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.

KAINE UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM – AFTER EXTINCTION

We are pleased to unveil our brand-new artwork, and album title, for the new Kaine record to be released later this year. The artwork is again by Silencer8 who has designed every one of the band’s album covers since the debut album in 2012.

After Extinction will include 9 brand new tracks written and performed by the same line-up which recorded 2019’s Reforge The Steel, the first time the same line-up has appeared on back-to-back releases from the band.  More details will be revealed at a later date.

Appearing on the record:

  • Rage Sadler: Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitars
  • Liam Etheridge: Drums and Backing Vocals
  • Toby Woods: Lead/Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals
  • Isaac Healy: Bass Guitar

with

  • Heidi Crowell: Keys and Synths
  • Talon Payne: Backing Vocals

Produced by:

  • Kaine with Wayne Thompson and Talon Payne
  • Recorded by: Wayne Thompson (Unit One Studio’s) and Talon Payne (Gallow Wood Media)

KAINE RETURN TO REHEARSALS TOMORROW

We had a very successful return to gigging last night at a packed Club85 alongside Neverworld, Death Valley Knights and Planet Fatale. It was one of the best nights of live music we have played and it shows the scene is in great health going into 2022!

Anthony Murch is filling in for Toby Woods at next weeks show.

Tomorrow we are back in rehearsals at Unit One Colchester with Anthony Murch for the show at CODA, Colchester on Wednesday again with Neverworld and Planet Fatale. We will be playing tracks from The Waystone and Falling Through Freedom for the first time in many years.

FIRST 2022 DATES ANNOUNCED! A LOOK AT OUR 2022 DATES AND KAINE’S HISTORY WITHE THE VENUES.

We have announced our first run of shows for 2022! We’ll be returning to a number of regular haunts as well as a new venue. One Eyed Toad Records have graciously booked the majority of these dates for us where we will be playing alongside our friends in Neverworld and Planet Fatale.  

  • March 4th, 2022 – Club 85, Hitchin 

Tickets are already on sale for this show here. This is our first show back at Club 85 since September 2017 and the first ever with the current line-up. The last time we played at the venue was the only time the band ever played the single “Holding the Line” live and was the very same day they recorded it at Threecircles Recording Studio. The single is now included on the latest prints of the A Crisis of Faith albums.  

  • March 9th, 2022 – CODA, Colchester 

We played a show at CODA for the first-time last year, which was the band’s first gig without Covid restrictions since the Pandemic began in early 2020. Lead guitarist Toby Woods is unavailable for this date so will be replaced by a guest guitarist which will be announced soon.   

  • March 18th, 2022 – Portland Arms, Cambridge 

Another venue we haven’t played in several years, the last time being back in October 2016. Much like with Club 85, this is our first gig with the current line-up, and we’ll be joined by Raze who will replace Neverworld at this event. Raze are another great band, so well worth checking out this unique line-up on the night.  

  • March 19th, 2022 – The Carlisle, Hastings 

The last time we played here was for Mearfest back in December 2017 with the A Crisis of Faith line-up. A fun fact about this venue, is due to the local Councils zealous enforcement of parking restrictions we have had parking fines every time we have loaded into the venue in the past.  

  • March 26th, 2022 – The Rock Den, Hatfield 

We had been the resident band at The Rock Den back in 2016 having played there regularly in the years previous, however this will be our first performance at the venue since 2018 and only our second with the current line-up! We are very much looking forward to returning this year and entertaining the massive once more.  

  • April 22nd, 2022 – Tap N Tumbler, Nottingham 

This is a brand-new venue for us! We haven’t played here before but we did play Martin Shorts Badass Bash in Nottingham at the Maze all the way back in January 2014 with The Waystone line-up of the band.