THE WAYSTONE EP SCORES 9/10 WITH METAL GODS TV

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The Waystone EP has scored 9/10 with Metal Gods TV. This is the first review of the EP, which features 4 re-recorded songs from the original album (The Waystone [2014]) and a brand new song (Monument).

Metal Gods TV said that: “The effort of independent groups to generate interesting musical works with a level of quality comparable to that of bands already consolidated in the genre is admirable, in the case of Kaine, it is an album that will keep you attentive from beginning to end, since each one of the songs has a different proposal adorn by that influence of the new wave of British heavy metal and maintains that very old school sound with a fresh and modern touch. I have expectations about the future of this band as it has a pretty solid musical identity and has the elements to shine soon.”

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You can read the full review by clicking here. You can order the EP on CD here while stocks last.

Kaine founders reunite on May 20th 2017 for special set

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Kaine founders Rage Sadler, Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton will finally reunite for a one off show at The Smokehouse in Ipswich on May 20th 2017. They will play a set of material drawn from the recently re released Falling Through Freedom and The Waystone albums.

The opportunity for the reunion arose from The Elimination 10 year show which Kaine were asked to play as support, however Kaine couldn’t do the show. Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton were already playing as part of the Elimination line-up, so it offered a perfect opportunity to the three original members to reunite for a set for the special show. It will be the first time the founder members will have played together officially since 2012.

The three members recently joined each other on stage for a rendition of Iron Lady alongside the current Kaine line-up at Asylum on February 28th.

Joining the founding members will be AJ Kemp, who is currently playing in Dismanibus alongside Josh Moreton, on lead guitar. The band will be billed as “The Immortal”. The show is just £3 and doors are at 8pm. You can find more information here.

Quality of Rage: April Blog [New Album!]

12472432_1567665800228861_5251457362604751334_nA lot of people have been asking us of late where we are with the new album. At the moment we are still effectively writing it, and are taking our time over the process. Basically the way we are working this time is one of us is coming up with the idea for a song before sending it over to the other band members. We learn the song at home and come together to jam it in rehearsals where we make any necessary changes. We will do this until we are comfortable with it, we then “road test” it by playing it live before going back into the rehearsal rooms for a final run through. We then record the demo which will be used as the “ghost track” for when we come to record the song for the album. They may get changed further before we head into the studio or even while we are working on the actual album. The idea is this time we are giving ourselves the time to be able to ensure the songs are as strong as they can possibly be for this album and to ensure the process is efficient as possible.

On the previous record The Waystone we were rushed into the studio by our then record label and although we are very proud of that album, had we been given a few months extra and some more studio time it could have been even better. We now play the songs from The Waystone live in the format we wish we had recorded them in then but weren’t given the opportunity to due to the restrictions before. The label also had a lot of say on how the album sounded and in some cases it suffered for it as they did try and make us sound too much like another band on their label, and too much like Iron Maiden when in truth we are and always have been a heavier band than Maiden is.

We haven’t even started to think about booking studio time as of yet as we are writing so much very good material this time that it’s going to be hard to nail it down to just ten songs and we are all enjoying the process of writing presently. It’s the first album that this line-up has produced together as only I and Chris remain from the previous album, Saxon joined shortly after The Waystone was released when he toured with us in support of Mordred and Stephen replaced Dan in the band when he departed back in August. This line-up definitely has its own particular feel to it over the previous ones and it’s a very positive feeling right now. Chris and Steve have previously played together in Drop Dead Fred, which was very helpful in that they know how to play and work together effectively which has added to the album process.

On the previous records I probably had a larger say on the music, with the first record I and Josh put together a lot of the songs for that with Dan and myself and Dan put together the majority of the material that ended up on The Waystone. This time it’s been different as a lot of the songs musically and even lyrically have had less input from myself than those records. It’s not like it was ever a problem for me in the past anyway as Dan would contribute near completed songs/lyrics to the band with Witchfinder General, Champion, Solidarity and Soul Exchange and Anthony wrote the music for Dreams to Nightmares for example but this time more songs this time are being contributed by individuals then before collaborating on the final version with the band. It still however sounds like Kaine music and the new tracks are starting to take up the majority of our live sets now. We are doing Justice Injustice, Voice in Hell, Afterlife, Heavens Abandonment and Fall of Jericho from the new record and they have all gone down very well.

Chris has had a larger say on the musical direction with the new material and has written complete songs for the album as well as lyrics. He’s also been in charge of producing the demos/ghost tracks this time around and has been putting a lot of time into working on those between his work and education. He’s been with Kaine approaching 4 years now so he’s the second senior member after myself and he’s been working very hard on this new album.

In terms of record labels we did have a number of offers as I wrote in my last blog, however due to a number of issues we simply weren’t able to come to an agreement with anyone as of yet. The problem as ever is money, where labels essentially want us to front all of the cost of the recording, production, mastering, art, promotion and only want to give us around 75p per album sold in return. Now that wouldn’t be a bad thing if the volume of sales were as such it would ensure we could at least break even on the record but given the size of these labels it’s unlikely they would be able to sell anywhere near enough for us to cover our costs. Although due to the fact they hadn’t spent anything on the album the label would still make a profit which is why those labels exist.

There is a very good chance that we will simply self-release the album anyway unless a decent label with a genuine offer came forward. Our objective is to continue to work hard on the road to sell albums. It’s a shame a bigger label hasn’t seen us as potential asset as we are ready to be a full time band at this stage but obvious cannot commit to being one due to having to work full time jobs still as without the necessary paying bookings we still need to pay our own bills. All it would take for us to be a success would be investment, I have tried my best to secure from various avenues and will continue to work at that but this has proven very difficult. We have agreed that even if we were only to make a bare minimum on the road we would gladly give up our jobs and do the band full time now as it’s make or break time for Kaine.

So to round up this month’s blog… the third Kaine album is coming but we won’t be rushing anything. We are working to ensure this is our best release yet and we will record it when we are ready to do so, in the meantime if you want a preview of what some of the songs on the new album will sound like, please check us out live! You can find all of our dates on the Tour Dates tab or subscribe to the events listings on Facebook.

Love,
Rage

Kaine announces first standalone Tour – Scotland 2016

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New Wave of British Heavy Metal revivalists Kaine have announced their first standalone tour as a band as they head to Scotland in July 2016.

The band, who did not do any supporting tours in 2015, have decided to make their first attempt at touring alone with three headline dates. The first date will be at the Green Room in Perth on July 22nd, then the Ivory Blacks in Glasgow on the 23rd and finally the band returns to Bannermans in Edinburgh on the 24th.  The tour will be self-financed by the band and a special one off tour shirt will be made to help fund the trip.

Rage Sadler said: “As we weren’t able to do any supporting tours in 2015 we have decided to make our own steps to touring alone with a three date tour in Scotland next year. This is of course a risk as we will be funding the entire tour ourselves including promotion but we felt at this stage this would be a natural step for us as a band. Scotland has one of the best underground Rock and Metal scenes, so it was our natural first choice when it came to doing our first standalone headline tour.”

The band will be supported by Disaster Area and Storm of Embers in Glasgow and Damaj plus Nest of Vipers in Edinburgh. This tour will be Kaine’s fourth trip to Scotland having played there three times in 2014 supporting Monument and American Metal legends Mordred on their tours and performed at Wildfire Festival in 2015.

Kaine voted 2013 U.K. Breakthrough Band at GMA Awards

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Kaine won their first award as they were voted as the U.K. Breakthrough Band for 2013 at the Global Metal Apocalypse awards.

The results were Kaine (15%), The Defiled (14%), Fallen Fate (13%) and Wretched Soul (12%).

The band would like to thank everyone who nominated and voted for us to win this award. 2013 has been an extremely eventful year for Kaine. We have been signed by MGR Entertainment, released our first live album “Rock The Castle” and have played 41 shows and supported bands such as Praying Mantis, I-AM-I (featuring ZP Theart formerly of Dragonforce), Thornwill, Striker, Screamer and Monument.

We look forward to a successful 2014 and again thanks to our fans for the continued support.