Footage from our rehearsals and writing session from Friday at Pioneer Music, Colchester is now online on YouTube.
Rage spent last week in the vocal booth at Pointy Halo, based out of Redwall Studios in Bury working on the new album. The vocals have now been recorded for the album with only the guitar solos remaining to record before it can be fully mixed, mastered and then released. There has been a different approach to the vocals taken for this album which differs greatly from the approach taken on A Crisis of Faith.
Rage said: “I have spent a lot of time working on my voice to become a better singer for this album. I recognise one of the reasons many have dismissed us in the past has been the fact I am not a naturally gifted singer; I have always been more of a guitar player who happens to also sing rather than a singer first and foremost. I have put a lot more focus on the vocals this time, especially trying to improve my voice ahead of the recording, and having written the material for the album its been a lot easier to write for my own voice. Theres still a lot of variation in vocal style on this album and I hope I will surprise a few people also. Those who have heard it in its raw form have already been impressed and some of the live reviews coming back have also praised my voice, which is a nice change from the past.”
Rage after a week away, re-united with his bandmates on Sunday for a show supporting Twisted Illusion alongside Salt Hill at Whittles in Oldham before returning home on Monday.
There will be no pre-order process or packages for this album release. We’ll be taking the time to record it and make sure the release is the best it can possible be before making it available on general sale. This will mean that if there are any delays, people will not be waiting for orders to arrive and will also give us more flexibility in terms of physical releases for this record.
In the run up to A Crisis of Faith we offered a number of packages that included CD’s for £8, with a t-shirt for £13, and an elite package which included the vinyl, live album, CD, shirt, lyrics and more. We’ll be taking a different approach to the release this time.
The drums for the new album were recorded last week at Pointy Halo productions and we’ll resume work on the new album in the new year.
Kaine will begin recording their new album Reforge the Steel this week at Bury’s own Pointy Halo, at Red Wall Studios again with producer Carl Brewer.
Drummer Liam Etheridge, who joined the band back in April will make his full recording debut with the band as he and Rage will travel north tonight ready to begin working on the new record.
Liam has been investing in his kit over the last few weeks ready for the recording.
The bands official upload of the album has now broken 5,500 views on YouTube since it was released in February. We thank everyone who has checked the album out there so far, and to those who have shared and supported the album since it’s release.
You can listen to the album on various formats below (and more!), and purchase the album for £3 on bandcamp.
Apple Music https://goo.gl/mLvjHb
Google Play Music https://goo.gl/mM454T
Everyone who pre-ordered the album on digital download, CD and Vinyl will receive their digital copy today via e-mail.
The new release sees the band stick to it’s traditional Metal roots but with a modern twist and is the first full length release from the new line-up, which sees the debut of Saxon Davids on Lead Guitar, Stephen Ellis on bass and drummer Chris MacKinnon on lead vocals for two tracks.
The third release by Kaine was written, rehearsed and recorded by the new line-up of Kaine between January 2016 and September 2017, with the editing, mixing and mastering being concluded in early 2018 at Pointy Halo Productions.
We’re extending the pre-order for a few more weeks, so to get your digital copy for £3 or your CD for just £8 click the link below. CD orders will be mailed out in the coming weeks.
So, we’ve finally decided to enter the YouTube age in full with our first Vlog below!
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The album is now in the very final stages of mixing and mastering ready for release. As of today the £13 CD/Shirt pre-order has now been taken down as the shirts are soon to be available on general sale. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of the discounted price, as these early sales helped fund the album recording.
The band issued the following statement on social media earlier today..
We’ve been busy working on the mixes of A Crisis of Faith alongside Pointy Halo Productions and we can confirm we are close to a release.
We return to the road next week with the following shows..
Saturday, February 3rd – B2 VENUE NORWICH
Sunday, February 4th – The Horn, Saint Albans
We hope to see you at those shows, if your coming please let us know below and thanks for the continued support.
The new shirts will be available to purchase online in the coming weeks in a variety of sizes.
Kaine completed the entirety of the recording for A Crisis of Faith, having finished yesterday at Pointy Halo Productions based out of Red Wall Studios in Bury, Greater Manchester. The band last week put down the final guitar, bass, percussive and vocal parts to complete the recording process while the team at Pointy Halo will move on to the editing, mixing and mastering phase of the record.
A Crisis of Faith has already sold over 100 copies, with the album available for just £3 on digital download or £8 for CD. A number of people have bought the “Elite” package which includes the CD, Vinyl, live album, “Ghost” edition, t-shirt, original EP, studio items, live performance and free gig passes for £125. This is impressive given the band is yet to release a single track from the new album.
Kaine returns to the road this weekend as guests of Neverworld at Club 85 in Hitchin on Saturday. Tickets are still available on the door from 7pm.
Click here to pre-order the album today.
Kaine has begun recording vocals at Pointy Halo Productions at Red Wall Studios, with a number of lead and backing vocals completed this past weekend with more to be recorded in the coming weeks. The band is putting extra emphasis on vocals for the new record and hope that the performances from the band will be the best yet.
On top of recording the vocals, this weekend all of the guitars recorded for A Crisis of Faith were reamped and re-recorded for the album to be added to the final mix to add yet more weight to the guitars on the album. The album is already sounding huge with the Blackstar HT Metal 100 head delivering a great sound throughout the record.
To see a preview of the vocals being recorded and the guitars being reamped please check the video below.