Kaine Merch Sale! Merchandise from as low as £2!

We’ve dropped all our merch prices to £10 and below to coincide with Bandcamp dropping their fees for items sold on their site for 1 day only! That means in some cases you can get our merch for anything as low as £2-3! We’re also offering all our digital albums for £1.

There are less than 100 of most of the items here so please feel free to grab them while they are affordable.

  • The Waystone Patch – £2
  • Kaine X Shirts – £3
  • The Waystone + Justice, Injustice CD – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith CD [UK] – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith CD [EU] – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith LIVE CD – £5
  • A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt – £5
  • Reforge The Steel CD – £8
  • A Crisis of Faith Vinyl – £10
  • X Double Live Album CD – £10
  • X Double Live Album DVD – £10

All digital downloads £1
+ One Free Download for anyone currently unwell or in isolation

Order Here – https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch

Bandcamp Sale in Response to Bandcamp waiving revenue share on all sales this Friday

We will be holding a one off Bandcamp sale tomorrow in response to fees being waived by the site in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. We will be passing on these savings to you, we have many limited items that will be available to purchase which once sold out, will be gone for good and these included Kaine X items, A Crisis of Faith items, Waystone items and many more. Kaine members will get an additional discount.

We’ll still be offering free downloads to anyone currently unwell or stuck in self isolation – for details please click here – https://kaine-metal.com/2020/03/16/free-download-code-for-those-currently-in-self-isolation/

See Bandcamp’s statement below:

“The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.

It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp”

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser

https://loudwire.com/bandcamp-donate-profits-artists/

Free Download Code for those currently in Self Isolation

Photo by Steve Ritchie

We’re offering support for those currently in self isolation by giving out download codes for Bandcamp. We have an excess of review codes so figured why not offer out those that weren’t used to those currently unwell, in self isolation with time on their hands.

Please drop us an email to bookings@kaine-metal.com and we’ll send you the code to access our music. You must then enter the code using the following link- https://kaine.bandcamp.com/yum

So if your poorly with time on your hands why not give us a listen?

Kaine Reforged! The new album has been finished as of today!

Kaine’s new album Reforge the Steel has today been finished with the final mixing and mastering taking place by Pointy Halo Productions based at Redwall Studio, Bury.

The album has been recorded by Carl Brewer again alongside Sheldon James Jolly who both worked on the band’s previous album A Crisis of Faith.

We’ll be issuing an update as to when and where it will be available to purchase.

The Waystone patch now available from Bandcamp

To mark 5 years of The Waystone album we’ve done our first official patch to accompany the new Waystone EP which will be recorded later this year.

This patch is high quality, full colour and features the original “Evil Eyes” t-shirt design. Each patch comes with a free download of The Waystone album. Limited to just 50. Members get 10% off all orders. 

Order here.

A Crisis of Faith Sold Out!

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A Crisis of Faith as of yesterday has sold out on CD. There will be a second run of CD’s printed for the album which will include a new bonus track, as well as a release on coloured Vinyl coming up which will soon be going on pre-order.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the band by buying the new album. Every penny made goes straight back into the band.

Free to download “Fall of Jericho” Live Single from New Line-Up Released

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Kaine have released a single recorded at their most recent live performance on May 26th with the brand new line-up. The single is raw was recorded direct from their set, which is also the first ever performance of Fall of Jericho by the new line-up. You can download for free below.

Album cover by Lensmarc Photography

Rage Sadler [Vocals/Guitars]
Liam Etheridge [Drums]
Toby Woods [Lead Guitar]
Isaac Healy [Bass]

A Crisis of Faith Released Today!

Everyone who pre-ordered the album on digital download, CD and Vinyl will receive their digital copy today via e-mail.

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The new release sees the band stick to it’s traditional Metal roots but with a modern twist and is the first full length release from the new line-up, which sees the debut of Saxon Davids on Lead Guitar, Stephen Ellis on bass and drummer Chris MacKinnon on lead vocals for two tracks.

The third release by Kaine was written, rehearsed and recorded by the new line-up of Kaine between January 2016 and September 2017, with the editing, mixing and mastering being concluded in early 2018 at Pointy Halo Productions.

We’re extending the pre-order for a few more weeks, so to get your digital copy for £3 or your CD for just £8 click the link below. CD orders will be mailed out in the coming weeks.

 

LEADING KAINE TO A CRISIS …. A CRISIS OF FAITH [PART 2]

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The “new” Kaine launched in 2016

So at the start of 2016, having already started work on songs such as Voice in Hell, Afterlife & Fall of Jericho, we returned to being a four-piece comprising of myself, now the sole original member on guitar and vocals, Chris MacKinnon, the only other guy to survive past The Waystone on drums and now sharing vocal duties taking over from Dan, Saxon Davids on lead guitar having joined us in 2014 and appeared on the Justice Injustice single and new boy Stephen Ellis on bass guitar.

As mentioned in my previous blog, the old band had essentially split up following Ant’s departure, my girlfriend had just left me and we had a month off gigging to work on new material, and that we did, we worked bloody hard. In addition to getting Fall of Jericho and Afterlife ready to be played and tested in a live setting, we also started playing a song Saxon wrote called Heavens Abandonment and one of my new songs, The Preacher Eyes around this time also, ready for our big return show at the Soundhouse, Colchester on the 5th of February. We were able to work on those songs and get them into the set in time for the show.

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Kaine at the Soundhouse

The show itself was a fun one, we had Daemona (Dan Mailer’s new band), Kill The Freak (featuring the soon to be famous Conor Ridd, of Freak fame, whose success would dwarf everyone else’s form the Underground music scene) and Myopic Empire (featuring two-time Kaine live drummer James Balcombe) on the bill which was a nice way to get back into playing live, with friends and adjust to being a four-piece again. The night went relatively well, we had a decent turnout and all the bands played great. We took to the stage and had a rough set by our standards, Chris played one of the new songs too fast so we turned that into a jam, we invited Dan up on stage to do Solidarity with us, in which I managed to break a string and had to quickly adapt the song to being a string down and I just sang lead vocals for the last song. It was a bumpy restart to Kaine, but we were on our way.

After that, we played a couple of shows that weren’t that great in terms of attendance but at that time this was good for us as we were finding our feet again. Over the next few months, we continued working on material, adding in a song that Stevo and Saxon came up with called A Night Meets Death into the set while reworking and tightening up the other new songs we had. We even played Wales for the first time, at a place called The Patriot in Crumlin.

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Writing the album in 2016

We survived mostly on our two residencies, one at The Soundhouse in Colchester and the Rock Den in Hatfield alongside our regular gigs at Asylum in Chelmsford. We were able to rebuild the reputation of the band at these gigs and show people that we were alive and well despite the line-up changes. People were also starting to recognise the difference in the band’s sound coming from the new material and people were really enjoying the new material.

Outside of those residencies, we were still playing all over, however, there were a few stinkers up and down the road still. Our first gig in Bolton at the Alma was pretty fun, we took a pilgrimage to the Fred Dibnah statue, a legendary British steeplejack, engineer and Victorian historian from the town, and it was our first time meeting Twisted Illusion, a band we would go on to become friends with, so much so, Stevo ended up playing bass on their album Insight to the Mind of a Million Faces, which would see them featured in Classic Rock magazine and at Bloodstock festival in the UK.

Bolton is a bit of an odd place in that, not only was the fish shop too posh for us to eat in, it had Butlers, but there was a shop that only sold settees and phone cases. I still don’t understand that.

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Saxon and the Tour Van

We also had in the works our first standalone tour, in Scotland. We had first played Scotland back in 2014 on both the Renegades tour and Mordred’s Britain and Ireland tour, we were then subsequently booked to play Wildfire Festival in 2015, and our performance at that show had been so strong we had been nominated for an award for it, and thus had built up a following in Scotland. Being plagued with messages and e-mails asking for our return, we decided we would head up for a three-date tour to test the waters. We would hit Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh over a weekend. Vauxhall were kind enough to endorse our tour and given us the van for free. Alex Smith also joined us as tour manager and roadie. The tour was a success in some ways, we had a decent turnout all three nights and a lot of fun but also lost money due to the promotional side of things, but we hadn’t run it as a money-making exercise, just to see if we could tour alone and draw an audience.

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Alex, selling our merch on the Scotland Tour

One night the guys got pissed up in Dave Ritchie’s house (he runs Wildfire and kindly allowed us to stay). Stevo got to the point where he couldn’t walk so I had to physically pick him up and carry him to bed and Alex managed to keep me up snoring anyway, it even woke Chris up who lobbed his shoes at him to no avail.

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Live in Scotland 2016

The next night we played in Edinburgh, the guys feeling like crap from the drink and lack of sleep. I don’t drink, but suffered as a consequence of them keeping me up all night. We played Bannermans next, which is a great little venue. We were lucky enough to be able to stay in the flat upstairs, however, Matt Denny (Mordred’s UK Tour manager, who had come to see us) had pointed out it was haunted. Chris then didn’t sleep all night, and instead stayed awake in a paranoid state. I slept fine, which was surprising as I shared the same room as Alex who normally snores like a freight train at the best of times. Chris, being one of the drivers along with Stevo then had to drive home in a tired state.

We released a recording of a set from one of our August shows at the Soundhouse, which was recorded accidently by Myopic Empire for free download on the 12th of that same month which can be downloaded from here.

This would turn out to be our last ever show at the venue, we did have one further date as part of our residency but the new venue owners, after complaining about us taking a share of the bar fee to pay for promotional costs, cancelled our November date without informing us. They later claimed to others they didn’t know about the date, despite talking about it with us on the night while they advised us they wouldn’t be offering a bar split in future, to which we informed them that we wouldnt be paying for promotion out of our own pocket. It’s their loss ultimately as our shows there were always well attended and the venue did make money on those nights. This is typical of the short sightedness of a lot of venue owners, many of which will spend nothing on promotion, complain about paying bands and be equally upset when turnout is poor.

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After our set at Mearfest 2016

The next big gig we did in 2016 was Mearfest at the Borderline in London. The turnout was incredible and the bands were great. Mearfest is a charity New Wave of British Heavy Metal festival, which raises money for good causes run by Brian and Claire Mear. They had sadly lost their daughter Molly, who had been born stillborn and the event was in aid of a stillbirth clinic that provides support for parents who have gone through such a traumatic experience. They very much view it as turning a tragedy into a positive and it was an honour to support that event. A year later Claire would give birth to her daughter Amelie.

Throughout the year we would introduce yet more songs into the set, after writing, rehearsing, and working them intensely. They would be songs such as Alone and A Crisis of Faith which I had written, Frailty of the Blade, one of Stevo’s songs which was originally a song called Stephens song about rape culture by a band called Drop Dead Fred that Chris and Stevo had played in, which we reworked into a Kaine song and finally The Mind is Willing, another song by Chris and the first tone he performed lead vocals on. Another song was written by Stevo around this time called Consigned To Flames of Woe, which didn’t wind up on this album and he also wrote an intro piece for Heaven’s Abandonment.

We would continue to change and adapt the songs live, both musically and lyrically to further improve them, which is why we were playing the material before the album was out. It’s how Black Sabbath wrote a lot of their early material, and how Iron Maiden did most of their first two albums and it was clearly something we also greatly benefitted from.

Later in the year we had a few more great shows up and down the country, we headlined a packed out Portland Arms in Cambridge, which I think was the first show we ever played Alone at, where the audience was absolutely mental and mosh pits galore.

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In November we were made aware that the Asylum venue in Chelmsford needed to raise around £12k very quickly to remain open. The Asylum, being the best place to play as a Metal band in Chelmsford, and a cause close to us in the band is very important to us. We decided we would write and record a song to help raise money for the venue, which became Holding The Line, one Sunday I wrote the majority of the music and the lyrics, we rehearsed it on the Thursday and then recorded it live on Sunday the 20th of November. We were kindly offered the studio time free of charge by Ade Hare (Producer Falling Through Freedom & Justice Injustice) at Threecircles to help support the venue, who recorded and mixed the track and Z-Plane (mastering on The Waystone, Justice Injustice and Falling Through Freedom) mastered the track, also for free. Over 200 copies of the single were sold, with every penny going to the venue.

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We rounded off the year back in Ipswich at the Swan, again a packed show where the audience was absolutely fantastic. I hope you have enjoyed the part two on how A Crisis of Faith came into existence and I will try and write part three at a later point.

Love, as ever…. Rage

Leading Kaine to a Crisis …. A Crisis of Faith [Part 1]

I thought I would write a blog about the process behind the new album while it was fresh in my mind. Many found the blogs I wrote about The Waystone helpful so I decided to jump on to A Crisis of Faith now rather than leave it until later.

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Kaine “Justice, Injustice” line-up 2014-15

 

So where did this album really start? You have to go back to 2015, The Waystone had been out a year or so officially, and the band was playing as a five piece with Saxon Davids [Lead Guitar] joining us after playing for us on tour in 2014. The band hit a really bad run of gigs in 2015, crowds were very poor for most of the early part of the year and things were looking pretty bleak.

Around this time we started writing songs for what would be the third Kaine album and recorded the first single for that album, a track called Justice, Injustice which was due for release in August. We worked hard and pushed on but it seemed to keep getting worse. It was with this that Dan Mailer [Bass and Vocals] decided to leave and pursue other musical interests.

Losing Dan was a huge blow to us, both musically and personally. Dan had been with me in Kaine since pretty much day one and had soldiered up and down the road through two albums with me, he even lived with me for about a year and it was something that was hard to come to terms with initially.

However, Dan being a professional had given us fair notice and would do his remaining dates with Kaine, up until a sold out show at Melbourne Rock Club which would be his last official gig on August 7th.  It ended up being one of our better gigs of 2015 which was a great way to end Dan’s time with the band given some of the stinkers we had played that year in terms of turnout.

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Dan’s last gig, featuring Saxon…

 

We were looking at a potential replacement, not only someone who was a good player but someone who would fit in personality wise with the band. Chris MacKinnon [Drums/Vocals] had suggested Stephen Ellis as someone who could potentially cover for the band should we need a player. Chris and Stevo played together in a band called Drop Dead Fred, who were like Essex’s equivalent to Nirvana. Stevo was someone’s who’s playing I already liked a lot, and had remarked to Saxon while watching him play earlier that year that he would be someone ideal for the band should Dan ever leave.

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Dan at his last show with Kaine

 

We invited Stevo to a jam at Pioneer studio while Dan was fulfilling his last dates with us. Stevo came in, having learned pretty much the whole set he knew plus a few additional songs. We were impressed with his professionalism and how quickly he had learned our songs. After a brief chat with the guys, I asked Stevo to join the band which to my delight he agreed. Stevo was also very quick to adapt his image to the bands which helped keep our identity moving forward.

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Stevo joins the band!

 

Stevo played his first gig with Kaine on August 28th of that year at the Firehouse, Southampton. He was introduced to Kaine gigging in the best way possible as Chris managed to lock his keys in his car and having to call out a mechanic to get that sorted. We played three gigs that weekend and four sets, after Southampton we played The Rock Den in Hatfield, twice on the same day and then on the Sunday we played at the Asylum, Chelmsford.

Around this time, I had been writing a song called Voice in Hell. The main riff idea I had from way back in 2013 but I had never done anything with it. I structured the song and took it to practice where we started working on it as a band. This was the first song written for A Crisis of Faith and it started to shape up really good. We played it live for the first time in September at the B2 in Norwich.

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Kaine last ever 5 piece line-up

 

Towards the end of 2015, with the band now rehearsing more regularly than we had been for years we started work on two more songs, Afterlife a song that Chris had written and Fall of Jericho a song that Stevo had put together. These were the first two song ideas both Chris and Stevo had brought to the band and we started to iron them out in the practice room, while still gigging with a set that was still mostly the Waystone material.

Show wise attendances started to pick up again as the year ended, but that wasn’t to be the end of the change for Kaine that year. We played our last show on December 12th at Woodys Youth Centre in Rochester and had planned to take January off to focus purely on writing the rest of the new album. I had gone to my then girlfriends for the Christmas break through to early January when Anthony Murch [Lead Guitar] left the band. Ant had also been with me a very long time in musical terms, he had played guitar on our debut Falling Through Freedom (2012) and then The Waystone (2014) and it was sad to see him go, but he even admitted at that time he didn’t feel the band was going anywhere and with that he was gone.

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Ant’s last official show with Kaine, December 2015

 

Around the same time, my long term girlfriend left me abruptly and that really set the mood of a lot of my writing, both musically and lyrically into 2016, much of which ended up on the album.

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Working on A Crisis of Faith Material – February 2016

 

I hope you look forward to the next part, until then, as ever, Love – Rage