L-R: Samuel Royce - drums, Nik Ryzhenkov - guitar, Evgeniy Zayarny - vocals, William Lancaster - synths/orchestration, Rogan McAndrews - bass/back vocals Credit: DM Photography
RED CAIN are proud to unleash their debut self-titled EP out now as of November 25th on iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp. The band returns to the scene after a two year hiatus and line up change that now features orchestration guru William Lancaster along with the talented multi-instrumentalist Rogan McAndrews to join founding band members Evgeniy Zayarny, Nikita Ryzhenkov plus Samuel Royce.
The band comments on the EP's release:
"Red Cain" is a concept album, with the tracks mirroring the four “Faces of Man”. Guillotine is War. Dead Aeon Requiem is Ascendance. Hiraeth is Yearning, future and past. Unborn is the Primordial.
It is with a great sense of pride, anticipation, and optimism that we finally reveal these four songs - our first quality thrust at the musical abyss, and our first challenge to you, the fans, as well as ourselves. There are lyrical, musical, and thematic layers to be discovered within these tracks; they are as much a reflection of their creators as of the subject matter, and, as often happens in music, we came out much changed on the other end. If we can instill even a small portion of that change within you, the listeners, that will make all of this worthwhile.
We want to express our gratitude to the people who made this possible and who pushed us to demonstrate that we can take this heavy first step, that we can realize our vision in a way that sets us apart from the myriad of fantastic acts in the rock and metal community. Thank you to our families, close friends, and the first circle of Red Cain fans - we lean on your spears. Thank you to our brothers who stood with us as part of this band at any point - any of our success is your own. Thank you to Robert Kukla for making this record happen from an engineering standpoint. And our deepest gratitude to every single one of you who takes the time to listen to our music, share it with others, or reach out with a word of congratulations.
It's been quite a ride, and our charge forward is just taking shape. We hope you will share it with us." - Red Cain
1. Guillotine (6:12)
2. Dead Aeon Requiem (5:45)
3. Hiraeth (5:17) 4. Unborn (7:03)
EP Length: 24:18
To hear the full stream of the EP, please visit the following link: https://redcain.bandcamp.com/album/red-cain-ep
FREE download of their track 'Dead Aeon Requiem', available at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/red-cain-dead-aeon-requiem-free-song-download Song stream 'Hiraeth' :
Born out of the emerging music scene of Alberta, Canada, Red Cain is a powerful, modern melodic metal project with European roots. Originally conceived as an industrial/gothic hybrid along the lines of Deathstars and Marilyn Manson, they soon evolved to embrace intricate storytelling, finessed their guitar sound, and grew into a more fluid and dynamic musical style. With increased musicianship, the progressive nature of the band grew, as did the influence of acts like Kamelot, Symphony X, and Tesseract.
The band has been a steadfast on the Calgary music scene from 2012 to 2014, playing at venues such as Distillery, Lord Nelson’s, Dickens, Vern’s, and the Republik, alongside known international and local acts, such as Arkona and Scythia.
After a two-year hiatus, Red Cain is back on the scene, with orchestration guru William Lancaster and talented multi-instrumentalist Rogan McAndrews joining longtime members and founders Evgeniy Zayarny, Nikita Ryzhenkov, and Samuel Royce in a new, streamlined, and hard-hitting lineup.
Evgeniy Zayarny’s trademark powerful, dark clean vocals and storytelling depth overlay Nikita Ryzhenkov’s meticulous and inventive guitar work, Rogan McAndrews’ groove and intelligent basslines – all backed by Samuel Royce’s thunderous precision behind the drums and William Lancaster’s symphonic brilliance. Red Cain is a rare mix of articulate songwriting with its heavy, groove-filled instrumentals and evocative rich vocals – all creating a memorable and dramatic musical experience. Their debut self-titled EP is due out on November 25th, 2016.