Red Cain is a powerful, modern melodic metal project with European roots. Originally conceived as an industrial and 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 Nelsons, Dickens, Verns, 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.
“Red Cain is another great metal band from Canada. These guys represent the progression of power and melodic heavy metal. They mix power metal sounds from around the world like Symphony X, Evergray, Dream Theater and Kamelot and mix in a modern metal sound. Overall this is an awesome work of modern day progressive and power with a touch of heavy dark alternative metal. Such a solid EP and a must have for all metal fans.” — The Dirty Room
Evgeniy Zayarnys trademark powerful, dark clean vocals and storytelling depth overlay Nikita Ryzhenkovs meticulous and inventive guitar work, Rogan McAndrews groove and intelligent basslines all backed by Samuel Royces thunderous precision behind the drums and William Lancasters 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.
1. Guillotine (6:12)
2. Dead Aeon Requiem (5:45)
3. Hiraeth (5:17)
4. Unborn (7:03)
Red Cain line-up
Evgeniy Zayarny – Vocals
Nik Ryzhenkov – Guitar
Rogan McAndrews – Bass
William Lancaster – Synths/Orchestration
Samuel Royce – Drums