REFORGE THE STEEL DOWN TO THE FINAL 5 COPIES

The album has over 16,000 plays on NWOTHM Full Albums

There are only 5 copies remaining of Reforge The Steel available on CD. The album was released last October and is close to selling out for the first time. The album will not be printed in this format again, so if you wish to order one of the first prints of the album before they are gone for good please click here. The album will be reprinted in a different format for the second print run at a later date.

Stocks are also low for the following items which will not be printed again:

  • The Waystone Album CD – 14 copies remaining
  • A Crisis of Faith Album CD [EU Edition] – 8 copies remaining
  • A Crisis of Faith Live Album CD – 4 copies remaining
  • Reforge The Steel Live CD – 47 copies remaining
  • Kaine X Live DVD – 62 copies remaining
  • The Waystone Patch – 9 remaining
  • A Crisis of Faith T-Shirt – 7 remaining
  • Kaine X T-Shirt – 6 remaining

These can be ordered from here.

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.

All band activity suspended due to UK Lock down measures – Update

As we’ve had a few enquires as to where certain merch items are we thought it would be best to make a clear statement as to whats happening with the band during the Covid 19 lock down here in the UK.

  • All shows are cancelled unless stated otherwise by the venue
  • The Waystone EP recording is suspended due to the closure of the recording studios due to Covid 19
  • Rehearsals are also cancelled due to the studios being shut due to the Covid 19 lock down
  • Posting items is more difficult due to limited times and items being taken by the UK Post Office
  • New album writing rehearsals have also been suspended although we’re collaborating between ourselves from home working on songs for the new album

We are sorry for the delays and we’re doing our best. We’ll finish the EP and get the CD’s to you as soon as we can but the studios are simply closed at the moment and we cannot get in to finish recording it, let alone mix and master it. We’ve not even seen each other in person since March 13th 2020.

On items you have ordered some have been posted already but please bare with us on the delays – the Post Office is only working a small number of hours, has limited staff and will not always take our items as they are not a priority. You will get everything you have ordered ASAP. You will have digital copy’s of everything you have ordered to enjoy on the bandcamp app.

In the meantime please stay inside and stay safe,

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/

Reforge The Steel Released!

Reforge The Steel – Out Now!

Kaine – Reforge The Steel has been released!

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 to Release Reforge The Steel on Friday (18-10-2019)

New Enhanced Album Art for Reforge The Steel

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.

The new line-up having formed in May 2018

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).

A Crisis of Faith… A Year On.. How did it do?

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So, it’s been exactly one year since the release of our last album A Crisis of Faith, it’s been a very challenging year, from line-up changes to continuing to push the album as hard as I can using my own personal budget, and of course the bands gigs to try and promote the album.

When we released the album, we sent it out by e-mail to over 8000 people, friends, family, fans, industry contacts, everyone we could. Unfortunately, the response rate to those contacts were pretty poor, I think less than 20% of those people we sent to the e-mail to actually opened and read it and even less checked out the album! We of course pushed it hard through Facebook, but social media like e-mail is getting harder and harder to get people to both see and then interact with you on. We followed up the e-mail with a press pack to record labels, festivals, management, whoever we could think of and it was sadly rejected by all we contacted but we did our best to push it as hard as we could.

Reviews wise, most seemed to enjoy the album with only a couple of bad reviews out of them all, but the album didn’t feature in any major outlets top ten lists or essential Metal albums and the feedback on the album dissipated fairly quickly this time, whereas the Waystone which got panned much harder seemed to rumble on for a lot longer. We tried a music video for the album, after contemplating it for years which got a couple of thousand views, but it didn’t prove to be a very successful outlet to market our music as again, trying to convince people to try and watch the video was a real challenge for us as it either wasn’t seen when we promoted it, or ignored.

In terms of playing gigs to support the release, we booked 41 shows, many of which were self-promoted in the hope that those who attended the nights would also buy the album. These went broadly well with only a few bad ones now and again. The main difference between A Crisis of Faith and The Waystone is that more people bought that album on the gigs to begin with than A Crisis of Faith, but overall the initial release of A Crisis of Faith performed stronger online, however it picked up towards the end of the year. In terms of Spotify, we’re still struggling for plays there so we typically don’t focus on it. We did try and encourage digital sales by offering them for just £3 too. We offered packages which included t-shirts, vinyl’s and everything we could do.

I have been criticized in the past about writing about how well or how badly our albums and tours have done, one being was when I wrote about the Waystone which caused a lot of the local music scene to engage with a lot of slagging off and insulting of the band, in particular myself, but I am not one to hide from this sort of thing, these things are what they are and I am not going to pretend to be a successful musician just to appear bigger than I am online.

So how do the stats look a year on from release?
• Steaming/Downloads – 31,356 = £441.06
• Physical Sales (CD, Vinyl etc.) – 434 = £6,338.03

So that’s where we are after exactly one years, naturally this isn’t pure profit as the costs of the recording, printing CD’s, pressing, marketing and everything else. As you can see the amount of streaming massively outweighs the sales, but it pays so little in return that despite the fact we have been downloaded and streamed over 30 thousand times, that’s only paying £0.0140662074244164p per play. It’s another challenge with more people moving to streaming such as Spotify, YouTube, and everything else and less people even owning the means to play a CD or vinyl for a band our size to rely on streaming to fund albums. This is the future and in 10 years’ time the whole landscape will have changed entirely again with more people streaming albums, rather than buying. At least in America there have been moves to improve the situation in terms of artists being paid fairer for streaming but no one has taken up the mantle in the U.K. as of yet to push for a bigger share of the income. We’ve also seen HMV go into administration after losing something like 80% of their physical DVD/CD sales in just a year which gives you further indication of how the game is changing.

I have been told that many do find the insight helpful. It’s a sign of the times when a band has tens of thousands of streams, over 11 thousand social media follows and whatnot and the real strength in terms of income is still gigs and physicals such as CD, as they were ten years ago, without those physical sales we wouldn’t have even made £500 on the album.

I’d say overall what we have achieved with this album has been successful for a band our size although our critics will point to the fact we’re now 10 years old and are still at this level. Naturally we’d liked to have done better with it (as anyone would) but relying on your own budget to promote and gig you can only afford to do so much between affording to live, but we worked hard (that is both line-ups) and the response overall was positive so I don’t have any complaints. The album has proven popular enough it’s being re-released in Europe by Underground Power Records and I hope it is really successful there so we can emulate the likes of Toledo Steel, Seven Sisters and Midnight Force on the continent and hopefully do more that side of the sea moving forward.

As ever thanks for reading and to those who supported the band by buying the album I truly appreciate the support.

Limited Edition CD now available to pre-order

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A Crisis of Faith is being re-released in Europe with brand new artwork on CD by Underground Power Records in Germany. The artwork is exclusive to this release, and we have a limited number of these to sell in the U.K.

If you wish to get ahold of the CD with the exclusive artwork click the link below, however once they are gone, they are gone for good. CD’s can be signed on request and each purchase online comes with the digital album for free, plus for every additional order you get free shipping. Members get 10% off all CD orders on our bandcamp.

Order here.