NEW ALBUM WRITING AND REHEARSAL CONTINUES TODAY AT PIONEER MUSIC

Last weeks session at Pioneer Music

Today the band returns to writing and rehearsing for the new album at Pioneer Music in Colchester. Kaine is currently working on the follow up to Reforge The Steel, as well as getting themselves gig ready for when live music returns in full in the UK. You can see some highlights from last weeks session above.

CD’s and other Merchandise starting to sell out (Won’t be reprinted)

We now only have the following numbers of each item left in stock:

  • The Waystone Album CD: 21
  • The Waystone Patch: 12
  • The Waystone EP: 113
  • A Crisis of Faith UK CD: 91
  • A Crisis of Faith EU CD: 22
  • 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

Every item bar Reforge The Steel CD will not be printed again though the next Reforge The Steel CD will be released in a different format to the 1st print. All the albums bar Reforge The Steel will become Bandcamp members only once they have sold out with some limited availability for A Crisis of Faith and The Waystone EP on some select streaming sites.

The earlier prints of the CD and Vinyl are very expensive on re-selling sites so to get the merchandise from the band at the best price please click here to order now. Once its gone, its gone for good!

Patreon Shirts and Waystone EP’s will ship next week + other orders

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.

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.