On Friday the vocals and backing vocals were tracked for the Extinction After EP which means the recording is now complete and the release can now be edited, mixed and mastered. You can hear a preview here.
Later the same day we played the Brewhouse, Colchester for the first time alongside Heathen Kings and Osmium Guillotine. It was absolutely jam packed and it was great to see so many people supporting live Heavy Metal in Colchester. We will be back in Colchester on the 14th at Coda! You can attend by clicking here.
Today we’ll be rehearsing as a three piece at Unit One as Toby has come down with a very nasty flu.
As announced last night through Facebook, we are set to release a brand-new EP with 5 tracks not on our new album After Extinction. These tracks have been written and recorded separate form the sessions for After Extinction, over the past two years, with the final recording sessions later this month at Unit One.
The CD will be a Patreon exclusive only, for those paying £3 or more on the EP tier. The reason for this is to reward our existing Patreon’s with a shirt, patch and a CD each year but, with CD sales in decline, Patreon is going to become more essential to enable us to continue funding the band and we hope that offering exclusive CD releases through that platform will incentivise more people to join, especially at such a low price. If we were able to double our Patreon numbers over the coming months, we will have made significant progress. This CD will not be available anywhere else and numbers will be printed to order.
The track listings for the new EP is as follows:
Evil I (All Hail The Evil One)
Evil II (Evil Too)
The Birmingham Blues
The EP artwork can be seen here:
Patreon’s paying £3 more will also be rewarded with a further new EP this year on CD and a multi-disc set celebrating ten years of the band’s debut album alongside the shirt + patch. More details to follow. Patreon’s paying £1 will also receive a brand-new shirt and patch soon.
Rage will be heading to Gallow Wood Media to record the vocals for the Falling Through Freedom EP. The EP will be a Patreon exclusive on CD and will be part of a multi-disc set to celebrate 10 years of the album release. The release will contain 5 tracks with two songs which were left off the original album. This will hopefully be the last recording session for the EP, which will mean the EP can then be edited, mixed and mastered before release. The CD ill have new artwork, as will the 2022 Patreon shirt. You can grab yours by joining Patreon for £3 or more a month here.
I thought I would do a write-up on the closing period of what has been one of the busiest periods in the band’s history.
As many will know, we started work on After Extinction back in 2019, the plan was to put it together and record it in 2020 however Covid happened, and everything was delayed. Trying to finish this album while trying to work on our Patreon projects has been a challenge! We only just finished recording the After Extinction album this year, before editing, mixing, and mastering it enabling us to finally release it digitally in September. We’ve been set back a year and playing catchup.
The After Extinction album has been one of our most successful records on launch, despite an initially slow start the pre-orders were over a 100, with additional downloads and our streaming numbers for the new album have reached record numbers due to the success on YouTube. It obviously feels good to have that sort of response. What’s interesting is that in terms of reviews and press coverage, this album has received the least amount of media attention. We have had two reviews in so far, one being good and one average. Obviously with finances tight we don’t have the finances to pay for a press agent, manager, PR team, or whatever else, so we really rely on word of mouth and our own social media. So far, the best promotion for the new album has come from the NWOTHM Full Albums channel.
The album was a departure from much of the sound and imagery we were known for, so it was a gamble, there’s a lot less NWOBHM influence on the new record compared to previous. It’s a darker, heavier album than any of our previous releases and deals with much more complex subjects lyrically. I am glad most of the feedback has been positive.
On top of finishing the new album, we are still catching up with the backlog of work to be done with our EPs. We had the 21’ Patreon EP which has been delayed due to the need to focus on getting the album done. I will have finished recording the vocals on the 25th of November (I hope!) and we can begin the mixing stage after that. On the Falling Through Freedom EP, I will have hopefully finished recording that on Sunday. I am also getting the artwork completed with the new artist, you can see a sneak peek of the 21’ EPs art here.
We have never had a year where we worked on three different studio releases simultaneously, it has been a massive workload to juggle but I am feeling a great sense of relief now were almost there with both EPs and I can only apologise for the delay in getting these out to you!
The 21’ EP, which will be named soon when the artwork is released, is a heavier release than even our new album! 5 brand new songs, again continuing a darker tone to previous Kaine material. The 22’ EP is five songs to celebrate ten years of our debut album, which includes re-recordings of 3 songs from the original album and two that didn’t make the original release.
On top of the studio work, and our regular gigs and rehearsals we also jumped on a tour with Lillian Axe and Riot Act in August which was a great experience. So, this year we have worked on three releases and toured! As I said I can’t recall a time when we were as busy as we have been this year! We will have played 22 shows by the years end too, having played everywhere from Hastings to Edinburgh, to Swansea and back to Colchester!
So, what’s the plan? After we have released both of the new EPs, we will be announcing our 2023 Patreon pack! Next year there will be yet another new EP, shirt, and patch and we will have details of those soon.
You can order the new album here, and grab both new EPs here.
Rage will be heading over to Gallow Wood Media on Sunday (13th) to complete the recording of the Falling Through Freedom EP vocals and Unit One Studios on the 25thfor the 2021 EP. These will hopefully be the final recording sessions for both Patreon EPs.
The 2021 EP will contain 5 brand new songs not included on the recent album After Extinction and the Falling Through Freedom EP will be re-recordings of 5 songs to celebrate the release of that album 10 years ago which will include two songs, not on the original album. These will only be available on CD through Patreon. You can get both from £3 here.
The artwork for the two Patreon EPs is currently being drawn up by a brand-new artist. The name for the 2021 EP will be revealed once the artwork is completed, the 2022 EP is a re-recording of 5 songs to celebrate the release of our debut album Falling Through Freedom. The artwork will be a new version of the original and will also come as a t-shirt for Patreon’s.
The 2022 £3 and up tier will include a t-shirt, a CD set that includes the new EP, the original album, the remaster, the instrumentals, and the demo album (for the first time ever). These will NOT be released again.
Patreon is the only way to get a hold of these on CD (and the t-shirt) so be sure to subscribe here to get both benefits. Patreon subscribers help us continue to operate the band by contributing £1/£3 a month.
On Friday the drums were recorded for the Falling Through Freedom EP. The EP which will be released as part of a Patreon exclusive set to celebrate 10 years of the debut album, will contain new artwork and two songs not on the original album, and three songs from the album re-recorded with the current line-up. Liam recorded the drums with Talon Payne at Gallow Wood Media. Both Patreon EPs have been delayed due to the Covid-19 restrictions over the last few years pushing the new album back and we’re currently working through the backlog.
The drums for the 2022 Falling Through Freedom EP will be recorded at the end of the month at Gallow Wood Media. The new EP will be a Patreon exclusive release and will be part of special 10 year anniversary set which includes the unreleased demos, the instrumental album, the 2012 version, the 2016 version and the new EP as well as a brand new t-shirt.
The 21’ EP has been tracked for all bar the vocals, and still requires mixing and mastering. The remaining sessions will be booked in as soon as the new album CDs are sent out, and the official artwork for the CD and track listing will be released soon after along with the title. The 2021 Patreon shirts were sent our last year, as were the patches.
The 22’ EP requires just the drums and vocals to be tracked and will be released together later this year as part of a ten-year anniversary set for the Falling Through Freedom album. The Set will include a brand-new t-shirt which is yet to be released.
We are very sorry about the delays; this is in part due to Covid restricting our studio time with the new album meaning we have been busy trying to finish all these releases this year.
Kaine have began tracking the Falling Through Freedom EP for the 2022 Patreon Package. The EP will feature 5 songs, two of which did not make the original album as part of it’s tenth anniversary release. The guitars and bass were tracked with Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media on Sunday. The anniversary release of the album will be part of a 4 disc set, and will include a t-shirt and brand new EP. You can grab your copy here.