The Alternative-Metal Brooklyn, New York USA-based outfit Candiria was founded in 1992 by frontman Carley Coma, who recuited guitarists Chris Puma and Eric Matthews, bassist Mike Holt and drummer Kenneth Schalk.
The quintet soon recorded a demo, shortly afterwards Holt quit and the
remaining members continued as a four-piece, in 1995 they released an
indie-LP titled "Surrealistic Madness" on Too Damn Hype Records;
two years later appeared their second album "Beyond Reasonable Doubt".
By this point Puma left Candiria, the group then revamped their line-up to include guitarist John LaMacchia and a permanent bass player, Michael MacIvor; in August of 1999 the quintet issued "The Process Of Self-Development".
After a long tour, the group started recording their fouth album; "300 Percent Density" arrived in May of 2001, it included the single "Without Water" which received some airplay on alt-Rock radio stations; in August, Candiria, hit the Beast Feast in Yokohama, Japan sharing the stage with Pantera, Sepultura and over 30 other Metal bands; the band then embarked on an international tour with co-headliner Clutch in the winter of that year.
In mid-2002 the group released "The COMA Imprint", a double-CD set which contained newly recorded versions of the tracks originally appearing on 1997's "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" as well as new tracks and additional side project bonus tracks.
Candiria re-emerged two years later with an album of all-new-material entitled "What Doesn't Kill You...".