Kaine, who suspended their new album writing and rehearsal sessions last month due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 will be returning to rehearsals and writing for the new album this Sunday. Since the bands last rehearsal Pioneer Music in Colchester has closed down, so the band will be moving their rehearsals to Unit One studios, also in Colchester to resume work on the new album. The writing and recording of the new album has been suspended twice since the start of the pandemic. This weeks rehearsals will be filmed for YouTube and will be a very much get back up to speed session for the band.
Yesterday Kaine finished tracking the new EP at Gallow Wood Media’s new location in Margaret Roding in Essex. The EP was originally recorded live at The Smokehouse in Ipswich, with additional tracking taking place AT Gallow Wood Media’s original Danbury location late last year. The EP is now being edited, mixed, and mastered by Talon Payne who has worked with the band on their previous two live album releases and The Waystone EP.
The tracklisting will be:
- Reforge The Steel
- Master of Mankind
It will also be the first Kaine release to feature the new logo and it will be self-titled. Artwork can be seen above.
The band will also be returning to action on Sunday when they hit Unit One studios in Colchester to begin rehearsing the new album ready to begin recording the album in full later this year.
Kaine’s regular rehearsal rooms, Pioneer Music in Colchester have now closed after 13 years of service to local bands and musicians. It is an end of an era for the band who will be returning to rehearsal in a few weeks to resume work on the bands new album.
“Hi all, to those who don’t already know, I am closing Pioneer Music in the next week or so.
I’ve been thinking about moving on for a couple of years now, and having a pretty empty studio for almost a year has helped me make that final decision.
I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the past 13 years, I won’t start naming names because there are so many and I am bound to forget important ones!
Also I’d like to wish everyone good luck with their future plans, whether it is music or not, I wish you all the very best. It’s been a blast and I have tons of great memories of working with you all, for which I am eternally grateful.
So long and thanks for all the fish.” – Matthew Abbott
Kaine started rehearsing at Pioneer Music back in 2011 and every line-up of the band has rehearsed there, bar the original since the original band formed in 2009. We would like to thank Maz for his many years of excellent service to the local music community as well as treating us exceptionally over the past ten years, which included collecting Liam’s keys from the roof of Bartech!
The band will suspend their new album rehearsal and writing sessions due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. This is due to people being at severe risk of infection in the immediate circle of the band, and with the new variant of the virus, younger people are now becoming more regularly infected. 1 in 20 people across all age groups in some areas of Essex are now infected with the virus and it was decided today by the band that suspending the album sessions was the safest decision moving forward.
Sessions will resume as soon as vaccinations become available and assuming rehearsals and recording sessions remain legal. This means that the new album, which the band began work on in late 2019, will be further delayed until further notice along with the new EP.
Tonight the UK Musicians Union has confirmed that studios that are Covid-19 safe can continue to offer both rehearsals and recording sessions under the new national lockdown. This means we will continue to write and rehearse our new album at Pioneer Music for the duration of the lockdown while remaining as safe as possible throughout the process.
Kaine will return to Pioneer Music on Sunday to resume work on their new album after a short Christmas break. The band has been rehearsing 9 new songs with more to come in the coming weeks. Over the Christmas break a new song was written as well as lyrics and vocal melodies for the new tracks which will be worked on in the studio over the next few weeks.
Recording studios and rehearsal spaces are legally allowed to remain open under tier 4 and the band will continue to work on the new album while this is the case.
The band will not be rehearsing this weekend due to the Christmas break but will return to work on the new album shortly after. The new album writing sessions had to be postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the rehearsal on March 13th the band was unable to work on the new album until the 9th of August when rehearsal became legal again in the UK. This has held up the writing/release of the new album which was due to be released later this year.
Kaine will return to the Pioneer Music Studio on Sunday to continue work on their new album. The band now has 9 songs ready and will look to start recording it sometime in 2021. Due to COVID-19 the band was unable to rehearse for much of 2020 which has delayed the writing process for the new album.
New Versions of all the tracks
Following the positive feedback on the inclusion of more extensive backing vocals on our Waystone EP, we’ve updated the album tracks to feature full backing including backing vocal harmonies. The album has received a light remix and remaster to accommodate the new vocals.
The Dragon Reborn (Rebirth) Extended Version
The new version of the album includes an extended version of the song the Dragon Reborn which includes new lead and backing vocals and a remix.
This version of the album features the “single” version from the past release which includes the additional solo from former band member Anthony Murch as well as a remix.
We’ve included The Waystone EP as bonus tracks as they are recorded by the same line-up and production team they fit nicely with the updated version of Reforge The Steel.
These were manufactured by the same company who produced our very well received vinyl sleeves/LP’s for A Crisis of Faith.
Super Jewel Case
The album is now housed in a Super Jewell Case. These are more resilient than the regular Jewel cases and are typically more resilient to scratches and damage than the traditional CD case.
Industry Standard Replication
Unlike our past CD’s which were duplicated, for this version of the album the CD we’ve used the replication method which is much higher quality. These are replicated to the highest industry standards.
Following feedback from our fans, we have ensured that the CD labels on these are of extremely high quality and not “sticky” as many have complained in the past with previous releases.
Full Colour Lyric Booklet
We’ve included for the first time since our debut album’s initial print a full lyric book, which features the photography of Rachel Woods and is displayed in full colour. Every existing Patreon and Bandcamp as of the print of that booklet is also included in the credit sections.
This will be the first release as part of our collectors series offering our releases in the highest quality physical format. We’ll be revisiting our back catalogue to update our previous releases in this fashion as we move forward. We want to offer the best possible experience for those who are buying albums and we feel this new format will deliver a much better product for our fans.
On top of a new physical release, we will be re-releasing the album onto streaming platforms as the “Definitive Edition” which can be found here. This version will include all of the updated tracks, The Waystone EP and the original album.
Essex is back under Tier 2 after the full COVID-19 lockdown of England concluded this week. This means that rehearsals are legal and recording studios/rehearsal spaces can still reman open under the current Government guidelines.
Kaine will return to Pioneer Music Studio on Sunday where they will continue working on their new album and prepare for their EP recording and live streamed session on December 4th. You can attend the event by clicking here.