Calgary, Canada’s Red Cain will be continuing their “Kindred” saga with the release of ‘Kindred: Act II‘ this coming October to follow their debut album’s ‘Kindred Act: I‘, which the band is proud to announce has been nominated for a YYC Music Award for Metal Recording The Year for the single ‘Juliet‘ ft. Daniel Louden of Benevolent Like Quietus.
The band was nominated alongside Gone Cosmic, Hyperia, Illyrian, and Metavore. A full list of nominees can be found here. In keeping with social distancing guidelines, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the community stays safe and healthy, the YYC Music Awards are making plans to move this year’s gala to an online, streaming format, on September 20, 2020. More info at https://yycmusicawards.com.
2020 – YYCMA Metal Recording of The Year:
Gone Cosmic – “Sideways In Time”
HYPERIA – “Insanitorium”
Illyrian – “The Entity, Unknown”
METAVORE – “Becoming”
Red Cain – “JULIET [feat. Daniel Louden]”
The band comments on their nomination:
“We are extremely honoured to be nominated for the YYCMA Metal Recording of the Year for the 3rd time with our track ‘Juliet‘ [feat. Daniel Louden]. This was a favourite song of ours to write – a goth rock anthem that in many ways highlights our sound – and it became quite the collaboration. We invited Daniel Louden of Calgary band Benevolent Like Quietus to sing alongside our vocalist Evgeniy Zayarny, and first featured Tyler Corbett (on bass from our good friends Osyron) – who has taken up the lead guitar and production duties on our upcoming album ‘Kindred: ACT II‘. We also worked with Calgary director and friend Rik Zak to film our “Juliet” music film, which has to date won 7 international awards.
This song was truly hosted by a cornucopia of local talent. We can’t thank enough the wonderful organizers of the YYC Music Awards, who’ve made this the premier music event in Calgary, but also all the local bands, musicians, journalists, venues – everyone involved with the Calgary and Canadian music scene. It’s difficult terrain right now, but celebrating each other’s achievements and pushing on is how all great stories are written. And we are extremely proud that our own musical stories resonated enough within the scene to land us this nomination in 2020.”
Described as a vehicle of “Melancholy and Rage”, Red Cain recently unleashed two brand-new singles from their forthcoming album ‘Kindred: Act II‘ due out this October. The album continues the story of the warrior Zalcoatl and combines ancient myths and stories with a commentary on how these exist and apply in modern society.
The first single, ‘Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)‘ is a djenty, aggressive, and thrashy Aztec-influenced concept track in the vein of Mastodon, detailing the protagonist Zalcoatl’s descent into an alien ziggurat. The second single, “Demons” is a demonic ritual and goth rock tour de force, it’s heavy, catchy, laden with a gothic drawl, dark lyrics, and electronic influences, the bastard child of Charon, Sisters of Mercy, and Lord of the Lost.