We are pleased to report that Liam now feels able to return to rehearsals and we will be back in Unit One on Sunday to resume regular rehearsal sessions. He has been suffering from a trapped sciatic nerve and subsequent muscle-related issues in his back. He had recorded, and played the last two gigs in serious pain, and had requested some time off to recover. We’ll be working on our set for the Brewhouse show this weekend.
Liam has been playing, recording and rehearsing for the past several weeks with a trapped sciatic nerve and has since caused further injury to his lower back. Liam has also been funding his own treatment and medication during this period which has put a drain on his finances. In order to give him the best chance to recover, we will be suspending rehearsals. We will however still be playing the remaining gigs for 2022 with an adjusted set where necessary.
Reforge The Steel was released in October 2019 and not long after the release the UK went into a Covid-19 lockdown, and thus live shows were cancelled and suspended for the majority of 2020/21. This meant there was a lack of opportunity for ourselves to play live to promote the album and sell physical copies at our gigs. We are therefore using our August tour as an opportunity to run a soft relaunch of the album, we will be promoting the release through our social channels again and will be performing tracks exclusively from that album during the tour. You can order the CD here.
The original version on CD sold out, the current version is our collectors edition version which includes a high-quality CD, a full colour booklet with all the lyrics all housed in a super jewel case and has 5 bonus tracks as well as a remastered and updated version of the album.
We also produce a limited edition shirt featuring the album art which is also available here.
Although in the past there had been several members who had long tenures in the band, original bassist Dan Mailer (2009-15), and Waystone/A Crisis of Faith drummer Chris MacKinnon (2012-18) the current line-up of Kaine, which came together in May 2018 has now been the longest running in the band’s history, and the only line-up to appear on back-to-back releases. Reforge The Steel and the new album After Extinction are the only Kaine albums where the same line-up has featured consecutively.
MK8 (2018 – Present)
*This isn’t counting transitional line-ups, or where former members have returned to cover for the band on occasion.
The band in its current incarnation is the longest running version of Kaine since the original band was formed back in 2009.
To celebrate the 4th anniversary of the reformation of Kaine with the current line-up, we are running a sale on all the CDs released by the band since then. This is to help raise funds for the band while we try and finish our new album and EP and remain on the road following two years of restrictions due to Covid-19 hurting the band’s finances significantly.
If you are yet to complete your collection of Kaine releases, this is a good opportunity to pick up items cheaply. Members get a further discount on all items.
Reforge The Steel – Collectors CD
This is a special edition of the album with bonus tracks, a full-colour lyric book, and comes in a Super Jewell case. The album was also remastered for this CD and differs from the original CD.
Sale Price: £10
Reforge The Steel Live CD
Recorded in late 2019 before the pandemic hit. This is a complete live recording of the album from the B2, Norwich which also includes tracks from A Crisis of Faith from that set. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.
Sale Price: £5
The Waystone EP
This includes 5 re-recordings and updated versions of tracks from our 2014 album The Waystone released to celebrate the anniversary of that release. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.
Sale Price: £5
Recorded live at The Smokehouse, Ipswich at the end of 2020 and released in 202, this CD includes two versions of the EP and is only available in limited numbers.
Sale Price: £5
Kaine X DVD
This is a recording of our full set from the 10th-anniversary show at Colchester Arts Centre. The DVD was released to help support the costs of that show and is a very limited item. Each DVD comes with the tickets from the gig as well as a digital version of the live album from the same night.
Sale Price: £5
Reforge The Steel – Full-Colour Shirt
Sale Price: £10
Order from here: https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch
We’re celebrating our fourth anniversary tonight at the Smokehouse, Ipswich. We officially came together as this version of Kaine on May 12th, 2018, in what was the most chaotic period in the band’s history.
Since then, we have released an album (Reforge The Steel, 2019), several live albums (Kaine X Live 2019, Reforge The Steel Live 2019, two EPs (The Waystone, 2020 and Kaine, 2021), and have a brand new album (After Extinction) and two new EP’s coming out soon.
Tonight will be our 58th gig together since our formation.
We will be playing the Tap ‘N’ Tumbler tonight in Nottingham alongside Neverworld and Planet Fatale. This is our first appearance at the venue and our first gig in Nottingham since 2013. We will be doing songs from Reforge The Steel, Falling Through Freedom, and our new album After Extinction.
On Sunday we will be back home in Colchester tracking guitars for the 2021 Patreon EP with Wayne Thompson. We have five new songs for that EP which will be a CD exclusive for our Patreons only.
We will be heading to Unit One tomorrow to prepare for our next two gigs next weekend in Cambridge and Hastings. We return to our regular line-up and will be playing a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel and After Extinction.
Tickets from here.
On Wednesday night we played a one off gig with Anthony Murch while Toby was away. We did a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel, The Waystone and Falling Through Freedom which can be seen on the above video.
The previous Friday we had played Club 85, Hitchin.
We are pleased to unveil our brand-new artwork, and album title, for the new Kaine record to be released later this year. The artwork is again by Silencer8 who has designed every one of the band’s album covers since the debut album in 2012.
After Extinction will include 9 brand new tracks written and performed by the same line-up which recorded 2019’s Reforge The Steel, the first time the same line-up has appeared on back-to-back releases from the band. More details will be revealed at a later date.
Appearing on the record:
- Rage Sadler: Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
- Liam Etheridge: Drums and Backing Vocals
- Toby Woods: Lead/Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals
- Isaac Healy: Bass Guitar
- Heidi Crowell: Keys and Synths
- Talon Payne: Backing Vocals
- Kaine with Wayne Thompson and Talon Payne
- Recorded by: Wayne Thompson (Unit One Studio’s) and Talon Payne (Gallow Wood Media)