Kaine drummer Chris MacKinnon has now been officially endorsed by JP Drum Product’s CODE Drum Heads. Writing on his official page he stated.
It’s been a while since this page was active, but I’m back to announce that I am now personally endorsed by JP Drum Products’ CODE Drum Heads!
In other news, I also went on another UK tour supporting the Late-80’s legends Mordred and swept through 10 new venues, 7 of them being O2 Academys!
Still gigging, Still sessioning and STILL DRUMMING.
I feel that things can only get better from here on, agree?
Have a fantastic week guys.
Chris becomes the first member of Kaine to receive an official endorsement. We wish him every success with his new partnership.
Kaine are pleased to announce that they will be re-uniting with their original drummer and fellow band founder Josh Moreton for their debut gig in Norwich at the Owl Sanctuary on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.
Rage commented; “Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show.”
This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years, when Kaine played a last minute show (booked that day) at the Hole in the Wall, Colchester with the set consisting entirely of their debut album in its entirety unrehearsed in December 2012. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black who have new releases coming up.
Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam/sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the heavy metal titans Forged in Black, and we have our single ‘The Exodus coming out on Dec 1st (definitely beats an advent calendar chocolate) that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”
The original Kaine line-up came close to re-union earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be re-uniting the Falling Through Freedom line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.
Dismanibus - Forged In Black
Kaine has dropped its American record label Static Tension less than a month after signing with them. This was due to the label being reluctant to print physical releases for the band as it didn’t believe it had the ability to sell them, describing it as a “risk”. The band believed remaining with them after the decision not to produce a product to sell as pointless.
Rage said: “Unfortunately Static Tension were unable to commit to creating physical materials it believed it could not sell. If a label doesn’t have the confidence in its own ability to market and sell a band just weeks after signing it then there is really no point in continuing. The decision to break was made when we were being asked to commit to buying vinyl’s from them. The deal was to give Static Tension free license to release our material in the United States on CD/Vinyl with them taking the lion share of the income despite not paying anything towards the production of the album. Their only costs would have been the production and advertising but again I am glad we have been able to get out of the deal early. This is just the kind of thing bands have to endure in a music industry on its knees.”
The band had turned down a number of offers from European labels earlier this year when they were being asked to give the record away for essentially nothing while accepting a number of free CD’s to sell in return for exclusive rights to the album, which would have left the band with a significant loss.
Kaine will not be looking for another label in the near future and will continue along the DIY route unless an offer of significance comes the bands way.
Kaine have announced that Saxon Davids will be joining the band on guitar permanently. The announcement was made at the bands October 1st gig at the Asylum in Chelmsford where the new line-up had been unveiled. The band had previously played with this line-up on the O2 Academy, Islington show on the Britain-Ireland Tour with Mordred earlier this year and received strong reviews.
Saxon recently joined the band on tour to fill in for Anthony Murch for the Mordred tour with just two days’ notice. Davids learned the set in time to hop on the ferry to Ireland with the rest of the band (who had replaced Furyon last minute) and play the 10 following dates across Britain & Ireland.
The band will now move forward in the new 5 piece configuration of Rage Sadler on Rhythm Guitars and vocals, Dan Mailer on bass and vocals, Anthony Murch on Lead Guitar, Saxon Davids on Rhythm & Lead guitars and Chris MacKinnon on drums.
Rage said; “We are very happy to welcome Saxon to the Kaine family. Saxon did a great job with us on tour; he showed absolute professionalism in learning and performing the songs live in such a short space of time. Personality wise he was a perfect fit for the band and after the reviews we had from our London show we thought why not go there? We have a lot of layers to our songs which up until this point we couldn’t do exactly as they were on the records live due to missing the additional guitar so with Saxon joining us not only does it make us heavier, but makes all that possible too.”
Saxon commented; “I’m very happy to become a full time member of Kaine and I am looking forward to what the future holds for the band as a 5 piece metal machine! Rage approached me pretty much straight after the Islington O2 Academy gig and discussed with me the possibility of this happening which was a pleasant surprise, that tour was one of the best experiences of my life from a personal and musical perspective so to be asked to join the guys permanently is a great pleasure. I hope to do the band proud with whatever comes our way and I want to thank everyone at The Asylum on the 1st October for the very warm welcome.”
Kaine have been voted by you to support up and coming Thrash titans Savage Messiah on the 21st of November at the Portland Arms, Cambridge. We thank you for the support in making the gig many of you have wanted to see happen! We will also be sharing the stage with our good friends In Search of Sun (formerly Driven) and Cambridge based Metallers AR. We are of course very sorry to have had to compete with our fellow friends in the other bands for the support and wish them well with their activities for the rest of the year.
We are really pleased to say not only did we win but thanks to your support we won convincingly with over half of the votes cast. The results were as follows:
- KAINE (51.94%)
- DAEMONA (15.52%)
- GROSS AFFRAY (9.85%)
- OSMIUM GUILLOTINE (4.48%)
- THIRTEENTH SIGN (4.48%)
- OCULUS (4.48%)
- WRETCHED SOUL (2.99%)
- CORONACH (2.39%)
- INANIMUS THEORY (2.09%)
- DISMANIBUS (0.9%)
- LUNAR VISCERA (0.9%)
Tickets are expected to go fast with a number of people coming from far and wide to see the show. Advanced tickets are just £6.00 from here. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Kaine has put pen to paper to a deal with newly founded Static Tension Recordings. The record deal gives Static Tension exclusive rights to market and sell Kaine’s album “The Waystone” in the United States over the next two years. Kaine is excited to be working with Static Tension on the upcoming US release.
Rage Sadler said: “I am very pleased we have come to an agreement with Static Tension. This is the perfect deal for us as this gives them exclusive rights to sell and market the band in America while we receive a fair share of the income from record sales. The deal also enables us to continue selling our own CD’s and allows us to retain all of our own digital and merch income. The majority of European labels are only interested in ripping bands off and we really couldn’t do this sort of deal with the labels that approached us. This definitely isn’t the case with Static Tension who are firmly in the 21st Century and moving with the times as we are. “
Kyle Stevens of Static Tension, who has 26 years experience in the music industry having worked for the likes of Universal Music Group stated: “I am extremely pleased to have Kaine as my first signing to Static Tension Recordings. Their continued hard work, business savvy, and most importantly, their song writing skills are a breath of fresh air in today’s stagnant talent pool. Proving that traditional heavy metal is alive and well will make the fore-fathers from the New Wave of Heavy Metal proud.”
A special US release of the album will be available on CD and Vinyl from October 14th 2014. These releases will still be available worldwide online through Static Tension’s website.
As announced on the Furyon page, Kaine will be taking their place on the upcoming Britain & Ireland tour with American Metal legends Mordred. We thank Furyon for offering us this great opportunity and we hope to do them proud on the road.
It is with a heavy heart that Furyon are very sad to announce that they have to pull out of the up coming Mordred/Furyon UK tour. This is due to our front man singer Matt Mitchell haemorrhaging one of his vocal chords and how ever much he and the band want to do the tour the ENT specialised and colleague coaches say no. Two weeks total voice rest is needed for Matt. However . Young UK Thrashers Kaine have stepped in to take the slot and we thank them for their support. Also they get the chance to rock these stages with the mighty Mordred.
Saxon (centre) with Rage and Dan at today’s rehearsals.
Kaine will be having a change of personnel for the tour due to Anthony Murch not being able to take up his duties due to work commitments. He will however be playing the London date with the band. Saxon Davids (Entropy) will be playing lead guitar for the band on the tour. Davids had two days and one rehearsal to get ready for this tour which was only offered to the band and confirmed on Monday. Davids has picked up all of the material in such a short space of time and we look forward to having him on the tour.
“I am really gutted to not be joining my friends on tour, however I still get to play the London show! But I am very excited still about what this could bring for the future of the band and Saxon is the only person who I believe capable to take on filling my shoes at such short notice! I wish him well and hope you all support him!” – Anthony Murch
Mordred are an American Metal legend from the Bay Area having made their name as a Thrash Metal/Funk crossover band since forming in 1984.
August 22nd – Dublin – The Voodoo
August 23rd – Belfast – The Limelight 2
August 25th – London – O2 Academy 2
August 26th – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
August 27th – Glasgow – O2 Academy 2
August 28th – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2
August 29th – Sheffield – O2 Academy 2
August 30th – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
August 31st – Bristol – O2 Academy 2
September 1st – Brighton – Concorde 2
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