Last weekend we finished tracking all the vocals and vocal overdubs for the new Kaine album at Gallow Wood Media with Talon Payne. The remaining parts to be recorded are the keys from Heidi Crowell. The album is currently being edited and mixed behind the scenes and will be ready for release soon. Liam and Rage be discussing the songs on the album on the forthcoming Podcast episode.
Heidi Crowell will be performing keyboards/synths on a number of tracks on Kaine’s fifth album. Heidi is an exceptional keyboardist and vocalist and we are excited to have her on our forthcoming album, and are looking forward to her contributions to the record.
Heidi recently performed with our lead guitarist Toby Woods on Unit One Session’s cover of Maneater by Nelly Furtado which can be heard on the video above. You can check out Heidi’s music and projects on her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/highdeecmusic or Instagram @highdeecmusic
Photo credit: Jaime Forest
We will be returning to Gallow Wood Media, which is just outside of Great Dunmow, tomorrow to track what we hope will be the final backing vocals for the new Kaine album, as well as a few minor vocal overdubs. This will leave the album complete from a recording perspective.
After these sessions we will then head over to Unit One in Colchester where we will continue to rehearse for our new EP recordings as well as our return to gigging in March.
Kaine have released an early image of artist Silencer 8’s work on the artwork for the new Kaine album. Silencer 8 has provided artwork for every Kaine album since the bands beginning all of which can be seen in the gallery below.
I thought it would be a good time to give an update on where we are at with the new Kaine album. To provide a little context to where we are with the new record, we actually started writing some of the material way back in 2019, while we were working on Reforge The Steel. The intention was at that time to have the album written and recorded with a 2020 release. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 outbreak, any further writing and recording sessions were difficult as we went in and out of lockdown and restrictions and rules were constantly changing. We did our best with it and managed to finish most of the writing for the album earlier this year.
In May this year we started tracking the album at last, and we are close to completing tracking now. This is a very different album to Reforge The Steel, it has a lot more Thrash and Speed Metal influences on this record and a larger contribution from the other members of the band who have written many of the songs and lyrics for this record. Reforge The Steel was written almost immediately after A Crisis of Faith and is the closest thing to a solo album I have done, purely due to the fact the guys were new to the band, and we had to turn around a new album to relaunch the band as quickly as possible.
Another thing we have bene juggling is a new EP for our Patreon subscribers. This will be a CD exclusive to those backing us on the platform for £3 or more. This is also delayed for the same reasons as the album, however we are making good progress and have rehearsed and worked on 4 of the 5 songs solidly over the past few weeks while also recording the new album and playing shows at The Smokehouse in Ipswich and the B2 in Norwich. The 5 EP songs are again very different from what’s on the album and represent a heavier direction for the band.
We have some backing vocals still to record for the new album, potentially a few vocal over dubs, we have keys being performed by a soon to be announced guest, and we still need to finalize artwork for the record but the bulk is recorded. The album still needs to be mixed, but there has been a change in the production team for this record with Wayne Thompson (Unit One Studio’s) tracking and making edits to the album, Talon Payne (Gallow Wood Media) tracking the vocal element and done further edits to the existing instrumental takes to the record, with the overall production now being handled by myself. This has resulted in a different tone and sound from the past two releases. The change has come about by the previous producer now being out of the music business. It also made sense for the band to stay in Essex while COVID-19 was still a major issue, allowing us to minimalize the risk and travel during the period.
The summarise, the album will be out in the new year along with the new EP shortly after. There will be no pre-order for this record.
As ever, thank you for your continued support.
Kaine are continuing to track the new album vocals today with Gallow Wood Media. Nearly all the lead vocals for the album are completed with just one song remaining to be recorded, with some backing vocals still to be tracked and with additional keyboard parts to be added soon.
As ever the band will be rehearsing the new EP material in the evening at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester as the band looks to prepare to begin recording the new release as soon as possible. The rehearsals will conclude what will have been another busy weekend for the band, with a successful gig in Norwich on Friday night also having taken place.
Kaine will be returning to Gallow Wood Media tomorrow to continue working on the vocals for the new album. 6 of the songs have been completed already with just 3 more to be tracked.
Later in the day Kaine will be returning to Unit One for rehearsals. This week the band will be preparing for gig on December 3rd at the B2 Norwich with Brazen Bull and Cold Harbour. Tickets for the gig can be purchased from here.
The band is working on a brand new EP, which you can see the writing and recording process for here.
Kaine have another busy weekend ahead as they take to the road to play Ipswich tonight at The Smokehouse. Tickets are available at the door from 7:30pm where Kaine and Virgin Witch will be supporting Planet Fatale.
On Sunday the band will be heading to Gallow Wood Media in Margaret Roding to track vocals for the new album, before heading over to Unit One in Colchester for further rehearsals of the new album and EP.
Kaine’s latest album Reforge The Steel will be available to purchase at The Smokehouse tonight, alongside the brand new Reforge The Steel t-shirt. Deals will be available at the merch stand, so please come visit us after the show.
Kaine have booked in some last minute album recording sessions, this time with Gallow Wood Media to start working on the vocal tracking for the album following their gig cancellation today. Kaine were due to play an NWOBHM event at the Queens Hall, Nuneaton which fell through due to poor ticket sales, the second time the event has been cancelled.
Kaine will start the vocal tracking with Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media, the band worked with Talon on their most recent EP as well as the definitive edition of Reforge The Steel, The Waystone EP and the Reforge The Steel and Kaine X live albums from 2019.
Kaine will continue their weekly rehearsals at Unit One Studios today in Colchester. Again the focus will be on the winging/playing element of the new album as well as the bands forthcoming gigs. This weeks sessions will be filmed for YouTube for the first time in several weeks, the filming had stopped due to Alex Odinson (who films the sessions) coming down with Covid-19.