There are at least three bands named Ligeia: 1. A metalcore band from Massachusetts, USA 2. A female fronted traditional metal band from Ulm, Germany. 3. A death metal band from the USA (Kansas City, Missouri), formerly called Nepenthe, and now split-up. 1) The Massachusetts Ligeia was formed in late 2003 by Keith Holuk (vocals), (former member) Phil Fonseca (drums) and Ryan Ober (guitar). With the addition of bassist (former member) Matthew Bennett, and guitar player Chris Keane in late 2004 / early 2005 completed this young band lineup and perfected their already devastating sound. A genre defying combination of hardcore and metal rich in chrouses and powerful melodies while maintaining the hardcore sensibility that has grown to be expected from any band emerging from western Massachusetts. As a collective body, this band has and always will strive to create the most honest, heartfelt, emotional music that they can. On "Your Ghost Is A Gift", their powerful Ferret Music debut album, Ligeia surely showcases just that. These five young men have poured their hearts and souls into ten tracks rich in raw and powerful emotion. Recorded and produced by Ken Susi of Unearth (If Hope Dies, Since the Flood), "Your Ghost Is A Gift" is as brilliant a debut as any, and is destined to become an instant favorite and hold its own as one of the most riveting hardcore around. Ligeia called it quits mid-year 2009.