KAINE RETURN TO FULL REHEARSALS THIS WEEK

Last weekends session.

At last weekend’s session the band had a tune up session as a three piece with Rage, Liam and Isaac returning to rehearsal. This Sunday Toby returns to the band for the first time since self isolating back in March to again complete the line-up. The band will again be having a fine tuning session to shake off any rust from the lack of rehearsals and shows this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Once the band is comfortable again and is gig ready performance wise the band will resume writing and rehearsing the new album.

Reforge The Steel close to selling out on CD

The full video of the set can be unlocked by joining the bands Patreon for $1 a month here.

The bands latest album, Reforge The Steel, is close to selling out on CD and is now down to it’s final 16 copies. The album, which many have argued that it’s the bands best yet, was first released in October last year. You can grab one of the remaining copies of the original print of the album here.

Kaine also recently released a live version of the album which is also close to selling out with less than 50 copies remaining to buy on CD. Once this is sold out there will be no more made, and the album will become Bandcamp members exclusive after that. You can order the CD here.

Bandcamp Friday Sales Results in for June 5th

In May the band released a special digital compilation for the sale called “Reforged in Faith”. The results of that sale were the following:

Compilation announcement – Seen post 702 – clicked on article – 95
Facebook Event invites sent out 833
Those who said “going” 37 Those who said “interested” 67
Those who did not respond to invites 739

Day before sale reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 834 Engaged: 47

Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 593 Engaged: 49
Final Facebook post – Seen post: 109 – Engaged: 5
Bandcamp Totals: 339 Track plays from 155 Unique listeners

Final Sales: 12 (from the 155 who clicked through)

We tried a different approach this time focusing more on engaging through email and instead of running a Facebook event we ran an advert for the day. The results are:

Event announcement – Seen post 3,245 (Promoted Post)
E-Mails sent out: 1,884‬ (two different emails via MailChimp, and via GMail)

Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 110 Engaged: 9
Bandcamp Totals: 267 Track plays Sales: 50 (from those 267)

This time we offered a package of two CD’s (Reforge The Steel and Reforge The Steel Live) along with a free download of the album.

As you can see the sale this month was considerably more successful although we had to use pay for services such as Facebook Adverts (targeting those who already “like” the page) and Mail Chimp to achieve better results. The end result was even thought there we less click through and plays on the tracks and less engagement then the previous campaign we had 38 more sales as a result of paying for the advertisement and MailChimp then using Facebook for free. In fact it highlights the difference in worth to bands of a free Facebook like over paid advertising.

We spent roughly £50 on both Facebook/MailChimp and our income for the day was £587.90.

BANDCAMP FRIDAY DEAL – REFORGE THE STEEL + REFORGE THE STEEL LIVE (£15 and FREE SHIPPING)

For today only we’re be doing both CD’s for just £15 with free shipping worldwide – so if you are yet to own our new album today is as good as time as any to order a copy! Click here to order now.

REFORGE THE STEEL LIVE RELEASED

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.

KAINE INTERVIEW WITH THE ROCK DEN NOW LIVE

Kaine recently gave a in depth interview with The Rock Den website talking about the origins of the band name, the background of the band, their influences as well as the songwriting process and work of the 5th album.

You can read the interview in full here.

https://www.therockden.com/a-heavy-metal-rebirth-interview-with-kaine/

TWO YEARS SINCE REFORGE THE STEEL LINE-UP WAS FORMED

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.

Isaac Healy 2nd Anniversary with Kaine

Isaac Healy now marks his second anniversary with the band having joined officially on May 12th 2018 replacing Stephen Ellis. He would play his first gig with the band on May 26th 2018 at the B2, Norwich.

Isaac has since performed bass on the Reforge The Steel, and Kaine X live albums/DVD as well as the forthcoming Waystone EP and Reforge The Steel Live albums.

You can read more about Isaac on our feature here – https://kaine-metal.com/2020/04/09/feature-on-isaac-healy-kaine-bass/

https://kaine-metal.com/2018/05/12/kaine-line-up-complete-as-isaac-healy-joins-the-band-on-bass-guitar/

Revised Reforge The Steel Shirt/Patch design for Patreon

The Patreon exclusive shirt has been given a revision before final release which can be seen above. The shirt will be released as soon as possible to Patreon subscribers with a patch to follow.

You can get a hold of this exclusive shirt by clicking here. A new shirt/patch design will be released each year for continuing subscribers. In addition to the shirts and patches our Patreons have access to exclusive video content through the Patreon app.

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Toby Woods second anniversary with Kaine

Two years have now passed since Toby Woods replaced Saxon Davids as the lead guitarist in Kaine. He officially joined the band on May 5th 2018 and played his first gig on May 19th at The Smokehouse, Ipswich.

https://kaine-metal.com/2018/05/05/toby-woods-announced-as-new-kaine-guitarist/

Toby has since appeared on the Reforge The Steel album, as well as the Kaine X Live album and DVD. He will also appear on the forthcoming Waystone EP and Reforge The Steel Live.

You can read our recent feature with him by clicking here.

https://kaine-metal.com/2020/04/08/feature-on-toby-woods-kaine-lead-guitar-backing-vocals/