REFORGE THE STEEL – RELAUNCH AHEAD OF AUGUST TOUR

Reforge The Steel was released in October 2019 and not long after the release the UK went into a Covid-19 lockdown, and thus live shows were cancelled and suspended for the majority of 2020/21. This meant there was a lack of opportunity for ourselves to play live to promote the album and sell physical copies at our gigs. We are therefore using our August tour as an opportunity to run a soft relaunch of the album, we will be promoting the release through our social channels again and will be performing tracks exclusively from that album during the tour. You can order the CD here.

REFORGE THE STEEL TOUR TRAILER

The original version on CD sold out, the current version is our collectors edition version which includes a high-quality CD, a full colour booklet with all the lyrics all housed in a super jewel case and has 5 bonus tracks as well as a remastered and updated version of the album.

We also produce a limited edition shirt featuring the album art which is also available here.

KAINE “REFORGE THE STEEL” LINE-UP IS LONGEST RUNNING IN BANDS HISTORY

Although in the past there had been several members who had long tenures in the band, original bassist Dan Mailer (2009-15), and Waystone/A Crisis of Faith drummer Chris MacKinnon (2012-18) the current line-up of Kaine, which came together in May 2018 has now been the longest running in the band’s history, and the only line-up to appear on back-to-back releases. Reforge The Steel and the new album After Extinction are the only Kaine albums where the same line-up has featured consecutively.

MK1 (2009-10)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Jackson

MK2 (2011)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Fairhead

MK3 (2012)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Murch

MK4 (2012-2014)

Sadler/Mailer/Murch/MacKinnon

MK5 (2014-15)

Sadler/Mailer/Murch/MacKinnon/Davids

MK6 (2015)

Sadler/MacKinnon/Murch/Davids/Ellis

MK7 (2016-18)

Sadler/MacKinnon/Davids/Ellis

MK8 (2018 – Present)

Sadler/Etheridge/Woods/Healy

*This isn’t counting transitional line-ups, or where former members have returned to cover for the band on occasion.

The band in its current incarnation is the longest running version of Kaine since the original band was formed back in 2009.

FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of the reformation of Kaine with the current line-up, we are running a sale on all the CDs released by the band since then. This is to help raise funds for the band while we try and finish our new album and EP and remain on the road following two years of restrictions due to Covid-19 hurting the band’s finances significantly.

If you are yet to complete your collection of Kaine releases, this is a good opportunity to pick up items cheaply. Members get a further discount on all items.

Reforge The Steel – Collectors CD

This is a special edition of the album with bonus tracks, a full-colour lyric book, and comes in a Super Jewell case. The album was also remastered for this CD and differs from the original CD.

Sale Price: £10

Reforge The Steel Live CD

Recorded in late 2019 before the pandemic hit. This is a complete live recording of the album from the B2, Norwich which also includes tracks from A Crisis of Faith from that set. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.

Sale Price: £5

The Waystone EP

This includes 5 re-recordings and updated versions of tracks from our 2014 album The Waystone released to celebrate the anniversary of that release. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.

Sale Price: £5

Kaine EP

Recorded live at The Smokehouse, Ipswich at the end of 2020 and released in 202, this CD includes two versions of the EP and is only available in limited numbers.

Sale Price: £5

Kaine X DVD

This is a recording of our full set from the 10th-anniversary show at Colchester Arts Centre. The DVD was released to help support the costs of that show and is a very limited item. Each DVD comes with the tickets from the gig as well as a digital version of the live album from the same night.

Sale Price: £5

Reforge The Steel – Full-Colour Shirt

Sale Price: £10

Order from here: https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch

KAINE LINE-UP CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY

We’re celebrating our fourth anniversary tonight at the Smokehouse, Ipswich. We officially came together as this version of Kaine on May 12th, 2018, in what was the most chaotic period in the band’s history.

Since then, we have released an album (Reforge The Steel, 2019), several live albums (Kaine X Live 2019, Reforge The Steel Live 2019, two EPs (The Waystone, 2020 and Kaine, 2021), and have a brand new album (After Extinction) and two new EP’s coming out soon.

Tonight will be our 58th gig together since our formation.

REHEARSALS TODAY FOR 22′ EP AND IPSWICH SHOW ON MAY 13TH

We will be in Unit One Studio’s today to work both on the 22′ EP for Patreon and to prepare for our Ipswich show on May 13th. Uridium have had to pull out of the support slot for the Ipswich show due to singer Phil Cooke having a serious health issue. We wish Phil a speedy recovery and send our thoughts to his friends and family at this time. Replacing Uridium will be Screaming Viridian.

Last week we made good progress with two of the 22′ EP songs in rehearsals taking us up to 3 of the 5 learnt already. We rehearsed the new EP immediately after recording guitars for the 21′ EP which can be seen below.

Tickets are available on the door for the Ipswich show, you can find the full details here.

KAINE TO PLAY TAP’N’TUMBLER IN NOTTINGHAM TONIGHT AND WILL BE RECORDING NEW EP ON SUNDAY AT UNIT ONE COLCHESTER

Last weeks gig in Nuneaton

We will be playing the Tap ‘N’ Tumbler tonight in Nottingham alongside Neverworld and Planet Fatale. This is our first appearance at the venue and our first gig in Nottingham since 2013. We will be doing songs from Reforge The Steel, Falling Through Freedom, and our new album After Extinction.

Working on the EP a few months back

On Sunday we will be back home in Colchester tracking guitars for the 2021 Patreon EP with Wayne Thompson. We have five new songs for that EP which will be a CD exclusive for our Patreons only.

KAINE REHEARSALS TOMORROW – DOUBLE GIG NEXT WEEKEND!

We will be heading to Unit One tomorrow to prepare for our next two gigs next weekend in Cambridge and Hastings. We return to our regular line-up and will be playing a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel and After Extinction.

Tickets from here.

On Wednesday night we played a one off gig with Anthony Murch while Toby was away. We did a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel, The Waystone and Falling Through Freedom which can be seen on the above video.

The previous Friday we had played Club 85, Hitchin.

KAINE UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM – AFTER EXTINCTION

We are pleased to unveil our brand-new artwork, and album title, for the new Kaine record to be released later this year. The artwork is again by Silencer8 who has designed every one of the band’s album covers since the debut album in 2012.

After Extinction will include 9 brand new tracks written and performed by the same line-up which recorded 2019’s Reforge The Steel, the first time the same line-up has appeared on back-to-back releases from the band.  More details will be revealed at a later date.

Appearing on the record:

  • Rage Sadler: Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
  • Liam Etheridge: Drums and Backing Vocals
  • Toby Woods: Lead/Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals
  • Isaac Healy: Bass Guitar

with

  • Heidi Crowell: Keys and Synths
  • Talon Payne: Backing Vocals

Produced by:

  • Kaine with Wayne Thompson and Talon Payne
  • Recorded by: Wayne Thompson (Unit One Studio’s) and Talon Payne (Gallow Wood Media)

KAINE RETURN TO REHEARSALS TOMORROW

We had a very successful return to gigging last night at a packed Club85 alongside Neverworld, Death Valley Knights and Planet Fatale. It was one of the best nights of live music we have played and it shows the scene is in great health going into 2022!

Anthony Murch is filling in for Toby Woods at next weeks show.

Tomorrow we are back in rehearsals at Unit One Colchester with Anthony Murch for the show at CODA, Colchester on Wednesday again with Neverworld and Planet Fatale. We will be playing tracks from The Waystone and Falling Through Freedom for the first time in many years.