Born out of the vast prairies and snowy peaks of Alberta, Canada, Red Cain is a modern progressive metal project with Eastern European roots. With intricate songwriting, powerful vocals, eerie soundscapes and strong electronic-backed groove, Red Cain champion a fluid, dynamic, and unique style centered around telling dark, conceptual Faustian sagas and constructing those into an unforgettable live experience.
Described by frontman Evgeniy Zayarny as a vehicle of "Melancholy and Rage", Red Cain delivers power, flair, thematic Slavic influence, and intricate, lethal edge in their work. Listeners might well pick out elements reminiscent of such luminary acts as Kamelot, Symphony X, Powerwolf, Lord of the Lost, whipped into a venomous new shape.
Red Cain released their debut self-titled EP in North America in 2016 to excellent reviews, and followed this up with two award-winning full length albums, “Kindred: Act I” in 2019, and “Kindred: Act II” in 2021, with over 3500+ physical copies sold and 250,000 streams. The band has hit #1 on the Canadian National Loud Charts on multiple occasions, and is a 1x winner, 4x nominee for the Metal Recording of the Year at the YYC Music Awards.
Red Cain has created 13 videos and won 17 awards at international music festivals, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, Venice Shorts, Global Shorts, IndieX FilmFest, AIFF, Hollywood Art & Movie Awards, among others.
The band has a strong history of collaboration, with a highlight being our work with Juno Award-winning vocalist Kobra Paige of heavy metal band Kobra and the Lotus, on the track “Wing of the Crow”.
Red Cain returns with a Wheel of Time-inspired 3rd full-length album “NÄE’BLISS”. This album is our homage to the legendary world of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic.
With a grimdark edge, down-tuned guitars, progressive influences, and an unrelenting march forward, “NÄE’BLISS” is a foray into the reverse side of the Wheel of Time story – that of the Forsaken, antagonists, instruments of the Great Lord of the Dark, and the brutal and captivating allure of letting Chaos reign supreme.
With 2023 release "NÄE'BLISS", Red Cain has successfully transitioned into a known heavy metal quantity in Europe, partnering with German PR powerhouse CMM GmbH, and featuring in print mainstays Metal Hammer Germany and Rock Hard magazine, among others. The album has received excellent reviews and posted strong streaming numbers, with 100k+ cumulative Spotify streams since release, reaching publications and audiences in Eastern and Western Europe, Sweden, Finland, South America, and Japan.
Endlich mal wieder eine Power-Metal-Band, die tatsächlich anders klingt und spannende Akzente setzt. Die Ästhetik von RED CAIN erinnert zunächst an Kamelot, allerdings agiert die kanadische Gruppe, die osteuropäische Wurzeln hat, deutlich unberechenbarer und schroffer, wodurch sie konsequent gegen den Genre-Strom schwimmt. Keyboard-Kleister, fröhliche Melodien und übertriebenen Bombast sucht man vergeblich, stattdessen donnern turmhohe Riffs gravitätisch in Richtung Djent. Die dramatische Bildsprache der Musik ist zu jeder Zeit glaubhaft, und Frontmann Evgeniy Zayarnys unkonventioneller Gesangsstil setzt „Näe´Bliss“ die Krone auf.
Ihr progressiv-avantgardistischer, mit prickelden Djent Gitarren und orchestralen Elementen angereicherter Stil beinhaltet eine üerraschende Düsterkeit und erinnert in seiner Machart an Kamelot; im Zentrum steht die herausragende Stimme von Evheniy Zayarny, die in ganz verschiedenen Lagen funktioniert und mit hohem Wiedererkennbarkeitswert gesegnet ist.
NAE’ BLISS is a fine example of world-class Metal. With every album they grow in statue and status - they can stand shoulder to shoulder with the titans of the genre.
They come up with elements of melodeath, symphonic-, prog- and powermetal, melted together by the expressive vocal performance of singer Evgeniy Zayarny, who convinces with his full tone and an impressive range… “Näe’bliss” is well written, varied and dynamic, telling the stories about a common “good” against an “evil” antagonist in a great way.
As such Red Cain uses Näe’bliss to showcase the slickest noodling and power grooving of their career… Red Cain hasn’t yet made an album for the ages in this modern expression of classic prog/power exuberance, but each record thus far has swung for the fences and landed in good graces—stop sitting around and spin some Red Cain!
Red Cain combine with clean singing and growling vocals on opener “Fisher King.” Much of Nae Bliss has a fresh modern sound (“Blight” and the gothic “The Great Hunt”) and some modern groove (“Sightblinder”)… The modern metal here reminds me of Iced Earth and Nevermore which has some excellent clean vocals.