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Music / Candiria

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L to R: Maclvor, Schalk, Coma, Matthews, Lamacchia

Candiria is a Progressive Rap Metal band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. They're best known for blending elements of Progressive Rock, Hardcore Punk, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop, and Jazz Fusion into a distinctive style they like to refer to as "urban fusion". While driving on the way to a gig in Cleveland to support their new album during September 2002, Candiria's equipment trailer was hit by a semi-truck, sending it and the van the band was driving flipping several times down the road. Miraculously, the entire band survived the ordeal and even made a picture of the demolished van the album cover for 2004's What Doesn't Kill You....

See also Puya, which also mixes metal and jazz, only with less Hip-Hop and more Latin styles.

Related Acts:
  • Ghosts of the Canal (Schalk, Maclvor, Lamacchia)
  • Fuel (Schalk)
  • Coma New York (Coma)

Current Line-Up:

  • Carley Coma: Vocals (1992-Present)
  • John Lamacchia: Guitar (1997-Present)
  • Michael MacIvor: Bass (1997-Present)
  • Julio Arias: Guitar (2015-present)
  • Danny Gossarth: Drums (2016-present)

Former Members:

  • Chris Puma: Guitar (1992–1997) (Deceased as of 2009)
  • Eric Matthews: Guitar (1992–2004)
  • Eddie Ortiz: Guitar (2006-2010)
  • Kenneth Schalk: Drums (1992–2006, 2009-2016)


  • Surrealistic Madness (1995)
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1997)
  • The Process of Self-Development (1999)
  • 300 Percent Density (2001)
  • The C.O.M.A. Imprint (2002)
  • What Doesn't Kill You... (2004)
  • Kiss the Lie (2009)
  • While They Were Sleeping (2016)

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