I Am Ghost hit the road with A Static Lullaby

I AM GHOST – the revered Long Beach, California-based dark rock sextet – will align with metalcore favorites A Static Lullaby for a six week U.S. tour next month in support of its debut full-length album. Released by Epitaph on October 10, Lovers' Requiem follows the band’s popular 2005 debut EP, We Are Always Searching. Both efforts were produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Iggy Pop, Incubus, Chevelle, Cold).

Fresh off stints on The Warped Tour’s Smart Punk and Hot Topic stages, the group – which counts vocalist Steven Juliano, violinist/vocalist Kertih Telestai, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Brian Telestai, guitarists Gabriel Iraheta and Timoteo Rosales and drummer Ryan Seaman – is currently in the midst of a U.S. West Coast headlining trek, which wraps October 7th.

I Am Ghost brings forth a breathtaking amalgam of vibrant strings, demonic guitar lines, choral flourishes and grinding punk rock. Boasting titles like “Our Friend Lazarus Sleeps,” “Pretty People Never Lie – Vampires Really Never Die” and “The Ship of Pills and Needful Things” Lovers' Requiem perfects “Epicore,” the outfit’s unique, self-coined subgenre.

“[It] entails a lot of crazy guitar leads, vocal choirs, orchestras and things that sound really big,” drummer Seaman says of the group’s approach. “We want to sound different and set ourselves apart from other bands. A lot of bands now are trying to take risks and we wanted to bring something new to the table. We want to inspire and change the face of music.”

Unlike the EP, which was initially cut and released as a demo when the band was only two months old, Lovers' Requiem is the result of seven months’ hard work writing and recording. “If you like our EP, you’ll like the new record 10 times more,” Seaman says of the disc, which was recorded at Baskette’s Virginia Beach facility. “It’s more refined, it’s cleaner sounding and it’s not a demo. It will blow you away.”

Named among Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know,” I Am Ghost was discovered by founder Brett Gurewitz through its MySpace page and subsequently signed the group after witnessing its fourth show ever. Described as “AFI sinking their fangs into Straylight Run and letting the new goth-screamo blood run free,” by Revolver, the band was also praised by Outburn for its “dynamic montage of all the modern heavy and agro styles, touching on punk, hardcore, emo, thrash and goth – all with a pop sensibility that won’t quit.”

Dates with A Static Lullaby:

10/16/2006 The Clubhouse Tempe AZ
10/17/2006 Club 101 El Paso TX
10/20/2006 The Harbour Baytown TX
10/21/2006 The Sanctuary San Antonio TX
10/22/2006 The Door Dallas TX
10/24/2006 Back Booth Orlando FL
10/25/2006 Rays Downtown West Palm Beach FL
10/26/2006 State Theater St. Petersburg FL
10/27/2006 New Brookland Tavern West Columbia SC
10/31/2006 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
11/2/2006 Webster Theatre Hartford CT
11/6/2006 The Icon Buffalo NY
11/7/2006 Agora Theatre Cleveland OH
11/8/2006 The Basement Columbus OH
11/12/2006 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN
11/13/2006 Sokol Auditorium Omaha NE
11/15/2006 The Creepy Crawl St. Louis MO
11/16/2006 The Foundry Joplin MO
11/17/2006 The Bottleneck Lawrence KS
11/24/2006 The Pound San Francisco CA
11/25/2006 The Boardwalk Orangevale CA
11/26/2006 Soma San Diego CA