KAINE WILL NOT PROGRESS WITH MANAGEMENT OFFER

After discussions with Bonewood Music these past few weeks it was mutually agreed due to different operating practices and philosophies it was decided that it was best that both parties didn’t progress with the management deal. Front man Rage Sadler will resume self-management for the band, although the band will continue to seek professional management ahead of their new album release.

Rage said: “It was clear that the way we work, and how Bonewood Music works are very different approaches and we have decided to move on from the offer. I will resume the management of the band as I have done before. Over the past 12 years, I have been able to manage the band with a degree of success with no financial or industry support as an independent, and while having that industry support moving forward would be advantageous, we come from a strong position that we are already an established underground act in the UK, and therefore will only move onto a deal and management approach that suits us best. Management is a cost and as an independent we have to spend our limited resources as wisely as possible. Ultimately we have to look out for our own interests and we will continue to work hard to make this new record and the band a success.”

We thank Bonewood Music for their interest in Kaine and wish them the best for the future.

KAINE SET TO SIGN MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH BONEWOOD MUSIC – MAJOR PLANS FOR NEW ALBUM RELEASE

UK underground Heavy Metal act Kaine are set to sign a management deal with Bonewood Music and will be henceforth managed by Scott Canty. Scott has a range of experience in the music business and will be developing a plan for the new album launch later this year.

Scott said: “Kaine have been on my radar for a while now – they have always been an extremely active band, and have an army of fans to show for it.

“Having spoken with Rage, it seemed not only the natural but also the perfect time to welcome them aboard Bonewood Music. We shall be helping them shape their next campaign, and grow their fanbase – not to mention it’s about time these guys had some top music videos, I’m sure the fans will be excited to hear that!”

“Watch this space, we have some big plans.”

Since 2014 Kaine had been managed solely by frontman Rage Sadler who added: “I have managed the band to the best of my abilities over the past 7 years, and prior to that before we had management. Although I have worked to keep the band going, I simply do not have the contacts, skills, or knowledge to take the band any further at this stage which is why working with Scott on the new era for the band was a perfect fit for us going forward. Naturally, our long-term goal is to progress our career further as a band and reach a wider audience starting with the brand new album.”

“This was the perfect time to make a change.”

The band will be issuing further updates in the coming weeks and will soon begin record the new album.

THE WAYSTONE CLOSE TO SELLING OUT FOR 4TH AND FINAL TIME

Kaine’s second album The Waystone is close to selling out on CD for the 4th an final time. The Waystone is still the bands best selling album which released 6 years ago in 2014. The band in this era completed two tours, a UK tour and a Britain and Ireland tour supporting Mordred. Kaine also played Wildfire Festival 2015 in Scotland alongside Diamond Head, Tygers of Pan Tang, Holocaust and more.

The album has already been removed from streaming platforms such as Spotify and will be members only on bandcamp after the final 6 copies are sold. You can order one of these CD’s from here, which are cheaper direct from the band than on reselling sites. There is also a handful of patches available to buy on the merch section of Bandcamp.

BANDCAMP SALE! Friday, May 1st!

[A few Fridays ago, we waived our revenue share to help artists and labels impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bandcamp community went above and beyond, spending $4.3 million on music and merch in just 24 hours. It was an inspiring day, and we heard many requests to do it again, so we’re going to do exactly that (and a bit more).

We’ll announce the details of this initiative to everyone next Monday, but we wanted to give our artists and labels a heads up that the first step is coming soon: on Friday, May 1st, we’re going to waive our revenue share again. Stay tuned for more information next week, and be sure to check out our new Bandcamp Artist Guide for recommendations that will help you maximize your sales on May 1st and beyond.]

We’ll be again passing on the discounts on Friday, May 1st 2020 when Bandcamp drops their fees in support of artists again. We do remind people that there will be delays to orders during the lock down period but we will ensure everything will get to you as soon as possible and that digital items are available with every purchase in the meantime. Members will be able to double their discounts.

Kaine Merch Sale! Merchandise from as low as £2!

We’ve dropped all our merch prices to £10 and below to coincide with Bandcamp dropping their fees for items sold on their site for 1 day only! That means in some cases you can get our merch for anything as low as £2-3! We’re also offering all our digital albums for £1.

There are less than 100 of most of the items here so please feel free to grab them while they are affordable.

  • The Waystone Patch – £2
  • Kaine X Shirts – £3
  • The Waystone + Justice, Injustice CD – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith CD [UK] – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith CD [EU] – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith LIVE CD – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt – £5
  • Reforge The Steel CD – £8
  • A Crisis of Faith Vinyl – £10
  • X Double Live Album CD – £10
  • X Double Live Album DVD – £10

All digital downloads £1
+ One Free Download for anyone currently unwell or in isolation

Order Here – https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch

Bandcamp Sale in Response to Bandcamp waiving revenue share on all sales this Friday

We will be holding a one off Bandcamp sale tomorrow in response to fees being waived by the site in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. We will be passing on these savings to you, we have many limited items that will be available to purchase which once sold out, will be gone for good and these included Kaine X items, A Crisis of Faith items, Waystone items and many more. Kaine members will get an additional discount.

We’ll still be offering free downloads to anyone currently unwell or stuck in self isolation – for details please click here – https://kaine-metal.com/2020/03/16/free-download-code-for-those-currently-in-self-isolation/

See Bandcamp’s statement below:

“The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.

It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp”

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser

https://loudwire.com/bandcamp-donate-profits-artists/

Kaine to Release Reforge The Steel on Friday (18-10-2019)

New Enhanced Album Art for Reforge The Steel

Kaine will release their new album Reforge The Steel this Friday via Bandcamp. The album art has been enhanced (again done by Kaine’s long serving artist Silencer 8) and updated for the release (above).

The band began recording in November 2018 (just 9 months after the release of A Crisis of Faith) and recording was concluded in June of this year. The album was finally mixed and mastered last month and is now ready for full release. Reforge The Steel was again produced by Carl B of Pointy Halo Productions alongside Sheldon Jolly, the same team who worked on A Crisis of Faith.

The bulk of the material was written between April and October of last year with many songs being staples of the bands current sets, two live versions of the album tracks will soon be available, the first being Kaine X Live 2019 (already available to purchase, just awaiting mastering) and Reforge The Steel live which will be recorded next month at the B2 Norwich (tickets available from here).

An additional live EP of the songs will be made exclusively available to bandcamp members next week. Members will also get 10% off the CD and additional merch for the album – to join as a member click here.

The new line-up having formed in May 2018

It’s the first release to feature the line-up of Rage Sadler (guitars and vocals), Liam Etheridge (drums), Toby Woods (lead guitar) and Isaac Healy (bass).

Kaine signs Deal with American Management Distilled Entertainment

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Kaine have signed an exclusive management deal with American based Distilled Entertainment ahead of their forthcoming album recording. The band is looking to further expand moving into 2017 with the group hopeful that the third record will help finally break the band, both in the U.K. and abroad. 3

Kaine frontman Rage Sadler said that: “The decision to work with Distilled Entertainment is part of the natural progression with the band looking to build our career in 2017. We have an exceptional record on the way with some of the best material we have ever written, a new line-up working extremely hard which has turned into a class live act and it’s time we capitalised on this.”

Distilled Entertainment has worked with artists signed to such labels as Metal Blade, AFM Records, and Universal Music Group and artists such as Blaze Bayley (ex: Iron Maiden), Stuck Mojo’s Lord Nelson, Onslaught, Enforcer, and Cauldron.

“I am very positive that by working with Distilled, their professional background and willingness to work hard to push the band forward will result in a positive outcome for Kaine.”

Kaine is also currently in discussion with a number of record labels regarding offers for the new album.

Ryan Raes of Distilled Entertainment added: “In today’s difficult UK metal scene Kaine has proven to stand the tests thrown their way and I am excited about the new songs coming later this year. Kaine has the proper attitude I am seeking along with the talent needed to move forward in the industry. I look forward to what the future brings working together”

 

Revisiting The Waystone – Part 1

Rage on tour to promote The Waystone in 2014

Rage Sadler on tour to promote The Waystone in 2014

It may seem a little strange for us to revisit The Waystone while we are working on the new album. I got the idea to revisit the album this week when yet another good review surfaced, from February this year! Metalhorizons wrote about the album and how they were surprised to have missed the record. Now many people in our small circle know the album but the reality is outside of that very few people know anything about the record, or Kaine as a band.

The Waystone as it stands has sold nearly 500 copies over three different formats, which may not be many for say Metallica but for a small, almost regional underground Metal band I would say that’s a huge achievement. There’s still a way to go with the album, our target when we first brought it out was to break even on the record and we are just over halfway there. In recent weeks we haven’t sold as many at our live shows and online as we hoped, so part of revisiting the album this week is to draw attention to it once again and hopefully encourage few more people to buy it.

So how did The Waystone begin? Despite the album coming out in August 2014, the work on the second Kaine album actually started in 2012 when Anthony Murch (lead guitar 2012-15) first joined the band, months before our release of Falling Through Freedom. We had already started writing at that stage and between us we probably had over 10 songs. Only five of these ever ended up being released, of which four are on The Waystone but in some cases in a different format from the original versions. These were Entropy, which was actually written by the original line up (with Elliot Jackson, Lead Guitar 2009-10) and what became Iron Lady, Resistance and The New Wave. I had also written what would become Justice Injustice in 2011, actually as we were leading up to Falling Through Freedom but it never made the record and was released as a single on it’s own in 2015.

So why the change? What happened to those other songs? Prior to us releasing Falling Through Freedom, our drummer at that time Josh Moreton (2010-12) decided he wanted to do something else musically and informed us he would be leaving the band after he had finished all of his remaining dates which took him up until November of 2012. We didn’t rehearse as a band in that period which gave myself and Dan Mailer (bassist/vocals for Kaine 2009-15) a lot of time on our hands. So we rearranged a number of the songs we already had and decided to take Kaine in a different musical direction. I and Dan had been living together for about a year around that time anyway so it meant we had a very close working relationship. Kaine was always influenced by Thrash Metal, and we kind of slotted into that scene in the beginning but that scene was dying and dying rapidly in the U.K. However we never were really a Thrash band, we just sounded too distinctly British and NWOBHM. Thrash is an influence for us, and still is but it’s not what we are. I and Dan listen to a lot of old school straight up Rock and Metal, with Dan also having a lot of progressive leanings so it seemed logical to follow those influences moving forward as opposed to the Thrash thing. We didn’t alter the formulae too radically but we did clean up the vocals, focussing on choruses and melody that would hook the listeners in as opposed to say stuff like Waking Dead and Valnir from our first record.

Here are some of the surviving demos from those sessions. As you can hear there was further changes still to come to the songs before we finally recorded them.

I am still pleased with my solo on Resistance on this demo version! Please bare in mind the tracks are in their rawest form here and are not of professional studio quality.

So I and Dan basically laid down what would be the blueprint for the new album and had a number of writing/demoing sessions to flesh out how we saw the record going. Anthony also started contributing his bits both in terms of songs and riffs to the band at this stage and he had only been with us since that January. Chris joined the band prior to Josh officially leaving, so our immediate priority with him was to teach him the set and work with him in the band. He was only 17 at the time and had been playing primarily funk and covers. He had the hardest part of playing catch-up as we had been a band three years already prior to him joining. I actually thought he was 20!

The first of the new songs I and Dan had written together that we did with the new line-up was Iron Lady. Anthony actually wrote the intro to that track but it wasn’t originally intended for that song. I had heard it and thought it was a perfect fit, and helped launch the sound of what we wanted that album to be. The main chorus riff and lead guitar parts were written by Dan, when he first played them I was having a piss in my bog down the hall. Dan was working at his computer which he had set up in my bedroom so when I finished up, I ran into the room and basically said we must use that! I immediately wrote the chorus lyrics and melody to it as they popped into my head while Dan was demoing the guitars for that section of the song.

So those were the humble beginnings of The Waystone. I will write more about how we got to the rest of it, management, record labels and tours over the week. In the meantime support the band by buying the album here.

Love, Rage

Wanderer from The Waystone, uploaded on YouTube today

Kaine: Back to the start in 2016

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Kaine frontman and founder Rage Sadler recently posted on the band forum about his rebuilding project for Kaine in 2016 targeting venues up and down the country as well as achieving festival bookings and approaching record labels.  To read the post please click here.