Metal Blade Records

12" While They Were Sleeping #42076

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Release Date: October 7, 2016

SIDE A
01. While They Were Sleeping
02. Mereya
03. Wandering Light
04. The Cause
05. Forgotten
06. One of You Will Betray Me

SIDE B
07. Opaque
08. The Whole World Will Burn
09. Behind These Walls
10. With Broken Bones
11. Ten Thousand Tears
12. Servitude

Vinyl Features:
+ Single Jacket w/ Color Insert
+ 'Wounded Heart' Marbled Vinyl
+ Color Poster (approx. 16" x 24")
+ Digital Download Card

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the name Candiria is synonymous with the kind of experimentation and genre-bending more often associated with freeform jazz and progressive rock than hard/metalcore music. Their original fan base, predominantly rooted in the well-knit NYHC second wave (Merauder, Madball, Burn, etc.), took to Candiria's balanced integration of aggressive unusual time signature'd dissonance with hip-hop, jazz (early bop as well as late period fusion), dub, and abstract psychedelic experimentation straightaway, a testament to the band's skillful musicianship and intelligent sonic aesthetic.

'While They Were Sleeping' is a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma. Telling the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City, 'While They Were Sleeping' aims to encapsulate a vision of the contemporary world, in all of its riotous and tech-driven complexity. Ambitious as such an idea may seem, it is part of Candiria's natural development, and has given birth to some of the band's proudest and most challenging moments.

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