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Candiria

Candiria was initially formed in 1992 by vocalist Carley Coma, guitarists Chris Puma and Eric Matthews, and drummer Kenneth Schalk.Even early on they were creating unusual music, with vocals that ranged from dry barks to rap. Candiria's rhythmic guitar style consists ofriffing with little melody interrupted by jazzy chord progressions during the jazz breaks. Ken Schalk's drumming often consists ofpolyrhythms. Michael MacIvor, in fact, may be the least metal-influenced member of the group, as apparent in his melodically complexbasslines which frequently do not follow the guitar riffs.
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Candiria was initially formed in 1992 by vocalist Carley Coma, guitarists Chris Puma and Eric Matthews, and drummer Kenneth Schalk.Even early on they were creating unusual music, with vocals that ranged from dry barks to rap. Candiria's rhythmic guitar style consists ofriffing with little melody interrupted by jazzy chord progressions during the jazz breaks. Ken Schalk's drumming often consists ofpolyrhythms. Michael MacIvor, in fact, may be the least metal-influenced member of the group, as apparent in his melodically complexbasslines which frequently do not follow the guitar riffs.

Chris Puma was replaced by John Lamacchia before 1997's Beyond Reasonable Doubt, while Lamacchia himself left the band after 2004'sWhat Doesn't Kill You..., due to musical differences. The latter album features a cover photograph of the band's van after a heavy trafficaccident it endured in 2002. It took the band members considerable time to recover from their injuries. LaMacchia later rejoined the band towrite the majority of what would become their follow-up record Kiss The Lie. Eric Matthews later left the band, in part, due to these injuriessustained during the aforementioned accident.

Adding good friend Eddie Ortiz onto second guitar, the band headed into the studio in 2006 to complete their upcoming record Kiss The Lie.However, upon finishing the sessions, Ken Schalk left the band, citing that it was time to persue a different path. Mike MacIvor left the banddue to Schalk's departure. He stated " I will not try and pull the wool over anyone's eyes, including my own. There is no Candiria without KenSchalk, as far as I am concerned." Without a rhythm section to tour with in support of the new album, Type A Records refused to releaseKiss The Lie and the album languished for close to two years, held "hostage" by the president of Type A, David Bendeth. However, Bendethreleased the unmastered mix of the record onto eMusic, Napster, and iTunes in November 2008, without the band's permission orknowledge. Guitarist John LaMacchia has since properly released the record on March 4, 2009 (fully mastered) on his own Rising PulseRecords, in vinyl format only. The vinyl comes with a CD-R containing a download link to a Digital Pack with liner notes, the record in MP3format (weirdly enough, at 192kbps), band photos, lyrics, and other content.

Drummer Ken Schalk, Bassist Mike MacIvor, and Guitarist John Lamacchia have been involved in a free-jazz side project named Ghosts OfThe Canal, who have thus far released two full-length albums, Sessions from the Flats (1999) and Five Episodes From the Subconscious(2002), as well as two non-album tracks which appeared on the bonus disc of Candiria's The C.O.M.A. Imprint. Carley Coma and KennethSchalk are now in the band Hope Kills Fear, a christian rock band, which "was created for the purpose of using heartfelt, catchy songs tospread a message of hope, faith, strength and perseverance." As of March 2009, the only remaining members of Candiria are JohnLaMacchia and Carley Coma; Coma has stated that any future Candiria efforts will most likely be electronica-based projects as they arewithout a rhythm section. « hide

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LPs
Kiss The Lie (Vinyl/Digital)
2009

3.3
17 Votes
What Doesn't Kill You...
2004

3.3
59 Votes
The C.O.M.A. Imprint
2002

3.3
28 Votes
300 Percent Density
2001

3.7
60 Votes
Process of Self-Development
1999

3.6
28 Votes
Beyond Reasonable Doubt


3.3
17 Votes
Surrealistic Madness


3.3
13 Votes
Compilations
Toying With The Insanities Vol. 2
2009

3.5
2 Votes
Toying With The Insanities Vol. 1
2009

3.8
2 Votes

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