WORK CONTINUES ON NEW ALBUM AT PIONEER + RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMANCES UPDATE

Last weeks sessions at Pioneer

Kaine will today return to Pioneer Music studio in Colchester to continue working on the 5th Kaine album. The first four songs are already being rehearsed, revised and worked on by the band with more to come in the following weeks. You can see the latest progress on the link above.

The band had also discussed a return to live performances, however with loud music still illegal in the UK following COVID-19 and new restrictions being brought in for groups of more than 6 people these plans have been postponed. Despite post-lock-down measures being put in place, the cases of COVID-19 are rising again leading to further measures being taken to stop any further spread of the disease including localised lock-downs in certain parts of the UK.

NEW ALBUM WRITING AND REHEARSAL CONTINUES TODAY AT PIONEER MUSIC

Last weeks session at Pioneer Music

Today the band returns to writing and rehearsing for the new album at Pioneer Music in Colchester. Kaine is currently working on the follow up to Reforge The Steel, as well as getting themselves gig ready for when live music returns in full in the UK. You can see some highlights from last weeks session above.

REHEARSALS AND WRITING CONTINUES FOR NEW ALBUM

Kaine will again return to Pioneer Music Studio today to continue rehearsing for their return to the living gigging scene post COVID-19 and to continue to work on their new album. You can see what they worked on last week by clicking the video above.

CD’s and other Merchandise starting to sell out (Won’t be reprinted)

We now only have the following numbers of each item left in stock:

  • The Waystone Album CD: 21
  • The Waystone Patch: 12
  • The Waystone EP: 113
  • A Crisis of Faith UK CD: 91
  • A Crisis of Faith EU CD: 22
  • A Crisis of Faith Vinyl: 172
  • A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt: 3
  • A Crisis of Faith Live: 25
  • Kaine X Live Double Album: 6
  • Kaine X Live DVD: 64
  • Kaine X T-Shirt: 10
  • Reforge The Steel CD: 12
  • Reforge The Steel Live CD: 47

Every item bar Reforge The Steel CD will not be printed again though the next Reforge The Steel CD will be released in a different format to the 1st print. All the albums bar Reforge The Steel will become Bandcamp members only once they have sold out with some limited availability for A Crisis of Faith and The Waystone EP on some select streaming sites.

The earlier prints of the CD and Vinyl are very expensive on re-selling sites so to get the merchandise from the band at the best price please click here to order now. Once its gone, its gone for good!

New Album Writing/Rehearsal Sessions Resume This Sunday

The bands first full rehearsal since March can be seen above.

The band will resume the full writing and rehearsal sessions for the new album this Sunday. Writing as a group on the new album had begun earlier this year prior to the COVID-19 lock-down and had been postponed while the band could not rehearse. However, in the interim period the band has individually written new music for the album which will be brought to the group in the coming weeks with the ambition to record the album later this year. One of the new songs “Chasing The Train” was played live in instrumental form at a number of shows last year and can be heard on Bandcamp by clicking here.

This will be the first Kaine album to feature the same line-up on back to back albums.

Patreon Shirts and Waystone EP’s will ship next week + other orders

The brand new Waystone EP and Patreon shirts along with all other orders will be shipped next week.

Due to a recent influx of sales we have only a limited number of some merch/music items left. The majority of these items will not be made or printed again. The Waystone album will become a Bandcamp members exclusive album (much like the band’s debut Falling Through Freedom) once it has sold out on CD. The digital version of A Crisis of Faith will remain on some streaming platforms once the CD’s and Vinyl have sold out. The Waystone EP, Kaine X Live, Reforge The Steel Live, and A Crisis of Faith live will also not be printed again once the remaining CD’s have sold out and will become Bandcamp members exclusives, except for the Waystone EP which will remain on some streaming sites.

We only have a limited number of the following items left to order:

  • The Waystone Album CD: 23
  • The Waystone Patch: 12
  • The Waystone EP: 120
  • A Crisis of Faith UK CD: 91
  • A Crisis of Faith EU CD: 23
  • A Crisis of Faith Vinyl: 172
  • A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt: 3
  • A Crisis of Faith Live: 25
  • Kaine X Live Double Album: 6
  • Kaine X Live DVD: 64
  • Kaine X T-Shirt: 10
  • Reforge The Steel CD: 12
  • Reforge The Steel Live CD: 47

Reforge The Steel will be printed again but not in the same format as the first edition. Every other item on the above list will not be printed again so if you would like to own some of these items, order now to avoid disappointment. Just to note The Waystone CD (earlier prints) go for upwards of £30-40 on reseller sites and The Waystone Vinyl can go for anything between £80-100. You can order any of the above items by clicking here

You can still order a 2020 Patreon exclusive shirt and patch by clicking here for just £1. Remaining a Patreon will also guarantee you get a brand new shirt for 2021 with a new exclusive design on it, and a new shirt every year after.

Reforge The Steel close to selling out on CD

The full video of the set can be unlocked by joining the bands Patreon for $1 a month here.

The bands latest album, Reforge The Steel, is close to selling out on CD and is now down to it’s final 16 copies. The album, which many have argued that it’s the bands best yet, was first released in October last year. You can grab one of the remaining copies of the original print of the album here.

Kaine also recently released a live version of the album which is also close to selling out with less than 50 copies remaining to buy on CD. Once this is sold out there will be no more made, and the album will become Bandcamp members exclusive after that. You can order the CD here.

Bandcamp Friday Sales Results in for June 5th

In May the band released a special digital compilation for the sale called “Reforged in Faith”. The results of that sale were the following:

Compilation announcement – Seen post 702 – clicked on article – 95
Facebook Event invites sent out 833
Those who said “going” 37 Those who said “interested” 67
Those who did not respond to invites 739

Day before sale reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 834 Engaged: 47

Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 593 Engaged: 49
Final Facebook post – Seen post: 109 – Engaged: 5
Bandcamp Totals: 339 Track plays from 155 Unique listeners

Final Sales: 12 (from the 155 who clicked through)

We tried a different approach this time focusing more on engaging through email and instead of running a Facebook event we ran an advert for the day. The results are:

Event announcement – Seen post 3,245 (Promoted Post)
E-Mails sent out: 1,884‬ (two different emails via MailChimp, and via GMail)

Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 110 Engaged: 9
Bandcamp Totals: 267 Track plays Sales: 50 (from those 267)

This time we offered a package of two CD’s (Reforge The Steel and Reforge The Steel Live) along with a free download of the album.

As you can see the sale this month was considerably more successful although we had to use pay for services such as Facebook Adverts (targeting those who already “like” the page) and Mail Chimp to achieve better results. The end result was even thought there we less click through and plays on the tracks and less engagement then the previous campaign we had 38 more sales as a result of paying for the advertisement and MailChimp then using Facebook for free. In fact it highlights the difference in worth to bands of a free Facebook like over paid advertising.

We spent roughly £50 on both Facebook/MailChimp and our income for the day was £587.90.

REFORGE THE STEEL LIVE RELEASED

Reforge The Steel Live is Kaine’s latest live album recorded at the B2, Norwich on Friday, November 1st, 2019. The album comprises of tracks from Reforge The Steel in its entirety with two tacks from 2018’s A Crisis of Faith.

You can order the album on CD/Digital download by clicking here. Limited to just 100 copies on CD – will only be available while stocks last and will not be reprinted. Click here to order now.

All Patreons and Bandcamp Subscribers are included in the album credits.

The album will be released in memory of Wayne MacConnachie – his passing was discovered the day of the event. Please visit Osmium Guillotine’s bandcamp (https://osmiumguillotine.com/album/waynes-world-live-in-norwich-2019) to order their tribute album to Wayne. They have so far raised over £300 in Wayne’s name for MIND. For more information click here.

Reforge The Steel gets 9/10 from Metal Temple

Overall I have really enjoyed reviewing this album & I would highly recommend the album as one that you should buy either on digital download or a physical copy of the CD as it’s an album you will love to play loud enough for the neighbours to hear! KAINE’s new album “Reforge The Steel” is a great piece of Heavy Metal and it’s an album that I have personally bought today on bandcamp (I will include the link for those who wish to buy a copy.) If your a fan of KAINE you won’t want to miss out & if you haven’t heard of KAINE this is the perfect album to introduce you to the band. I would also recommend that you check out the bands previous materials too.

 Jojo “Rocket Queen” Hamilton 

You can read the review in full by clicking here. You can buy Reforge The Steel on CD and Digital Download by clicking here.