Kindred: Act I

by Red Cain

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1.
Snakebouquet 06:07
Callous and bleeding I stand On the ruins of this home of mine Yet again a chance to remember Per aspera ad astra, sine metu (Through hardships to the stars, without fear) Before my eyes, a world on fire I walk in the Cradle of Life… I have touched the stars, I have seen the sunlight fade And the Wild Hunt has howled out my name Once Twice Face to the skies Pale blue chaos, what secrets you take to your grave! Once Twice Hundreds of times We search for our saviour, the goddess you call Snakebouquet! Pillars of creation Endless night we crave Golden-foiled metal heralds Echoing our names And we break into the blackness And we open up the skies And across the billion planets Exhale our mighty cry Tonight we fly! Before my eyes, a world on fire I walk in the Cradle of Life We have touched Polaris, we have seen the sunlight fade And the Wild Hunt has howled out our names Once Twice Face to the skies How have you spent all, the days of your thousand lives? Have you ever raised your voice To say “The world is mine!”
2.
RED CAIN - Midnight Sarabande This is our last sarabande Born in the blackness of night Reaching for something lost in a dream Kept just out of reach Repeating the cycle A time of lament Nothing left in between Scars that run deeper Than that of the knife That stabbed my back Here I'm lost To the tides of a life Flowing endlessly In these seas that pull me down A drifter in search of A long lost melody Swept away in haste This is my final stand Time to mend my broken past I find salvation in my dreams A midnight sarabande In solace we all understand Nothing can break from this curse Death claims us all one by one Drags us beneath the dirt We're all Marching in this black parade A haunting funeral And one final epitaph Digging a grave of sweet solemnity In this world of gruelling hate This is our final stand Time to mend our broken past We find salvation in our dreams A Midnight Sarabande Interlude: Lethe...Breathe easy, for your day will come Swim against the current, now We drank of your waters, and we are your sons So give us your rage Will I ever rise from your cold arms Step into the Sun Drive our souls to rest Sorrowbringer Just a glint of gold For the ferryman’s song Lulling us to sleep On our way back home We're all Striving to buy more time Endless suffering In a war against mortality Wearing a mask of childish naivete Cradled by the Devil’s crown This is our final stand Time to mend our broken past We find salvation in our dreams Our Midnight Sarabande
3.
ZERO 06:22
Red Cain - ZERO Lyrics As light begins to crawl Ebbing slowly Time will try to pull me down Into myself Eviscerate this pain Just for a moment! And say “Death waits for no one, So let’s set the world on fire” Fire in your hands Winter has come and the white is your eyes Red are the skies, secret your name I’ll die to be you in the blink of an eye Sell me your promise of grace Bridge the gap, cold as ice I know I am not enough Inject your virus into me I’m not the man I used to know Taste my blood, bring me out Lay me cold onto their waiting arms Give me life, let me breathe Carmine phantom flying free! And I finally see clear As I’m burning up inside I’m the firstborn of Osiris Twisted, hungry, and alive! When I died, you’ve forgotten What it means to wield the sword But I’ll kill for you, my lover In this world, this dying world Can this really be freedom In this strict paradise Close your eyes for one moment Death’s facade cast aside Count your blessings in hate! And you’ll feel like a king When you awaken And the world goes around And you’ll fake it And this fire in your blood This is god now This is rock n’ roll Vacant Though you stood in the Sun You’re vacant To the sands of time, you’re zero I can see through your eyes Only corpses All in blood & gold!
4.
Blood & Gold 04:32
RED CAIN - Blood & Gold There is something I should know Something hidden, locked away Strange places I should go And white faces meet my gaze And I feel desire Roaming through These houses of leaves Restless summer breaks its wings Like a failed bird of prey (Murals painted in blood) Every morning, you rose with the mist (Chants break the silence) To reap, to laugh, to breathe, to have your way For this, I was given shelter On this vampire Sun Now the war is won And I’m made of this This one fatal moment No one left to greet the Reaper Nowhere left to run And I sense the flame (I sense the flame) There are demons here I promise you the end (I promise you the end) And I will take you home (I’ll take you home) Far away from fear Where you can sleep again (Where you can sleep again) And I sense the flame (I sense the flame) There are demons here I promise you the end (I promise you the end) And I will take you home (I’ll take you home) Through the ashes of a dream Where you can sleep again (Where you can sleep again) And I hear a howling (I hear the howling) Roaming through These houses of leaves (These houses of leaves) Sun is down, start the fire Unbeknownst to our lie A new morning becomes day (Laid in graves of silence) Take your paintings of saints And this bitter masquerade I will find another way.
5.
Red Cain - Juliet I saw her, lace and leather and hell Where serpents reign Through winter nights and vodka fever dreams I Called out her name Pale rushes wither Wild leaves on wild winds And I hear her whisper softly Many secret, secret things JULIET Lips like strychnine Mannequin queen She stands Deadly wine for dead men What if I cannot hold on? To the fantasy and what If I’ve given too much and lost my way What if we’ve been here too long? Under the august moon I sleep and dream of wolves Around her campfire heart Oh I know! Oh, I’ve seen her in the dark, her love like blood Her touch like ashes, a night till light is born Yes, I know! So many seek to find Eye of the storm, she’ll keep you warm She is... she is... JULIET Lips like strychnine Mannequin queen She stands Deadly wine for dead men JULIET Her cemetery eyes Open wide Like wings She loves all disastrous things Bring your winter rain (Down on me) Call my name (Your most holy) Flesh is a sculpture for your will Your will JULIET Lips like strychnine Mannequin queen She stands Fall into her immortal hands JULIET Her cemetery eyes Open wide Like wings She loves all disastrous things
6.
There will be time Where is the enemy I crave? Morana calls the night And all the fires The horsemen roam The seeds of war are sown And never far away The hounds that lick the blood of men are howling I rise on the egos of lesser men On broken bones my throne stands On top of your cities my banner waves I’m hauling behind me forgotten graves I sit in the back of your limousine I smile at you from your phone screen You’ll look for me in a stranger’s eyes And whispers of lovers, and children, and wives And when the last bullet its deathsong sings So eloquent, the last word of kings So all this is violence So all this is night It’s slave design Desen-desen-desensitized So all this is violence And so we justify These empty cradles And these empty, empty eyes Down, down, I’m cast aside Flatlining from the wicked lies Deputized to compromise I am who I am who I am who I am who I am Synthetic predator harvesting souls Four rusted horses taking control In this savage garden you kill or you fall There is no god, no no no no no! Fade away Never see that final winter Fall asleep Wash away the sin We are prey Someday we will see behind the crown All is violence All is night Slave design Desensitized So all this is violence So all this is night It’s slave design Desen-desen-desensitized So all this is violence And so we justify These empty cradles And these empty, empty eyes So all this is violence And so we justify These empty cradles And these empty, empty eyes So all this is violence...
7.
Child... Make a deal with me I offer life I offer joy Kings have laid down at my knee This isn’t sorcery, this is just I In your employ Come light the torch, and see the ghost I am the bellow of the bull The crescent moon beyond the coast All that is beautiful and cruel All that is dead I will command So rest a while, stay your hand And take this rose The boy heard The calling, the sound of peace And saw her Wild roses and white summer's eve But war came A-falling on blackened wings and The boy stepped out Into the quarrels of kings The boy of heartblood and organ gave To shut the doors to an early grave He rode into the night with bow and blade And veins full of her sweet nightshade You scorn me again The world is much too cruel, for you to walk Why bother with pain And bloodshed to come When autumn falls and trees lay bare Remember me, for I am there All fall...man and beast So let the ravens feast When ancient curses blot the sun And human cities cry despair When all the works of man have perished Remember me, for I am there For all is love and war When the wing of the crow lies at your door When autumn falls and trees lay bare Remember me for days long past Remember me, for I am there This wasn’t meant to last The blood then mixed with waters clear as day A maiden washing a warrior’s gear and blade Oh maiden, who was here run through? She brightly laughed and whispered “YOU” When autumn falls and trees lay bare Remember me, for I am there All fall...man and beast So let the ravens feast She tells me to rise I close my eyes Sing myself a lullaby Of swords and knives And I’ve seen This I promise you Your demise Unmistakable Your blood It lies evenly On the Wing of the Crow

about

Amid the golden, lacquered glory of modernity, a primal, not yet pervasive, but already persistent note is heard. Whispers of secret, raw, old as time rituals, midnight gatherings of hooded figures speaking in eldritch tongues. Vast forms with natures best left to the imagination, with names unspoken for millennia.

What lies beyond the façade of civilization?

The world has slowed to a crawl, waiting.

credits

released March 1, 2019

Created and produced by Red Cain.
Recorded and engineered by Alan Sacha Laskow, Anthony Blaine, Tyler Corbett.
Mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow, Tyler Corbett.
Lyrics by Evgeniy Zayarny.
Additional lyrics and vocals by Rogan McAndrews (Midnight Sarabande).
Additional guitars and songwriting by Brendan Doll, Tyler Corbett.
Album artwork by Timur Khabirov and Evgeniy Zayarny.
Album Cover by Igor Zayarny.
Special thanks to guests Kobra Paige, Daniel Louden, Tyler Corbett.
And many, many thanks to our families, friends, and fans!

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Red Cain Calgary, Alberta

Red Cain is a powerful, melodic metal project with European roots, known for intricate storytelling and ambient elements paired with heavy, technical guitarwork and a rich, epic musical presence.

Red Cain is proud to be influenced by acts such as Kamelot, Symphony X, Marilyn Manson, Tesseract, and Alter Bridge.
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