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.

Kaine drops Adixtion Music as Booking Agent due to issues over bookings

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Kaine has dropped Adixtion as their booking agent after only two months. This is due to Adixtion booking Kaine to play a number of shows at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden (London) that didn’t have confirmation with the venue. The venue stated: “No gigs have been confirmed with Adixtion as yet, as they never came to the meeting.”

This is despite Kaine confirming and agreeing the dates with Adixtion prior to announcing them. The following shows will now be cancelled:

  • May 22nd, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
  • July 31st, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
  • August 30th 2015 – MK Rock & Metal Festival, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes
  • September 11th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
  • October 10th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
  • November 14th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
  • December 12th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London

If the band hadn’t followed this up with the venue they would have made the trip to the first show advertised to find this wasn’t going ahead and would have lost money on the journey to the venue. The band is disappointed that Adixtion didn’t follow this up with the venue or have the courtesy to inform the band these dates were not confirmed before they were advertised.

This incident follows on from Kaine being booked by Adixtion to play the MK Rock & Metal Festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl (on August 30th) which was supposedly alongside the likes of Motorhead, Slash and many more named acts. The press conference which was allegedly with MTV was cancelled earlier this month and it was revealed that the venue hadn’t actually been secured for the show prior to the bookings being made. A number of the headline bands then started advertising shows on that same date which suggests they were not booked for the show either. No further announcement was made about the event until Kaine pressed them today and they confirmed this festival wouldn’t be going ahead.

Rage Sadler said: “It is with great disappointment that we are being forced to drop Adixtion as our booking agent. This is due to the unprofessional manner in which the Fiddlers Elbow gigs were handled. It seems like we go through one thing after another of late and we wish people were just straightforward with us. We shouldn’t have been offered any dates until they were confirmed with the venue. We would have lost money travelling to the first show to find it wasn’t going ahead as well as having to inform those who came to watch us that we would not be playing that night. It’s something I find totally unacceptable and we will simply not work with people like this. Our reputation is everything, we work hard and we attend every show we are booked to play. We expect to be treated a lot better than we have by Adixition. I would advise all the bands on their roster to check their bookings with the venues before travelling to the gigs.”

Nige Murrells from Adixtion responded by attacking the band saying that; “and Now I see what your about and what i’ve been told about you that I waved away as rumours are actually true. Reckon you’re gonna need a lot of luck.”

Kaine will not be seeking to find a new Booking Agent in the immediate future and will continue to book their own shows.

Kaine Guitar Trio now officially endorsed by Blackstar Amplification

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Kaine guitarists Rage Sadler, Anthony Murch and Saxon Davids are pleased to announce that they are now endorsed by Blackstar Amplification.The band has already had a busy January having signed with Adixtion Music and Revival Metal Records (part of Revival Music Group) earlier in the month. The band is excited to be working with Blackstar who have supplied the band with three HT-Metal 100 Heads and three Series One 212 cabs.

Rage Sadler: “We are very happy about working with Blackstar from this point forward. It says a lot about the direction of Kaine is now headed to be endorsed by such a well-respected and established brand. I am looking forward to taking our new heads and cabs on the road.”

Anthony Murch added: “I am really pleased with making the switch the Blackstar. The amps have beautiful shimmering clean sounds and tight, big distortion tones with great clarity, I fell in love with this amp as soon as I heard it!”

Saxon Davids also commented: “I’m excited to be working with Blackstar as an endorsee. The Blackstar HT metal 100 perfectly fits my needs for crushing distortion as well as beautiful clean tones, any Metal player will find this model a blessing to have in their back line.”

James Evans from Blackstar Amplification said: “We welcome Kaine into Blackstar’s list of prestigious artists”

The band will be using the new Blackstar HT 100 Heads and Series One 212 cabs for the first time at their show at the Carlisle in Hastings this Saturday.

Kaine signs with Adixtion Music Group

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Kaine have officially signed with Adixtion Music, who will act as the bands official booking agents from this point forward in 2015. Adixtion Music was set up in September 2011 as part of Adixtion Entertainments progress into other areas of the entertainment industry. The Adixtion Music team realising the changes effecting the music industry, the team have developed a tried and tested programme of taking unknown artists and developing them into Artists ready to be taken seriously by the Major Labels.

Rage Sadler said; “We are very excited about starting the year off being signed to Adixtion Music Group. We look forward to working with Nigel and his team and hopefully form a successful partnership. The deal came about as a result of us supporting Deep Machine at the Rock Den a month or so back, so I would like to thank the guys in Deep Machine for putting us in touch with Adixtion and enabling this to happen and to Dean at the Rock Den for booking us that night which lead to this! We are looking forward to achieving even more this year.”

This is the first of a number of announcements to be made by Kaine as the band starts 2015 looking to progress on what the band achieved in 2014. For more information visit Adixtion‘s official website.