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Montreal, QC – July 24, 2020
For fans of Kamelot, Symphony X, Amaranthe, Powerwolf
Progressive Power Metallers Red Cain Release New “Kindred” Saga Single “Demons”
Premiere Single via SonicPerspectives
New Album “Kindred: Act II” Coming Fall 2020
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; and to whet palettes in anticipation, the single “Demons” debuts today!
The new single explores a demon summoning gone horribly right. Lick your lips and embrace your inner beast with this banger of a track. Red Cain explains the track:
“In what is becoming a tradition, we remember our roots and continue our romp through “Kindred: Act II” with this goth rock anthem evocative of the delicious, bloody melancholy of Charon, 69 Eyes, Lord of the Lost, with a touch of Sisters of Mercy lost between the lines. This was a super fun track to write and play. It flowed naturally for us, and we put it into music with minimal changes – and haven’t stopped enjoying it since. Best consumed ice-cold, on moonlit night drives, an eldritch, forgotten places – with bloody abandon. Feast, friends!”
The spiritual successor to the previous album’s “Juliet”, “Demons” hits hard and heavy in the best goth rock fashion, layering brazen up-front guitar riffs with a groovy electronic backing and pulsing bassline – the foundation to the age-old baritone-voiced gothic tale of a man looking to the dark side for power – and finding a wild ride.
Recommended for fans of Kamelot, Mastodon, and Amaranthe, “Demons” can be heard via its premiere on SonicPerspectives HERE.
More singles are planned to be unleashed leading up to the expected release of “Kindred: Act II” this coming October 2020.
Lyric Video “Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)” HERE.
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 #1 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.
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