Cain (band)

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OriginRome, Italy
GenresBlack metal, thrash metal
Years active2005–present
LabelsVampyria Records
Associated actsTheatres des Vampires, Lord Vampyr's Shadowsreign, VII Arcano, Stormlord
MembersLord Alexander
Seth 666
Francesco Bucci
Past membersNighthorn

Cain is an Italian black/thrash metal band formed and based in Rome. It is one of former Theatres des Vampires vocalist Alessandro Nunziati's many musical side projects. Cain's lyrics are written mostly in Italian and Latin, and deal with the history/mythology of the Roman Empire. They self-describe their musical style as "Praetorian black metal".

The band was formed in 2005 by Nunziati (who left Theatres des Vampires the year prior) and two members of his backing live band (S.K. and Nighthorn). In the same year, they released a two-track demo tape, Dioscuri Aurea Sæcula.

In 2007, their first studio album, Triumvira, was released through Vampyria Records. It was well received by the critics; Italian webzine awarded it a 79 out of 100.[1] However, the band entered a long hiatus after the album's release, and were allegedly looking for a new record label during this period.

On 1 December 2014, Nunziati announced on his official Facebook page that Cain would be returning to active after a 7-year hiatus,[2] and on 4 December, he stated that Francesco Bucci, famous for being the bassist of symphonic black metal band Stormlord, would be joining Cain.[3] Since then, however, no further announcements were made.


  • 2005: Dioscuri Aurea Sæcula (demo)
  • 2007: Triumvira

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Lord Alexander (Alessandro Nunziati) – guitars, vocals (2005–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Nighthorn (Silvano Leone) – bass (2005–2014)
  • S.K. – drums (2005–2014)


  1. ^ Herr Baldrud. "Recensione - Triumvira - Cain" (in Italian). Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ LORD VAMPYR OFFICIAL – Facebook status, 1 December 2014
  3. ^ LORD VAMPYR OFFICIAL – Facebook status, 4 December 2014

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