Royal Coda is an American post-progressive band based in Sacramento, California, formed in 2017. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Kurt Travis, guitarist Sergio Medina, and drummer Joseph Arrington.
Royal Coda was founded by guitarist and musician Sergio Medina in 2017 after wanting to pursue a musical project which would include various collaborations with other musicians and vocalists. The band announced its formation on January 28, 2018, revealing that they signed to independent record label Blue Swan Records. The band consists of Sergio Medina, also the guitarist in bands Stolas, Sianvar, and Eidola, former Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds vocalist Kurt Travis, and current Sianvar and former A Lot Like Birds drummer Joseph Arrington.The band's recognizable logo is of a set of prayer's hands.
2017–present: Royal Coda
On January 29, 2018, Royal Coda announced that they had finished tracking their debut studio album. The group wrote and recorded their debut album at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, New York and was produced with Dominic Nastasi and Mike Watts. On February 16, 2018, the band premiered their debut single "Anything to Save". Another song, "Cut Me Under", was released on March 29, along with announcement of their self-titled debut studio album. A third song, "Breathe Correct", was released on April 12, 2018, with a streaming premiere on Substream Magazine.Their self-titled debut studio album was made available to stream a day before its release date, on April 26, 2018, on New Noise Magazine.The band performed their first two concerts at Family Vacation Music Festival in Sacramento, California on May 19 and at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California on May 20.Drummer Joseph Arrington announced that the band were to record more new music in 2018.