Canadian Prog Power: RED CAIN drop new video single "Blight"17.01.2023
ALBERTA'S PROG-POWER BAND RED CAIN DROP NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO FOR BLIGHT
Today, Calgary's own prog-power band RED CAIN drop a new single and music video for Blight. Inspired by the Wheel of Time universe, the track is reminiscent of Tesseract, Ihsahn, and Insomnium.
The band comments: "The concept for Blight came out of a question – what is the ideal state in the evolution of organic life? Influenced by authors like Stanislaw Lem and Adrian Tchaikovsky, this has long been a theme in science fiction and is becoming relevant in the modern era. The Blight also plays a key role within the Wheel of Time universe, and the concept sets the stage for a musical exploration from our end where another evolution to our sound likewise takes root."
Blight is defined as an organic contagion that damages, destroys, or corrupts. In the Wheel of Time universe, where the Dark One touches the world, uncontrolled and aberrant growth sprouts and covers the land, home to malign flora and monstrous fauna. With this track, we moved the needle firmly into the progressive part of our prog-power style, delivering an atmospheric, chilling, and dynamic performance meant to mimic the unstoppable advancement of the Blight over the land. Is the Blight a disease or a majestic triumph of organic life without limits?
At the end of last year, the band released Fisher King, which gets its name from the Arthurian Legend, telling the story of a wounded king unable to act as the protector of his lands, spending time fishing in a pond, leading to them falling into ruin. Paying homage to The Wheel of Time, the single received support from premier media outlets such as Bravewords, The Tinnitist, Power Metal, Grande Rock, Metal Heads Forever and the music video premiered via Metal Rules.