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The best kept secret in music


"Culdera Collapses Local Music Void"

While many local musicians rest on the laurels of other band's popular songs, Culdera relies on their own songwriting ability to reel in a crowd.

Fans have compared them to Incubus, Tool and Alice and Chains.

Although a lot of new rock bands try to sound eeri and mysterious, Berry said, "we have an edgy sound that's more aggressive."

Front man Mosson called it "melodic hard rock."

"It's hard hitting -- heavy," Mosson said, "But the vocals sound like Duran Duran in the 80s."

Mosson said he writes metaphorically, leaving the songs open to interpretation.

- Tyler Cooper - Village News


The Dawning EP


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As a tight, efficient unit of four best friends, Culdera repeatedly receives advanced praise after delivering jaw-dropping live performances. They continue to offer fresh and exciting elements in conjunction with music to captivate and entertain. After three years of fine-tuning and preparation, they have satisfyingly established themselves as a well-oiled machine.
These perpetual purveyors of rock began as the foursome Soma in 2002. Chad Mosson, Derek Berry, Jeremy Forsythe, Franky Robbins experimented with various ideas, yet fell short of finding their niche completely. The continuous evolution toward an identity became concrete with the fruition of Culdera. Jeff Stables replaced Franky Robbins, and after intense effort, Culdera defined their sound.
In the current and most rewarding phase, Culdera has reached a higher echelon. After one final member adjustment, replacing Jeff Stables with new bassist Garrett Kovalik, they began to make serious monetary and time investments. After a winter of immersing themselves in preparation, they emerged in the early spring and since has wowed every crowd they’ve performed for. Within this short resurgence period, they have won numerous battle of the bands both live and online, including one of the biggest in Virginia. Despite their success, the self-promoted, self-managed Culdera remains dedicated and ultimately loyal to what they do best, and unanimously agree there is no end in sight.