Kaine were recently interviewed for Burr Fest by Metal Talk which can be read by clicking the links below. Burr Fest takes place this Saturday from a sold out Dome in Tufnell Park, London.
“It’s definitely been a period of rebirth and revival for the band with Liam, Toby and Isaac coming in and then writing and recording ‘Reforge The Steel’. It’s a cliché but this is very much a new band, but equally because of the calibre of the previous line-ups we’ve also still got a lot to prove to people and people to win back who may have written us off. “
December 29th, 2012 – Hole in the Wall, Colchester
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Dan Mailer: Bass/Vocals Anthony Murch: Lead Guitars Josh Moreton: Drums
Background: The band were offered a slot as a last-minute support for Coronach at the Hole in the Wall. Chris MacKinnon who had recently joined the band was unavailable for the gig so original drummer Josh Moreton filled in for the night where the band played its debut album Falling Through Freedom in its entirety for the first and only time.
May 16th, 2014 – The Barfly, Camden, London
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Dan Mailer: Bass/Vocals Anthony Murch: Lead Guitars James Balcombe: Drums
Background: James joined the band on the final show of the Renegades Tour with Monument when Chris had to perform for his university exams finals in Colchester on the same day. James joined the band for what was the most intense nights in the history of Kaine, as they dropped their association with MGR for management and as a record label that day due to incidents that occurred on that tour.
February 5th, 2016 – The Soundhouse, Colchester
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Chris MacKinnon: Drums/Vocals Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and backing vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass Dan Mailer: Vocals
Background: Dan Mailer, who was at that time playing in Ipswich based Death Metal band Daemona joined the band onstage as guest vocalist for Solidarity during the bands set, a song which Rage broke a string and had to perform the final song of the night Quality of Madness as purely a vocalist. It was also the first gig the band played with the new four pieces line-up after Anthony Murch left making it the start of the Crisis of Faith era.
February 24th, 2017 – The Asylum, Chelmsford
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Chris MacKinnon: Drums/Vocals Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and backing vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass Dan Mailer: Vocals Josh Moreton: Drums
Background: This was the night A Crisis of Faith live was recorded the band played a large number of the new album songs before they were even recorded at this show and were joined by Dan Mailer on vocals for Iron Lady and Solidarity and Josh Moreton on drums for the Iron Lady, a song he had never played with the band before. Chris joined Dan Mailer in joint lead vocals for Iron Lady.
April 15th, 2017 – Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and backing vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass James Balcombe: Drums
Background: Chris was unable to do the show, so long time band friend James Balcombe of Osmium Guillotine stepped in to perform on the night for the second time. The set was recorded and is available to bandcamp members here.
May 20th, 2017 – The Smokehouse, Ipswich
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Stephen Ellis: Bass Ant Murch: Lead Guitars and Backing Vocals Josh Moreton: Drums
Background: Kaine were originally due to play with AJ Kemp of Dismanibus fame on Lead Guitar alongside Josh Moreton and Dan Mailer on bass as a special one of show playing songs from the original album. However, Dan was diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome (he and Josh were playing with Elimination at that time and on the same night for the bands 10-year celebrations) so had to drop out. Stephen Ellis was then drafted in to play bass, alongside Anthony Murch to play a set comprising of material from the first three albums. It was the first time Josh had performed with the band since 2012 and Anthony, which was 2015.
May 4th, 2018 – Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and backing vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass Liam Etheridge: Drums Chris MacKinnon: Vocals
Background: Chris joined the band on stage for Frailty of the Blade on vocals, the second time he had performed solo as a vocalist for the band the first being when he joined Dan Mailer to sing Iron Lady at the Asylum for A Crisis of Faith live. This would also be the last show played with Saxon and Stephen as official members of the band.
May 26th, 2018 – B2, Norwich
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Liam Etheridge: Drums Toby Woods: Lead Guitars Isaac Healy: Bass Dan Mailer: Vocals
Background: Dan Mailer joined the band on stage, coincidently for another new line-up debut at the B2 Norwich for Iron Lady during his tenure as the lead singer of lone time Kaine friends and collaborators Osmium Guillotine.
July 7th, 2018 – B2, Norwich
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Liam Etheridge: Drums Toby Woods: Lead Guitars Isaac Healy: Bass Ant Murch: Lead Guitars and Backing Vocals
Background: Ant Murch joined Kaine on stage to play an encore of songs from The Waystone and A Crisis of Faith eras including a solo trade off with Toby Woods.
August 11th, 2018 – Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Liam Etheridge: Drums Toby Woods: Lead Guitars Isaac Healy: Bass Dan Mailer: Vocals
Background: Dan Mailer again joined the band on stage for a rendition of Iron Lady with the Reforge The Steel line-up.
September 14th, 2018 – The Cavern CM7, Braintree
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Chris MacKinnon: Drums/Vocals Toby Woods: Lead Guitars Isaac Healy: Bass Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and Backing Vocals Dan Mailer: Vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass
Background: Liam Etheridge was unable to perform at this show (which was Osmium Guillotine’s album launch) so Chris MacKinnon covered on the drums, Saxon Davids joined as an additional guitarist for a set which was a mixture of Crisis of Faith and The Waystone material which also featured Dan Mailer again on guest vocals for the Iron Lady and Stephen Ellis joined the band for the encore which was The Mind is Willing, the penultimate time that song would be played and that line-up would play together.
December 22nd, 2018 – Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Liam Etheridge: Drums Toby Woods: Lead Guitars Isaac Healy: Bass Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and Backing Vocals
Background: Saxon Davids joined Kaine on stage for several songs from the A Crisis of Faith album.
April 27th, 2019 – Arts Centre, Colchester
Rage Sadler: Vocals/Rhythm Guitars Chris MacKinnon: Drums/Vocals Saxon Davids: Lead Guitars and backing vocals Stephen Ellis: Bass
Background: After the Reforge The Steel line-up performed, the A Crisis of Faith line up closed the night as that line-ups final gig to celebrate the first 10 years of the band. A double album was recorded and released featuring both sets.
Click the link to listen to the new album! Our fourth album has now been released on Bandcamp. The album contains 8 new tracks written and recorded between May 2018 and June 2019 and the album has been again produced by Carl B of Pointy Halo Productions with Sheldon James Jolly.
1. Reforge The Steel 2. Black 3. Loudwire 4. The Dragon Reborn (Rebirth) 5. In Cold Light (The Necromancer) 6. I am God, The Master of Mankind 7. To All, My Love 8. Wake
Merch Deals Available (please scroll down the bandcamp page to view all options)
Reforge The Steel CD (£10) Reforge The Steel + A Crisis of Faith CD’s [UK version] (£15) Reforge The Steel + A Crisis of Faith CD’s [EU version] (£15) Reforge The Steel + A Crisis of Faith Live CD’s (£15) Reforge The Steel + A Crisis of Faith CD’s x 2 [EU?UK] (£20) Reforge The Steel CD with A Crisis of Faith Vinyl (£20) Reforge The Steel + all A Crisis of Faith CD’s x 4 (£25) Reforge The Steel + all A Crisis of Faith CD’s x4/Vinyl (£35)
Kaine will release their new album Reforge The Steel this Friday via Bandcamp. The album art has been enhanced (again done by Kaine’s long serving artist Silencer 8) and updated for the release (above).
The band began recording in November 2018 (just 9 months after the release of A Crisis of Faith) and recording was concluded in June of this year. The album was finally mixed and mastered last month and is now ready for full release. Reforge The Steel was again produced by Carl B of Pointy Halo Productions alongside Sheldon Jolly, the same team who worked on A Crisis of Faith.
The bulk of the material was written between April and October of last year with many songs being staples of the bands current sets, two live versions of the album tracks will soon be available, the first being Kaine X Live 2019 (already available to purchase, just awaiting mastering) and Reforge The Steel live which will be recorded next month at the B2 Norwich (tickets available from here).
An additional live EP of the songs will be made exclusively available to bandcamp members next week. Members will also get 10% off the CD and additional merch for the album – to join as a member click here.
It’s the first release to feature the line-up of Rage Sadler (guitars and vocals), Liam Etheridge (drums), Toby Woods (lead guitar) and Isaac Healy (bass).
Kaine will be recording Reforge The Steel Live at the B2 Norwich on Friday November 1st. They will play the album in full plus a selection of other songs from previous albums. More details such as door charges, supporters and timings will be made available in the coming weeks – so please click “interested” on this event to keep updated.
In the meantime, the band have only guitar solos to record
on Reforge The Steel before it can be mixed and then released. Rage is also
mixing the Kaine 10 live album at present which will release after the new
album on CD/DVD. In rehearsals the band is already working on its fifth album
to follow up Reforge The Steel.
As a thank you to all those who attended Kaine 10 at
Colchester Arts Centre, the tickets for that event will also be valid at this
one so long as notice is given via e-mail to email@example.com. Spaces are
limited so please e-mail ASAP to hold your tickets.
Rage spent last week in the vocal booth at Pointy Halo, based out of Redwall Studios in Bury working on the new album. The vocals have now been recorded for the album with only the guitar solos remaining to record before it can be fully mixed, mastered and then released. There has been a different approach to the vocals taken for this album which differs greatly from the approach taken on A Crisis of Faith.
Rage said: “I have spent a lot of time working on my voice to
become a better singer for this album. I recognise one of the reasons many have
dismissed us in the past has been the fact I am not a naturally gifted singer; I
have always been more of a guitar player who happens to also sing rather than a
singer first and foremost. I have put a lot more focus on the vocals this time,
especially trying to improve my voice ahead of the recording, and having
written the material for the album its been a lot easier to write for my own
voice. Theres still a lot of variation in vocal style on this album and I hope
I will surprise a few people also. Those who have heard it in its raw form have
already been impressed and some of the live reviews coming back have also
praised my voice, which is a nice change from the past.”
Rage after a week away, re-united with his bandmates on Sunday for a show supporting Twisted Illusion alongside Salt Hill at Whittles in Oldham before returning home on Monday.
Kaine over the past four days have finished tracking the majority of guitars and bass for their new album Reforge the Steel, as well as completed further work on the drum edits for the album. The tracking again took place at Redwall Studios in Bury, Greater Manchester.
The team at Pointy halo Productions, Carl Brewer producing once again from Crisis of Faith with Sheldon Jolly also assisting with much of the tracking including writing contributions to the new songs for what should hopefully be the biggest and best sounding Kaine record yet.
The album is the recording debut with the band for Liam Etheridge, Toby Woods and Isaac Healy who have all worked with extreme professionalism throughout the process so far having only been the bands line-up since May of 2018. It’s also the first album that all three band members have recorded.
Kaine, now revitalised will now take a brief break from recording the new album to play a show in London at the legendary Cart & Horses as guests of NWOBHM legends Satan’s Empire this Saturday. The band will resume recording the new album as soon as possible.
I thought I would write another blog following last nights gig at CALMival in Chelmsford. CALMival is Charity music festival with the aim of helping raise crucial funds and awareness for Mental Health and for Award-winning Mental Health Charity “CALM” (Campaign Against Living Miserably – The CALMzone). CALM is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. The event itself raised over £500 for the charity.
We were on last, which is always a challenge at an all dayer as many people get fatigue from listening to music all day, and with mixed genre lineups it’s always tough to keep all the audience on board as your music might not appeal to a certain section of the crowd. However, in this case the majority did stay and watch us at the end of the night, and the atmosphere throughout was friendly and fun and the perfect gig to return to. I really enjoyed myself and you can see us playing last night in the clip above.
We haven’t played a gig ourselves for over a month, since our show in Birmingham back in December. It worked out timing wise to have the break as I’d become quite unwell with a flu that just wouldn’t leave me no matter what! I am still suffering with some of the effects of it, but I am over the worse. We’d still been rehearsing hard since that gig and putting a lot of time into getting the set tight as well as making sure we’re still in good playing shape ready to record the guitars and bass for the new Kaine album.
It was good to be back on stage again and playing both songs from the new album and A Crisis of Faith, and as I said I really enjoyed last night and am looking forward to playing again in March this time with Satan’s Empire at the Cart & Horses in London.
While we haven’t been gigging, we have been working really hard to push the 10 Years of Kaine show in April – we’re close to 25% of the capacity sold so far but we’re hoping to do even better than that come the night itself. The t-shirts of the show are being printed as I write this and will be available soon, and free to those who have purchased VIP tickets for the event. We’ve been putting up posters, posting flyers, promoting posts, running competitions and sending emails to help drive up attendance. The email we sent last week to 400 people who had bought Kaine merch from our bandcamp in the past, only 100 of which actually opened the email and not one of those clicked on the buy tickets link! That’s just an example of how hard it is to get people to engage online with the band, Facebook these days is hopeless, so we’ve had to branch out to try and find new ways to market ourselves. We’ll be doing a mailshot soon so those same people will get a flyer in the post. It’s our biggest ever self-promoted show so we must do everything we can to bring people out.
We’re going to resume the recording of the new album next month, however in the meantime the German version of the A Crisis of Faith album, which is being released in Europe through Underground Power Records, will be available soon. There will be exclusive artwork on this version of the album and a limited number will be available to purchase from us in the U.K.
As ever, thank you for taking the time to read this blog.