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ABOUT

Take fireball vocal powerhouse Dity and the hard hitting, harder grooving Raven brothers, bind them together and you get Coridian.

It's the four piece Auckland based group who are fast becoming one of the best new names in Kiwi rock.

 

A combination of emotive lyrics and heavy, yet still ambient, sound have crafted the band's signature style.

They’ve been described, “Raven brothers (Mike, Kris and Nick respectively) work as a well-oiled machine; the gear box of which is Maharaj, his vocals taking the band from a hum to a scream within seconds” (Sarah Kidd -Ambient Light)

"When I think of local hard-working bands and front men in the Auckland music scene, two names always come to mind – Dity Maharaj..." (Mark Derricutt - Ambient Light Blog)

And the boys are becoming crowd favourites for their massive shows, tight performances and catchy sounds.

Formed in 2015. The band consists of brothers Mike Raven (Guitars/Keys), Kris Raven (Drums/Percussion), Nick Raven (Bass) & Dity Maharaj (Vocals/Lyrics/Art)

 

They've worked with some of the best names in Kiwi and Australian music including Zorran Mendonsa (City Of Souls/Crooked Royals) Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Shihad) and Ermin Hamidovic (Architects/Intervals).

 

Coridian have toured extensively around Aotearoa, including several of their headlining tours and performing with high profile NZ acts such as Devilskin, City of Souls, I AM GIANT, Ekko Park, Dead Favors, Skinny Hobos & Written by Wolves. 

They’ve also supported international acts such as Skillet (USA), P.O.D (USA), Fuel (USA), Fozzy (USA), Sumo Cyco (CAN) & Red Sea (AUS).

Over the past five years, Coridian has released a string of singles and music videos (including Nz On Air funded ‘Reflections’ ‘Rite Passage’ & ‘State of Mind’ plus three EP’s as part of their Elements concept series. Previous releases include 2015 Oceanic (Water), 2017 Caldera (Earth) & 2020 Eldur (Fire) which has amassed a worldwide following.

2023 is the year of Hava (Air), the final chapter and full length album. With the first single ‘Wicked Game’ (a reimagining of Chris’s Issak’s classic tale) being released in 2021 followed by ‘Endless War’, a new chapter for Coridian begins. Sep 2022 saw the release of ‘Rakshasa’ the 3rd single featuring Michael Murphy with NZ On Air funded 4th single ‘State of Mind’ dropping in November to finish off 2022. 5th & final single ‘Co-Exist’ drops February 2023 before their debut album on March 10th. A massive 13 track album, available on CD & Vinyl, Coridian will spend 2023 and 2024 touring NZ, Australia & beyond.

 

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Dity

Vocals

Nick Raven

Bassist

Mike Raven

Guitar

Kris Raven

Drums

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