Black – Live from Kaine X is now on YouTube

Footage taken from limited edition Kaine X DVD

We’ve uploaded footage of Black from Kaine X onto our YouTube channel. Black is from our brand new album Reforge The Steel available to order from our bandcamp page.

You can watch the video by clicking the play icon in the box above.

Rebirth (The Dragon Reborn) from Kaine X is now on YouTube

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This live video recorded and edited by Max Campbell for our first DVD release which was recorded at the bands 10 year show in April 2019 and features both sets from the Reforge The Steel Line-up and the final performance of the A Crisis of Faith line-up. The DVD is limited to just 100 copies and will not be printed again.

The A Crisis of Faith set will be exclusive to the DVD. Kaine X is the double live album recorded which features two sets, the first being the current line-up of the band playing material from their forthcoming album and two tracks from The Waystone and the second being the final ever performance of the A Crisis of Faith album with the line-up which recorded the album.

Kaine celebrate 10 Years this Saturday at Colchester Arts Centre

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Kaine will be celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary this Saturday with a show at Colchester Arts Centre. On Church Street, to the east of Balkerne Hill lies the former church St Mary at the Walls (now Colchester Arts Centre), built against the Roman Walls and overlooking the south western corner of the old walled town of Colchester. The empty church of St. Marys was converted for use as an Arts Centre, opening for business in 1980 and is one of the best live music venues in the country.

The band will be joined by A Bribe for the Ferryman, which features Kaine founding member Josh Moreton on drums, Osmium Guillotine who Kaine have played many shows alongside over the past decade to celebrate the event. There will also be Heavy Metal DJ sets throughout the night from The Massacre Metal Night.

Kaine will play two sets, one with the current line-up and one with the popular A Crisis of Faith line-up who will be playing their final ever show together as a four.

Tickets will be available on the door for just £5 with 50% already sold in advance of show. Doors are at 7pm. The night will be recorded by Pioneer Music Studio in Colchester for a live album.

It’s good to be back! – First Blog of 2019

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.

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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.

Love

Rage

Reforge The Steel – A New Era Begins [Blog]

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So, it’s roughly 9 months on from when the walls started to fall in on Kaine, with Chris, Saxon and Stevo departing in quick succession after releasing the A Crisis of Faith album. I thought it would be a good time to update people on exactly where we are now. I had taken then band off the road during April to begin writing the new Kaine record when it all fell apart.

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In the months that followed the departures, we put a lot of time into rebuilding the band and getting the new line-up to gel. We have been rehearsing pretty much constantly since the new lineup formed, we had our first gig together in Norwich on May 26th and have played 22 shows together since this band got together. We have gradually eased the A Crisis of Faith material out of the set and have replaced it with new material. When the previous band split up, I decided to start working immediately on a new record and wrote a number of songs that I have been revising since May, and that the band have been rehearsing and playing live. We are now playing sets almost entirely comprised of this new material, we have almost finished the final demos for the new album and we’ll starting to record it at the end of this month.

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I said in a previous blog that if I could turn it around and save Kaine after the entire line-up split up earlier this year that would be my greatest achievement in music. I can safely say hat so far it has been, and to be frank it has been nothing short of a miracle. I can honestly say my “retirement” speech was typed out and ready to go live, and I’d already talked to Liam, who joined in April, about the end of the band. My intention was to call it quits and leave music entirely.

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Fortunately, we were able to save it. It has been a lot of work, many long rehearsals and naturally we’ve been trying to convince people the band is still as good as it ever was on the road, which many people agree it still is but some I can tell still need to be won over, but this is to be expected with such a radical change. There is a mentality about line-ups that still exists within the minds of many music fans, that somehow the line-up is almost sacred and when that changes so does the band, and in some cases that is right but people will find the new material will sound very much in line with what we have done in the past. Many also didn’t realise that I was the only original member in the past line-up anyway.

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I am looking forward to getting this new record out there and hopefully the band can recover and push on from here. We’ll be entering our tenth year come 2019, and it’s been a hell of a ride so far even if we haven’t quite made it yet. We’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary with a show at Colchester Arts Centre in April, which will be supported by A Bribe for the Ferryman and Osmium Guillotine. Dan and Josh will be joining me on stage for some early Kaine material as well as the final ever performance of the A Crisis of Faith line-up. We’ll be giving away a live album and a t-shirt with every ticket, which can be ordered here.

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Alongside writing, rehearsing and preparing for the new Kaine album, I have been doing the washing up in the background of all the follow up releases from A Crisis of Faith. I was able to design and release the new vinyl with the help of Pointy Halo Productions to ensure that sounded top, and I have to say it’s the nicest thing we’ve produced merch wise to this date and of course I had to release A Crisis of Faith live. This was recorded last year early on in Chelmsford at the Asylum by Short Stack Studios but with everything that happened, had to be put on a back burner while I rebuilt the band. Previously Dan and Chris were the bands two audio guys, I never dabbled in mixing or editing, anything like that but with those talents both departing I had to learn and thus the live album is my first ever go at doing any production ever. You can grab a vinyl from here and a live album here, both are limited and once they sell out, we won’t be doing any more.

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Finally, the new album is coming and will be released next year – the theme of the album is the re forging of the band, rebirth and moving onto the next stage. There is a lot of optimism and hope with the new line-up that we can in fact turn it around.
As ever, I thank everyone who stuck by me over the last 9 months and offered their love, support and guidance to keep going and I hope sincerely that I haven’t let you down. I really hope you enjoy this new album.

Love, Rage

Arts Centre Show – Ticket includes CD, Shirt, Poster and more[Update]

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With every ticket purchase for our Colchester Arts Centre show in 2019, you get a CD, Shirt, Poster plus more to be announced with every ticket where can be ordered here.

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Kaine will be supported by A Bribe for The Ferryman and Osmium Guillotine, and will feature guest appearances from founding members as well as the A Crisis of Faith line-up.

A Crisis of Faith Line-Up to reunite for last ever performance at Kaine 10 Year Show

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Rage Sadler, Chris MacKinnon, Saxon Davids and Stephen Ellis will perform together for one last time at next years Anniversary show at the Arts Centre in Colchester.

The band, who were the Kaine line-up from 2016 to early 2018, recorded the bands most recent album A Crisis of Faith and were a very popular live act that many were sad to see split up. It was also the line-up who played in front of a sold-out Birmingham o2 in February. The band performed together briefly at Osmium Guillotines album launch show in September playing The Mind Is Willing.

The line-up will perform a selection of songs from A Crisis of Faith.  If you wish to see the final ever performance of this line-up, please purchase a ticket by clicking here.

Josh Moreton to rejoin Kaine for 10 Year Show in 2019 + A Bribe for the Ferryman added to line-up

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Kaine founding member and drummer Josh Moreton will be rejoining the band for the 10 Year Show to play songs from the band’s debut Falling Through Freedom. Josh’s last appearance in Kaine was in 2017 when he joined and one off line up of Rage Sadler and Stephen Ellis from the A Crisis of Faith line-up, and Anthony Murch who played guitar on both Falling Through Freedom and The Waystone.

Josh had a large hand in writing the first Kaine album and has since played drums in Dismanibus, Forged in Black, Deep Machine, Rezinwolf, Elimination and A Bribe for the Ferryman. Dismanibus will begin recording their second album tomorrow, which will mark his recording debut with that band. He also features as a guest on Kaine’s forthcoming live album A Crisis of Faith Live.

A Bribe for the Ferryman are one of the most popular local bands and recently shared the stage with Kaine and Osmium Guillotine for the launch of Osmium Guillotine’s new album. After the success of that night, and given how well received all three bands were, it made sense to ask them to join the night also.

If you have not ordered your tickets – you can do so here.

DAN MAILER TO REJOIN KAINE AS GUEST FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN 2019

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Dan Mailer, who helped found Kaine back in 2009 as the bands original bassist and co-vocalist will be rejoining the band on stage at it’s tenth anniversary show next April.

While in the band he released two studio albums, performed on a live album and featured on the band’s first two major tours, one of which being a Britain and Ireland tour alongside American Thrash Metal legends Mordred, and Wildfire Festival where Kaine played alongside Diamond Head, Lawnmower Death, Tygers of Pan Tang, Holocaust among many others. He also had the honour of replacing former Bruce Dickinson bass player Chris Dale, while stepping in to play bass with Monument on the 2014 Monument tour.

The Waystone, still the bands most critically and commercially successful album to date, was largely due to Dan’s contributions to the album and the overall songwriting process, which also saw the band briefly signed and professionally managed.

He has since played bass in bands such as Deep Machine, Daemona, Gabriel and Elimination as well as releasing his first solo EP, Introspectrum, and recently he has become the vocalist for long standing Heavy Metal revivalists and good friends of Kaine, Osmium Guillotine.

To buy tickets to the 10 year show please click here.

Kaine Announce 2019 10 Year Show at Colchester Arts Centre

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Kaine’s Ten Year Anniversary show will take place at the Colchester Arts Centre on Saturday, April 27th 2019. This will be the biggest show the band has ever done, with a set comprising of material from all releases and will feature guest appearances from past members of the band in a special celebration of the bands achievements over the past decade. Supports to be announced.

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The Arts Centre is one of East Anglia’s leading venues with an excellent sound, stage and lighting set up. The band will also be filming a DVD and recording a live-album of the night. This will be a Kaine show like no other, and fans of the band will not want to miss this.

We advise the you book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. Colchester has excellent transport links by rail (just an hour from London), with the venue in walking distance of both the train station and Town Centre, with many affordable hotels in the nearby area for fans to take advantage of which can be booked in advance for lower costs.

Purchase of the tickets includes a free digital copy of the live-album which will be recorded on the night itself. Please support this momentous celebration of Kaine, this will be the biggest one off show the band has ever done and we very much hope to see you there. Tickets are available here.