It’s not that the Aalborg, DK based rock band SONS OF CAIN released huge amounts of material in its short life span. But with the soundtrack for Niels Arden Oplev’s 1996 motion picture ‘Portland’, they created some of the most dystopian rock music available in Denmark at that time. Since then, the band’s music has been described as a journey by train through a dark and gloomy universe, which still feels as intense and relevant now as back then. SONS OF CAIN disbanded shortly after ‘Portland’s premiere in the spring of 1996, and the attention surrounding the movie and the band’s music soon faded.
Over the years, the interest for the band’s music lived on though, and the songs from the film meant something to individuals, not least different musicians, which the members of SONS OF CAIN experienced, as the years went by. In October 2017, SONS OF CAIN reformed with the purpose of playing one reunion show in support of Kellermensch, whom themselves had been fans of the band for many years. Several Kellermensch members formed bands in the past directly inspired by SONS OF CAIN by whom they played cover songs of in their early days as musicians. And thus the circle was full.
Until now, it has only been possible to find the songs from ‘Portland’ on the original cd formats, which was released in very limited numbers, or on YouTube in differing sound quality. Now, Indisciplinarian re-releases the songs as a individual work in its own right carrying the title ‘Re:Sons of Cain’ on vinyl and digital formats, in the hope that the music of SONS OF CAIN will reach a broader audience than previously. In connection with the release of ‘Re:Sons of Cain’, the band will gather for three Danish concerts with the addition of Sebastian Wolff from Kellermensch on guitar. The shows will be a celebration of the release and after all probability also the end of the band’s journey…so, be the first to get onboard for a train ride into darkness.
Photo by Peter Ravnsborg
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Per Silkjær –Drums & Vocals
Frank Reinau – Guitar
Søren Daugbjerg Jensen – Guitar & Vocals
Michael Pedersen – Bass
Fletch – Keyboards
Re:Sons Of Cain (2018)