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.