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Latest Kaine News

Below is our complete Kaine news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Kaine Unveils New Album

The new Kaine album will be called "A Crisis Of Faith" and will be the first full-length release from the band to feature the lineup of Rage Sadler (Guitars and Vocals), Chris MacKinnon (Drums, Keys, and Vocals), Saxon Davids (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Stephen Ellis (Bass and Backing Vocals).

The new release features songs written by all four bands members and has been a collaborative effort. Pre-orders are due to begin soon along with further details - in the mean time, check out the cover artwork below and stay tuned for more info. More...

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Kaine Releases New Single

Kaine has a new single online titled "Holding The Line," which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

"The single was written to support live music in the United Kingdom and recorded live in the studio. Buy the track for just £1.00 today and help us save the Asylum venue from closure!

"The ambition is to raise £12,000 to keep the Asylum music venue open in Chelmsford. Please support live, underground music by buying the track and sharing with your friends on facebook, twitter etc.

"The band is optimistic that at such a low price, and with enough social reach the single could help raise a significant amount of money should people get behind it."

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Kaine Parts With Guitar Player

U.K. metal band Kaine has issued the following announcement about splitting with guitarist Anthony Murch:

"Anthony Murch today has parted ways with Kaine ahead of the band’s new gig schedule and album recording.

"The decision for Anthony was a financial one as the band takes an incredible amount of effort and this along with living life this had just become unsustainable for him. Kaine wishes Anthony the best with his future endeavours. Anthony had been with Kaine for 4 years, playing 149 shows with the band.

"The band will remain as a four piece for the immediate future, with no plans to replace Anthony currently in place. The four piece version of Kaine will make its live debut on February 5th at The Soundhouse in Colchester." More...

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Kaine Streaming Single, Recruits New Bassist

Kaine has a new single online titled "Justice Injustice," which can be heard below. The single was recorded in two days at Threecircles Recording Studio earlier this year and was produced by Ade Hare, who had previously worked on the band's 2012 debut album "Falling Through Freedom." The track was mastered by Z-Plane who had also worked on the band's last album "The Waystone."

The song marks a return to the band's heavier routes with big riffs and harsh vocals provided by front man Rage Sadler, epic lead guitars and solos from lead guitarists Saxon Davids and Ant Murch while being backed by the thunderous rhythm section of Dan Mailer (making his last appearance) on bass and Chris MacKinnon on drums.

Kaine also now announces Stephen Ellis (Drop Dead Fred/Failing to Fly) has joined the band - replacing Mailer - on bass ahead of the preparation for the recording of an upcoming third album to be released on Revival Metal Records.

Stephen Ellis commented: “Kaine has been one of my favourite bands on the local scene for a while. I have played with Chris MacKinnon in one of my other bands (Drop Dead Fred Band) for a few years now and have been supportive of the band throughout. I was originally brought into the band as a temp but I was asked to take the role full time after the first practice, which is very cool. Dan Mailer is obviously going to be a very hard act to follow as that guy is an insane bass player but I will try my hardest to continue his legacy.” More...

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Kaine Issues Update On New Single

Kaine parted ways with bassist/vocalist Dan Mailer earlier this month, and now the band has issued this update about releasing a final track featuring Mailer:

"The new Kaine single 'Justice Injustice' is on its way as the band awaits the new artwork, again by Silencer 8 (who also does artwork for bands such as As I Lay Dying and Caliban) before the release will be made public. A select number of reviewers have already had a chance to listen to the new track, giving the song and musical direction praise as Kaine returns to its heavier routes.

"The track was recorded and produced by Ade Hare at Three Circles studio where the band recorded their debut album and was mastered by Z-Plane who also worked on the band’s previous album 'The Waystone.'

"It will be the last official release to feature founding member and bassist Dan Mailer, released initially as a digital download with a small, limited run of physicals to be pressed in the future." More...

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Kaine Parts With Bassist/Vocalist

U.K. band Kaine (which really deserves more exposure than it seems to ever get) has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with a founding member:

"Kaine are sad to report that bass player/vocalist and co-founder of the band Dan Mailer has decided to leave the band.

"Dan has departed due to the financial strain of being in the band and that his heart wasn't in continuing on with Kaine at this point. There’s no ill-feeling between the Dan and the rest of Kaine and we wish him the best with his future endeavours.

"Kaine is now in the process of recruiting a new bass player and an update on the band’s upcoming gigs will be made over the next few days." More...

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Kaine Reuniting With Former Drummer For Show

Kaine is pleased to announce the band will be reuniting with original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for the gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

The band comments: "Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show."

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam/sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the heavy metal titans Forged in Black, and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the "Falling Through Freedom" line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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Kaine Recruits New Guitarist

Britain's Kaine announced today that Saxon Davids will be joining the band on guitar permanently. Saxon recently filled in for Anthony Murch on the band's tour across Britain and Ireland with Mordred.

The band will now move forward as a 5 piece with Rage Sadler on rhythm guitars and vocals, Dan Mailer on bass and vocals, Anthony Murch on lead guitar, Saxon Davids on rhythm & lead guitars and Chris MacKinnon on drums.

Band founder Rage Sadler said: “We are very happy to welcome Saxon to the Kaine family. Saxon did a great job with us on tour; he showed absolute professionalism in learning and performing the songs live in such a short space of time. Personality wise he was a perfect fit for the band and after the reviews we had from our London show we thought why not?”

Saxon commented: “I’m very happy to become a full time member of Kaine and I am looking forward to what the future holds for the band as a 5 piece metal machine! Rage approached me pretty much straight after the Islington O2 Academy gig and discussed with me the possibility of this happening. That tour was one of the best experiences of my life from a personal and musical perspective, so to be asked to join the guys permanently is a great pleasure.” More...

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Kaine Splits With Label

After explaining why the band wasn't signing with any labels in August, Kaine subsequently inked a deal with Static Tension in September, and now less than a month later in October the band has parted ways with the label. The U.K. group comments:

"Kaine has dropped its American record label Static Tension less than a month after signing with them. This was due to the label being reluctant to print physical releases for the band as it didn’t believe it had the ability to sell them, describing it as a 'risk.' The band believed remaining with them after the decision not to produce a product to sell as pointless.

"Unfortunately Static Tension were unable to commit to creating physical materials it believed it could not sell. If a label doesn’t have the confidence in its own ability to market and sell a band just weeks after signing it then there is really no point in continuing. The decision to break was made when we were being asked to commit to buying vinyl’s from them. The deal was to give Static Tension free license to release our material in the United States on CD/Vinyl with them taking the lion share of the income despite not paying anything towards the production of the album. Their only costs would have been the production and advertising but again I am glad we have been able to get out of the deal early. This is just the kind of thing bands have to endure in a music industry on its knees.

"The band had turned down a number of offers from European labels earlier this year when they were being asked to give the record away for essentially nothing while accepting a number of free CDs to sell in return for exclusive rights to the album, which would have left the band with a significant loss.

"Kaine will not be looking for another label in the near future and will continue along the DIY route unless an offer of significance comes the bands way." More...

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Kaine Signs Deal With Static Tension

After posting a lengthy discussion on why the band had previously turned down label offers, British heavy metal group Kaine just signed a special record agreement with newly founded Static Tension Recordings.

The record deal gives Static Tension exclusive rights to market and sell Kaine’s album "The Waystone" in the United States over the next two years. Kaine is excited to be working with Static Tension on the upcoming U.S. release, which is scheduled for October 14th, 2014.

The band’s guitarist/vocalist, Rage Sadler, comments: “I am very pleased we have come to an agreement with Static Tension. This is the perfect deal for us as this gives them exclusive rights to sell and market the band in America while we receive a fair share of the income from record sales. The deal also enables us to continue selling our own CDs and allows us to retain all of our own digital and merch income. The majority of European labels are only interested in ripping bands off and we really couldn’t do this sort of deal with the labels that approached us. This definitely isn’t the case with Static Tension who are firmly in the 21st Century and moving with the times as we are.”

Kyle Stevens of Static Tension stated: “I am extremely pleased to have Kaine as my first signing to Static Tension Recordings. They’re continued hard work, business savvy, and most importantly, their song writing skills are a breath of fresh air in today’s stagnant talent pool. Proving that traditional heavy metal is alive and well will make the forefathers from the New Wave of Heavy Metal proud.”

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Kaine Kicking Off Last Minute Tour

Kaine is excited to announce the band has been added as last minute support to Mordred's tour of Britain/Ireland. Kaine was offered the slot after original openers Furyon had to cancel.

Kaine will be having a change of personnel for the tour as guitarist Anthony Murch will not be able to take up his duties due to work commitments. Anthony will however be playing the London date with the band.

Saxon Davids (Entropy) will be playing lead guitar for the rest of the tour. David has had two days and one rehearsal to get ready for this tour, which was only offered to the band and confirmed on Monday. Dates are as follows: More...

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Kaine Passes On Record Label Offers

Kaine recently self-released new album "The Waystone" (which is available at Bandcamp here), and the band has now posted this message online to fans explaining why the group has turned down offers from record labels:

"Kaine has been negotiating with a number of established European record labels over the past month and despite having firm offers the band has decided to decline these deals.

"This is due to a number of reasons ranging from the labels wanting a high % of merch sales taken at gigs, total control over digital income to little or no income on any records sold and for the lack of any real plan, investment or advantage over releasing our material ourselves.

"The band funded 'The Waystone' entirely, to be essentially offered 50-100 free CDs to sell from these labels (we can produce our own CDs reasonably with Cram Duplication anyway) in return for the rights over our album with little or no % of sales offered to the band we didn’t believe these were fair or realistic offers. The album was a significant cost to the band and our objective is to break even on this cost, none of these offers would have allowed this to happen and would have resulted in a loss while essentially allowing them to make a small profit from our hard work.

"Our own CDs are selling well presently and we take 100% of the income minus a little for selling through bandcamp/CD Baby. We also retain 100% of our digital and merch income. This puts us in a very strong position moving forward.

"Kaine recently managed to negotiate a decent deal with a label in America which saw a fair % of return for sales and would have even lead to the album being released on vinyl, but this has also fallen through with them not being able to commit to their end of the agreement. We are very disappointed that this deal did not work out.

"The band has not been disheartened by this process, we have had bad experiences with labels in the past and are keen not to return to a loss making situation once more. As stated we are in a very strong position and while we may lack the investment to buy our way onto major festivals, supports and tours and into the established magazine we will continue to work hard, playing every show we can and try and buck the trend and be a success through hard work in what is a dying 'Metal' industry. We will continue to be 100% honest about what’s happening with the band and the challenges we face within the 'industry.'" More...

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CreativeLive To Stream Metal Songwriting Class

CreativeLive will livestream its next Music & Audio channel course, "Mastering Metal Songwriting," tomorrow (Tuesday, June 17th) at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel), will host the two-day class along with special guests Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), Todd Jones (Nails) and John Browne (Monuments).

In this course, free to watch live, Levi, Clark, Jones and Browne will explore what it takes to craft great songs, from basic song structure and riff-writing, to writing melodies, leads and vocals, and then fine-tuning the arrangement to take your song from good to great.

The class will also feature critiques of songs from Kaine, Sacred Ash, and Mechanigod - which were chosen out of more than 300 entries submitted by bands at the Metalunderground Facebook page. More...

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Kaine Streaming "Solidarity"

British traditional heavy metal band Kaine just made new track "Solidarity" available for streaming online.

The track is available for immediate download for everyone who pre-orders new CD "The Waystone" at Bandcamp here. Alternatively the track can be downloaded by itself for £1.

The album is due to be released on August 1st, 2014 and pre-orders are set to ship on July 22 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Iron Lady
2. The New Wave
3. Dreams to Nightmares
4. Solidarity 06:29
5. Resistance
6. Entropy (Unrelenting Chaos)
7. This Soul Exchange
8. Wanderer
9. The Waystone More...

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Kaine Announces "The Waystone" Release

Britain's Kaine is proud to announce that the band's new album "The Waystone" will be released on CD and digital download this coming August 1st, 2014. The band's guitarist Rage Sadler had the following to say about the album:

"This is easily our best work to date, we spent a great deal of time crafting these songs in rehearsals and perfecting them before we went into the studio earlier this year. Akis K who produced the album did an amazing job with the production and I am really happy with the result.

"We hope that finally now the band gets some recognition after five years of being in the Heavy Metal wilderness! Many online reviewers have called this the 'Second Wave of NWOBHM,' the '80s Metal Revival' and compared us to the golden age of Iron Maiden, which has been great to read." More...

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Kaine Streaming New Single

"Resistance" is the second single from the new album "The Waystone" by the British metal band Kaine.

The album was recorded and produced by Akis K at Angry Bee studios and mastered by Z-Plane. "The Waystone" is due for release later this year. Kaine consists of:

Rage Sadler: Rhythm, Lead Guitar & Vocals
Dan Mailer: Bass, Vocals & Keys
Anthony Murch: Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Chris MacKinnon: Drums

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Kaine Finishes Mastering Album

U.K. outfit Kaine has issued the following update about working on an upcoming new album:

"The mastering of the new album is now complete and the artwork is off with Cram Duplication ahead of the release for finalization. The mastering phase was completed by Z-Plane, which was recommended by the albums prouder Akis K.

"There is no official release date to be announced as of yet but there will be further information coming as soon as possible. The band is pleased with the outcome of the mixes and masters and looks forward to being able to finally release the album later this year."

Producer Akis K of Angry Bee Studios in London said: “Producing the new Kaine album was a great experience. Kaine write and play music that comes from within, without compromising and trying to conform to trends. Every single note and word in their songs is there for a good reason and the result is an album I am truly proud of.”

Rage Sadler added: “We worked extremely hard on this album starting with coming up with the material and the extensive rehearsals that followed during a time we were constantly on the road. To finally record it at the rate we did was exceptional, the whole thing was done in less than a week. Akis pushed us along the way and managed to get a great sound overall for the record and one that stands up alongside other releases of this day. We will hopefully be working with Akis again on future releases.”

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Kaine Issues Recording Update

Essex heavy metal outfit Kaine has issued the following update about guitarist Rage Sadler laying down tracks for an upcoming release:

"Rage is done in the studio having finished off the guitar parts today. This concludes all of the recording of instruments for the new album.

"Kaine will now take a short break from working on the album to play Nottingham on Saturday before returning to finish the vocals the week after."

You can also follow the band's recording process over at the Kaine Facebook profile here.

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Kaine To Enter The Studio

British heavy metal band Kaine has issued the following update about gearing up to enter the recording studio:

"Today we were hard at work at the rehearsal studio and we are now ready to record the new Kaine album.

"This time we will be recording at Angry Bee Studios who have recently been working with our good friends and MGR Records label mates Monument. Dates for recording are yet to be finalised but we hope to begin next month."

You can also stream the band's previous album "Falling Through Freedom" over at this location.

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Kaine Streaming New Album

British heavy metal act Kaine is currently streaming the entire new album "Falling Through Freedom" online. Check out the tracks in the player below or over at bandcamp here. The band also commented:

"Kaine’s debut album is finally released as of this moment! Full track previews are now available on our bandcamp page. We hope you enjoy the music, a lot of our very own blood, sweat and tears are on this record – we did this whole thing without the support of any management, financing or a record label. We finally throw ourselves on the mercy of the masses!"

The album's track listing is:

1. Lost Sages Tower 05:55
2. Helpless Salvation 04:47
3. Waking Dead 06:17
4. Reverence 03:51
5. Riding Volition 06:55
6. The Immortal 05:01
7. Quality of Madness 06:59
8. Champion 03:53
9. Valnir 04:14
10. Storm of the Devoted 07:04
11. Witchfinder General 08:45 More...

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