Born out of the emerging metal scene of Calgary, AB, RED CAIN is a modern melodic metal project with European roots. With intricate songwriting, a heavy yet melodic feel reminiscent of progressive acts, and eerie ambient elements, 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. Described 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, Draconian, Marilyn Manson, 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.
Unleashing their self-titled EP in 2016, RED CAIN are returning in 2018 with a debut full length entitled “Kindred” planned for later release this year.Produced by Sascha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) with the band at Perfect Filth Studios, RED CAIN are ready to share with fans their next single and video “Zero” via New Noise Mag to follow their first single “Snakebouquet” off the upcoming “Kindred”.
The band comments on the new track:
“For Red Cain’s next single “ZERO” from our upcoming album “Kindred”, we travel to ancient Egypt – dry, scorched, old as time, built on top of dead empires; littered with secrets and the devoured remains of hundreds of gods. And it is one of these that speaks to you now; the vampire god, the god of death Osiris – and his human vessel, the seeker of forbidden knowledge that may be, in the grand stillness of the desert, ultimately equal to nothing.
Seek – and you shall find; create – and you will be remembered; perish – and be forgotten. So goes the mantra of the mighty and the hope of the weak. So goes the endless cascade toward ZERO.”
Check out “Zero” at the following link: https://
“Zero” single download available on Bandcamp here.
And first single and music video “Snakebouquet” at https://youtu.be/
Full stream of their 2016 self-titled EP available on Bandcamp here.
Red Cain released its debut self-titled EP in November 2016 to rave of excellent reviews from a variety of publications such as Dead Rhetoric, MetalUnderground, and Firewind magazine, among many others. Red Cain’s first single Hiraeth 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.Evgeniy Zayarny’s trademark powerful, dark clean vocals and storytelling depth overlay meticulous, inventive guitar work and dueling solos of guitarists Brendan Doll and Noah Bockmuehl, as well as Rogan McAndrews’ groove and intelligent basslines – all backed by symphonic brilliance and Taylor Gibson’s thunderous precision behind the drums. Red Cain is a rare mix of articulate songwriting, heavy, groove-filled instrumentals, and evocative, rich vocals – all creating a memorable and dramatic musical experience.
RED CAIN line up:
Vocals – Evgeniy Zayarny
Guitar – Brendan Doll
Guitar – Noah Bockmuehl
Bass/Backing Vocals – Rogan McAndrews
Drums – Taylor Gibson
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“Hiraeth” is 6 minutes and 12 seconds of Red Cain’s “intricate storytelling, finessed…guitar sound, and…fluid and dynamic musical style.” With a lot of buzz surrounding the new recording, the local scene is soon going to start seeing this group all over local venues.” – PureGrainAudio
“RED CAIN blew me away from beginning to end this is hands down album of the year, Every second is extremely enjoyable. This album alone is the shining beacon of what metal is and can be the only question left is when are they touring?” – Metal Temple
“Red Cain comes at you with a head banging force. The impact when you hear the song Guillotine will be leaving you wanting to hear more!” – CFMU 93.3 FM – Master Radio (Hamitlon, ON)
“Melodic and full of creative, unforgettable moments… All the songs on this album are so well written and lyrically deep and powerful.” – Metal Nexus
“If you are into heavy, groove-filled instrumentals plus evocative, rich vocals then this is the album for you, this is one of those albums that you listen to over and over again to hear something new and exciting every time. It is a 4 song EP that feels like a full length album.” – Ignite Music Mag
“an eclectic mix of metals sub genres. From progressive, cinematic, symphony along with a touch of Goth. Red Cain have produced a superb CD…They’re a band well worth supporting.” – All About The Rock
“On their debut EP, Red Cain establish themselves, not only as a promising act within their musical category, but one capable of bringing in new ideas to freshen the palate of their genre.” – Musicology