Kaine is a leading force in the British Metal Revival formed in 2009 by Rage Sadler (rhythm guitars & vocals). The band is a NWOBHM inspired 4 piece.
The band was voted the GMA Breakthrough U.K. band of the year in 2013. The results were Kaine (15%), The Defiled (14%), Fallen Fate (13%) and Wretched Soul (12%).
They have played over 200 shows and has supported some of the best-known acts past and present such as NWOBHM legends Praying Mantis, Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden), Deep Machine and American Thrash legends Mordred as well as current acts such as Savage Messiah, Absolva (ex-Fury UK) and ZP Theart’s I-AM-I (ex-Dragonforce and currently of TANK).
In 2014 the band released its second album “The Waystone”. The album was recorded at Angry Bee Studios in London and produced by Akis K (RIP 2015) and mastered by Z-Plane. The album has sold out three times on CD and vinyl and continues to be a top seller for the band. Kaine then completed two tours in 2014 the first alongside Monument (featuring ex-White Wizard members) and the second supporting Mordred on their 10 date reunion O2 Academy tour of Britain and Ireland in support of the album release.
In 2015 Kaine played alongside NWOBHM and Thrash legends such as Diamond Head, Tygers of Pan Tang, Holocaust, Tysondog, Lawnmower Death and Anihilated at Wildfire Festival in Scotland.Later that year the band was nominated as the Best British Band at the TBFM Awards, with Rage Sadler receiving a nomination for best singer and the band’s performance at Wildfire Festival was also nominated for best performance.
The line-up returned to being a four piece in 2016 and began writing a new album with Kaine playing 43 shows across England, Wales and embarked on a headline tour of Scotland. During the year a live recording “The Soundhouse Tapes Live” was released through Bandcamp and a new single, Holding The Line was released with the aim of raising money for the Asylum music venue in Chelmsford. The Single is the bands bestselling song to date.
In 2017 the bands website was recognised as the 87th top Metal blog in the world by Feedspot (Feedspot Blog Reader) . Kaine are listed alongside some of the biggest Heavy Metal sites and bands on the net including the likes Metal Injection, Metal Underground, Metal Blade Records, MetalSucks.net, TeamRock, Decibel Magazine, Terrorizer, Loudwire, Metallica TV, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, Nuclear Blast, Century Media Records, Judas Priest and more.
- Rage Sadler – Rhythm Guitar/Lead Guitar/Vocals (2009 -)
- Chris MacKinnon – Drums/Backing Vocals (2012-)
- Saxon Davids – Rhythm Guitar/Lead Guitar (2014 – )
- Stephen Ellis – Bass (2015 – )