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“Kindred” is the 3rd single from Red Cain's upcoming album "Kindred: ACT II", due October 2020.

The track 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 spiralling 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”.


It always seemed too soon
To give up on the light
And no longer dream..

Something reached and woke me up
And all is crumbling
Something's calling out to me
See what I have seen

Never thought
I’d be called
Silent voices

Eyeless Daemons
Cold, so cold
Dying stars

And I can see their lives
So slowly drifting by
The morning came too late
For all of us and I

I’ve come to soak my pain
In his relentless smile
Another lonely pilgrim
To watch the world

I dream
Of kindred mine
Across the world, we are the night
And dripping
We are divine
Our pale throats beg the knife

We rise!
The madness calls
Forever in our eyes
And I
Will always sell my soul
To ashen skies
We rise!

Eyeless watcher
In the winds
Call my name
Bring me in

Mother, mother
Oh, I’ve sinned
Remember me
As I had been

And when the darkness loses hold
Maybe there’s a place for me here
And maybe love, and maybe calm will wait
Upon some distant shore, echoing so clear

A strange, peaceful land
A friend, or not so much a friend
And once a monster...now just a man

Bring me awake
I need it
Bring me awake
I live
Bring me awake
I need it
Bring me awake
I live!

I dream
Of kindred mine
Across the world, we are the night
And driven
We are divine
We're standing on the edge of a knife

We rise!
This madness calls
Forever in our eyes
And I
Will always sell my soul
To ashen skies
We rise!


released August 26, 2020
Lead Guitars by Brendan Michael Doll
Mixed by Alan Sacha Laskow
Mastered by Tyler Corbett
Additional Vocals by Rogan McAndrews


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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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