Kaine will be playing back to back NWOBHM legends events on the 30th and 31st of October 2021. Kaine will return to Gravesend, Kent for the first time since 2019 at Leo’s Red Lion and will be making their first appearance in Newcastle since 2014 with their first ever gig at the legendary Trillian’s venue there.
On the bills will be bands such as Sacriledge, Rhabstallion, Witchfynde, Troyen, Millennium, Battleaxe and Airforce.
Last week the band finished the studio scratch tracks for the 9 songs that will feature of the bands, yet to be titled, brand new album. Drummer Liam Etheridge also recently purchased all of the breakables required to begin tracking the new album and will be looking to be booking into the studio to begin recording the new album as soon as possible.
The band will be heading to Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today to continue rehearsing the brand new songs and preparing to play them live from May onwards. There is still some work to do on lyrics/vocal melodies for the new record.
Finally, in case you missed it, the band released a 12 track EP this week which is limited to just 100 copies on CD. Once these have sold out the EP will become a Bandcamp members exclusive. You can pre-order the CD with a limited edition shirt in your size here.
We’re proud to announce that we have released our brand new EP. You can pre-order the shirt/CD from here.
Recorded live at a streamed show at The Smokehouse, Ipswich from December 2020, the new Kaine EP contains 12 tracks and features songs from Reforge The Steel and The Waystone EP. Editing and additional recording took place at Gallow Wood Media between December 2020 and March 2021.
Two separate mixes are available for this EP. released April 15, 2021
Gallow Wood Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Gallow Wood Media) Produced by Talon Payne Additional vocals by Talon Payne
Twisted Illusion Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Matt Jones) Produced by Matt Jones Additional Vocals by Matt Jones
Kaine are Rage Sadler: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Liam Etheridge: Drums, Backing Vocals Toby Woods: Lead, Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals Isaac Healy: Bass
All music written by Etheridge/Healy/Sadler/Woods apart from Monument (Etheridge/Healy/Murch/Sadler/Woods) all lyrics by Sadler, all solos by Woods apart from Master of Mankind 1 (Sadler)
Kaine has finally recorded all of the scratch tracks and is now ready to book into the studio to begin recording their 5th album, and the second from the “Reforge The Steel” line-up of Sadler/Etheridge/Woods/Healy. The album will have 9 new tracks written by all members of the band. The album has been postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however the band is hopeful that the album can be recorded without further delay with vaccination rates increasing and the infection rates decreasing across the board in England.
The scratch tracks are the base tracks the band will record to in the studio, so its important that these are absolutely accurate to make the recording process as smooth and accurate as possible.
On the EP, which was recorded by back in December, the second version has finally been mixed and the release is now ready to be printed to CD. The EP will contain 2 versions, the first being the “Gallow Wood” mix by Talon Payne and the second is the “Twisted Illusion” mix by Matt Jones with both mixes being very different from one another.
The band will be back at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today to continue work on the new album. Rage and Toby will be working to complete the studio scratch tracks this morning before heading over to the studio for rehearsals. The scratch tracks are the tracks the band will record to in the studio. The band is hoping to begin recording the album as soon as possible.
The band now has six dates for 2021 which are as follows:
Kaine are back in the studio today to work on their brand new album. Over the last few weeks the band has been working on getting tighter and more familiar with the new songs following the break due to COVID-19. Lyrics and vocals have also been worked on in recent weeks as the band prepares to begin recording the album as soon as possible.
The Underground Power EU print of A Crisis of Faith has sold out in the UK. The album was written between 2015-2017 and recorded in 2017 for a 2018 release and is the only studio release from that era of the band. The live album version recently sold out on CD as well. The album is still available in it’s UK format on CD and vinyl from here.
The Underground Power CD’s were only available in a limited run in the UK and have now sold out for good. Some copies are still available online some of which can be found here.
My first gig with Kaine was in April 2018, at The Devonshire Arms in Camden, a tight, sweaty little metal venue with a really cool looking aesthetic. It was barely a week after I’d joined the band, and I’d only had one rehearsal with them prior to this! Good thing I already knew the songs as I was a huge fan of A Crisis of Faith when it came out. We played with Eliminator that night, and they killed it as always. It was a good turnout, and I made way less mistakes than I thought I would. Put it this way, I thought I was gonna turn the thing into a train-wreck, but I somehow made it through with very minimal errors!
Not long after joining the A Crisis of Faith era of the band was over, how was it to be part of in essence a new band?
Well obviously I had no idea that it would be the end of that era and the start of a new band with the Kaine name. I’d been a fan of the band since 2014, with The Waystone line-up, and I was so stoked to be in a band who’s music I already loved, and I thought that A Crisis of Faith was the absolute pinnacle of everything the band ever did. To some extent I still do! I just thought that we’d go on with me on drums instead of Chris and everything would be fine and dandy! But nope, that wasn’t to be, it soon came crashing down. Although in the end I think we proved that it was for the better.
I remember when Rage broke the news that Saxon and Stevo were leaving, and I was pretty shocked. We were on the phone for a good while discussing the next move. We came very close to ending it, but ultimately decided to carry on, and the rest is history. In terms of building the new band it was an awesome experience. I feel lucky in the sense that we all gelled together very well as musicians and people very early on, and now I feel we’re stronger than ever after releasing Reforge the Steel, a comeback album in a sense, and getting the feedback that many people thought it was the best thing we ever did. I think the next album is better though.
What is working with Rage, Toby and Isaac like?
Apart from the occasional tirade, and extremely frequent bullshit, it’s brilliant. Then again I enjoy some of the bullshit as well…
We’re all really good friends, I feel we’re on the same page creatively about 95% of the time, and I feel that together we’re a live force to be reckoned with. When we’re well rehearsed I think we’re unbelievably tight, and playing on a stage with them is always a brilliant thing. I love the songs we’ve written together, and I love the whole experience of playing a gig with them all.
My only gripe is that only sometimes, we will be writing and I seem to be the only one who will ever actually listen to a demo and learn it before coming into rehearsal… then again I have come to realise that that’s just the way the guys learn the songs, which is totally fine. I guess I just prefer to know what I’m playing before I have to go in and rehearse it, but they prefer getting the feel for the song with everyone present!
What have been the best experiences over the past 3 years?
The best experience for me was headlining Colchester Arts Centre in April 2019 and damn near selling the place out. It was an incredible time, and at least on my end nothing went wrong whatsoever. I cannot begin to describe how awesome the feeling was! Other highlights would definitely be playing Burrfest, our final gig of 2020 before the world came crashing down! In terms of other occurrences, on a friendship level, the best was the recording process of Reforge the Steel. I loved the drive up to Bury to do it, I loved the studio, and it was just a really nice atmosphere while we were recording. Seeing how the whole thing came together was really cool.
You have recorded two EP’s and Album with the band as well as two live albums, how has it been working on so many projects since joining?
Fun. Very fun, and the fun will continue with the new album! I really enjoyed recording my parts, and then watching all the layers be built on top of them. Every time we’ve left the studio I feel satisfied with what we’ve all done, and feel like we have done our absolute best.
What was recording Reforge The Steel like so quickly after joining the band?
Honestly, the writing was more surreal than the recording of it. It came together very quickly in the rehearsal rooms, and the recording process on my end ended up going very smoothly. We finished all my parts in 2 days, and I was able to sit back and watch the process of the album coming together as a spectator of sorts. Safe to say I smiled a lot when more and more harmonies were being added!
Your working on yet another album – what have your contributions been to this one so far?
It’s better than Reforge, honestly. The songs are bigger, they’re heavier, they’re faster, and I think as a unit we’ve created a piece of music that could stand up against any release from a bigger band. We’ve all contributed on this one, so it’s a really cool creative effort. I have put forward 2 songs for the album, currently titled Bright and Left Behind, which I wrote structurally and also lyrically myself, and I have also got loads of other songs ready to put on the next album, whenever that may be! I’m proud of not only my songs but the whole album, and I genuinely feel it’s the best thing Kaine has ever done. This is the way the band is going, and you won’t be disappointed with it!
Gigs are finally back on, are you looking forward to being back?
To say I can’t wait is the understatement of the century. I can’t wait to have the whole gig experience again, and I can’t wait for the audience reactions when we return, and I can’t wait to hear what they think of the new songs! We’ve already got some great shows lined up, so the second half of this year is gonna be a damn good one!
What are your objectives with Kaine going forward?
To get the band’s music out to as many people as possible, and to hopefully be able to tour the world, either as a support or headline act. I think we’re capable, just waiting on that break, which I wholeheartedly believe could come from this album. My other objectives with Kaine are to really push my playing style and improve as a drummer. My drumming on this album is already much more complex than the last album, and faster, but I still feel I have a long way to go before I’ll be truly happy with myself as a player.
Kaine will be returning to Wales and playing the excellent Hanger 18 venue in Swansea on Friday, June 25th 2021. Joining Kaine will be Southbound and Who Knows Didley. Tickets will be £8 and more information will released soon.
Kaine will be supporting Rhabstallion On July 9th, Battleaxe and Stormbringer or October 1st and Troyen + Stormbringer on October 23rd. It will be Kaine’s first ever appearance at the venue. Click the links above for ticket and event information.