We will begin our tour rehearsals today at Unit One, Colchester. We will be putting together the set list for the tour today and look to get ourselves in the best possible playing shape for the run of gigs. On Friday we played our very last local show before heading out on tour.
We will be supporting Chris Holmes on this forthcoming tour. Chris is famous for being the original guitar player in W.A.S.P and played on all their classic albums. His set will comprise his own material as well as classic W.A.S.P songs. Tickets are limited and available to order from the links below:
On Friday, our sold-out show at Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester was a huge success. We celebrated 5 years of the “Reforged” line-up of Kaine with support from our friends in Heathen Kings, Killerkorp, and Osmium Guillotine. It was great to finally play the new Three Wise Monkeys and the positive feedback about the event has been incredible. Our set was recorded for a brand-new live album and video footage was taken of the gig by Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media.
Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and supported our event!
We are back at Unit One Studios, Colchester for our final rehearsal before our 5-year celebration gig next week at Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester. We will be recording the set for a live album/video release with Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media. The set will be a mixture of songs from After Extinction and Reforge The Steel. Joining us are Osmium Guillotine, Heathen Kings, and Killerkorp.
75% of the tickets for the night have been sold in advance with 45 tickets still available to purchase from here. This gig is our final local show before we go on tour in support of W.A.S.P guitarist Chris Holmes.
We are pleased to announce that we have sold 63% of the tickets for our May 19th show at Three Wise Monkeys in advance, which is over 100 tickets sold with roughly 70 still available to purchase.
We will be back in Unit One tonight to continue to build our set for the show, which will be recorded for a brand-new live album with Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media, and an accompanying video. Joining us will be Osmium Guillotine, Killerkorp, and Heathen Kings Tickets are still available to purchase from here.
We are pleased to announce that we have sold over 100 tickets for May 19th, 2023, at Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester. These sales take us to just under 60% of the total capacity weeks ahead of the show. Thank you for supporting this event.
We will be recording a new live album on the night, which has been put together to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the current Kaine line-up coming together. Playing the night alongside us will be Heathen Kings, Killerkorp and Osmium Guillotine.
There will be a special one off t-shirt for the gig (above) which will be limited to just 50 shirts. We will be back at Unit One, Colchester for rehearsals tonight to prepare for May 19th.
Kaine will be celebrating 5 years of the Reforged line-up with a special gig, and live album recording at Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester on Friday, May 19th, 2023. Joining them will be guests Osmium Guillotine, Killerkorp, and Heathen Kings.
The current incarnations of Kaine formed in May 2018, and have since released two studio albums Reforge The Steel (2019) and After Extinction (2022) as well as the Extinction After EP (2023), Kaine EP (2021), Falling Through Freedom X EP (2022), The Waystone EP (2020) and two live albums. The band has headlined Colchester Arts Centre, opened Burrfest at a sold-out Dome in Tufnell Park as well as toured the UK in support of the legendary Lillian Axe and Riot Act in 2022. Recently the band supported NWOBHM legends Trespass and Cher/Whitesnake Guitarist Joel Hoekstra alongside Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels and Poison fame.
This week’s rehearsals at Unit One will be purely in preparation for May 19th. The band plans on debuting some new tracks for the event, which will be recorded for a new live album by Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Studios.
Advanced tickets for the event are still available here.
Last nights gig supporting Trespass at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury was a huge success. We would like to thank both the Quay Theatre and Trespass for having us on, and treating us incredibly well throughout the night.
Next week we are back supporting yet more legends, this time it’s Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra and Brandon Gibbs Music (Devil City Angels) live at The Music Room – Ipswich on April 15th, 2023. The Hoekstra/Gibbs duo is considered by many to be one of the best acoustic duos performing today. Expect a high energy show with blazing guitar riffs, storytelling, incredible vocal harmonies and a song selection of music from bands they have each been a part of, originals and rock covers making this a must-see show! Tickets are available from here.
We are back at Unit One tonight to prepare for the gig at The Music Room. You can see last week’s session here:
Kaine are back in rehearsals today. This week the band will be preparing their set for April 8th, at Sudbury Quay Theatre supporting NWOBHM legends Trespass. Tickets are available from here.
Trespass are a British heavy metal band from Sudbury, Suffolk, England formed in 1979. They were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal at the beginning of the 1980s. The band reformed in 2015.
The band came to sign with Trial Records and their first single, “One of These Days”, had a pressing of only 2000 copies, which were sold out in a short time. In 1990, Lars Ulrich, the drummer and co-founder of the band Metallica, released a compilation entitled NWOBHM ’79 Revisited celebrating the tenth anniversary of the new wave of British heavy metal. The double-CD includes some of the top acts of the time, with Trespass being represented with their biggest hit “One of These Days” from the BBC session.
We’re back at Unit One Studio’s Colchester again tonight for our weekly rehearsal sessions. We will be again focussing on our forthcoming gig at the Music Room, Ipswich supporting Joel Hoekstra and Brandon Gibbs.
Joel Hoekstra is best known as the guitarist for “Whitesnake” and “Trans Siberian Orchestra” along with a long list of other bands and projects he has worked with including Cher and Night Ranger. Impeccable guitar soloing and blazing riffs, Joel Hoekstra is without a doubt a guitar legend and one of top guitarists in the world.
Brandon Gibbs is not only the front man for the super group “Devil City Angels” but also joined Poison in 2022 on the Def Leppard/Motley Crue Stadium Tour utilizing his searing voice on backup vocals. Brandon Gibbs is also known for his blues/rock style of guitar playing and his riveting songwriting.
Joel Hoekstra and Brandon Gibbs duo is considered by many to be one of the best acoustic duos performing today. Expect a high energy show with blazing guitar riffs, storytelling, incredible vocal harmonies and a song selection of music from bands they have each been a part of, originals and rock covers making this a must-see show!
April 15th, 2023 – The Music Room, Ipswich (Buy Tickets) **
I think it’s important to reiterate the point that five years ago, this band was close to being dead and buried. In short, not long after our main stage appearance at Hard Rock Hell Metal 2018, and after the release of the A Crisis of Faith three of the members quit the band in quick succession and I was left for the vultures. It became a topic of hilarity online, with many mocking comments, people spreading rumours about the departures, and one person going so far as to make songs making fun of me under the very imaginative name “Kaine Are Shit”.
People were telling me to quit, that it was over, or at least to take a break. The reality was we had just released a new album that I was thousands of pounds down on, and I had to find a way to continue.
I recruited Liam Etheridge, Toby Woods, and Isaac Healy, we put the band together in two weeks and were back gigging without missing a single date. Later that year we started recording our first album together Reforge The Steel.
Over the five years, we have released more material than any previous line-up, as well as becoming the single longest continual line-up this band had ever had. Our momentum was slowed a bit during the Covid lockdowns in 2020-21. However, we used that time to write and record much of the new music we have put out in recent months, as well as The Waystone EP.
Last year, out of the blue, we were able to jump onto the Lillian Axe and Riot Act UK Tour. This was the first tour this line-up has done, and it was an amazing experience supporting two legendary acts as well as getting to new venues across the country that we as a collective hadn’t played before. The last time Kaine had toured was back in 2014, long before this version of the band had come into existence.
We didn’t expect to be touring again this year, but we were kindly offered by SD Entertainment again to jump on and support Chris Holmes on his 65 Tour. Chris Holmes is best known for being the guitarist in the classic W.A.S.P line-up appearing on all the critically acclaimed albums. We didn’t ever expect to be touring once, let alone doing back-to-back tours! If you had told me 5 years ago that when Kaine looked to be finished that we would in 5 years be stronger than ever I don’t think I would have believed you!
I reflected a lot last year that 2022 was our busiest ever, we finished a new Album, two EPs, and toured in the same year! 2023 is shaping up to be equally busy! We have a gig supporting Joel Hoekstra and Brandon Gibbs coming up at The Music Room, our 5-year celebration at Three Wise Monkeys, and the 65 Tour with Chris Holmes! We’ve already released a music video this year and are planning a further studio release for Patreon.
2022 was an amazing year for Kaine, but 2023 could be even better. The question is, what is next?
Tickets for all these events are selling fast – so book now using the buy links below to avoid missing out:
April 15th, 2023 – The Music Room, Ipswich (Buy Tickets) **
May 19th, 2023 – Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester (Buy Tickets)