Due to some delays at the production end the new shirts and patches have only just been completed. We apologise for this delay and we will be getting them out next week and should be with you ASAP, time depending on the Postal Service. If you have changed address or shirt size since your last package please remember to update these details on Patreon by clicking here.
Kaine are currently working on a Patreon exclusive EP which will be recorded and released later this year. Here is a number of the new songs from the EP from the recent rehearsal sessions we are currently writing for that CD. You can grab a copy of this CD for just £2.50 here. Each CD comes with a t-shirt and patch.
Between working on the 5th album, oh which all the drums, bass and rhythm guitars are now tracked, Kaine are working on new songs for the exclusive Patreon EP due to be released later this year. You can hear the first one here, as well as the brand new one the band worked on, on Sunday, here.
The Patreon t-shirts and patches ford 2021 are being currently printed. If you are yet to subscribe to the bands Patreon you can do so by clicking here, £1 a month gets you a new t shirt and patch every year whereas £3 a month gets you that plus an exclusive EP on CD.
Kaine are about to finish the rehearsal stages on their new album and are preparing to enter the studio ASAP. They will be at Unit One Studios, Colchester again today to continue work on the new album. The band is also getting a number new of the new songs ready to play live when they return next month at The Music Room, Ipswich.
So far Kaine will be performing at the following dates with more to be announced:
- May 22nd, 2021 – The Music Room, Ipswich [Tickets]
- June 25th, 2021 – Hanger 18, Swansea [Tickets]
- July 9th, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- July 14th, 2021 – CODA, Colchester [Tickets]
- August 28th, 2021 – TBA
- October 1st, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- October 18th, 2021 – TBA
- October 23rd, 2021 – The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville [Tickets]
- October 30th, 2021 – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend
- October 31st, 2021 – Trillian’s, Newcastle
There will be an update on the new album recording sessions soon. In the meantime the EP CD’s and T-Shirts are being printed. Shirts have been limited to those who have pre-ordered the CD with a limited number being available once they go on general sale.
The bands next project will be to write and record a new EP which will be exclusive to Patreon members.
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!
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.
Kaine’s Patreons have supported the band with £1,002.28 worth of pledges since late 2019. Patreons received an exclusive t-shirt and exclusive video footage such as Kaine X and Reforge The Steel since backing the band on Patreon and will receive a exclusive patch in the coming weeks.
A new t-shirt design for 2021 will be announced next year along with a new patch. You can subscribe to the bands Patreon for just £1 a month.
The brand new Waystone EP and Patreon shirts along with all other orders will be shipped next week.
Due to a recent influx of sales we have only a limited number of some merch/music items left. The majority of these items will not be made or printed again. The Waystone album will become a Bandcamp members exclusive album (much like the band’s debut Falling Through Freedom) once it has sold out on CD. The digital version of A Crisis of Faith will remain on some streaming platforms once the CD’s and Vinyl have sold out. The Waystone EP, Kaine X Live, Reforge The Steel Live, and A Crisis of Faith live will also not be printed again once the remaining CD’s have sold out and will become Bandcamp members exclusives, except for the Waystone EP which will remain on some streaming sites.
We only have a limited number of the following items left to order:
- The Waystone Album CD: 23
- The Waystone Patch: 12
- The Waystone EP: 120
- A Crisis of Faith UK CD: 91
- A Crisis of Faith EU CD: 23
- A Crisis of Faith Vinyl: 172
- A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt: 3
- A Crisis of Faith Live: 25
- Kaine X Live Double Album: 6
- Kaine X Live DVD: 64
- Kaine X T-Shirt: 10
- Reforge The Steel CD: 12
- Reforge The Steel Live CD: 47
Reforge The Steel will be printed again but not in the same format as the first edition. Every other item on the above list will not be printed again so if you would like to own some of these items, order now to avoid disappointment. Just to note The Waystone CD (earlier prints) go for upwards of £30-40 on reseller sites and The Waystone Vinyl can go for anything between £80-100. You can order any of the above items by clicking here.
You can still order a 2020 Patreon exclusive shirt and patch by clicking here for just £1. Remaining a Patreon will also guarantee you get a brand new shirt for 2021 with a new exclusive design on it, and a new shirt every year after.
Reforge The Steel Live is Kaine’s latest live album recorded at the B2, Norwich on Friday, November 1st, 2019. The album comprises of tracks from Reforge The Steel in its entirety with two tacks from 2018’s A Crisis of Faith.
You can order the album on CD/Digital download by clicking here. Limited to just 100 copies on CD – will only be available while stocks last and will not be reprinted. Click here to order now.
All Patreons and Bandcamp Subscribers are included in the album credits.
The album will be released in memory of Wayne MacConnachie – his passing was discovered the day of the event. Please visit Osmium Guillotine’s bandcamp (https://osmiumguillotine.com/album/waynes-world-live-in-norwich-2019) to order their tribute album to Wayne. They have so far raised over £300 in Wayne’s name for MIND. For more information click here.
Today marks the second anniversary of the Reforge The Steel line-up of the band being formed. Shortly after the release of the A Crisis of Faith album the members from that line-up swiftly departed leaving the bands future in the balance.
Fortunately, members were recruited in relatively quick succession with Liam Etheridge joining in mid-April with Toby Woods and Isaac Healy following in May. The band played their first gig together on May 26th 2018 and have since gone on to play 43 gigs together having played major venues such as Portman Road, Colchester Arts Centre and The Dome in London.
In 2019 the band released a brand-new album called Reforge The Steel they began recording in late 2018 just a few months after the formation of the new line-up. They also released the live album and DVD Kaine X from the bands 10-year anniversary performance at Colchester Arts Centre. There is a new EP and Live Album also in the works from the line-up as well as plans for another full-length album.