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Latest Candiria News

Below is our complete Candiria 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Candiria Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

Candiria will be hitting the road for a spate of headline dates commemorating 20-plus years of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, "Beyond Reasonable Doubt."

The tour kicks off on April 20 in Long Island and will feature support from Cleric on most dates. The trek will take the band through the Northeast and the Midwest. It also includes an appearance at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. The band will also play two shows supporting Killswitch Engage. Additional dates will be added and all confirmed dates are below.

The band has crafted a special set list for the tour to celebrate the definitive "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" album. At the shows, Candiria will also be selling a special Collector's Edition of "Beyond Reasonable Doubt." This version is packed with memorabilia and imagery from the period in which the band was writing, recording, and supporting the album. It also boasts newly revised artwork, audio taken from the original 1997 masters, and a forward by original drummer Ken Schalk.

Additionally, vocalist Carley Coma has also launched a series of videos for the band's latest album "While They Were Sleeping." The series dives deep into the story behind the album's concept. New videos for each track are revealed in sequence each week. The latest clip, for the eighth track on the album "The Whole World Will Burn," can be seen here: More...

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Sensory Deception Premieres New Song & Music Video

Sensory Deception (Ex-Candiria/God Forbid) premieres a new song and music video entitled "TRUTH". The band features former Candiria, etc. drummer Ken Schalk, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves/Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid) on guitars and Paul Thorstenson on vocals.

Check out now "TRUTH" below.

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Candiria Posts "While They Were Sleeping" Video

Musical alchemists Candiria just premiered a video for the title track off new album and Metal Blade debut "While They Were Sleeping." The clip was recorded live at Spaceman Sound and can be seen below.

Fans can find additional exclusive Candiria content as part of the ongoing "90 Days to Warped" promotion, leading up to the band's appearance on this summer's Warped Tour.

For today, May 10, fans should stay glued to Warped Tour's social channels for previously unreleased Candiria material. Candiria will join the Warped Tour on June 21st, with dates available after the jump. More...

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Candiria Posts "Wandering Light" Video

Brooklyn's own Candiria is bringing you a new video for "Wandering Light," another powerful track off new record "While They Were Sleeping" - a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.

John LaMacchia (guitar) comments: "'Wandering Light' is one of my favorite songs off of the new album so I am very happy it was included in the live, Spaceman Sound Studio sessions. This version of the song includes an additional musical section that I feel adds another layer of excitement to the performance."

Fresh off a successful North America headline tour in support of the album, Candiria will head back out on the road again this upcoming January/February. Dates are as follows:

Jan. 19 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Jan. 20 - Trenton, NJ - Backstage at Championship
Jan. 21 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Jan. 22 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Feb. 2 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catylyst Atrium
Feb. 3 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
Feb. 4 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
Feb. 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Complex
Feb. 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smalls (supporting Zao) More...

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Candiria Releases New Video

Candiria just released a video for "The Whole World Will Burn," which is taken from the band's new record, "While They Were Sleeping" (out now via Metal Blade Records).

"While They Were Sleeping" is a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City. "The Whole World Will Burn" was filmed by Metal Injection's Frank Godla.

"Growing up in the music scene of Brooklyn, New York throughout the '90s, Candiria have always held a special place in my heart as hometown heroes, and continue to today," Godla comments. "Beyond their amazing talents as musicians and songwriters, they're a band that inspires change, promotes acceptance, conquers barriers, and are some of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of calling friends. It's an honor and a privilege to work with them once again, in the form of a music video shot during their Five-Borough Tour. The run was truly something special to watch as a longtime fan from NYC, and creating it was as easy as watching them play five shows in a row...something I don't mind doing every day!" More...

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Candiria Posts "While They Were Sleeping"

The Brooklyn shapeshifters from Candiria - who are known for fusing metal, jazz, hip-hop, and more in a truly unique hybrid style - have premiered the title track from their new album, "While They Were Sleeping."

Check out a band playthrough video below. "While They Were Sleeping" is due out October 7th via Metal Blade Records and is a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma, telling the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.

"We are very excited to release a play through video for the title track off of our new album," comments guitarist John LaMacchia. "It is the first time we have ever done a play-through video that features the full band. Video director Steve Perlmutter did a fantastic job capturing the right mood and energy that matches the overall tone of the song." More...

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Candiria Reveals New Album Details

Brooklyn's musical alchemists Candiria - long-known for fusing metal, hardcore, jazz, and hip-hop - will release new album, "While They Were Sleeping," via Metal Blade Records on October 7th.

It was recorded at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn by Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox, and produced by Candiria. This is the band's first album since 2009's "Kiss the Lie."

"While They Were Sleeping" is a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma. It tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.

A new song can be heard below and you can catch the band live on these upcoming Candiria tour dates:

Oct. 7 - Manhattan, NY @ Arlene's Grocery (Support: Cavallo)
Oct. 8 - Queens, NY @ Blackthorne 51 (Support: Car Bomb, The Last Stand)
Oct. 9 - Staten Island, NY @ Mother Pugs Saloon (Support: Tombs, Meek Is Murder)
Oct. 11 - Bronx, NY @ Alfie's Place (Support: Billy Club Sandwich, Circuit of Suns)
Oct. 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear (Support: Dalek, Husbandry) More...

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Candiria Signs With Metal Blade

The Brooklyn, NY metal progenitors from Candiria have signed to Metal Blade Records. Since forming in 1992, the band has released seven full lengths albums, two EPs, and survived a serious van crash in 2002. Now, with a new record deal in place, Candiria is on course to release a first new full length since 2009's "Kiss the Lie."

Candiria's John LaMacchia comments: "The band is extremely excited to be a part of the Metal Blade family. We couldn't think of a better way to forge ahead with a new chapter in our career. We have a new album in the works and we definitely plan to hit the road in support of it. 2016 is going to be an amazing year for Candiria."

Michael MacIvor adds: "Metal Blade have been at the forefront of extreme music since I was a kid. Just like Candiria, they have always pushed the boundaries of music, and have trusted their gut instincts. I can't think of a better place to call home for the future of Candiria. We are extremely happy to be a part of the Metal Blade family."

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel also comments: "I am really happy to welcome Candiria to the Metal Blade family! I have been a huge fan during their career and very excited to work with them." More...

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Candiria Issues New Music Update

Candiria has posted the following update online;

"Candiria is in the studio and in the process of putting together music for what will be their next full length release. At this point there is no official release date or working title but the band is considering an early 2012 release.. The band is optimistic and very excited to be working together again on new music. “We’re touching upon all different styles with this one but we want it to be really aggressive . We feel Candiria fans will be thrilled to hear where we’re taking it” John LaMacchia stated regarding the release.

"The music thus far has been recorded and engineered by Steve and Ken Schalk at Jupiter 4 studios in Rockaway, NY. Musicians Adrian Gonzalez of The Mars Volta and Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle/Fantomas are also slated to take part and create some magic on the record as well. The band is also planning to play 2 headlining dates in NYC next year to support the release. No dates have been set yet but the band wants to make it a very special 2 day event. Thats all for now, stay tuned for more regarding this release."

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Candiria Posts Studio Footage Online

Candiria has posted the following studio footage online. The band are expected to releases a new album in mid-2011. You can view the band's recording progress in the clip below:

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Original Candiria Guitarist Passes Away

In the wake of their latest release, "Toying With the Insanities," current members of Candiria have learned the sad news that original Candiria guitarist, Chris Puma, passed away last week, on September 20th. The band has issued the following statement:

“Chris Puma died on September 20th 2009. The cause is not known to us, as his family did not speak of it. He leaves behind two children, 3 year old Aislinn A'marie and a 4 month old Aidan Todd. Chris was a great friend to the founding members of the band, and a respected musician among his friends and peers. He was a kind and gentle person and he will be missed.”

Puma was one of the founding members of the band, playing guitar in Candiria from 1992 to 1997, while helping to create the unique sound that Candiria is known for today. He can be heard on such Candiria records as Deep in the Mental (1995) and Surrealistic Madness (1995).

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Candiria Posts New Song Online

New York experimental metal band, Candiria, has posted a second track off the upcoming rarities and remixes collection, "Toying With the Insanities," on the their official MySpace page. The new track, “Paradigm Shift (Ignite Remix),” was remixed by Benjamin Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, and will be on ‘Volume Two’ of the four-volume set, to be released with ‘Volume One’ on September 9th. The final two volumes will be released early next year. More...

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Candiria Posts "Toying With The Insanities" Promo

Candiria has posted a new promotional video online for their upcoming release "Toying With The Insanities." The video clip can be viewed below. "Toying With The Insanities" will be released on September 9th through Rising Pulse Records. More...

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Candiria May Still Release New Recordings

Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia has issued an update regarding the latest happenings in the Candiria camp:

"First off, at the end of this year the first of a 4 volume series of remix/interpretations 12" LP's will be released on my own label, Rising Pulse Records. This series will be called 'Toying With The Insanities.' With contributions from artists such as Dub Trio, Dalek, Kayo Dot, Pole, Navicon Torture Technologies, Friendly Bears, Rocky George... yeah, that's right, Rocky George from Suicidal Tendencies.

"This will be a limited edition release only available on vinyl which will come with a free MP3 download for those of you without a record player. There will only be 250 of each volume pressed so these things are going to fly outta here like hotcakes out of a white trash Waffle House wedding.

"Second, 'Kiss The Lie' is a dead issue. Hate to say it, but consider it as such. We tried, I'm sorry! I personally tried so freakin hard. Believe me, it ain't happening. Sorry fans. There is a light at the end of that dark hopeless tunnel though...

"There has been talk of new recordings, new ideas, possibly new releases in the not so distant future. So, with that being stated, keep your eye on [our Myspace] because we are moving forward! This series of remixes and interpretations is for the true Candiria fans that understand that when you are truly a Candiria fan. Expect the unexpected, but expect to be pleasantly surprised. Stay tuned folks. We are back on track... officially."

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Spylacopa Announces Release Date For Debut

While no well-versed metalhead would ever consider the ambient sounds of SPYLACOPA to be "metal" by any stretch of the imagination, there are good reasons why news of a debut release from a band that unites members from so many noteworthy metal bands to be of importance. Although this slowly developing project has been Brooklyn-based former CANDIRIA guitarist John LaMaccia's baby since the band disbanded few years ago, the project has accumulated a cast of cohorts over the course of its life that have turned it into a kind of supergroup of sorts. As of now, SPYLACOPA consists of LaMaccia, Greg Puciato of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Julie Christmas of MADE OUT OF BABIES and BATTLE FOR MICE, Jeff Caxide of ISIS, (and formerly Chris Hornbrook of POISON THE WELL). Their debut EP will be independently released on November 4 in an extremely limited pressing.

In SPYLACOPA, LaMaccia and friends are delving even further into the atmospheric and decidedly "non-metal" aspects that makes their respective bands so unique within their sphere of music. SPYLACOPA approaches electronic music from a much different point-of-view than is typical for the genre, and as such they layer their songs with a brooding intensity that is not very different structurally from the heavier sounds of their other bands. Although SPYLACOPA has much more in common with artists such as MASSIVE ATTACK or LUSTMORD than the likes of DEP, ISIS, MADE OUT OF BABIES, or CANDIRIA, there is a different kind of rage and a chaos subliminally present within the music that makes it a great listen for even a casual fan of these musicians. Either way, it's an interesting experiment that might give you a better perspective of what is inspiring the artists in all these bands right now. If you're interested in hearing more, check out the band at their MySpace page.

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Blinded By Anger Posts New Song Online

Carley Coma of Candiria/Hope Kills Fear fame has tracked a guest vocal spot on Blinded By Anger's new track "From The Ledge," from the band's first demo, which Carley also produced. The demo was was recorded at Sweetfire Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

You can check out "From The Ledge" and a couple of other songs from the demo on the band's MySpace page.

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Candiria Working On Rare Tracks and Remix

Candiria will be releasing a rare tracks record this year. There's currently no official release date or title yet, but the band is in the process of putting together a collection of obscure tracks, live improvisations, and more. As previously reported, the band is also in the process of putting together a Candiria remix/re-inventions record including contributions from Dalek, Kayo Dot, Dub Trio, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dysrhythmia, Indecisions, Spylacopa and more.

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Candiria Recruits Isis, DEP For Remix Album

Candiria has announced a handful of artists that will participate in their upcoming remix album, which will "include remixes by members of Candiria and other artists." The following have been revealed thus far:

Dillinger Escape Plan
Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia)
Kayo Dot
Tim Byrnes (Friendly Bears)
Navicon Torture Technologies

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Ex-Candiria Members Announce New Band

New York-based hard rock act HOPE KILLS FEAR featuring former Candiria vocalist Carley Coma and drummer Ken Schalk are currently recording new material with producer Mike Barile (E Town Concrete, Candiria, 40 Below Summer) at Barile's Sweetfire Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

When speaking about the current status of HOPE KILLS FEAR, Coma had this to say: "We're focusing on writing songs that deliver a strong and powerful message. Songs that inspire and resonate with the listener. The band's name says it all."

Two new HOPE KILLS FEAR tracks — "Save me" and "Will to Live" — have been posted online on the group's MySpace page.

A video interview with Coma and guitarist Julio Arias can also be viewed online.

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Candiria Singer Forming New Project

Candiria frontman Carley Coma is currently seeking musicians to audition for a new rock/metal project. Here's an official statement:

"I'm looking for guitarists and bass players in the tri-state area to join my new musical project. Must be able to play rock/metal. If you are interested you can contact me here. Take a listen to Candiria's 'What Doesn't Kill You' album to learn 'Nameless King.' Please, only reply if you are serious."

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