CURSE OF CAIN Releases Visualizer For New Single, “Hurt;” “Alive” And “Embrace Your Darkness” Live Videos Now Playing + Band Genesis Series Launched

Photo George Grigoriadis

Swedish modern sci-fi metal storytellers CURSE OF CAIN will release their self-titled debut album on May 12th via Atomic Fire Records.

With their third digital single, “Hurt,” the group has released a “short movie gone metal,” impressively demonstrating their cunning prowess. The dystopian song leads the listener through a lost world built by the band with bassist Jonas “The Pirate” Asplind (ex-Follow The Cipher, ex-Ad Infinitum) and its accompanying video was directed and edit by Asplind himself.

Comments the band, “‘Hurt’ is one of the heavy songs on this album: aggressive and dark with a lot of emotions, garnished by some great guest growls from producer Alexander Backlund (Letters From The Colony).”

Watch CURSE OF CAIN’s “Hurt” visualizer at THIS LOCATION. Stream/purchase the track HERE.

Check out the band’s official music videos for “Alive” and “Embrace Your Darkness,” as well as their companion live editions, at THIS LOCATION.

View the first four segments of the band genesis at the CURSE OF CAIN YouTube page HERE.  

Curse Of Cain ranges from modern metal stompers to bitingly aggressive melodic death grandezza, from traditional heavy metal hook magic to menacing soundscapes from a future in ruins. This is an epic sci-fi blockbuster turned addictive metal record and a new chapter in terms of heavy metal storytelling.

CURSE OF CAIN’s inaugural studio offering is in a world of its own. More theatre play than metal record, the record acts as  a dystopian narrative set in a lost world where each band member becomes a bizarre character, fulfilling a role that goes far beyond mere making music with some pals. Elaborating on the ecclesiastical and bloodthirsty story of Cain, son to Adam and Eve and thought by some to be the father of all vampires, the album follows this cursed character through his immortality in a ruinous and crumbling world.

Recorded between 2017 and 2020 in their own studio with Alexander Backlund handling producing and mixing duties, Curse Of Cain is the overture to an epic poem the world of heavy metal has not yet seen. The Pirate’s former bandmate Ken Kängström (Follow The Cipher) contributes some songwriting and Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica) tracked a guitar solo for opening track “The Mark.”

Curse Of Cain will be available on CD jewelcase, LP on Orange vinyl, and digitally.  Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “Hurt,” “Embrace Your Darkness,” and “Alive” HERE.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube HERE. Listen to Hurt” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.

The Soulkeeper – vocals
The Timekeeper – guitars
The Pirate – bass, vocals
Rainbow – vocals, percussion
The Mechanic – drums