Candiria are an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York. They blend various styles of music, including, metal, jazz, hip-hop and ambient sounds. Candiria have often dubbed their sound "urban fusion"
Candiria was initially formed in 1992 by vocalist Carley Coma, guitarists Chris Puma and Eric Matthews, and drummer Kenneth Schalk. Even early on they were creating unusual music, with vocals that ranged from dry barks to rap. Candiria's rhythmic guitar style consists of riffing with little melody interrupted by jazzy chord progressions during the jazz breaks.