Brooklyn’s musical alchemists Candiria – long-known for fusing metal, hardcore, jazz, and hip-hop in a unique, inimitable blend – have released their new album, While They Were Sleeping, today via Metal Blade Records. It was recorded at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn by Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox, and produced by Candiria. It’s the band’s first album since 2009’s Kiss the Lie. To preview and purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/candiria
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. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of While They Were Sleeping, head over to MetalInjection.net for an exclusive studio documentary:
To celebrate the release of the much-anticipated album, Candiria will embark on the NYC Five-Borough “World Tour,” playing shows in intimate venues in each of the city’s five boroughs, starting today. Limited edition posters will be made for all of NYC Five-Borough “World Tour” shows. Each poster will be available only at the corresponding show. Tickets to the Five-Borough shows can be purchased here.
The band has also confirmed a fall tour, which will take place in November. Dalek will serve as direct support. See below for all dates!
Candiria NYC Five-Borough Record “World Tour” Dates:
Oct. 7 – Manhattan, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery (Support: Primitive Weapons, 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 @ Gold Sounds (Support: Dalek, Husbandry)
Candiria November 2016 Tour Dates
Nov. 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Nov. 10 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Nov. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies Joint
Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
Nov. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Nov. 14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Nov. 15 – Albany, NY @ Trickshots
Nov. 16 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Nov. 17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Under
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Since their inception, Candiria has been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999, and the band has consistently released music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and most importantly, attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans.