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....
- Ghosts of the Canal (Schalk, Maclvor, Lamacchia)
- Fuel (Schalk)
- Coma New York (Coma)
- 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)
- Chris Puma: Guitar (19921997) (Deceased as of 2009)
- Eric Matthews: Guitar (19922004)
- Eddie Ortiz: Guitar (2006-2010)
- Kenneth Schalk: Drums (19922006, 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)
- Album Title Drop: "Sirens" for Kiss the Lie.
- Boastful Rap: "Words from the Lexicon".
- Cover Version: Of Method Man's "Bring the Pain" and "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
- Epic Rocking: "R-Evolutionize-R" clocks in a nine-and-a-half minutes while "The Process of Self-Development" is about a minute shorter.
- Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: The ending of "Mathematics".
- Genre Mashup: They combine Progressive Metal with rapping and jazz.
- Genre Roulette: Band switches between Progressive Metal, Hip-Hop and Jazz, sometimes within the same song.
- Harsh Vocals: It seems to be Carley's primary method of singing, at least pre-What Doesn't Kill You....
- New Sound Album:
- What Doesn't Kill You... is more conventional than anything the band had recorded up to that point, featuring traditional song structures and Carley singing melodically.
- Kiss the Lie has a more atmospheric alt-metal sound that eschews the band's previous jazz and hip-hop influences.
- While They Were Sleeping is something of a return to their classic style.
- Progressive Metal
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: "Matter. Anti. Matter" is a jazz-fusion number that comes in between two metal songs on The Process of Self-Development.
- The Unintelligible: Carley's harsh vocals.