Kaine is a British Heavy Metal band featuring Rage Sadler, Dan Mailer, Anthony Murch & Chris MacKinnon formed in 2009.
Kaine E.P. - 2010 (Remastered: 2011)
Breaking The Surface E.P. - Live in London - 2012
Falling Through Freedom - 2012
Killotine E.P. (with Osmium Guillotine) 2012
Rage Sadler & Elliot Jackson started writing together in early 2009. Throughout the year they auditioned bass players, eventually finding Dan Mailer who coincidentally lived a few streets away from Elliot and where the band originally practiced. The band started recording the E.P. in 2010 without a drummer, laying down the first two tracks before recruiting Josh Moreton. Once with an excellent drummer behind the kit, Kaine expanded Helpless Salvation and Unrelenting Chaos (which became Entropy) musically and then recorded the new versions of the tracks. To finish off the E.P. the band recorded a cover version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Metallica and at Elliot's suggestion a drum solo from Josh Moreton which Rage would dub "The Last Stand of Gibraltar", the meaning of which will one day be fully explained. This E.P. would eventually be released on both iTunes and Spotify through Specky Records.
Elliot Jackson left the band in September 2010 after the recording of the self titled debut E.P. Kaine would remain a three piece for the remainder of that year, playing its debut show that same month with revised versions of these songs plus two new songs Champion and Valnir, this show being the only time to date the band has played in D Standard tuning. After losing their Lead Guitarist and remaining in a three piece format, Kaine ever determined to carry on started writing songs for their first full length album. In this time the band expanded, not only its material but as players, becoming attuned to one another and continually improving their performances together.
Between writing songs the band started auditioning potential new lead guitarists. Dan had suggested a player in the local area by the name of Orrin Fairhead, and after months of on off contact he finally tried out for the band. Despite getting the gig, Orrin was unable to join initially due to work commitments but eventually after a couple of months decided that he wanted to join Kaine. This was just 2 weeks before their Metal 2 the Masses show in Nuneaton. Orrin learned the set and made his debut at that show, which also saw the live debut of the song Waking Dead. Kaine would enter the recording studio in late July 2011 to record their first full length album. The first songs to be released from these recording sessions were Lies of the Forsaken and Violent Metal, which would not be on the album came out in late October. A re-mastered version of Helpless Salvation was then released shortly after.
Kaine embarked on a tour of Essex for the remainder of 2011 headlining many shows playing Great Leigh's on the 28th of August (at the award winning OGfest II) and 17th of September, Romford on the 15th of October and Grays Thurrock on the 29th of October, Chelmsford on the 17th of November before finally rounding the year off at Grays on the 17th of December, the month they also left their deal with Specky Records and received their first American radio airplay. The band would debut several new songs live during this period, such as The Lost Sages Tower, Riding Volition, Quality of Madness and Storm of the Devoted. Kaine returned briefly to the studio to continue working on the album over the Christmas period.
Orrin Fairhead was fired from the band in January 2012 due to failure to play a scheduled show with the. Kaine would play their first gig of 2012 with two guest guitarists in Adam Wood and Anthony Murch at the Portland Arms Cambridge on the 19th of January. Anthony Murch would continue on with the band after this gig as Lead Guitarist and played his first official gig with the band in London on the 14th of February (The night when the Breaking The Surface live E.P. was recorded). They then returned to the studio once more to re-record the lead guitar parts and solos with Anthony Murch. The band continued to tour the Essex and Suffolk area in the build up to the album release, including opening for Remus Down Boulevard, a band featuring former Iron Maiden & Praying Mantis guitarist Dennis Stratton at the Bridgehouse II, London. They also played a gig as a five piece for the first time at s show in Great Leigh's in Essex where Adam Wood rejoined the band for encore of the classics Lies of the Forsaken, Violent Metal and Helpless Salvation.
Falling Through Freedom the band's debut album was finally released on August 24th 2012. Kaine then joined Osmium Guillotine in the studio to record the split Killotine E.P. in November 2012 while drummer Josh Moreton left the band that same month playing his last show supporting Kemakill and Absolva at the Railway in Ipswich and was replaced by Chris MacKinnon. Chris MacKinnon made his live debut with Kaine on December 15th 2012 at the Killotine launch gig in Great Leigh’s. Adam Wood again joined the band for the second half of the set.
Kaine played a special show as unannounced guests of Coronach on December 29th 2012 when the Falling Through Freedom line-up (Rage Sadler, Dan Mailer, Josh Moreton and Ant Murch) re-united at the 11th hour to fill a void left by other bands pulling out of the gig. Kaine played their debut album Falling Through Freedom in its entirety with no prior rehearsal.