotten and irrelevant, the Nameless Exarch rises as the herald and prophet of this Lovecraftian force and rallies the disenfranchised, disillusioned, and discontent under his aberrant banner - triggering a tidal wave of chaos engulfing the globe.
The composition of the track follows the path of the Exarch, starting with his call: “something reached and woke me up - and all is crumbling”, and is meant to oscillate between the last moments of introspection of the man who will become the entity’s vessel - “another lonely pilgrim to watch the world burn”, and his capture and dissolution in the maelstrom of fanaticism and madness. The soft vocal interludes play on the pervasive cult mentality of reality being but a dream, with the man that will be the Exarch begging his newfound master to “bring me awake...I need it”. The introspective sections quickly give way to the massive, heavy, and djenty main riff with spiraling leads - his transformation - toward an elevated, haunting chorus that shows the Nameless Exarch finally assuming his mantle with the anthemic “I dream of Kindred mine - across the world, we are the night.”
So don your robe, find a secluded, gothic cavern, light one red candle - and listen to the Exarch’s call with us. This is “Kindred”.
Recommended for fans of Kamelot, Mastodon, and Amaranthe, “Kindred” can be heard via its premiere on TheProgSpace HERE .
More singles are planned to be unleashed leading up to the expected release of “Kindred: Act II” this coming October 2020.
“Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)” HERE .
“Demons” HERE .
“Kindred: Act I” is available on Shop Sliptrick , Apple Music , Spotify , Bandcamp .
Described as a vehicle of “Melancholy and Rage” and born out of the emerging music scene of Alberta, Canada, 2017 YYC Awards Metal Recording of the Year winner Red Cain is a power/progressive metal project with Russian roots. With intricate songwriting, a heavy yet melodic feel reminiscent of progressive acts, and elements of Slavic myth and Russian paganism in the storytelling tradition of the cult of Veles, Red Cain champion a fluid, dynamic, and unique musical style centered around telling dark, conceptual Faustian sagas and constructing those into an unforgettable live experience.
Stated by frontman Evgeniy Zayarny as wanting to bring back the “Devil’s music” mysticism all too often missing in modern metal acts, Red Cain delivers flair, groove, and an intricate, lethal edge in their music. Listeners might well pick out elements reminiscent of such luminary acts as Kamelot, Symphony X, Tesseract, Amaranthe, Alter Bridge – whipped into a venomous new shape. The current incarnation of the band is all of these influences mixed with a lot of vodka and Eastern European melancholy, shaken and stirred.
Red Cain released its debut self-titled EP in November 2016 to rave reviews from a variety of publications such as Dead Rhetoric, MetalUnderground, and Firewind magazine, among many others. Red Cain’s EP had the honour of winning Metal Recording of the Year at the 2017 YYC Music Awards. The band has a strong emerging fanbase around the world, being named one of the top 200 bands of 2016 by Headbangers Latinoamerica and the EP’s cover art selected as one of 2016’s 15 best by Metal Underground.
Red Cain’s first full-length album “Kindred: Act I” was released March 2019 to a variety of excellent reviews internationally, reaching on Canadian Earshot Loud charts and establishing the band as a force in the Canadian metal scene, and landing the band a distribution deal with European label Sliptrick Records. A variety of festival appearances at Loud As Hell Metal Festival, Hyperspace Metal Festival, and Canada Wacken Competition have served to cement that status. Red Cain’s music videos for “JULIET” and “ZERO” have to date garnered 11 international film festival awards, including the Music Video Award at the Accolade Global Film Competition (LA). The band aims to deliver its follow-up to “Kindred: Act I” in 2020.