Kaine is a Heavy Metal band from East Anglia in England which originally formed in 2009. Musically, Kaine is influenced by everything from Black Sabbath, to Metallica and Iron Maiden and the NWOBHM bringing it together with modern elements for a new sound rooted in the traditions of the past. The band released its debut album Falling Through Freedom in 2012, and it’s follow-up The Waystone in 2014. They toured heavily in support of The Waystone in 2014, completing two full tours of the UK and Ireland, firstly alongside Monument (ex White Wizzard) and secondly, Bay Area Thrash legends Mordred on their return tour.
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 supported some of the biggest current names in Heavy Metal such as Alestorm, Evil Scarecrow Century Media’s Savage Messiah, I-AM-I which features ex-Dragonforce and current Skid Row Singer ZP Theart, The Raven Age who have supported Iron Maiden, British Lion and Anthrax on tour, The Wild Lies and Absolva, which features members of Iced Earth and is currently former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley’s backing band.
Kaine has also had the honour of sharing the stage with legends such as Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Tygers of Pan Tang, ex-Iron Maiden members Dennis Stratton, Dennis Wilcock and Terry Wapram, Grave Digger, Holocaust, Lawnmower Death, Annihilated, Tytan (ex-Angel Witch) , Onslaught.
The Waystone went on to sell out numerous times on CD and Vinyl, selling well over a thousand copies and being streamed/downloaded tens of thousands of times without any label support, or mainstream backing.
In 2016 the band went through a reformation of line-up and sound, returning to a four piece featuring Rage Sadler (guitars and vocals) and Chris MacKinnon (drums and vocals) from The Waystone line-up and joined by Saxon Davids on lead guitar and backing vocals and Stephen Ellis on bass. This new line-up started writing and rehearsing new material for their 2018 album, A Crisis of Faith throughout that year, honing the tracks both live and in the studio before finally recording the album towards the end of 2017.
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 – )