Candiria Premieres Full Band Play-Through Video ‘While They Were Sleeping’

CANDIRIA premieres full band play-through video for title track of new album, ‘While They Were Sleeping’,

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Brooklyn shapeshifters CANDIRIA – who are known for fusing metal, jazz, hip-hop, and more in a truly unique hybrid style – have premiered the title track from their new album, While They Were Sleeping, out October 7th via Metal Blade Records. To watch the full band play-through video for “While They Were Sleeping” (recorded at Spaceman Sound), please visit /

We are very excited to release a play through video for the title track off of our new album,” comments guitarist John LaMacchia. “It is the first time we have ever done a play-through video that features the full band. Video director Steve Perlmutter did a fantastic job capturing the right mood and energy that matches the overall tone of the song.

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. Previously, the band revealed the song “Mereya,” which can be heard at: – where the album can also be pre-ordered in various formats.

While They Were Sleeping will be available in CD and limited edition colored vinyl.

To celebrate the release of this 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 during the week of release. 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 5 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 upcoming dates!

Candiria NYC Five-Borough Record “World Tour” dates:
Oct. 7 – Manhattan, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery (Support: Cavallo)
Oct. 8 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorne 51 (Support: Car BombThe Last Stand)
Oct. 9 – Staten Island, NY @ Mother Pugs Saloon (Support: TombsMeek Is Murder)
Oct. 11 – Bronx, NY @ Alfie’s Place (Support: Billy Club SandwichCircuit of Suns)
Oct. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear (Support: DalekHusbandry)

Candiria tour dates
w/ Dalek
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.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!