Canada’s Red Cain is finishing their ‘Kindred‘ saga with the release of ‘Kindred: Act II‘. The album was originally slated to be unleashed on December 4th, 2020, but due to interruptions caused by this year’s main culprit, Covid, the band has decided to push back their second studio album’s digital sales date to January 22, 2021, along with announcing the CD physical release will be done by Sliptrick Records at a later date in the new year.
The band comments:
“We are very excited to partner with Sliptrick Records yet again for the physical release of our next album, with this partnership helping us to sell over 1000 copies of ‘Kindred: Act I‘ in Europe over the past 6 months. To make sure we coordinate properly and deliver to all our fans worldwide, we are delaying the official album release to Jan 2021. But fear not, Varyags – because we will fill the gap with a monster single that we are particularly proud of, to thank you all for your patience.”
‘Kindred: Act II‘ follows Red Cain‘s 2019 album ‘Kindred: Act I‘ also unleashed via Sliptrick Records. Over the past few months of this year, they have shared four singles off the forthcoming full-length ‘Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)‘, ‘Demons‘, ‘Kindred‘ and ‘Varyag and The Shrike‘, which can be heard below. Recommended for fans of Kamelot, Mastodon, and Amaranthe.
‘Kindred: Act II‘ album pre-order will be available on 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 in March 2019 to a variety of excellent reviews internationally, reaching #1 on Canadian College Radio 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 MetalFestival, 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).
1. Kindred (5:06)
2. Demons (4:40)
3. Precipice of Man (5:18)
4. Baltic Fleet (4:53)
5. Varyag and The Shrike (5:54)
6. Sons of Veles (5:01)
7. Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire) (5:49)
Album Length: 36:45