Named following the chilling 1838 brief story by Edgar Allan Poe, Ligeia is normally something of the same traditional western Massachusetts hardcore scene that within the 1980s birthed Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, however in keeping with the days, this youthful act’s sound is normally heavily inspired by its metalcore brethren. Never to end up being baffled with the United kingdom goth rockers of the same name, Ligeia was produced in Springfield, MA, in 2003 with the initial lineup of vocalist Keith Holuk, guitarists Ryan Ober and Chris Keane, bassist Matthew Bennett, and drummer Phil Fonseca. Agreed upon to the brand new Jersey-based metalcore imprint Ferret Information (Maylene as well as the Sons of Devastation, etc.), the music group released their debut record, Your Ghost Is normally a Gift, within the springtime of 2006. Following album’s discharge, Bennett and Fonseca had been replaced by brand-new bassist Bryan Forbes and drummer Ryan Irizarry.