Kaine to Release Reforge The Steel on Friday (18-10-2019)

New Enhanced Album Art for Reforge The Steel

Kaine will release their new album Reforge The Steel this Friday via Bandcamp. The album art has been enhanced (again done by Kaine’s long serving artist Silencer 8) and updated for the release (above).

The band began recording in November 2018 (just 9 months after the release of A Crisis of Faith) and recording was concluded in June of this year. The album was finally mixed and mastered last month and is now ready for full release. Reforge The Steel was again produced by Carl B of Pointy Halo Productions alongside Sheldon Jolly, the same team who worked on A Crisis of Faith.

The bulk of the material was written between April and October of last year with many songs being staples of the bands current sets, two live versions of the album tracks will soon be available, the first being Kaine X Live 2019 (already available to purchase, just awaiting mastering) and Reforge The Steel live which will be recorded next month at the B2 Norwich (tickets available from here).

An additional live EP of the songs will be made exclusively available to bandcamp members next week. Members will also get 10% off the CD and additional merch for the album – to join as a member click here.

The new line-up having formed in May 2018

It’s the first release to feature the line-up of Rage Sadler (guitars and vocals), Liam Etheridge (drums), Toby Woods (lead guitar) and Isaac Healy (bass).

Kaine Reforged! The new album has been finished as of today!

Kaine’s new album Reforge the Steel has today been finished with the final mixing and mastering taking place by Pointy Halo Productions based at Redwall Studio, Bury.

The album has been recorded by Carl Brewer again alongside Sheldon James Jolly who both worked on the band’s previous album A Crisis of Faith.

We’ll be issuing an update as to when and where it will be available to purchase.

Vocal recording now complete for Reforge The Steel

Rage at Kaine X last month

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.

KAINE’s DEBUT ALBUM SELLS OUT AGAIN ON CD

Falling Through Freedom

Kaine’s debut album Falling Through Freedom, originally recorded in 2011-12 and released in 2012 with a remastered version being released in 2017 has sold out again on CD. The album was recorded and produced by Ade Hare of Threecircles Recording Studio and is the bands only release to feature the line-up of Rage Sadler guitars/vocals, Dan Mailer bass/vocals, Josh Moreton drums and Anthony Murch on lead guitar. Ant Murch joined the band during the recording process of the album.

The albums most popular songs are Lost Sage’s Tower, Helpless Salvation, Waking Dead, Valnir and Quality of Madness which were a staple of the bands set for many years following the albums release. The album, although not critically acclaimed upon release helped launch of the band from relative obscurity to one that was regular booked on the British underground circuit and helped laid the foundations leading to 2014’s The Waystone.

Now the album has sold out on CD the album will officially go off sale and will not having further prints on CD, the digital version of the album will be members only in future.

Many thanks to everyone who has bought a copy of the album on CD since it’s original 2012 release. Kaine will celebrate 10 years of being a band on April 27th, 2019, and appearing will be Josh Moreton from Falling Through Freedom with his new band A Bribe for the Ferryman. Tickets for the show are available from the Arts Centre website.

Kaine finish bulk of instrument tracking for Reforge The Steel

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Kaine over the past four days have finished tracking the majority of guitars and bass for their new album Reforge the Steel, as well as completed further work on the drum edits for the album. The tracking again took place at Redwall Studios in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The team at Pointy halo Productions, Carl Brewer producing once again from Crisis of Faith with Sheldon Jolly also assisting with much of the tracking including writing contributions to the new songs for what should hopefully be the biggest and best sounding Kaine record yet.

The album is the recording debut with the band for Liam Etheridge, Toby Woods and Isaac Healy who have all worked with extreme professionalism throughout the process so far having only been the bands line-up since May of 2018. It’s also the first album that all three band members have recorded.

Kaine, now revitalised will now take a brief break from recording the new album to play a show in London at the legendary Cart & Horses as guests of NWOBHM legends Satan’s Empire this Saturday. The band will resume recording the new album as soon as possible.

KAINE ANNOUNCE 4TH ALBUM – REFORGE THE STEEL – ARTWORK RELEASED

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Kaine are pleased to announce that they are officially working on their new album, Reforge The Steel. The band has 9 new tracks, written and rehearsed by the new line up which the band will be playing live, honing ahead of heading into the studio later this year to record the album. This will be the first album to feature the new line up of Rage Sadler (guitars & vocals), Liam Etheridge (drums & backing vocals), Toby Woods (lead guitars) and Isaac Healy (bass).

Kaine has already debuted two of the tracks live “Black” and “Reforge The Steel” as well as having played a medley of two new tracks “To All” and “A Farewell” at the bands last show, at the Swan in Ipswich last month.

A CRISIS OF FAITH – BLOG 3

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As many will know the Crisis of Faith line-up split shortly after the album’s release. This was seen as many as the end of the band, and I was beginning to accept that it may have killed off myself and Kaine for good. I had essentially a fortnight to recruit a brand-new band and get it on the road at the same level it was previously. I was very lucky to be able to recruit Liam, Toby and Isaac, and continue the band.

Since then the band has slowly come back to strength, we’ve spent many hours in the rehearsal rooms ensuring the material was up to scratch and last night we completed our 7th gig in this line-up. Last night was undoubtedly one of our best performances so far, as a band, and many in attendance, who hadn’t seen us before, struggled to believe the band had only been together since the end of May. One attendee said, “If that’s how good you are, after such a short space of time, then what’s the future going to be like?!”

Those who have seen us a couple of times, with the new live up, have said the band performs the songs as if it were the band on the album. We’ve also introduced two brand new songs to the set, Reforge The Steel and Black, both of which have been positively received so far. Those in attendance agreed that the new material, and the old, blended together seamlessly.

The feedback and support from most people has been incredible. Of course, as with anything, in music, you have your detractors, and some have written the band off. However, it’s unlikely many of those people ever really supported us to begin with.
I am not letting any of this get to my head, there is still work to be done and we’ll be working hard, rehearsing to ensure the quality of the band does not change so that the band continues to grow and improve.

Things are, however, looking up, even if only on a small scale right now and we have a few announcements to make very soon. We also have the Ten-Year Anniversary show, next year, at the amazing Colchester Arts Centre. Can I recommend you buy a ticket for this show? It’s £20, which I recognise is a touch expensive, but if we can get a good attendance we can do a stage show, DVD and live album as well. The hire costs for a venue of this quality are not insubstantial which means we had no choice but to charge £20. Sales haven’t been great so far, so please buy a ticket!

It’s been a tough year for bands in general, with social media changing rapidly and many of the old tools such as Facebook are no longer delivering for promotion, and with YouTube becoming less ” band friendly” the end result is bands are having to shout louder to get noticed.

Finally, the band will be in action at The Rock Den on Saturday 21st of July. The previous line-up was once the resident band at the Rock Den, I am personally very much indebted to the venue for the support and encouragement the fledgling Kaine received, it is also the place that helped develop the songs for our album A Crisis of Faith. This is the first time this new line-up will play the venue, and we’re on early so please try to get there in time to see us! You can get tickets from the link on our Facebook page.

As ever, thank you for continued love and support.
Love
Rage

A Crisis of Faith – Blog 2

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From the Ashes ….

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these blogs. My reasoning is quite simple, I have been busy rebuilding the band following the collapse of the A Crisis of Faith line-up starting back in April, when Chris announced his departure and was followed by Saxon and Stevo thus ending the line-up that had been in place since the start of 2016.

I have already said numerous times how devastating this was to me, especially after what we had achieved with the last record and as a live band and to have it end so quickly and abruptly was easily my lowest point over the 9 years of Kaine. For me, it was also the greatest challenge ever faced as I had essentially a fortnight to rebuild the band, and chances are it could have even been the end of me as a musician and I honestly thought it was.

However, for whatever reason I have been blessed with another chance to succeed in music and to continue with Kaine. Liam joined us on drums while the majority of the old line-up were still in the band, and not long after we held auditions for guitar and bass and have been incredibly blessed to welcome both Toby and Isaac into the fold.

These three young guys have come in and had to catch up with much of the bands back catalogue in a very short amount of time. They have all shown a great level of dedication and professionalism in under taking the task and working with me to get the new band gig ready in a very short amount of time. Very few people believed we could manage that, and to be honest they would probably be right in assuming so. It was one hell of a challenge to be faced with. However, we are here now, approaching our 5th gig and as a line-up growing into a stronger unit on stage, are already playing a new song live amongst an hour set which we have already headlined with. In fact, we played it with such ferocity that Isaac managed to cut his finger open and had to come to rehearsals the next day bandaged up. Those who came were stunned that the band was still holding up it’s same high standards with an entirely new band which had been together roughly a month in total.

Despite all the problems caused by members leaving, I remain committed to releasing the rest of A Crisis of Faith and have been working incredibly hard with Breed Media to produce a high quality coloured vinyl version of the album, as well as mixing our 2017 live album which should be released soon after. This has been a lot of work between rebuilding the band, but as I said, I have an obligation to A Crisis of Faith whether the line-up split up or not and of course to everyone who paid extra for the pre-orders who helped us fund the recording in the first place. The good news is A Crisis of Faith has since sold out on CD and we’ve had to order more.

Because of all this work with the new line-up and A Crisis of Faith I have had to ditch the streaming on Facebook and YouTube stuff I was doing earlier this year, but once I get settled again I will resume what I was doing.

We’re now getting new booking coming forward with people very impressed with the new line-up, and while we have taken a knock, ultimately, I am just grateful to be playing at all right now.

I hope to see you on the road.
Love, Rage

Free to download “Fall of Jericho” Live Single from New Line-Up Released

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Kaine have released a single recorded at their most recent live performance on May 26th with the brand new line-up. The single is raw was recorded direct from their set, which is also the first ever performance of Fall of Jericho by the new line-up. You can download for free below.

Album cover by Lensmarc Photography

Rage Sadler [Vocals/Guitars]
Liam Etheridge [Drums]
Toby Woods [Lead Guitar]
Isaac Healy [Bass]

Introducing new members Toby Woods and Isaac Healy

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Toby Woods and Isaac Healy have now joined Rage Sadler and Liam Etheridge in Kaine. The band will now begin rehearsing existing material ready for a full live debut, hopefully later this month. In the meantime, Toby will make his official debut with the band this coming Saturday, in Ipswich.

“I can’t begin to say how excited I am about starting with Kaine. I have been a fan of the band for some time and when the opportunity came up for me to audition I knew it was something I had to do. I can’t thank Saxon enough for the kind words about my playing with the band, to hear it from the person I would be taking over from truly meant a lot. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”  – Toby Woods

Isaac, who was brought into the band on Toby’s recommendation is currently busy learning the rest of the bands set following his successful audition last weekend, and will officially take over from Stephen Ellis, who will be playing his last official gig with the band in Ipswich.

Isaac: “I’m excited to try out something that is a new experience to me and hope to be out gigging with the rest of the band as soon as possible.” – Isaac Healy

Rage Sadler, the remaining member from the A Crisis of Faith line-up is optimistic about the bands future following the auditions.

“I have been very fortunate enough to be able to find three excellent young musicians, very quickly, following the break and I am looking forward to working with the new line-up over the coming weeks. It’s been a tough time for the band and hopefully we can come out the other side stronger for it.” – Rage Sadler