I Am Ghost

I Am Ghost
Location:Long Beach, CA (USA)
Record Label:Epitaph
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Steven Juliano has left I Am Ghost. Submitted by TSTLSOOM
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Album ReviewI Am Ghost - Those We Leave Behind
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Album ReviewI Am Ghost - Lover's Requiem
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Singer and aspiring graphic artist Steve Juliano utilized his knowledge of MySpace to attract prospective members to I Am Ghost. Seeking musicians that could bring his provocative, often dark lyrics to life, Juliano succeeded in forming a band that included lead guitarist Timoteo Rosales III; rhythm guitarist Gabe Iraheta; violinist Kerith Telestai and her husband, bassist Brian Telestai, and Drummer Victor Angel Camarena. Victor left the band due to creative differences and was replaced by Ryan Seaman. He now plays drums for Incarpathia.

The band recorded a demo EP for Epitaph Records, entitled We Are Always Searching. Impressed by the EP, Epitaph issued the band's first full length album Lovers' Requiem in October 10, 2006. Juliano explains, "Itís essentially a rock opera but for hardcore or Goth kids."[2]

I Am Ghost toured with Biffy Clyro, TheAUDITION and The Bronx on the Kerrang! Tour 2007, the Epitaph Tour 2007 with Escape the Fate, The Matches, and The Higher, the Take Action Tour in 2006, and played on Warped Tour 2006 and Warped Tour 2007.

Band violinist Kerith Telestai released an official statement on June 29, 2007, stating that she would be unable to continue touring and would be leaving I Am Ghost due to health reasons. People believed that she may have been pregnant.

A few days after Kerith's departure, her husband, Brian Telestai, announced that he too would be leaving the band after their tour with Aiden.

According to Juliano, there was a conflict among the remaining members of I Am Ghost and the Telestais, concerning the direction of I Am Ghost. Juliano believes that this conflict was the true reason for the departure of both Kerith and Brian. The remaining members of the band explained that the Telestais were such devoted Christians, that they would describe I Am Ghost as a Christian rock band during interviews. Juliano went on to say that Kerith would edit song lyrics, and insist the band never swear. At one point she cried in a tour van for almost 30 minutes, after Juliano cursed on stage. However, no official statements have been made by either the band or the Telestais. [3]By the end of 2007, bassist/vocalist Ron Ficarro was invited to join the band and replace Brian Telestai; no mention was made of replacing Kerith Telestai. It is believed that drummer Ryan Seaman suggested Ficarro as Brian Telestai's replacement-although just as Ficarro arrived, Seaman himself quit the band for unknown reasons.

[edit] Those We Leave Behind (Early 2008-Present)
I Am Ghost posted a teaser for their second full length album on Youtube, that contains a demo of a new song called "My Beautiful Midget of a Boner". This song has a female voice singing in the background, which presumably is not Kerith Telestai. The song teaser is also featured on the MySpace page of Electronic/Industrial act Chamber of Echoes, but there is no explicit evidence of any collaboration between Chamber of Echoes singer Klaryssa Korol and I Am Ghost.

The band's second full length release, Those We Leave Behind, was released on October 7, 2008. I Am Ghost has toured Europe and the United States in support of the album, most recently supporting Totonto, Canada's dark rock favorites, The Birthday Massacre.

[edit] Band members

[edit] Current members
Steven Juliano - Lead Vocals
Ron Ficarro - Bass/Vocals
Timoteo Rosales III - Lead Guitar
Justin McCarthy- Drums
Chadd Kulengosky- Rhythm Guitar/Back up Vocals

[edit] Former members
Brian Telestai - Bass, Keys, Vocals
Kerith Telestai - Violin, Vocals
Victor Angel Camarena - Drums (Tracks 2-9 on We Are Always Searching)
Ryan Seaman- Drums (Tracks 2-12 on Lovers' Requiem)
Gabe Iraheta- Guitar

[edit] Discography

[edit] Studio Albums
2006: Lovers' Requiem
2008: Those We Leave Behind

[edit] EPs
2005: We Are Always Searching

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