It’s always a thrill to interview a musician I’ve been listening to for over a decade. One of the first heavy bands in my iPod was For The Fallen Dreams, and subsequently, LGND. The Pale Horse found itself in heavy rotation, with punishing vocals over some of my favorite breakdowns in the genre. LGND returned in 2015 with a surprise self-titled, and have dropped two singles in the past few months. Today, I’m checking in with vocalist Chad Ruhlig:
New Fury: For LGND’s next EP, there’s a ton of collaboration going around between guest musicians and producers. What’s it like to work with your friends on this project?
Chad: It was great to just write with like minds and friends who respect what I do and vice versa. No outside noise, just music and that made the process that much more enjoyable. Back to the basics of just creating without any agenda.
New Fury: With Legend being a contentious band name, you made the change to LGND in 2015. How stressful was it to rebrand and have you been confused with rappers that go by Legend on Spotify/Apple Music before?
Chad: With a name as common as “Legend” it was tough to cut through the amount of content throughout the internet as it is. Moving the bands name over to LGND seemed like the best choice while still keeping the bones of the bands material. It was going to be a challenge either way, but it’s definitely had better results since switching the name over.
New Fury: Some musicians pull double-duty at shows when they’re in multiple bands of similar sounds. Would we ever see FTFD and LGND on the same bill?
New Fury: When touring hopefully returns this year, what are your dream bands to share the stage with?