KAINE REACHING THE END OF REHEARSAL STAGES – PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN TO RECORD THE NEW ALBUM

Last weeks session at Unit One

Last week the band finished the studio scratch tracks for the 9 songs that will feature of the bands, yet to be titled, brand new album. Drummer Liam Etheridge also recently purchased all of the breakables required to begin tracking the new album and will be looking to be booking into the studio to begin recording the new album as soon as possible.

The band will be heading to Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today to continue rehearsing the brand new songs and preparing to play them live from May onwards. There is still some work to do on lyrics/vocal melodies for the new record.

Finally, in case you missed it, the band released a 12 track EP this week which is limited to just 100 copies on CD. Once these have sold out the EP will become a Bandcamp members exclusive. You can pre-order the CD with a limited edition shirt in your size here.

NEW EP RELEASED + LINK TO PRE-ORDER THE CD AND NEW T-SHIRT

Our first ever white t-shirt – available in all sizes

We’re proud to announce that we have released our brand new EP. You can pre-order the shirt/CD from here.

Recorded live at a streamed show at The Smokehouse, Ipswich from December 2020, the new Kaine EP contains 12 tracks and features songs from Reforge The Steel and The Waystone EP. Editing and additional recording took place at Gallow Wood Media between December 2020 and March 2021.

Two separate mixes are available for this EP.
released April 15, 2021

Gallow Wood Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Gallow Wood Media)
Produced by Talon Payne
Additional vocals by Talon Payne

Twisted Illusion Mix (Mixed, Edited and Mastered by Matt Jones)
Produced by Matt Jones
Additional Vocals by Matt Jones

Kaine are
Rage Sadler: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Liam Etheridge: Drums, Backing Vocals
Toby Woods: Lead, Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals
Isaac Healy: Bass

All music written by Etheridge/Healy/Sadler/Woods apart from Monument (Etheridge/Healy/Murch/Sadler/Woods) all lyrics by Sadler, all solos by Woods apart from Master of Mankind 1 (Sadler)

SCRATCH TRACKS COMPLETE AS KAINE PREPARES TO RECORD 5TH ALBUM + EP UPDATE

April 4ths Rehearsals

Kaine has finally recorded all of the scratch tracks and is now ready to book into the studio to begin recording their 5th album, and the second from the “Reforge The Steel” line-up of Sadler/Etheridge/Woods/Healy. The album will have 9 new tracks written by all members of the band. The album has been postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however the band is hopeful that the album can be recorded without further delay with vaccination rates increasing and the infection rates decreasing across the board in England.

The scratch tracks are the base tracks the band will record to in the studio, so its important that these are absolutely accurate to make the recording process as smooth and accurate as possible.

On the EP, which was recorded by back in December, the second version has finally been mixed and the release is now ready to be printed to CD. The EP will contain 2 versions, the first being the “Gallow Wood” mix by Talon Payne and the second is the “Twisted Illusion” mix by Matt Jones with both mixes being very different from one another.

NEW ALBUM UPDATE + 2021 DATES

Last weeks rehearsals

The band will be back at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today to continue work on the new album. Rage and Toby will be working to complete the studio scratch tracks this morning before heading over to the studio for rehearsals. The scratch tracks are the tracks the band will record to in the studio. The band is hoping to begin recording the album as soon as possible.

The band now has six dates for 2021 which are as follows:

More dates to be announced.

LIAM ETHERIDGE – ON HIS 3 YEARS IN KAINE AND HIS FUTURE WITH THE BAND

What was your first gig with the band?

My first gig with Kaine was in April 2018, at The Devonshire Arms in Camden, a tight, sweaty little metal venue with a really cool looking aesthetic. It was barely a week after I’d joined the band, and I’d only had one rehearsal with them prior to this! Good thing I already knew the songs as I was a huge fan of A Crisis of Faith when it came out. We played with Eliminator that night, and they killed it as always. It was a good turnout, and I made way less mistakes than I thought I would. Put it this way, I thought I was gonna turn the thing into a train-wreck, but I somehow made it through with very minimal errors!

Not long after joining the A Crisis of Faith era of the band was over, how was it to be part of in essence a new band?

Well obviously I had no idea that it would be the end of that era and the start of a new band with the Kaine name. I’d been a fan of the band since 2014, with The Waystone line-up, and I was so stoked to be in a band who’s music I already loved, and I thought that A Crisis of Faith was the absolute pinnacle of everything the band ever did. To some extent I still do! I just thought that we’d go on with me on drums instead of Chris and everything would be fine and dandy! But nope, that wasn’t to be, it soon came crashing down. Although in the end I think we proved that it was for the better.

I remember when Rage broke the news that Saxon and Stevo were leaving, and I was pretty shocked. We were on the phone for a good while discussing the next move. We came very close to ending it, but ultimately decided to carry on, and the rest is history. In terms of building the new band it was an awesome experience. I feel lucky in the sense that we all gelled together very well as musicians and people very early on, and now I feel we’re stronger than ever after releasing Reforge the Steel, a comeback album in a sense, and getting the feedback that many people thought it was the best thing we ever did. I think the next album is better though.

What is working with Rage, Toby and Isaac like?

Apart from the occasional tirade, and extremely frequent bullshit, it’s brilliant. Then again I enjoy some of the bullshit as well…

We’re all really good friends, I feel we’re on the same page creatively about 95% of the time, and I feel that together we’re a live force to be reckoned with. When we’re well rehearsed I think we’re unbelievably tight, and playing on a stage with them is always a brilliant thing. I love the songs we’ve written together, and I love the whole experience of playing a gig with them all.

My only gripe is that only sometimes, we will be writing and I seem to be the only one who will ever actually listen to a demo and learn it before coming into rehearsal… then again I have come to realise that that’s just the way the guys learn the songs, which is totally fine. I guess I just prefer to know what I’m playing before I have to go in and rehearse it, but they prefer getting the feel for the song with everyone present!

What have been the best experiences over the past 3 years?

The best experience for me was headlining Colchester Arts Centre in April 2019 and damn near selling the place out. It was an incredible time, and at least on my end nothing went wrong whatsoever. I cannot begin to describe how awesome the feeling was! Other highlights would definitely be playing Burrfest, our final gig of 2020 before the world came crashing down! In terms of other occurrences, on a friendship level, the best was the recording process of Reforge the Steel. I loved the drive up to Bury to do it, I loved the studio, and it was just a really nice atmosphere while we were recording. Seeing how the whole thing came together was really cool.

You have recorded two EP’s and Album with the band as well as two live albums, how has it been working on so many projects since joining?

Fun. Very fun, and the fun will continue with the new album! I really enjoyed recording my parts, and then watching all the layers be built on top of them. Every time we’ve left the studio I feel satisfied with what we’ve all done, and feel like we have done our absolute best. 

What was recording Reforge The Steel like so quickly after joining the band?

Honestly, the writing was more surreal than the recording of it. It came together very quickly in the rehearsal rooms, and the recording process on my end ended up going very smoothly. We finished all my parts in 2 days, and I was able to sit back and watch the process of the album coming together as a spectator of sorts. Safe to say I smiled a lot when more and more harmonies were being added!

Your working on yet another album – what have your contributions been to this one so far?

It’s better than Reforge, honestly. The songs are bigger, they’re heavier, they’re faster, and I think as a unit we’ve created a piece of music that could stand up against any release from a bigger band. We’ve all contributed on this one, so it’s a really cool creative effort. I have put forward 2 songs for the album, currently titled Bright and Left Behind, which I wrote structurally and also lyrically myself, and I have also got loads of other songs ready to put on the next album, whenever that may be! I’m proud of not only my songs but the whole album, and I genuinely feel it’s the best thing Kaine has ever done. This is the way the band is going, and you won’t be disappointed with it! 

Gigs are finally back on, are you looking forward to being back?

To say I can’t wait is the understatement of the century. I can’t wait to have the whole gig experience again, and I can’t wait for the audience reactions when we return, and I can’t wait to hear what they think of the new songs! We’ve already got some great shows lined up, so the second half of this year is gonna be a damn good one!

What are your objectives with Kaine going forward?

To get the band’s music out to as many people as possible, and to hopefully be able to tour the world, either as a support or headline act. I think we’re capable, just waiting on that break, which I wholeheartedly believe could come from this album. My other objectives with Kaine are to really push my playing style and improve as a drummer. My drumming on this album is already much more complex than the last album, and faster, but I still feel I have a long way to go before I’ll be truly happy with myself as a player.

KAINE BACK IN THE STUDIO TODAY + FACEBOOK AND EP UPDATE

Last weeks sessions at Unit One

Today the band will continue working on the new album at Unit One studios. Kaine is now making good progress and should be on track to begin recording the new album soon. In last weeks sessions the band began to work on the vocals and backing vocals for “Train” as well as the new song “Green to Grey”, and more work was done to the lyrics plus vocal melodies in the week. They also finished the full structure for “Green to Grey” in the session and the album is starting to take shape.

In other news, previous “likes” have been encouraged to follow the bands Facebook page following Facebook’s platform alterations meaning all likes were deleted last week from the band page.

Finally, the first mix from the Matt Jones (of Twisted Illusion fame) version of the forthcoming EP was reviewed and further revisions are being worked on ready for the release. The EP will be a two CD release featuring two versions of the EP.

KAINE NEW ALBUM + EP UPDATE

I am writing this blog as a general update on what we’re doing as a band and where we are at with the new album.

We actually began writing this new album during the rehearsals for Reforge The Steel, with the song “Train” being written during those sessions and even played live back in 2019. We started writing and putting together a big chunk of the album in 2019 after Reforge The Steel was recorded and between working on The Waystone anniversary EP.

We were making good progress with the Waystone EP and the new album until the COVID-19 pandemic hit early on in 2020 and we have had to suspend the recording of the album and do the remaining work on the Waystone EP as and when it was safe and legal to do so. The album initially was suspended on April 4th last year, until August most recently on January 6th 2021 before resuming at the end of February. Despite all of the delays the band is reasonably back on track and all we need to complete now is three remaining scratch tracks for the studio, get a few tracks up to speed in rehearsal, along with revising/wringing of the lyrics and vocal melodies. There is however a large amount of material that is unfortunately unused for this album due to the delays which we will revisit later.

Unlike Reforge The Steel which was largely written by myself immediately after the A Crisis of Faith line-up split, this album has song writing contributions from every member of the band as well as a number of songs we wrote together in rehearsals. So far we have exciting song names such as Chasing the Train, I’m in a Bath (Swedish Bath time), Stainkiller, Cheesy, Bright, Isaac, Green to Grey, Malwarenius and Steggameth (or Megasteph) as working titles for the tracks, most of which will likely change before the album is released.

On the new Kaine EP. The bulk of the tracks were recorded at The Smokehouse in Ipswich at the December livestream with additional tracking done at Gallow Wood Media at the back end of 2020 and then again this month to complete the release. The EP is mixed and mastered from the Gallow Wood end of things but a second disc of mixes by Matt Jones of Twisted Illusion from the same sessions is currently being worked on for the release.

We have also been uploading regular practice footage and a weekly Podcast onto YouTube to keep people engaged and updated during the pandemic, we’ve given our logo a facelift and have a new shirt/patch design on Patreon. We’ll also be recording an EP later this year for our 2021 Patreon subscribers.

In short this year we should hopefully see the release of a brand new Kaine album and two EP’s! I am very sorry about the delay and I hope you enjoy the final products. In other good news we have two gigs booked for 2021 one in May in Ipswich which is nearly sold out, and one in July which is in Colchester.

In the meantime stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

Rage

WORK ON NEW ALBUM CONTINUES TODAY AT UNIT ONE STUDIOS

Last Weeks Session

Kaine will be back at work at Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today putting together the new album. The band is nearing the completion of the rehearsal stage of the process and will be looking to record the album soon. The albums entire process has been held up and postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WORK ON NEW ALBUM CONTINUES TODAY AT UNIT ONE STUDIOS

Footage from last weeks sessions

Kaine are back at Unit One today to continue working and rehearsing new material for the new Kaine album. The band is hoping to begin recording the album soon and is currently getting back up to speed with the songs following the recent break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week they began work on a brand new song for the album which can be heard on the footage above.

KAINE COMPLETE TRACKING FOR NEW EP AND ARE SET TO RESUME NEW ALBUM REHEARSALS THIS WEEKEND

Yesterday Kaine finished tracking the new EP at Gallow Wood Media’s new location in Margaret Roding in Essex. The EP was originally recorded live at The Smokehouse in Ipswich, with additional tracking taking place AT Gallow Wood Media’s original Danbury location late last year. The EP is now being edited, mixed, and mastered by Talon Payne who has worked with the band on their previous two live album releases and The Waystone EP.

The tracklisting will be:

  1. Reforge The Steel
  2. Black
  3. Rebirth
  4. Loudwire
  5. Master of Mankind
  6. Monument

It will also be the first Kaine release to feature the new logo and it will be self-titled. Artwork can be seen above.

The band will also be returning to action on Sunday when they hit Unit One studios in Colchester to begin rehearsing the new album ready to begin recording the album in full later this year.