Simply put...four Richmond boys striving to be one of the hardest hitting, raw energy, musically tight rock bands on THE mission.
In the span of Culdera's local rise, they have won several Battle of the Bands, including 102.1 the X's 2005 Local X-Posure contest leading to an appearance at the 2005 Chili Cook off, as well as The Ernie Ball Music Man Battle of the Bands 12 in 2008 which landed them a coveted spot on the Vans Warped Tour. They have opened for CHEVELLE, FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS, FIREHOUSE, HINDER, SEETHER, VERTICAL HORIZON, BLESSED UNION OF SOULS and FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD to name a few. From venues like The National to your local pub, Culdera is known as one of Virginia's hottest bands and plans to take it as far as it will go. Their debut release, "The Dawning" was very successful in launching the band into the local circuit, receiving rave reviews and respectable sales leading to a growing draw of faithful, well rocked CULDERA fans.
"Illumination", Culdera's 2nd full length album was officially released in May 2008. The support has been amazing and a very successful tour in the summer of 2008 took Culdera to amazing heights! A new album is currently at the writing stage with more info to come for a major tour in Spring of 2009.
"When these guys came on you knew it was going to be a show...their sound not only Illuminated the stage but the crowd as well." - Stephen Gibson / ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE, Los Angeles, CA in July 2008