Kindred: Act I

by Red Cain

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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.

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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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Track Name: Snakebouquet
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!”
Track Name: Midnight Sarabande [feat. Tyler Corbett]
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
Track Name: ZERO
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!
Track Name: Blood & Gold
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.
Track Name: Juliet [feat. Daniel Louden]
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
Track Name: All Is Violence
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...
Track Name: Wing of the Crow [feat. Kobra Paige]
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

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