We have launched our new EP, Extinction After with two new songs today, Evil I and Evil II. These are two brand new tracks not featured on our album After Extinction. The CD release will be available to Patreons paying £3 and up, which will be sent outside our multi-disc Falling Through Freedom package, a new shirt, and a patch very soon. You can still grab all this merch for just £3 here.
We have further evolved our band’s sound to a darker, thrashier, and heavier tone than our previous releases. Please click the play icons above and below to hear the tracks. The EP will be coming to streaming services at a later date.
I thought I would do a write-up on the year with the band given it’s been our busiest ever. In the early part of the year, we played a run of gigs put on by One Eye Toad Records which really helped us get back on the road again after the Covid-era restrictions were finally lifted in most cases. Most of these gigs were with Neverworld and Planet Fatale, two bands we have played with on a number of occasions over the years and with who we enjoy playing alongside. It’s worth mentioning that John Morter who organised these gigs and helped us get back to a regular gigging schedule sadly passed away last month. For all of his hard work and dedication to the scene, he will be greatly missed.
During that run of gigs, we had a one-night-only reunion with Anthony Murch on lead guitar. Ant was in the band from 2012-2015 and played on our first two albums. Anthony again played songs from both his time in the band and later albums since his departure. He’s currently playing alongside our former drummer Chris MacKinnon (who likewise joined in 2012, but after our debut album before leaving in 2018) in a band called It’s Not A Phase Mum, covering the 2000’s era classics which can be found here.
We made our return to two of our favourite venues this year too, both the Melbourn Rock Club and the Rock Den in Hatfield, both of which were fun nights.
A large portion of the year has been taken up with recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and so on. We worked extremely hard to get our new album After Extinction finished this year, as well as recording a further 10 tracks for two EPs, one of which has been released digitally and the other is currently being worked on. I have said previously that I cannot remember a time the band has been busier and 2022 certainly was a challenging year, but I feel a great relief to know everything on our end is now completed and there is very little remaining to do going into 2023.
It is worth mentioning that there will be a new Falling Through Freedom t-shirt and patch coming to all our Patreon’s soon, with two EPs (which include a multi-disc set) on CD heading out to everyone paying £3 or more ASAP. We have been slightly delayed in getting these out due to the Extinction After EP still being finalised! These will be with you soon, depending on Royal Mail strikes!
In August of course we joined the Lillian Axe/Riot Act (ex-Riot) tour as a replacement for Kim Melville. This is the first tour this line-up has done, and we had an amazing time on the road, and we are very thankful for the opportunity to play with two exceptional bands here in the U.K.
We aptly finished the year with two hometown shows in Colchester both at the Brewhouse on the 25th of November and Coda, on the 14th.
We also introduced a new Patreon tier, a band backer tier which was to help the band fund an opportunity we were recently offered. Without giving too much away at this stage, an official offer/contract has come through and we used some of the new Patreon funds to have the offer independently accessed by an expert, as well as general guidance on the best route forward for the band in 2023, with more the be revealed at a later date.
The final mix and master of our new Falling Through Freedom EP has been completed. The CD version will be exclusive to our Patreon’s paying £3 and more. The digital download version will be made available to Bandcamp members also, as well as Patreon’s via download codes. The EP will be streamed through the usual channels. The 2022 merch will include a new shirt and patch.
The CD will be part of a multi-disc set which will include the original 2012 version of the album, the 2016 remaster, the instrumental album as well as the original demos from 2011 released for the first time. This will be limited to Patreon’s only so if you wish to garb this limited edition set, please subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/kaine_metal/
The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gallow Wood Media.
We finished the recording of the vocals last night with Talon Payne at Gallow Wood Media for the Falling Through Freedom EP. This means the EP will now be edited/mixed and mastered and released ASAP. The EP will be exclusive on CD to Patreon supporters paying £3 and up. Toby Woods and Talon Payne have again provided backing vocals, with Isaac Healy contributing for the first time to the backing vocals in drummer Liam Etheridge’s absence through injury.
On top of that we have made progress with the delayed 21′ Patreon EP with the artwork closing in on it’s final stages which can be viewed here. The vocals for the EP will be recorded on November 25th in what will hopefully be the last recording session. These sessions will take place at Unit One.
Rage will be heading to Gallow Wood Media to record the vocals for the Falling Through Freedom EP. The EP will be a Patreon exclusive on CD and will be part of a multi-disc set to celebrate 10 years of the album release. The release will contain 5 tracks with two songs which were left off the original album. This will hopefully be the last recording session for the EP, which will mean the EP can then be edited, mixed and mastered before release. The CD ill have new artwork, as will the 2022 Patreon shirt. You can grab yours by joining Patreon for £3 or more a month here.
On Friday the drums were recorded for the Falling Through Freedom EP. The EP which will be released as part of a Patreon exclusive set to celebrate 10 years of the debut album, will contain new artwork and two songs not on the original album, and three songs from the album re-recorded with the current line-up. Liam recorded the drums with Talon Payne at Gallow Wood Media. Both Patreon EPs have been delayed due to the Covid-19 restrictions over the last few years pushing the new album back and we’re currently working through the backlog.
The drums for the 2022 Falling Through Freedom EP will be recorded at the end of the month at Gallow Wood Media. The new EP will be a Patreon exclusive release and will be part of special 10 year anniversary set which includes the unreleased demos, the instrumental album, the 2012 version, the 2016 version and the new EP as well as a brand new t-shirt.
The 21’ EP has been tracked for all bar the vocals, and still requires mixing and mastering. The remaining sessions will be booked in as soon as the new album CDs are sent out, and the official artwork for the CD and track listing will be released soon after along with the title. The 2021 Patreon shirts were sent our last year, as were the patches.
The 22’ EP requires just the drums and vocals to be tracked and will be released together later this year as part of a ten-year anniversary set for the Falling Through Freedom album. The Set will include a brand-new t-shirt which is yet to be released.
We are very sorry about the delays; this is in part due to Covid restricting our studio time with the new album meaning we have been busy trying to finish all these releases this year.
Kaine have began tracking the Falling Through Freedom EP for the 2022 Patreon Package. The EP will feature 5 songs, two of which did not make the original album as part of it’s tenth anniversary release. The guitars and bass were tracked with Talon Payne of Gallow Wood Media on Sunday. The anniversary release of the album will be part of a 4 disc set, and will include a t-shirt and brand new EP. You can grab your copy here.