Tantric is a rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band was originally formed by three former members of Days of the New, Jesse Vest, Todd Whitener, and Matt Taul, with the addition of Merge singer, Hugo Ferreira. They were signed to Maverick Records in 1999, and recorded their self-titled debut with producer, Toby Wright in 2000. The record was released in February 2001, which debuted at #193 on the Billboard 200. The record eventually went platinum, largely on the strength of the single "Breakdown" and the band's extensive touring with the likes of Kid Rock and Creed.
Tantric released their fifth studio album, 37 Channels, on September 17, 2013 via Pavement Entertainment. With 37 Channels release, Hugo Ferreira remains the only constant member.