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Red Cain exclusive premiere: ‘Kindred’

Red Cain exclusive premiere: ‘Kindred’

Canada’s Red Cain is finishing their “Kindred” saga with the release of “Kindred: Act II” this coming October. So far the band has unleashed two singles off the forthcoming full length ‘Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)’ and ‘Demons’. Today, they are excited to give a deeper glimpse into the world of their sophomore album with their third single ‘Kindred’.

Vocalist Evgeniy Zayarny explains the story behind the song in further detail:

“‘Kindred’, the title track of our saga, is a song we have spent 3 long years waiting to release. Written before the songs on “Kindred: Act I”, and debuted live in subsequent shows, this song in many ways defined and created the concept for the tracks that followed. Haunting, powerful, challenging, and lyrically intense – it is still one of the songs we are most proud of. And it is time for it to be revealed. 

‘Kindred’ places us behind the burning eyes of the secondary antagonist of the saga, the Nameless Exarch – the high priest of the malign entity seeking to remake the world in its image. His past forgotten and irrelevant, the Nameless Exarch rises as the herald and prophet of this Lovecraftian force and rallies the disenfranchised, disillusioned, and discontent under his aberrant banner – triggering a tidal wave of chaos engulfing the globe. 

The composition of the track follows the path of the Exarch, starting with his call: “something reached and woke me up – and all is crumbling”, and is meant to oscillate between the last moments of introspection of the man who will become the entity’s vessel – “another lonely pilgrim to watch the world burn”, and his capture and dissolution in the maelstrom of fanaticism and madness. The soft vocal interludes play on the pervasive cult mentality of reality being but a dream, with the man that will be the Exarch begging his newfound master to “bring me awake…I need it”. The introspective sections quickly give way to the massive, heavy, and djenty main riff with spiraling leads – his transformation – toward an elevated, haunting chorus that shows the Nameless Exarch finally assuming his mantle with the anthemic “I dream of Kindred mine – across the world, we are the night.”

So don your robe, find a secluded, gothic cavern, light one red candle – and listen to the Exarch’s call with us. This is “Kindred”.

Red Cain – Kindred (click here if the video doesn’t play)

Album Credits:
All songs performed by: Evgeniy Zayarny, Tyler Corbett, Taylor Gibson
All songs written by: Evgeniy Zayarny, Tyler Corbett, Taylor Gibson
Produced by: Evgeniy Zayarny, Tyler Corbett
Mixed by: Tyler Corbett
Mastered by: Tyler Corbett
Album Artwork by: Timur Khabirov

Album Band Line Up:
Evgeniy Zayarny – Vocals
Tyler Corbett – Guitars
Taylor Gibson – Drums

Live Band Line Up:
Evgeniy Zayarny – Vocals
Carlos Cruz – Guitars
Andrei Buldan – Guitars
Taylor Gibson – Drums


Follow Red Cain here:
Red Cain YouTube Channel
Red Cain on Spotify

About the Author


Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

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