Candiria Album Still Shelved
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The May 2007 issue of Decibel magazine features an informative Candiria article. The piece details the "demise" of Candiria following their serious van accident in 2002.
Of particular interest to Candiria fans is the status of the group's final album, "Kiss The Lie." Candiria's record label, Type A Records, remains hesitant to release the album since Candiria drummer Kenneth Schalk is no longer in the band and the rest of the group refuses to tour without him. Type A president David Bendeth explained his position to Decibel: "Half the reason people loved this band was because they were great musicians who really came into their own playing live. Right now, I have the record and I am waiting to see what shakes out as far as trying to sell this to people without a band. That's about it. It will take some time to sort out, but it will come out eventually. Right now, there is no need to engage in speculation and report useless info."
For his part, frontman Carley Coma is optimistic. "I think the record will come out eventually. It's just going to take a lot of... patience," Coma tells Decibel. Meanwhile, Coma has since formed a new band with former Candiria touring guitarist Steve Fakelman, the details of which remain unclear.
Finally, since a jury awarded them $29 million during a lawsuit related to the van accident in April of 2005, Candiria is believed by many music fans to be comprised of multi-millionaires. In reality, Decibel states that the band hasn't yet received the money since the case is still in litigation.
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