Window to the Soul
Porphyria is the result of one man's efforts to put a band together. After years of working with many musicians, Rich Lyga decided to start putting together a studio. He started writing songs for Porphyria's first album Window to the Soul The result was a much bigger project than expected. I (Rich Lyga) started laying down demo tracks to get the songs down so they could later be recorded by a band. The demo was sounding better than expected. Soon friends and family started asking for recordings. I started writing more and more songs. A 4 song demo soon turned into a 9 song CD. All of the instruments were recorded by me in my basement. When I finished I couldn't produce the CD's as fast as I was selling them. At this point I turned to Discmakers. They supplied me with all of the copies that I needed. I am influenced by many varieties of music. The guitar being my main instrument, I am strongly influenced by Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. As far as bands go, I am influenced by anything that I can get my hands on. All songs were written and recorded by Rich Lyga. All songs were recorded at my home studio. UPDATE!!! I have released a CD with Unscene and I am currently playing with Pulse 8.