Italian Melodic Death Metallers CAINITES, reveal new single, “Theotokos”.

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CAINITES have revealed “Theotokos”, the second single from their upcoming debut album “Revenant”, which will be out on June 21st via Scarlet Records.

“Theotokos” explores a plea for salvation to the Mother of God, a desperate bid for redemption through divine intervention, symbolized by the vampiric consumption of the sacred, in search of a lost purity.

CAINITES is the name of the new Melodic Death Metal duo risen from the ashes of the Italian Gothic-Doom masters MOTUS TENEBRAE and founded by Andrea Falaschi aka Frater Orion (DEATHLESS LEGACY), on vocals, drums and keyboards, and Daniele Ciranna, on guitar and bass.

Cover artwork by Frater Orion

Through their dark, gloomy Melodic Death Metal – heavily influenced by the British and Scandinavian masters with a creepy Mediterranean twist too – CAINITES create their own mystique, portraying the bloody mark they have to carry.

“Revenant” is a concept album about an old Orthodox priest who became a vampire against his will. A controversial, cruel and yet fascinating character, oscillating between a sense of abandonment by the divine and the manifestation of a faith that is still present, with continuous pleas to God to stop him from his relentless bloodshed – yearning for a redemption that cannot be reached.

“Revenant” track listing:

  1. Darkness Awaits
  2. Theotokos
  3. Vampire God
  4. God’s Wrath
  5. We Lost Our Sanctity
  6. Forgive Our Sins
  7. Cainites
  8. Embrace
  9. Forsaken
  10. Redemption

You can listen to “Theotokos” in the following video:

Cover artwork by Frater Orion

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