Ligeia Interview

An interview with Keith Holuk:

Could you please tell us more about the history of the band, how things started?

We gave birth to Ligeia in late 2003, early 2004. Phil, Ryan and I started jamming in one room apartment I was living in at the time and we recorded a 3 song demo with Ken Susi after only being a band for a month.

What's your opinion on your first album "Your Ghost Is A Gift" nowadays? Are you still satisfied with the songs on it, the production, and the artwork?

I'll be honest and say we don't have any problems with the production, Ken did a great job. As far songs go, we are glad kids are still connecting with the old record, but looking back on the song structures we feel we did a much better job this time around with "Bad News".

This past summer you released your new killer album "Bad News", where did you record it, who produced it? Can you tell us more about the recording process? How are the reactions on this one so far?

Ken recorded our new album, the process only took about 3 weeks. The reaction for the new album has been awsome so far, we definitely chose our side with this record, lyrics are very blatant, in your face and the music makes way more sense.

Who writes the lyrics, what are they about? Is there any concept in them? Are the lyrics an important aspect of the band or are they just there to guide the music?

I write the lyrics, our last album and "Bad News" differ tremendously. The last album was based around dealing with crisis and venting about horrible relationships. At the time writing was the only outlet I had for dealing with my feelings, so I just poured everything into those songs. This time around with "Bad News" I didn't want to recreate the lyrics from the last record, because that's not where I am at anymore. "Bad News" is the aftermath of crisis and it's way more realistic. I feel a wider audience will be able to connect with "Bad News".

How did you get in contact with Ferret Music? Are you satisfied with their work? Why did you signed with them?

We passed a bunch of different demos back and forth to Carl and he picked us up during the recording process of "Your Ghost Is A Gift". We were orginally going to sign with Prosthetic Records but once Ferret became interested in signing us, we felt that Ferret would be a way better label for us stylistically.

When it comes down to writing a new song or an album whats the process like?

Well, Ryan writes all the riffs, I write the vocals and lyrics. Usually we will just focus on one or two songs and after the songs are structured I will write lyrics for them, but I usualy write the vocals in the process of writing the songs.

Have you played live a lot?

We've been touring non stop since 2005, we did over 300 shows in 2006 and we have been keeping extremely busy ever since.

What are your expectations for Ligeia in the future?

World tours with Hannah Montana!

What's your opinion on the whole music industry right now?

The whole industry is fucked, cd sales decline 30 percent in the last year, cds are obsolete now, kids just download music for free from the internet. So touring and selling merch is really the only thing we have left.

Currently all over the news is the out-raging gas prices, what are your thoughts on that issue?

Gas prices are killing us financially and bands are starting to drop like flies because it. So please pick our cds in stores and buy merch from us so we can continue to keep touring.

What do you know and think of Romania?

All I know is, we want to tour Romania this year so if anyone is interested in booking us, hit us up on our MySpace page.

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview, any thoughts or comments?

Yes! Check out our new album "Bad News", it's in stores now and available on iTunes!

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