NEW EP RELEASED + LINK TO PRE-ORDER THE CD AND NEW T-SHIRT

Our first ever white t-shirt – available in all sizes

We’re proud to announce that we have released our brand new EP. You can pre-order the shirt/CD from here.

Recorded live at a streamed show at The Smokehouse, Ipswich from December 2020, the new Kaine EP contains 12 tracks and features songs from Reforge The Steel and The Waystone EP. Editing and additional recording took place at Gallow Wood Media between December 2020 and March 2021.

Two separate mixes are available for this EP.
released April 15, 2021

Gallow Wood Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Gallow Wood Media)
Produced by Talon Payne
Additional vocals by Talon Payne

Twisted Illusion Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Matt Jones)
Produced by Matt Jones
Additional Vocals by Matt Jones

Kaine are
Rage Sadler: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Liam Etheridge: Drums, Backing Vocals
Toby Woods: Lead, Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals
Isaac Healy: Bass

All music written by Etheridge/Healy/Sadler/Woods apart from Monument (Etheridge/Healy/Murch/Sadler/Woods) all lyrics by Sadler, all solos by Woods apart from Master of Mankind 1 (Sadler)

SCRATCH TRACKS COMPLETE AS KAINE PREPARES TO RECORD 5TH ALBUM + EP UPDATE

April 4ths Rehearsals

Kaine has finally recorded all of the scratch tracks and is now ready to book into the studio to begin recording their 5th album, and the second from the “Reforge The Steel” line-up of Sadler/Etheridge/Woods/Healy. The album will have 9 new tracks written by all members of the band. The album has been postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however the band is hopeful that the album can be recorded without further delay with vaccination rates increasing and the infection rates decreasing across the board in England.

The scratch tracks are the base tracks the band will record to in the studio, so its important that these are absolutely accurate to make the recording process as smooth and accurate as possible.

On the EP, which was recorded by back in December, the second version has finally been mixed and the release is now ready to be printed to CD. The EP will contain 2 versions, the first being the “Gallow Wood” mix by Talon Payne and the second is the “Twisted Illusion” mix by Matt Jones with both mixes being very different from one another.

KAINE NEW ALBUM + EP UPDATE

I am writing this blog as a general update on what we’re doing as a band and where we are at with the new album.

We actually began writing this new album during the rehearsals for Reforge The Steel, with the song “Train” being written during those sessions and even played live back in 2019. We started writing and putting together a big chunk of the album in 2019 after Reforge The Steel was recorded and between working on The Waystone anniversary EP.

We were making good progress with the Waystone EP and the new album until the COVID-19 pandemic hit early on in 2020 and we have had to suspend the recording of the album and do the remaining work on the Waystone EP as and when it was safe and legal to do so. The album initially was suspended on April 4th last year, until August most recently on January 6th 2021 before resuming at the end of February. Despite all of the delays the band is reasonably back on track and all we need to complete now is three remaining scratch tracks for the studio, get a few tracks up to speed in rehearsal, along with revising/wringing of the lyrics and vocal melodies. There is however a large amount of material that is unfortunately unused for this album due to the delays which we will revisit later.

Unlike Reforge The Steel which was largely written by myself immediately after the A Crisis of Faith line-up split, this album has song writing contributions from every member of the band as well as a number of songs we wrote together in rehearsals. So far we have exciting song names such as Chasing the Train, I’m in a Bath (Swedish Bath time), Stainkiller, Cheesy, Bright, Isaac, Green to Grey, Malwarenius and Steggameth (or Megasteph) as working titles for the tracks, most of which will likely change before the album is released.

On the new Kaine EP. The bulk of the tracks were recorded at The Smokehouse in Ipswich at the December livestream with additional tracking done at Gallow Wood Media at the back end of 2020 and then again this month to complete the release. The EP is mixed and mastered from the Gallow Wood end of things but a second disc of mixes by Matt Jones of Twisted Illusion from the same sessions is currently being worked on for the release.

We have also been uploading regular practice footage and a weekly Podcast onto YouTube to keep people engaged and updated during the pandemic, we’ve given our logo a facelift and have a new shirt/patch design on Patreon. We’ll also be recording an EP later this year for our 2021 Patreon subscribers.

In short this year we should hopefully see the release of a brand new Kaine album and two EP’s! I am very sorry about the delay and I hope you enjoy the final products. In other good news we have two gigs booked for 2021 one in May in Ipswich which is nearly sold out, and one in July which is in Colchester.

In the meantime stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

Rage

KAINE COMPLETE TRACKING FOR NEW EP AND ARE SET TO RESUME NEW ALBUM REHEARSALS THIS WEEKEND

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:

  1. Reforge The Steel
  2. Black
  3. Rebirth
  4. Loudwire
  5. Master of Mankind
  6. Monument

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 BEGIN WORK ON NEW EP WITH GALLOW WOOD MEDIA ON SATURDAY

The tracks recorded at The Smokehouse, Ipswich last Friday (4/12/2020) will be used as for a brand new self titled EP. Kaine will again be joining Talon Payne at Gallow Wood Media in Chelmsford on Saturday ahead of their show at The Music Room Ipswich.

The tracklisting will be

  1. Reforge The Steel
  2. Black
  3. Rebirth
  4. Loudwire
  5. Master of Mankind
  6. Monument

After the work at the studio is completed the band will head straight to Ipswich to play a now sold out show at The Music Room. The EP will be released sometime in the new year.

REFORGE THE STEEL TO BE RE-RELEASED ON CD – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW VERSION OF THE ALBUM PACKAGE + NEW STREAMING VERSION

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.

Black

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.

Bonus Tracks

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.

Production

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.

CD Label

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.

Collectors Series

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.

Definitive Edition

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.

FIRST EVER STREAMED PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 4TH 2020 – NEW EP TO BE RECORDED

EP Cover

Kaine will be joining long time friends Dismanibus, and Arms to Oblivion for their first ever streamed performance on December 4th 2020 at 7pm. The event has been organised by the popular Deadsoul Promotions in Ipswich.

The band wanted to do something a unique for the stream and will take a different route with their performance, as it will be recorded by Gallow Wood Media for a brand new self titled EP. The bulk of the EP will be recorded live at The Smokehouse, Ipswich which you can watch live here. The rest of the recording will take place at the studio with Gallow Wood Media with the EP going on sale at a later date.

RECORDING AND REHEARSAL STUDIOS ARE SET TO REMAIN OPEN DURING UK LOCKDOWN

Our session from the weekend at Pioneer Music, Colchester

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has provided information in response to a question about rehearsals and streams he said: “Arts venues are places of work, so people can come into them for work, if it cannot be undertaken from home. This includes rehearsals and performance. Audiences are not permitted.” The Musicians Union have also confirmed that recording and rehearsal studios are set to remain open during the new national Lockdown in England here.

Kaine will continue work on their new album at Pioneer Music this weekend.

THE WAYSTONE EP SCORES 9/10 WITH METAL GODS TV

EP Artwork

The Waystone EP has scored 9/10 with Metal Gods TV. This is the first review of the EP, which features 4 re-recorded songs from the original album (The Waystone [2014]) and a brand new song (Monument).

Metal Gods TV said that: “The effort of independent groups to generate interesting musical works with a level of quality comparable to that of bands already consolidated in the genre is admirable, in the case of Kaine, it is an album that will keep you attentive from beginning to end, since each one of the songs has a different proposal adorn by that influence of the new wave of British heavy metal and maintains that very old school sound with a fresh and modern touch. I have expectations about the future of this band as it has a pretty solid musical identity and has the elements to shine soon.”

Syl Pdll

You can read the full review by clicking here. You can order the EP on CD here while stocks last.

NEW ALBUM REHEARSALS AT PIONEER MUSIC ON SUNDAY

Last Weekends Sessions

Kaine will again be at Pioneer Music this Sunday working on a brand new album. So far the band has 6 new songs currently being worked on at rehearsals (which can be seen on the video above) with more to come in the following weeks.

Yesterday the band announced that a new version of the album Reforge The Steel will be released soon following the recording of addition backing vocals last weekend at Gallow Wood Media. This version will come in a new package and contain new bonus tracks.