2 WEEKS UNTIL TOUR WITH LILLIAN AXE AND RIOT ACT

It’s now just two weeks before our tour with Lillian Axe and Riot Act. The tour kicks off on the 22nd of August at the Robin 2 in Wolverhampton. This will be our first national tour since 2014 where we toured with both Mordred and ex-White Wizard members, and our first with the Reforge The Steel line-up. We will be taking this opportunity to promote our most recent album Reforge The Steel and will be playing songs from that album.

  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

MORE TOUR REHEARSALS THIS WEEKEND AS TOUR DATES TAB REACHES OVER 3500 HITS!

We will back at Unit One rehearsing for our forthcoming tour with Lillian Axe and Riot Act on Sunday. We are going to make sure we are in the best playing shape possible, and we will be playing a selection of songs from our album Reforge The Steel which we will be promoting on this tour.

Since the tour was announced, the tour dates tab has been clicked on over 3500 times. You can still order from the links below:

  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

NEW ALBUM UPDATE – UPDATE ON TWO NEW EP’S AND UK TOUR

After Extinction

The album has made some progress in recent weeks with the addition of keys and some last-minute changes to some of the vocals. The reason this album has been more complicated than previous releases is it has been recorded between two studios (Unit One and Gallow Wood Media) and both studios have had a hand in the editing process whereas I and the band have overseen the mixing process in a more involved way than previous releases. It’s not where our expertise is, but due to the UK Lockdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to work in this way. This has also meant the costs associated with the album are much greater than our previous releases. Broadly speaking the project is almost finished and we are sorry about the delay.

Kaine 21’ EP

All the instruments have been recorded, I am in the final stages of finishing the lyrics before I book in vocal recording sessions. This EP contains 5 brand new songs and has been delayed largely because of the backlog to do with the new album. So far all of the recordings have taken place at Unit One Studios and no editing or mixing has taken place.

Kaine 22’ EP – Falling Through Freedom Anniversary Box Set

We have finished recording all the bass and guitars for the new EP at Gallow Wood Media, with Liam currently working on what he would like to do with the drums. This EP will be included in the anniversary set of the album, which will include the “demo” album, recorded by the 2011 line-up, the original 2012 album, the 2016 remaster, and the new EP.

Lillian Axe and Riot Act Tour

I have also been very busy working on the tour. I am pleased to say the transport and hotels are now all booked up. In terms of crew, Alex Odinson and Charles Franklin will be handing roadie duties which include everything from loading in, to providing tech support, looking after merchandise, and recording video footage of the gigs.

All t-shirt pre-orders have now been sent out with signed posters. In recent weeks I have written to a number of our Bandcamp buyers via the post with invitations to the tour, I have been using our emailing lists to send our targeted emails and videos to promote the events and obviously running an extensive social media campaign. I have also been supporting Lillian Axe with their social media campaign.

We will be using this tour to promote our most recent album Reforge The Steel, which was released just before the Covid-19 pandemic and this restricted the number of gigs we could do to promote it.

Opportunities like this do not come around often, and whether or not we get this kind of opportunity again depends on the success of this tour, which is why I am working flat out to try and make every show a sell-out. You can get tickets from here.

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR UK TOUR WITH LILLIAN AXE AND RIOT ACT TODAY AT UNIT ONE

We will be heading to Unit One in Colchester today to begin our tour rehearsals for next month, as we will be supporting Lillian Axe and Riot Act. This is Lillian Axe’s first UK tour in 29 years and they will be promoting their brand new album From Womb To Tomb.

Pictures by Gallow Wood Media from our gig at Bassment, Chelmsford on Friday.

The dates/venues are:

  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

We will be on first every night, so make sure you arrive in good time to be able to see our set.

Our most recent rehearsal sessions

KAINE TO PLAY FIRST CHELMSFORD GIG IN 3 YEARS THIS FRIDAY AT BASSMENT

We will be returning to Chelmsford for the first time since July 2019 this Friday, again at Bassment! We were once regulars in Chelmsford, having played everywhere from Saint Anne’s Castle, the Golden Fleece and even Wheatsheaf, to being a resident band at the former Asylum venue and we are very much looking forward to coming back.

One the line-up is Kursk who we have shared a number of bills with over the years, Obsesa and Radio Toxic. Tickets will be available on the door from 7pm. You can find more information here.

RAGE SADLER COMPLETES EP GUITAR TRACKING AND REMAINING NEW ALBUM VOCALS

Kaine guitarist/vocalist Rage Sadler has completed the tracking of the 22′ EP guitars for the Falling Through Freedom anniversary set and remaining vocals for the new album After Extinction. These were completed with Talon Payne and Gallow Wood Media yesterday.

The bands new album is close to completion, on the 21′ Patreon EP the lyrics are being finalised ready for recording the vocals, and with the 22′ EP all that is left to track is the drums and vocals. All three releases have been delayed due to the backlog caused by the Covid 19 Pandemic.

HEIDI CROWELL COMPLETES KEYS/VOCALS FOR NEW KAINE ALBUM

Heidi has finished recording her contributions to our new album After Extinction this week, which include keys and vocal harmonies to a number of tracks on the new album. The album is currently being mixed, with further vocal revisions being recorded at Gallow Wood Media this weekend.

The 5th album from Kaine.

We are currently working on the new album, and two EP’s all of which will be released later this year.

Heidi and Kaine guitarist Toby Woods previously appeared together on the Unit One Sessions cover of Maneater which can be heard above.

KAINE BEGIN TRACKING FALLING THROUGH FREEDOM EP FOR LATE 22′ RELEASE

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.

REHEARSALS CONTINUE TODAY AT UNIT ONE

We will be back in rehearsal today to prepare for our forthcoming shows as listed below:

  • July 16th, 2022 – The Rep, Ipswich (buy tickets)
  • July 29th, 2022 – Bassment, Chelmsford (buy tickets)
  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)
  • September 10th, 2022 – Cart and Horses, London (buy tickets)

TOUR FLYERS AND LETTERS TO BE SENT OUT THIS WEEK

I will be writing to everyone on our mailing lists, past and present, with information regarding our August tour and inviting everyone to the shows. The reason I am doing this is social media tends to hide our events and announcements from timelines and, much like with our Arts Centre show a few years back, we hope that more people will see the dates via mail than online and that will increase the overall turnout.

This is the biggest tour we have done since 2014 and the first with this line-up. We will be takings this opportunity to have a “soft” relaunch of our album Reforge The Steel which we were previously restricted from promoting due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Rage, Kaine
  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)