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/

Waystone EP recording begins this week at Pointy Halo Productions

Artwork for EP Sleeve and T-Shirt

Liam Etheridge will be heading up to Pointy Halo Productions based at Redwall Record Studio, Bury this week to begin recording the drums for the Waystone EP. The EP will have new versions of 4 songs from the original album plus a unreleased track from the era. Pre-orders are already available with the option to get both the CD and the t-shirt for £10. After the pre order period the CD will be £5 and the T-Shirt will be £10. As ever members will get 10% off. The CD and shirt will both be limited edition so once stocks are gone it will be gone for good – order here.

The Waystone patch now available from Bandcamp

To mark 5 years of The Waystone album we’ve done our first official patch to accompany the new Waystone EP which will be recorded later this year.

This patch is high quality, full colour and features the original “Evil Eyes” t-shirt design. Each patch comes with a free download of The Waystone album. Limited to just 50. Members get 10% off all orders. 

Order here.

Qwertee removes Waystone art from sale after legal challenge

The removed artwork that used Kaine’s The Waystone artwork

Qwertee has now removed the t-shirt following the bands legal threat from earlier today. Kaine will soon be releasing a new 5 year anniversary t-shirt from the album and a new EP.

Kaine to take legal action against Qwertee for stealing Waystone album art

The stolen artwork from The Waystone album

Kaine’s album artwork from The Waystone (and t-shirt design) has been used without permission by Qwertee, a mass t-shirt printing company. The company has ripped off the artwork and design for their Waystone Inn shirts and hoodies (seen above).

The original shirt

Qwertee is based at Qwertee, Block 3, Harcourt Road, Dublin, Ireland and their Company Number is 476522. Former lead guitarist Anthony Murch (who performed on The Waystone) brought the image theft to the attention of the band this morning when the product had been advertised to him.

The original album artwork by Silencer8 which was commissioned by Kaine for the album

Qwertee artist Noreu is claiming to have designed the artwork on their website. This has come as the new line-up of Kaine looks to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the album with their own limited edition t-shirt release and EP. – https://kaine-metal.com/2019/06/19/kaine-to-record-the-waystone-e-p/

Kaine to record The Waystone E.P.

Yesterday in the fan group (can be found here) Rage announced the plan for a special E.P. to commemorate 5 years of The Waystone. The Waystone was the second album from Kaine and was a very popular release that still sells to this today.

For the five-year celebration of the album the current line-up will record a limited edition EP with 4 songs from the album plus one previously unreleased song from that era of the band. The CD will come bundled with a brand-new t-shirt and will be recorded later this year.

Rage said: “To commemorate the 5th anniversary of The Waystone we’ll be re-recording 4 of the tracks from the album along with a previously unreleased track sometime later this year. In order to be able to afford the recording of this E.P. and printing of the new shirt, we have put up a pre-order link to enable you to support the release before we start to record it. It’s just £10 for both the CD and the shirt with 10% off for all our members.

As you will be aware, we’re nearly finished with the new Kaine album, the new Kaine live album recorded back in April and have yet another live album planned to be recorded in November (tickets available from Bandcamp for just £3.) so we’re incredibly busy, we’ve even began writing new material for a follow up album to Reforge The Steel… so please bear with us while we put together all this material for you! It will be with you sooner than you may think…”

This project is entirely fan funded, so you can contribute by pre-ordering here. The CD/Shirt package is just £10 to pre-order from here. Every penny coming in will pay for the recording/production – you can pre order here.

DAN MAILER TO REJOIN KAINE AS GUEST FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN 2019

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Dan Mailer, who helped found Kaine back in 2009 as the bands original bassist and co-vocalist will be rejoining the band on stage at it’s tenth anniversary show next April.

While in the band he released two studio albums, performed on a live album and featured on the band’s first two major tours, one of which being a Britain and Ireland tour alongside American Thrash Metal legends Mordred, and Wildfire Festival where Kaine played alongside Diamond Head, Lawnmower Death, Tygers of Pan Tang, Holocaust among many others. He also had the honour of replacing former Bruce Dickinson bass player Chris Dale, while stepping in to play bass with Monument on the 2014 Monument tour.

The Waystone, still the bands most critically and commercially successful album to date, was largely due to Dan’s contributions to the album and the overall songwriting process, which also saw the band briefly signed and professionally managed.

He has since played bass in bands such as Deep Machine, Daemona, Gabriel and Elimination as well as releasing his first solo EP, Introspectrum, and recently he has become the vocalist for long standing Heavy Metal revivalists and good friends of Kaine, Osmium Guillotine.

To buy tickets to the 10 year show please click here.

4 Years Ago – Kaine entered the studio to record The Waystone

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It’s worth noting that it was now over 4 years ago that The Waystone was being recorded. The album, which went on to sell our numerous times selling over 1000 copies on CD/Vinyl and being streamed over 50k times since release. It was the first full length album to feature drummer Chris MacKinnon and the final album to feature Dan Mailer on bass and vocals, and Anthony Murch on lead guitar.

You can now stream the album for free in full on YouTube (above) with a limited number of CD’s still available for sale here.

The vinyl is now out of print and we will not be getting another run of these made, however there are some still available on the internet from time to time, so keep your eyes peeled. These are all hand numbered.

Kaine’s The Waystone in Profit as Sales/Streaming Total over 50k

 

The Waystone, Kaine’s second album first released in 2014 has made a profit £1,220.93 with 855 sales, 50,812 streams and 16 single sales. This is a huge achievement for the band, who after dropping their label prior to its release funded the album themselves and pushed it hard online and at their many shows.

Physical sales are still the bands strongest source of income for the album bringing in a total £7,835.66, with digital downloads at just £198.53. In terms of streaming income, and income from third party sources such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc. despite the amount of streaming being relatively high (50,812) the return was just £178.23 (£0.0035 per stream/download) for the band.

The largest amount of cost for the album was the production/mastering which came in at £4,888.64 and the duplication/pressing £2,108.85. The total profit for the album now stands at £1,220.93.

Chris MacKinnon, drummer on The Waystone said of the news: “I’m still astounded. When we first released The Waystone, the thought of paying off the album expenses would dare not creep into my mind. There have been times over the years where my dwelling thoughts of the financial struggles of being in a band nearly became crippling. Every single time a fan would buy a CD at a show I would always thank them honestly, explaining how they really are the people that keep the band going.

We often earn criticism from ‘real’ musicians who tell us what we’re doing is futile and we’re approaching the wrong way of marketing our albums, but whatever we’re doing right now is working – to the extent where we are now earning clean profit on my first real album – and the glistening hope I’m seeing for the future makes me want to scream with joy.

This proves it. The blisters, the sleepless nights, the emotional frenzies, they are all worth the sacrifice if we can make the music we love and return a PROFIT! Today is a good day, I look forward to the ones to come.”

Rage Sadler, who performed vocals and guitar on the album, added: “When we dropped the label we knew we were taking a huge risk moving forward, we tried to find another label to put the record out on but they essentially wanted all the profit in return for the album, one offered us 100 free CD’s at no cost we could sell ourselves, which would have left us significantly out of pocket! 

We were mocked in some quarters for not signing, some believing we were simply being arrogant in not doing so. We even had to drop a label after a month because they simply refused to print any physicals, despite us covering all the costs of the album ourselves.

What this says to me, despite what some are saying about Metal being dead and how no new band stands a chance because nobody wants what we are doing anymore, is firstly how wrong those people are and secondly that hard work pays off. We toured relentlessly to promote this album, we took it on the road from every corner of England, to Scotland, Wales and even across the sea to Ireland. We have received a great amount of support from Metal fans right across the world who love what we do. 

After we released it, no major publication would cover it, no bigger festival would book us. We did this entirely off our own backs with the support of the people who genuinely love our music and that for me is the real achievement in this, because for a band our size to not only make a profit but bring in such a significant amount of sales and streams, but continue to do so nearly three years after the album’s release just shows the strength of that album and our live performances.

One issue this does highlight is the amount a band our size gets in return for streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube, or sales from places such as iTunes and Amazon. Despite having over 50 thousand of these streams/sales, which is incredible, it brought in less than £200. These are big companies turn huge profits out of music, but it really isn’t filtering down to bands like ours and that’s the only negative out of today’s announcement.

This is an amazing moment in Kaine.”

Kaine are currently gearing up to record their third album later this year as a follow up to 2014’s The Waystone.