The opening act was Brooklyn natives, Candiria. I think it's very cool that KsE picked them to open for them at this venue. They've been around since 1992 and are still kicking ass. This is my first time seeing them live, but I definitely would see them again. Their music is very unique. It mixes metalcore, jazz, and rap in quite an exciting and original manner. The resulting sound is a mix of crunching breakdowns and changing tempos accompanied by vocals that range from screaming to signing to rapping. They played a fun set and got the audience moving. Candiria have an album coming out this year from Metal Blade Records, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for it.
their discography including, "Rose of Sharyn", "Self Revolution", "The End of Heartache", "Always", and more. When they played "Life to Lifeless" lead signer Jesse Leach got into the crowd and sang with them!! It was such a fucking awesome moment! They also played new songs from the upcoming album Incarnate (which comes out this Fri, by the way), including the killer track "Alone I Stand" which they live debuted for us.
Playing in a smaller venue like this allowed them to be close to the audience and interact with them; the way that they did. It also allowed the audience to get on stage and sign with the band, stage dive, and even take selfies (the later of which was eventually nipped in the butt)! But, it really made for a fun and crazy experience. I don't remember seeing any band letting people on stage during the whole entire concert! I honestly didn't think that that even happened anymore. But, it's thing like this that made this show so fucking awesome and unforgettable.