Anthony Murch today has parted ways with Kaine ahead of the band’s new gig schedule and album recording. The decision for Anthony was a financial one as the band takes an incredible amount of effort and this along with living life this had just become unsustainable for him. Kaine wishes Anthony the best with his future endeavours.
Anthony had been with Kaine for 4 years, playing 149 shows with the band.
The band will remain as a four piece for the immediate future, with no plans to replace Anthony currently in place. The four piece version of Kaine will make its live debut on February 5th at The Soundhouse in Colchester.
Kaine have been featured on this month’s covermount CD of Terrorizer with the band’s latest single “Justice Injustice” as well as having a banner on the magazine’s website. A small piece on Kaine can be found in the Candy section of the magazine.
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Kaine have been selected by TBFM judges out of 400 bands to make the final 100 in their biannual TBFM Factor competition. The competition itself acts as a virtual Battle of the Bands with the winners being chosen by fan votes.
Band frontman Rage Sadler commented: “It’s an honour just to be nominated for the final 100 bands by TBFM and an excellent way to kick off 2016. If our loyal and dedicated supporters vote then who knows, much like with the TBFM Awards Nominations we may do very well.”
The aim of the competition is to promote all of the bands involved to a wider audience as well as offering a number of prizes to the top 10 bands which range from the following;
- A 6 month TBFM Management contract offer
- Front cover and 4 page feature in the June 2016 edition of the TBFM Magazine
- A full website design/re-design package worth up to £1,000
- A lyric/animated video from an award winning animator worth up to £350
- A 3 month PR package from Stampede Press
- 12 month Ernie Ball guitar strings endorsement worth over £1,000
- A paid gig at Resin Events venue – The Firebug, Leicester
- A 3-4 gig tour with Lost Island Bookings (paid)
- Interview in TBFM Magazine
- 3 month PR package from Down The Rabbit Hole PR
- 3 months free advertising on TBFM Website
- Paid gig offers from Resin Events (based in Leicester)
- Featured in the TBFM Magazine
- A press release to all major media outlets promoting the bands
Voting will begin from the 31st of January and will take place on http://tbfmonline.co.uk/tbfmfactor/#_
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Kaine played their last show of 2015 at Woodies Youth Centre in Rochester on Saturday and will be now taking a break until February 5th, when they return to play the Soundhouse in Colchester, to work on songs for their new album. It will be the longest break the band has taken from performing live since 2012.
Rage Sadler said: “We have a large amount of material already written for the new record, we are now taking the time to focus it and filter it for what we hope to be our best record yet. We are already performing two tracks from the album, Justice Injustice and Voice in Hell which have been exceptionally well received at our shows. We have also got to find a significant sum of money to again finance the recording of it, but once this is all in hand we are hopeful to be able to release the album next year but as many know, we are a DIY band that relies entirely on itself to pay for the recording, production, mastering, the production of the physical materials and promotion which comes at a huge cost to us. There are presently no labels coming forward to invest and pay for the recording of the album, so we will be looking to fund the record entirely ourselves.”
The band had considered a pledge campaign for the new record, but decided that the band wouldn’t be able to offer anywhere near enough the benefits of signed bands in terms of rewards (additional merch for example) and doesn’t have a large enough fanbase to make the operation viable.
New Wave of British Heavy Metal revivalists Kaine have announced their first standalone tour as a band as they head to Scotland in July 2016.
The band, who did not do any supporting tours in 2015, have decided to make their first attempt at touring alone with three headline dates. The first date will be at the Green Room in Perth on July 22nd, then the Ivory Blacks in Glasgow on the 23rd and finally the band returns to Bannermans in Edinburgh on the 24th. The tour will be self-financed by the band and a special one off tour shirt will be made to help fund the trip.
Rage Sadler said: “As we weren’t able to do any supporting tours in 2015 we have decided to make our own steps to touring alone with a three date tour in Scotland next year. This is of course a risk as we will be funding the entire tour ourselves including promotion but we felt at this stage this would be a natural step for us as a band. Scotland has one of the best underground Rock and Metal scenes, so it was our natural first choice when it came to doing our first standalone headline tour.”
The band will be supported by Disaster Area and Storm of Embers in Glasgow and Damaj plus Nest of Vipers in Edinburgh. This tour will be Kaine’s fourth trip to Scotland having played there three times in 2014 supporting Monument and American Metal legends Mordred on their tours and performed at Wildfire Festival in 2015.
Kaine will be supporting headliners One Machine at this Saturday’s show at The Aquarium in Lowestoft for Attitude Fest 2015. One Machine features Steve Smyth who is famous for playing in legendary bands such as Testament, Forbidden, Nevermore among others.
Kaine will hit the stage at 9:20pm (doors are at 2pm) immediately before One Machine. The last train back to Norwich is at 11:30pm and the station is 15 minutes from the venue. The show is in association with Metal Blade Records and tickets are just £10.00 and are available from here.