All t-shirts and CDs for the 2022 pack have now been sent out. The patches have been printed and will be sent our ASAP. Once these have been sent out, we’ll announce our 2023 package. This will be a new shirt design, new patch, and new CD release.
Band backers will also receive two additional shirts, the Second Coming shirt, and the Extinction England shirts. If Band backers have already ordered these shirts, we will offer a selection of made to order designs for you to select from instead. You can join the band backer tier here. Band Backers will also received the new live album for free, or if they have already ordered an equivalent release they do not own.
We have lost 41 Patreon’s in recent weeks, which is an equivalent of £1,476 a year (lowest tier) income for the band. We understand that packs have been slow getting out, but we had two unexpected tours this year (which Patreon helped fund), and it takes a while for us to get designs made, shirts printed, and music recorded and mixed. If you have cancelled your membership, we ask you to reconsider and re-join us by clicking here.
Every penny goes back into the band and helps us continue, we have no label support, no management and we are entirely self-funded. Rehearsals alone cost £36 (plus fuel) a week, gigs are largely petrol money only and we rely purely on merch sales to continue to afford to play live.
In terms of the Patreon packages for 2021 (CDs) and 2022 (CDs, Shirts, and Patches) we are still waiting on everything to be sent back to us from the printers and are chasing up a few people on shirt sizes. We appreciate this is taking a long time to come through and we can only apologise for the delays, but much of this has been totally out of our hands.
We do have a 2023 Patreon package to announce, which we are delaying until all 2021 and 2022 orders are fulfilled in full. Band-backers will also get the limited edition Second Coming shirt later this year.
We are pleased to report that our Patreon is just 3 backers away from breaking 100! We hope to break 100 in 2023, as we will launch our 2023 Patreon package soon. You can back Kaine via Patreon by clicking here.
We are in the process of printing the 21’ EP and the Falling Through Freedom anniversary set, t-shirt, and patch. Patreon’s paying £1 will receive the shirt/patch and those paying £3 and more will get the CDs. These will be limited to however many subscribers we have and will not be printed again.
Patreon’s are also entitled to 99% off our 5-year anniversary show. Tickets are limited and Patreon’s can grab theirs here. You can order tickets for just £5 from here.
You can hear both EPs via streaming platforms by clicking here.
We have launched our new EP, Extinction After with two new songs today, Evil I and Evil II. These are two brand new tracks not featured on our album After Extinction. The CD release will be available to Patreons paying £3 and up, which will be sent outside our multi-disc Falling Through Freedom package, a new shirt, and a patch very soon. You can still grab all this merch for just £3 here.
We have further evolved our band’s sound to a darker, thrashier, and heavier tone than our previous releases. Please click the play icons above and below to hear the tracks. The EP will be coming to streaming services at a later date.
We are back at Unit One Studios for the first time in 2023 today. We will be having a refresh session as well as working on our set for our gig at the Hot Box in Chelmsford on January 19th. You can buy tickets in advance from here and Band Backer Patreon’s can attend the gig for free by clicking here. The footage of today’s session will be uploaded onto YouTube next week.
Mixing and editing has been completed for the Extinction After EP. This EP includes 5 brand new songs, not on our most recent album, and was recorded by Wayne Thompson at Unit One Studio’s last year.
Once the final tracks go back, both Patreon CD releases will go to the printers alongside the Falling Through Freedom 10th anniversary patch and t-shirt. We are sorry about the delay. Once this is completed an announcement for the 2023 Patreon pack will be made, and this will be a very special release.
For those Patreon’s paying for the band-backer tier, we will reimburse the price of any tickets for our gig later this month at Hot Box, Chelmsford (January 19th at 7pm).
If you have purchased tickets for the event in advance, please send the email proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund you the cost of all tickets (including those for friends) purchased for the event after the show takes place.If you purchase a ticket on the door, please come and see us on the night to have the reimbursement arranged. You can buy tickets here: https://link.dice.fm/A83d17889155
If you wish to become a Kaine band-backer please click here.
I thought I would do a write-up on the year with the band given it’s been our busiest ever. In the early part of the year, we played a run of gigs put on by One Eye Toad Records which really helped us get back on the road again after the Covid-era restrictions were finally lifted in most cases. Most of these gigs were with Neverworld and Planet Fatale, two bands we have played with on a number of occasions over the years and with who we enjoy playing alongside. It’s worth mentioning that John Morter who organised these gigs and helped us get back to a regular gigging schedule sadly passed away last month. For all of his hard work and dedication to the scene, he will be greatly missed.
During that run of gigs, we had a one-night-only reunion with Anthony Murch on lead guitar. Ant was in the band from 2012-2015 and played on our first two albums. Anthony again played songs from both his time in the band and later albums since his departure. He’s currently playing alongside our former drummer Chris MacKinnon (who likewise joined in 2012, but after our debut album before leaving in 2018) in a band called It’s Not A Phase Mum, covering the 2000’s era classics which can be found here.
We made our return to two of our favourite venues this year too, both the Melbourn Rock Club and the Rock Den in Hatfield, both of which were fun nights.
A large portion of the year has been taken up with recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and so on. We worked extremely hard to get our new album After Extinction finished this year, as well as recording a further 10 tracks for two EPs, one of which has been released digitally and the other is currently being worked on. I have said previously that I cannot remember a time the band has been busier and 2022 certainly was a challenging year, but I feel a great relief to know everything on our end is now completed and there is very little remaining to do going into 2023.
It is worth mentioning that there will be a new Falling Through Freedom t-shirt and patch coming to all our Patreon’s soon, with two EPs (which include a multi-disc set) on CD heading out to everyone paying £3 or more ASAP. We have been slightly delayed in getting these out due to the Extinction After EP still being finalised! These will be with you soon, depending on Royal Mail strikes!
In August of course we joined the Lillian Axe/Riot Act (ex-Riot) tour as a replacement for Kim Melville. This is the first tour this line-up has done, and we had an amazing time on the road, and we are very thankful for the opportunity to play with two exceptional bands here in the U.K.
We aptly finished the year with two hometown shows in Colchester both at the Brewhouse on the 25th of November and Coda, on the 14th.
We also introduced a new Patreon tier, a band backer tier which was to help the band fund an opportunity we were recently offered. Without giving too much away at this stage, an official offer/contract has come through and we used some of the new Patreon funds to have the offer independently accessed by an expert, as well as general guidance on the best route forward for the band in 2023, with more the be revealed at a later date.
The final mix and master of our new Falling Through Freedom EP has been completed. The CD version will be exclusive to our Patreon’s paying £3 and more. The digital download version will be made available to Bandcamp members also, as well as Patreon’s via download codes. The EP will be streamed through the usual channels. The 2022 merch will include a new shirt and patch.
The CD will be part of a multi-disc set which will include the original 2012 version of the album, the 2016 remaster, the instrumental album as well as the original demos from 2011 released for the first time. This will be limited to Patreon’s only so if you wish to garb this limited edition set, please subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/kaine_metal/
The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gallow Wood Media.
We are pleased to announce that 32 band-backers signed up within a week, which means we will be able to finance the opportunity we were offered last week. Without your support this would have been impossible, and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has backed us on Patreon across all 3 tiers to enable us to take this forward.
As result our Patreon has grown in numbers, and we now have more people backing us than ever. You can still back us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/kaine_metal from as little as £1 a month.
We will be getting our delayed 21’ CD and 22’ packages out to everyone as soon as possible. Everything is recorded, all the artwork is completed, we are just awaiting both releases to be mixed and mastered before we can print the CD’s