At a time when music seems to have lost some of its distinctiveness, Brooklyn’s jazzed-infused-metal experimentalists, Candiria, are back and once again ready to cross the lines of convention as they release a four volume set of rarities and remixes, “Toying With the Insanities“. Volumes One and Two of “Toying With the Insanities” will be released on September 9th on Rising Pulse Records, while the final two volumes are slated for an early 2010 release. All four volumes will be released digitally, while 1,000 limited CDs of Volume One, and 300 limited LPs of Volume Two will be pressed.

Toying With the Insanities” marks the band’s first release since March 2009’s “Kiss the Lie” which was delayed two years due to constraints with the band’s previous label. After numerous speed bumps, “Kiss the Lie” was released on a small scale, without the assistance of a major label.

The remixed tracks on “Toying With the Insanities” were taken from Candiria’s first three albums, and will feature contributions from underground, eclectic acts such as: Dalek, Dub Trio, Ghosts of the Canal, Kayo Dot and members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Fishbone, Peeping Tom and more.

“This is something that [frontman] Carley Coma and I have discussed for a few years and since I now have my own label and Candiria officially owns the rights to the first three releases we decided to put the series out,” comments Candiria guitarist John Lamacchia.

CMJ Magazine recently discussed the release of the upcoming collection, which can be viewed here.
The track list for “Toying With the Insanities” Volume One is…

Divided (Remixed by Dub Trio with Joel Hamilton)
Faction (Remix by Edgey)
Pages (Revisitation by Kayodot)
Tribes (Remix by Budzy)
Conjuring Spirits (Performed by Ghosts of the Canal)
Mental Crossover (Remix by Pole)
Three Times Again (Remixed by HighKoo and Mr.Delaroid)
Spectator (Performed by Ken Schalk)