We will be returning to Unit One today to prepare for our gig with Kev Riddles Baphomet next week (April 15th) at The Crew Bar, Nuneaton (Queens Hall). The band will be rehearsing the set for the night, which kicks off at 7:30pm and is free entry. You can find more information by clicking here.
Kaine will be supporting Baphomet at The Crew Bar in Nuneaton of Friday, April 15th 2022 (doors at 7:30pm). Kev ‘skidz’ Riddles was an original member of Angel Witch, involved in the conception and recording of the first classic album “Angel Witch”, until leaving in 1982 to form Tytan. The Crew is a Rock Bar with genuine slices of rock history including a signed Oasis guitar amongst the seemingly endless signed memorabilia plastered across its walls.
The band was formed in May 2021 to revisit the idea of gigging the 1st iconic Angel Witch album and other tracks from his era with the band, 1977 – 82, staying true to the original old school sound. You can read their interview with MetalTalk here.
VOCALS Tony Coldham (Tytan/The Deep)
BASS Kev “Skidz” Riddles (original member of Angel Witch/Tytan/Paul Samsons Empire)
Liam Etheridge has now been the drummer in Kaine for 2 years, originally replacing Chris MacKinnon in what was essentially the Crisis of Faith line-up before the band was reformed a month later. He played his first gig with Kaine at The Dev on the 20th of April 2018 and would only play 1 more gig with that line-up (May 4th 2018 at Voodoo Lounge, Stamford) before one final transitional gig with Toby Woods on lead guitar and Stephen Ellis on bass at The Smokehouse, Ipswich on May 19th.
Liam has since recorded and released the Reforge The Steel album with the band, as well as appearing on the Kaine X Live album and DVD. He has also performed drums on the delayed Waystone EP and Reforge The Steel live album. Both projects are on hold due to corona virus and the UK lock down measures.
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.
2017 started off greatly optimistic, the band in the new format had been together a year and we were planning to release an album later in the year, and while the big time hadn’t come calling in 2016 we were hopeful with the new line-up and album we could make huge strides forward in 2017.
Our first show of the year was at the B2 in Norwich, which was quickly followed by an intimate show at Sound Academy in Braintree. For those who do not know what Sound Academy is, it’s free music lessons and workshops for young people held at Braintree Foyer and it was really good to play there and meet with them there after our set.
We re-released Falling Through Freedom in a remastered format. It’s since nearly gone on to sell out again on CD. It will remain to be seen if we have another run of these CD’s done but it was fun to revisit that album, and we played some of it with both Josh Moreton and Anthony Murch who appeared on the original album in 2012 at a special show in support of Elimination’s 10 year anniversary at The Smokehouse, Ipswich in May.
Throughout the year we played bimonthly Metal shows at the Asylum in Chelmsford. The idea behind these shows would be ourselves headlining but the bands underneath us would change every show, and these would be a mixture of genres, a successful system we had promoted before out of the Soundhouse in Colchester before the new owners there came in and ended the shows. We were primarily running the shows, which were free entry, to help support the Asylum venue and keep it open in Chelmsford. The shows there were a success and every night we had was well attended, but sadly we were unable to keep the venue going with these shows alone and they closed before our final show there in December.
Other notable shows through the year were headlining a show with V1, which features Dennis Wilcock and Terry Wapram both formerly of Iron Maiden which James Balcombe joined us on drums for, Breaking Bands where we played the outside tent to an enthusiastic audience, many of which also saw us at Mearfest later that year as part of The Rock Den travelling group, who not only support those events in Hatfield but travel all over supporting gigs up and down the country.
In addition to having the honour of playing a show with ex-Maiden members, we also did a number of gigs at the Cart & Horses in Stratford throughout the year.
We recorded a live album at the Asylum earlier last year which will also be released later this year, which features the new album played in its entirety and two additional tracks featuring Dan Mailer on Vocals and a one-off appearance for Josh Moreton on drums which will be a very special release.
In March we parted ways with our management, Distilled Entertainment in America. This was a mutual decision as we simply couldn’t afford to progress the band in the way they wanted, which was essentially to buy onto a bigger bands tour, which would have both cost us a large amount of money in terms of the buy on but the addition costs of renting vehicles, fuel, food and board while on the road, with even in some cases just a doors slot for our trouble. We would have had to have taken time off of work to have done it, and possibly take unpaid leave and having toured in the past we knew the payback from the tour itself wouldn’t have amounted to the losses we would have made on the road.
We had also hoped to return to Scotland for the fourth year running but sadly we couldn’t find any festival or promoter who would book us up there this time, so we have made sure that in 2018 we will return and have booked two shows in August which will feature Scotland’s very own Midnight Force and special guests on the Glasgow date will be our very good friends, and one of England’s leading progressive rock outfits Twisted Illusion.
So while we didn’t get picked up (again..) by any of the medium and major festivals in the U.K. or Europe we did play 33 shows total right across England.
On the album, we first entered into the studio in June and finished recording in September. We decided to use Pointy Halo Productions (Carl Brewer and Sheldon James) based at Red Wall Studios in Bury, Greater Manchester after Stephen Ellis had worked with them while recording bass for Twisted Illusion’s Insight to the Mind of a Million Faces. We liked how the record sounded and Stephen believed that Carl could get our next record sounding the way we wanted with the new direction of the band.
The album is still being mixed and mastered, the delay coming due to the studio being very busy towards the end of the year and the Christmas/New Year period. However significant progress has been made in the last few weeks and we expect a release very soon.
One highlight from the studio wasn’t even music related. Chris, who is somewhat bothered by the paranormal decided that while in the studio rather than face the ghost sober he would get blind drunk. The end result was he ended up sleepwalking all over the studio, and at one point decided to take a piss all over one of the sofas, which is amusing enough but it was caught on CCTV for everyone in the studio to enjoy later that day.
We also ended up staying in a low budget hotel and we’d brought some video cameras along to film our studio progress and the people the hotel in Salford assumed we where there for “the usual”. When we saw the room, it was odd to begin with, one of the beds was sunk in one side and the shower head was covered in pubic hair. After returning from the studio for the second night, the room was still in a state so we decided to ask for housekeeping. We were then informed that it’s only ever a request to have the room cleaned and they assumed we were there to make pornography. That being the usual. This is why we don’t have a DVD.
Working with Carl and Sheldon was fantastic, they were very patient, and all the guys (Dean and other Carl) at Red Wall were very supportive given the time we spent knocking about the studio hearing our mostly nonsensical East Anglian chatter. Also Chris’s desecration.
Another landmark in 2017 was The Waystone turned a profit. Now we got a lot of hate from some of the local music scene for this as we decided to post the costs related to the album online. Although there was a lot of abuse aimed at us we didn’t get too upset by this as the people commenting weren’t really aware of the whole facts although some of them decided to go one further and post abuse on our band page on Facebook, probably not seeing the irony of their very own Love Trumps Hate Facebook posts ….
The reason the costs with the album were so high was simply due to the fact it was what MGR Records had outlined (as well as the sound) for us all the way back in 2013, as they managed the recording before we had a falling out and we had to self-release. Another reason for high costs is we don’t have a whole lot of money to bulk buy CD’s and press vinyl’s, so generally smaller runs of CD’s and vinyl’s are more expensive to produce. Having said that, to achieve a profit and sell as many copies as we have was a huge success and something our detractors can never really take away from us. It’s an album that continues to sell well even to this day.
To finish off, while 2017 wasn’t a major leap forward for the band in terms of playing bigger shows, festivals or being signed etc. It was a success in terms of the band becoming an incredibly tight live unit and for the new line-up to finally get into the studio and record the new album. What does 2018 hold for us? I expect much of the same, but we will get this new record out and continue to play shows as and where we can, and we are most grateful for everyone who supported us up unto this point. The pre-orders helped pay for the album recording, and having so many of your turn out for show after show up and down the country is always incredibly humbling. So while we may not be the next Iron Maiden or Metallica, we will continue to work hard on the underground and bring old school Heavy Metal to you!
As I said, we won’t be appearing on tour, at any big festivals, so if you want to see us in 2018 check out our dates and come along to one of our shows!
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.
You can now get special made to order A Crisis Of Faith logo t-shirts, hoodies, caps and bags from Dizzyjam. These are high quality merch items produced and priced exclusively by Dizzyjam and come in a variety of colours and sizes. Click here to order.
Old School Style T-Shirt
There will be an official album t-shirt made available direct from Kaine closer to the album’s release later this year. It can currently be preordered alongside the album for just £13.
Kaine drummer Chris MacKinnon has finished tracking drums for the new Kaine album A CRISIS OF FAITH. The drums were tracked over three days by Carl Brewer of Pointy Halo Productions at Red Wall Studios based in Greater Manchester.
The band will be returning to the studio shortly to begin the rest of the recording process for the new album. You can pre-order the new album from just £3 by clicking here.
People who pre-order the elite package will get rare items such as the above from the recording sessions.
STANDARD PRE-ORDERS (CLICK HERE)
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD £3 [£5 after pre-order period]
CD PRE-ORDER £8 [£10 after pre-order period]
CD & T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER £13 [£15 after pre-order period]
ELITE PACKAGE – £125 (see below & CLICK HERE)
4x CD’s – 1 x Vinyl – 1 x T-Shirt – 1 x Private Performances – Lifetime Guest List – 1 x Poster – Album Credit
A CRISIS OF FAITH ON CD/VINYL
You get the album on both CD and Vinyl.
A CRISIS OF FAITH LIVE 2017 CD ALBUM EXCLUSIVE TO ELITE PACKAGE
The live album was recorded earlier this year at the Asylum by Short Stack Studios, and it features all the tracks from the new album live plus two tracks from The Waystone, which Kaine founders Dan Mailer and Joshua Moreton both appear on.This will be on CD and Digital Download only to those who pre-order the Elite Package.
GHOST EDITION OF THE ALBUM
The “ghost” version of the album recorded and produced by Kaine drummer Chris MacKinnon will be only available as part of the elite package for the new album. This version of the album represents the bands final version of the album before going into the studio and will greatly differ from the studio sessions. It’s the first time we have officially released tracks of these kind as a band.
A CRISIS OF FAITH T-SHIRT
Album artwork on an exclusive t-shirt in a size of your choice!
LIFETIME GUEST LIST PREFERENCE FOR LARGE SHOWS/FESTIVALS
We often get sent through our guest list preferences for our bigger shows and festival performances. If you buy this package, this will guarantee your always on that list – indefinitely! This is regardless of how big the show or festival may be.
SUPPORTER CREDIT IN ALBUM SLEEVE
As your helping us fund the album, your name will forever be displayed in our album sleeves for A Crisis Of Faith as you helped us make this happen.
A PRIVATE PERFORMANCE
That’s right – you can book us just for yourself and whoever you want at a date/venue to be agreed with you directly, and we will even let you pick the setlist of however many songs you like!
HANDWRITTEN THANKYOU NOTE & SIGNED POSTER
As you will be helping us fund the recording of this album by buying the elite package we will write each of you a personal thank you note and include an exclusive signed poster as part of our appreciation for your support.
SIGNED LYRIC SHEETS & STUDIO NOTES FROM SESSIONS
First come, first serve .. all studio notes and lyric sheets we have from the sessions will be yours if you’re one of the early ones to pre-order the elite package!
ORIGINAL KAINE E.P. (LIMITED STOCK)
That’s right we have dug up some of these from our storage so if you order today you may be one of the lucky ones to own one of these rare CD’s, no longer on sale… we may well even have one signed by the original line-up which you may be lucky enough to own.