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!
Following feedback from the Facebook community, the design theme for Kaine’s 2021 Patreon shirt is Master of Mankind, named after the track from Reforge The Steel. The band also consulted on pricing and many people felt the existing £1 a month tier was too cheap, so for 2021 a new £3 a month tier will be introduced which will offer subscribers an exclusive EP on CD each year they remain a subscriber. The existing £1 a month tier will remain for those who do not want to pay the extra £2 a month.
The new shirt/patch design features the brand new Kaine album from the forthcoming new album from the band which was announced last week. You can both upgrade your existing subscription or join our Patreon to get your shirt, patch, and CD here.
Due to COVID-19, there had been a slight delay to the 2020 patches being printed and sent out, they are currently being made and will be sent out ASAP to all 2020 subscribers and we can only apologise for the delay.
Liam Etheridge has started to stream his gaming footage on Twitch. So far he’s been playing Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty Black Ops – Cold War. You can follow his channel by clicking here.
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.