KAINE ON TOUR – NEXT WEEK! COMING TO WOLVERHAMPTON, NEWCASTLE, BRADFORD, EDINBURGH, SWANSEA AND LONDON!

We will be setting off on tour next week in support of Lillian Axe and Riot Act! We are looking forward to hitting the road at the following dates/venues:

  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

NEW ALBUM UPDATE – UPDATE ON TWO NEW EP’S AND UK TOUR

After Extinction

The album has made some progress in recent weeks with the addition of keys and some last-minute changes to some of the vocals. The reason this album has been more complicated than previous releases is it has been recorded between two studios (Unit One and Gallow Wood Media) and both studios have had a hand in the editing process whereas I and the band have overseen the mixing process in a more involved way than previous releases. It’s not where our expertise is, but due to the UK Lockdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to work in this way. This has also meant the costs associated with the album are much greater than our previous releases. Broadly speaking the project is almost finished and we are sorry about the delay.

Kaine 21’ EP

All the instruments have been recorded, I am in the final stages of finishing the lyrics before I book in vocal recording sessions. This EP contains 5 brand new songs and has been delayed largely because of the backlog to do with the new album. So far all of the recordings have taken place at Unit One Studios and no editing or mixing has taken place.

Kaine 22’ EP – Falling Through Freedom Anniversary Box Set

We have finished recording all the bass and guitars for the new EP at Gallow Wood Media, with Liam currently working on what he would like to do with the drums. This EP will be included in the anniversary set of the album, which will include the “demo” album, recorded by the 2011 line-up, the original 2012 album, the 2016 remaster, and the new EP.

Lillian Axe and Riot Act Tour

I have also been very busy working on the tour. I am pleased to say the transport and hotels are now all booked up. In terms of crew, Alex Odinson and Charles Franklin will be handing roadie duties which include everything from loading in, to providing tech support, looking after merchandise, and recording video footage of the gigs.

All t-shirt pre-orders have now been sent out with signed posters. In recent weeks I have written to a number of our Bandcamp buyers via the post with invitations to the tour, I have been using our emailing lists to send our targeted emails and videos to promote the events and obviously running an extensive social media campaign. I have also been supporting Lillian Axe with their social media campaign.

We will be using this tour to promote our most recent album Reforge The Steel, which was released just before the Covid-19 pandemic and this restricted the number of gigs we could do to promote it.

Opportunities like this do not come around often, and whether or not we get this kind of opportunity again depends on the success of this tour, which is why I am working flat out to try and make every show a sell-out. You can get tickets from here.

TOUR FLYERS AND LETTERS TO BE SENT OUT THIS WEEK

I will be writing to everyone on our mailing lists, past and present, with information regarding our August tour and inviting everyone to the shows. The reason I am doing this is social media tends to hide our events and announcements from timelines and, much like with our Arts Centre show a few years back, we hope that more people will see the dates via mail than online and that will increase the overall turnout.

This is the biggest tour we have done since 2014 and the first with this line-up. We will be takings this opportunity to have a “soft” relaunch of our album Reforge The Steel which we were previously restricted from promoting due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Rage, Kaine
  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hangar 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

REFORGE THE STEEL – RELAUNCH AHEAD OF AUGUST TOUR

Reforge The Steel was released in October 2019 and not long after the release the UK went into a Covid-19 lockdown, and thus live shows were cancelled and suspended for the majority of 2020/21. This meant there was a lack of opportunity for ourselves to play live to promote the album and sell physical copies at our gigs. We are therefore using our August tour as an opportunity to run a soft relaunch of the album, we will be promoting the release through our social channels again and will be performing tracks exclusively from that album during the tour. You can order the CD here.

REFORGE THE STEEL TOUR TRAILER

The original version on CD sold out, the current version is our collectors edition version which includes a high-quality CD, a full colour booklet with all the lyrics all housed in a super jewel case and has 5 bonus tracks as well as a remastered and updated version of the album.

We also produce a limited edition shirt featuring the album art which is also available here.

KAINE “REFORGE THE STEEL” LINE-UP IS LONGEST RUNNING IN BANDS HISTORY

Although in the past there had been several members who had long tenures in the band, original bassist Dan Mailer (2009-15), and Waystone/A Crisis of Faith drummer Chris MacKinnon (2012-18) the current line-up of Kaine, which came together in May 2018 has now been the longest running in the band’s history, and the only line-up to appear on back-to-back releases. Reforge The Steel and the new album After Extinction are the only Kaine albums where the same line-up has featured consecutively.

MK1 (2009-10)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Jackson

MK2 (2011)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Fairhead

MK3 (2012)

Sadler/Mailer/Moreton/Murch

MK4 (2012-2014)

Sadler/Mailer/Murch/MacKinnon

MK5 (2014-15)

Sadler/Mailer/Murch/MacKinnon/Davids

MK6 (2015)

Sadler/MacKinnon/Murch/Davids/Ellis

MK7 (2016-18)

Sadler/MacKinnon/Davids/Ellis

MK8 (2018 – Present)

Sadler/Etheridge/Woods/Healy

*This isn’t counting transitional line-ups, or where former members have returned to cover for the band on occasion.

The band in its current incarnation is the longest running version of Kaine since the original band was formed back in 2009.

KAINE TO SUPPORT LILLIAN AXE AND RIOT ACT ON FIRST UK TOUR FOR 29 YEARS

As announced earlier this week, Kaine will be supporting Lillian Axe and Riot Act (ex-Riot) on their UK Tour in August. Lillian Axe is an American hard rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, US, best known for its major label albums, Lillian Axe, Love + War, Poetic Justice and Psychoschizophrenia. Originally formed in 1983, the group is still active, and features Steve Blaze and bassist Michael Max Darby from the original line-up.

Riot Act features former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, Don Chaffin-vocals, Paul Ranieri-bass, Claudio Galinski-drums. Rick Ventura was born in Brooklyn, NY. Along with Mark Reale, he comprised the guitar driven, high energy sound of Riot. He went on to play and contribute songs on four studio albums and two live albums including the legendary Fire Down Under, touring the world with the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Rush and so on.

Kaine are honoured to be supporting both Lillian Axe and Riot act on the following dates in August:

  • August 22nd, 2022 – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (buy tickets)
  • August 23rd, 2022 – Trillian’s, Newcastle (buy tickets)
  • August 24th, 2022 – Nightrain, Bradford (buy tickets)
  • August 25th, 2022 – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (buy tickets)
  • August 26th, 2022 – Hanger 18, Swansea (buy tickets)
  • August 27th, 2022 – Underworld, Camden, London (buy tickets)

To raise funds for the tour, Kaine has released a limited edition t-shirt and poster available to buy on Bandcamp:

You can pre-order the shirt here: https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch/reforge-the-steel-2022-great-britain-tour-shirt-signed-poster-pre-order

REFORGE THE STEEL LIVE CD IS CLOSE TO SELLING OUT – JUST £5 IN THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

There are just 35 copies of this album remaining on CD. Once they are sold out this will not be printed again. This set was recorded in November 2019 at the B2, Norwich not long after the release of the album.

You can order the CD from here: https://kaine.bandcamp.com/album/reforge-the-steel-live

FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of the reformation of Kaine with the current line-up, we are running a sale on all the CDs released by the band since then. This is to help raise funds for the band while we try and finish our new album and EP and remain on the road following two years of restrictions due to Covid-19 hurting the band’s finances significantly.

If you are yet to complete your collection of Kaine releases, this is a good opportunity to pick up items cheaply. Members get a further discount on all items.

Reforge The Steel – Collectors CD

This is a special edition of the album with bonus tracks, a full-colour lyric book, and comes in a Super Jewell case. The album was also remastered for this CD and differs from the original CD.

Sale Price: £10

Reforge The Steel Live CD

Recorded in late 2019 before the pandemic hit. This is a complete live recording of the album from the B2, Norwich which also includes tracks from A Crisis of Faith from that set. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.

Sale Price: £5

The Waystone EP

This includes 5 re-recordings and updated versions of tracks from our 2014 album The Waystone released to celebrate the anniversary of that release. Only a limited number of these CDs remain.

Sale Price: £5

Kaine EP

Recorded live at The Smokehouse, Ipswich at the end of 2020 and released in 202, this CD includes two versions of the EP and is only available in limited numbers.

Sale Price: £5

Kaine X DVD

This is a recording of our full set from the 10th-anniversary show at Colchester Arts Centre. The DVD was released to help support the costs of that show and is a very limited item. Each DVD comes with the tickets from the gig as well as a digital version of the live album from the same night.

Sale Price: £5

Reforge The Steel – Full-Colour Shirt

Sale Price: £10

Order from here: https://kaine.bandcamp.com/merch

NEW MADE TO ORDER EXCLUSIVE SHIRTS AND HOODIES FROM BANDCAMP

We have added a number of made to order shirts and hoodies to our Bandcamp which will be drop shipped (free shipping in the UK) which include some of our original merch such as our first ever shirt design, the “Evil Eyes” Waystone shirt, both 2014 tour shirts, and the Quality of Madness shirt by Tom McGuire originally released for the Asylum venue in Chelmsford.

Two new pieces of merch are also available such as our first ever hoody (Reforge The Steel) and a yellow Neighbourhood Watch parody shirt featuring the band. You can order these from here.

KAINE REHEARSALS TOMORROW – DOUBLE GIG NEXT WEEKEND!

We will be heading to Unit One tomorrow to prepare for our next two gigs next weekend in Cambridge and Hastings. We return to our regular line-up and will be playing a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel and After Extinction.

Tickets from here.

On Wednesday night we played a one off gig with Anthony Murch while Toby was away. We did a mixture of songs from Reforge The Steel, The Waystone and Falling Through Freedom which can be seen on the above video.

The previous Friday we had played Club 85, Hitchin.