Kaine are pleased to announce they are officially the house band for the Rock Den in Hatfield for 2016. The Rock Den is one of the bands favourite venues having appeared there several times throughout 2014-15 and with an excellent stage and great sound the venue offers a great experience to regular gig goers who are often treated to the legends of Rock & Metal such as Dealer, Salem, Pat McManus, Shooter, Still Remains, Sacrilege, Dennis Stratton, The Deep, Deep Machine, Solider and many more as well as up and coming bands in the likes of Neverworld, Toledo Steel and Osmium Guillotine and Forged in Black.
Frontman Rage Sadler said: “The Rock Den offers people a great place to see bands and for good value for money. When you go to the Rock Den you’re guaranteed to see the bands really perform on a decent size stage and you had a great sound which you won’t get at most pub venues and small clubs. At the moment the venue is one of the best kept secrets on the circuit but our objective is to really push this venue and encourage as many people to come down and support the nights. Dean (the promoter) has always shown faith in us, supported what we do and treated us exceptionally well so it was a no brainer to work with him every month. The Rock Den crowds are always fantastic and one of the most receptive audiences to the style of music we play. If you want to see Kaine be able to really perform and with a top notch sound this really is the place to catch us live.”
Dean Archer, promoter of the Rock Den added: “The Rock Den are pleased to have the awesomeness of NWOBHM Revivalists as their house band for 2016. Rage and the boys are firm favourites with the Hatfield faithful and we looked forward to working with them.”
The dates Kaine will be playing the Rock Den in 2016 are available on the Tour Dates tab of the website. The bands next appearance at the venue will be opening the proceedings at Power & Glory on August 29th. Details can be found at http://www.therockden.co.uk.
Kaine will be lining up alongside some of the greats of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal at this year’s Wildfire Festival in Scotland. Wildfire is Scotland’s Hard Rock & Heavy Metal festival and is taking place from the 26th to 28th of June in South Lanarkshire. Tickets are available from http://www.wildfirefestival.co.uk/.
The festival is being headlined by the legendary Diamond Head whose last release was the critically acclaimed “What’s in Your Head?” in 2007. The band, led by legendary guitarist Brian Tatler was originally formed in 1975 and is considered one of the leaders of the NWOBHM movement releasing its legendary album Lightning to the Nations in 1982. Headlining the Friday of the Festival is Tygers of Pan Tang, also a major player in the NWOBHM movement formed in 1978 releasing their influential debut Wild Cat album in 1980 with their latest release being 2012’s Ambush. Also on the Friday will be Edinburgh’s Holocaust who were formed in 1977 and who’s debut The Nightcomers was released in 1981 and is also regarded as a classic album. The band has been kept alive by guitarist John Mortimer since its inception, with their last release being the 2013 Expander E.P. All three bands are cited as an influence on American Metal legends Metallica who famously covered “Am I Evil” by Diamond Head and “The Small Hours” by Holocaust.
Also on the NWOBHM front appearing at the festival will be Salem, Lawless and Tysondog who have reformed in recent years and are experiencing a revival on the British music scene.
Kaine has been cited by many as one of the reasons to be at this years Wildfire Festival with Bloodbath Fanzine listing Kaine as one of the top 5 bands appearing at the Festival. Metal Talk also stated that ” Kaine are spearheading the revival of the (NWOBHM) movement, and their place at the Wildfire next year is richly deserved” when they were announced as part of this year’s line up back in 2014.
Kaine are pleased to announce that it has finally sold out of its debut album Falling Through Freedom on CD. Falling Through Freedom was recorded between the summer of 2011 and 2012 at Threecircles studio in Essex. It was the band’s first experience in the studio and wasn’t without its issues.
In late 2010 one of the bands founding members Elliot Jackson decided to leave the band with the album half written. The trio of Rage Sadler, Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton carried on into 2011 writing songs for what would be the album while also auditioning new potential guitar players. In the end the band invited Orrin Fairhead to the band with the group relocating its base of operations from Peterborough to Essex in the process.
Kaine headed into the studio in July 2011 as an inexperienced recording unit. In the background the band were all having personal issues, with Dan and Orrin having to live at Rages house after being made homeless following their departure from Peterborough. Rage was supporting the band financially in many respects and has just been forced to take a pay cut, while also funding the costs of the album recording. Dan at the time was working in McDonalds to try and support himself but the unhealthy work environment was taking a toll on his health. Total disaster nearly occurred as both Dan and Josh were involved in a minor car accident as Dan was taking Josh home from the studio one day (after he had issues with his own car) but fortunately both of them were left unscathed but Dan’s car was totally written off.
The recording process was intense with many problems occurring due to Orrin’s unfamiliarity with a number of the songs leaving the rest of the band dissatisfied with his performance. This lead to a number of heated situations inside the studio. To top off the issues with Orrin was the fact that the producer (Ade Hare) had to write his solos for him using a keyboard and then show him where to play the parts for the recording which further frustrated his bandmates at the time.
Kaine finished the album but before it could be released a dispute with Orrin later in the year over both his refusal to play a booked show with his agreement and pay his share of the album costs/band debts lead to his ejection from the group. Rage would subsequently successfully take Orrin to court over the money he owed the band.
Just days after Orrin was ejected from the band, they were contacted by a Colchester based guitar player that Rage loosely knew from the local Metal scene called Anthony Murch. The band arranged a tryout in Colchester that Ant no-showed due to what he described as girlfriend issues at the time. Another local guitar player Adam Wood stepped in at this time to help cover for the band upcoming show in Cambridge. Ant would later show up to another rehearsal and started to work with the band and played the second half of the set at the Cambridge show before formally being offered the position as the band’s new Lead Guitarist.
Ant headed into the studio later in the year to re-record all of Orrin’s parts and solos and the album was then mixed and released in August 2012. The recordalbum was a success as Kaine booked for a number of shows on the strength of the album which gave the group new exposure and enabled them to move forward with their career. Josh would decide to leave to explore other musical interests later in the year and was replaced by Chris MacKinnon.
The Falling Through Freedom line-up did re-unite for just one more gig in December of 2012 where they played the album it its entirety and with no prior rehearsal. A friendly relationship with Orrin was resumed when he attended a show at the Square in Harlow in 2013.
Falling Through Freedom successfully launched Kaine as a band with many of the songs from that record fan favourites and still in the band’s live set today. Those lucky enough to own one of the CD’s can be safe in the knowledge there are just 200 in existence.
Quality of Madness from the album was recently re-recorded live at Short Stack Studios and released as a single with the band’s current line-up.
Kaine are pleased to announce that they are now officially endorsed by Rotosound and are joining their Artist Roster alongside such names as Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden & Praying Mantis), Armoured Saint, British Lion, Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Wolfsbane, Wishbone Ash, James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth) and many more.
Dan Mailer, Bassist for Kaine said: “I am incredibly pleased and proud that Kaine is now working with Rotosound. On a personal level this is a huge achievement, and the list of fellow artists is astounding. I have been using their ‘swing bass’ strings exclusively for 5 years, and I have never made use of a brand so reliable and professional sounding in my bass playing career. Here’s to a long and productive relationship with Rotosound!”
Rage Sadler, Guitarist added: “It’s a big achievement for Kaine to be a Rotosound artist. This follows our successful endorsement by Blackstar Amplification earlier this year. It further increases the level of the band to be able work with companies of this calibre and we are looking forward to more deals as things progress. I am now using Rotosound British Steel strings exclusively from this point forward.”
Kaine are now officially endorsed by Rotosound, Blackstar Amplification, Pellwood Drum Sticks and Code Drum Heads.
Kaine have teamed up with Marky Mark Young Design to provide professional quality poster and promotional designs for the bands headline shows across the country. Marky Mark Young Design has already provided posters for the bands recent successful headline gigs at both the Soundhouse, Colchester and the B2 in Norwich.
Rage Sadler commented: “As we move forward we want to be shown in the most professional light possible, and our poster designs should ideally reflect the quality of the band. We aim to give audiences the very best performance at our shows and the promotional art should reflect this. We were so impressed with Mark’s work on the poster upcoming Harwich gig and the poster he did for the Colchester show we decided to use him exclusively for all our posters and promotional material from this point forward.”
Mark Young added: “I’m excited to work with the awesome Kaine, creating posters that hit as hard as their music is a challenge you can’t turn down.”
Kaine will be playing a headline show for Mark’s own promotion Wardust Live at the Kingsway Hall in Harwich alongside old friends Osmium Guillotine and Yak Attack on the 6th of June. Mark also promotes Wardust Wrestling League shows in Harwich.