In addition to penning a monthly black metal column for Thrash Hits, writing reviews and features for Metal Hammer, promoting extreme metal shows, oh, and having a day job, Cheryl Carter also manages one-man black metal act Caïna. With the sixth full-length Caïna album, Setter of Unseen Snares, being released this month, we figured now was as good a time as any to make use of our publisher’s leverage to get Cheryl to give us the inside scoop on the story of what looks likely to be one of 2015’s most interesting extreme records. Take it away, Cheryl…
1) Caïna is a one-man band, from the United Kingdom (Hampshire / Sussex, England) and created by Andy, known as "A" on early releases. Stylistically drawing from influences as disparate as black and death Metal, drone, dream-pop/shoegaze, neofolk and post-rock, each Caïna release is designed to be a distinct entity with it's own palette and mood. Amongst the project's lyrical themes are English myths and legends, literature, the repudiation of religion and the exultation of the individual. Read more on Last.fm
Caïna on Thrash Hits
March 13th, 2014
Ideologically speaking, we’ve got an issue with recommending a cassette release. You can stick your format-fetishism down the darkest hole you can find – tapes are rubbish. Thankfully, the likes of Caïna and Esoteric Youth realise that people like us exist, so when they decided to put out a split EP on tape, they made sure that anyone buying it would also get a link to download it digitally as well.