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Telestai, featuring the husband and wife team Brian Telestai and Kerith Telestai, will release their debut EP on January 1st 2008.

Brian and Kerith played bass and violin for I Am Ghost. They left the band earlier in the year.

Check out their myspace.

The updates on Kerith’s departure with I Am Ghost are as stated below. This is a sad thing to see, but at the same time I’d rather her health be the fullest more than anything. I respect her decision and wish her the best. Here’s the full myspace post below:

We know a lot of you have been awaiting an explanation of Kerith’s departure from the band. We just want to say this has been an extremely difficult time for us. All you have been so supportive, we appreciate it greatly. We will truely miss Kerith, but we understand she needs to do, what she needs to do to be healthy and happy. We wish her the best of luck in her future.

Some of you have been inquiring what are we breaking up? are we taking time off?
The answer to this is no. We love what we do and we are going to continue to work hard to share our music with everyone. As you see we have a non-stop touring schedule and we hope to see you all very soon.

Anyway, below is Kerith’s message to all our fans with more detailed information.

Thanks again for all of your continued support.
We love you to death.
I Am Ghost

Dear I Am Ghost family,

Writing this is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. As many of you know, I had to drop off I Am Ghost’s last tour due to severe health problems as a result of touring that put me in the hospital. After 3 weeks of pondering, wondering, justifying, deliberating, and lots of crying, I have come to the conclusion that the band’s current touring lifestyle is incompatible with my health needs. So, I have left the band.

As far as my health goes, it’s nothing for you guys to be worried about. The only time it was ever a problem was on tour, simply because touring in a van doesn’t allow for any sort of routine or restful environment that my body apparently needs. So my body could never heal itself from even just a common cold, and I would get secondary infections/conditions like laryngitis, pharyngitis, exhaustion, dehydration, and not being able to properly digest food or even keep it down for days at a time. But I don’t have a disease or a serious health condition, and I’m not pregnant either! 🙂 So no worries, now that I’m not on tour, my health will be just fine! It sounded like some of you have been pretty worried, so I wanted to clear that up!

The past 2 years with I Am Ghost have been inexplicably amazing. I was able to fulfill many of my dreams, and I was able to meet so many awesome people along the way, thanks to you guys. I will miss playing shows, writing & recording new music, and of course, I will miss YOU: our amazing fans.

This is going to be a very difficult phase in my life, but I know it is not the end. I know that music is in my future. I am thinking about subbing in elementary school while I get to know the schools and districts in the area, maybe doing private tutoring or music lessons, and I’m also really excited about being more involved in my church in Costa Mesa, Rock Harbor Church. I might even have the opportunity to start a choir there!

I hope that you can be supportive of me and affirm my integrity as you discuss this with each other, and I promise to do the same for the band. I want nothing more than for I Am Ghost to continue on its path toward success, and I know they are counting on your continued support through this transition. I will do my best to stay active & available to answer any questions you might have, including questions about my leaving, on this board for the next couple of weeks during this transition.

Thank you for giving me the chance to fulfill so many of my dreams; I couldn’t have done any of this without your support and encouragement. I love you all, and you will always have a very special place in my heart. As evidence to that, I would like to publicly invite you all to be my friends on myspace…as long as you promise not to spam me, hahaha. KEEP IN TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Kerith
myspace.com/krappith
(the url is from an old college nickname/joke…don’t ask!)

Lead singer of I Am Ghost, Steve Juliano, is currently working on a Novel/Comic book due out this winter, 2007. The book is currently titled Lovers and Kings. Watch the video below for a preview of his artwork and sketches:

Check out the official myspace for the book by clicking here.

Here’s some news about recent tracklistings for upcoming albums:

Boys Night Out – Boys Night Out
01. Get Your Head Straight
02. Swift and Unforgiving
03. The Push and Pull
04. Up With Me
05. The Heirs of Error
06. Let Me Be Your Swearword
07. Hey, Thanks
08. Fall For The Drinker
09. Apartment 4
10. Reason Ain’t Our Long Suit
11. It Won’t Be Long

Straylight Run – The Needle The Space
01) The Words We Say
02) The Miracle That Never Came
03) Soon We’ll be Living in the Future
04) How Do I Fix My Head
05) Who Will Save Us Now
06) Cover Your Eyes
07) We’ll Never Leave Again
08) Take It To Manhattan
09) Still Alone
10) This is the End
11) Buttoned Down
12) Track #12
13) The First of This Century

Various Artists – Warped Tour 2007 Compilation
Disc 1
Alkaline Trio – “Fire Down Below”
Bad Religion – “Requiem for Dissent”
Killswitch Engage – “The Arms of Sorrow”
As I Lay Dying – “Confined”
Cute Is What We Aim For – “Lyrical Lies (electric)”
Big D and The Kids Table – “Steady Riot”
Tiger Army – “Afterworld”
I Am Ghost – “Our Friend Lazarus Sleeps”
Norma Jean – “Songs Sound Much Sadder”
The Matches – “Little Maggots”
Only Crime – “Take Me”
LoveHateHero – “Amity”
Amber Pacific – “Summer (In B)”
Buck-O-Nine – “I’m Not Dead”
Street Dogs – “Fading American Dream”
The Briggs – “Song of Babylon”
Escape the Fate – “Reverse This Curse”
Gallows – “Rolling with the Punches”
Madina Lake – “House of Cards”
Haste the Day – “Akeldema”
Blessthefall – “Could Tell a Love”
Guff – “Sympathy of Voices”
Set Your Goals – “This Song Is Definitely Not About a Girl”
My American Heart – “The Shake (Awful Feeling)”
Mayday Parade – “Black Cat”

Disc 2

The Used – “The Ripper ”
Poison The Well – “Letter Thing”
Chiodos – “To Trixie and Reptile, Thanks for Everything”
Bayside – “Duality”
Paramore – “This Circle”
Gogol Bordello – “60 Revolutions”
Aiden – “We Sleep Forever”
Vanna – “The Things He Carried”
The Human Abstract – “Mea Culpa”
Ryan’s Hope – “Killing Through Song”
Meg & Dia – “Monster”
Bedouin Soundclash – “Until We Burn In The Sun (The Kids Just Want Love Song)”
Smoke or Fire – “The Patty Hearst Syndrome”
The Casualties – “In It for Life”
The Toasters – “You’re Gonna Pay”
The Higher – “Insurance?”
Piebald – “Oh, The Congestion”
Blinded Black – “Under The Sunrise”
Greeley Estates – “The End of All We Know”
Strung Out – “Calling”
Parkway Drive – “Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em”
The Unseen – “At Point Blank”
Olympia – “M-80”
Tokyo Rose – “A Pound of Silver Is Worth Its Weight in Blood”
Mad Caddies – “State of Mind”

Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me
01. Fell In Love Without You
02. This Is For Real
03. It Had To Be You
04. Last Night
05. Calling All Cops
06. Can’t Finish What You Started
07. The Conversation
08. Broken Heart
09. Hello Helicopter
10. Where I Belong
11. Point Of Extinction
12. Antonia
13. Even If It Kills Me

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
The Lifeline

Hometown: Chicago, Il
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Sounds like: Evanescence, I Am Ghost, Tool
Current Album: For All Who Triumph
Myspace: myspace.com/thelifeline
Official Site:

The Lifeline has a sound that you “think you heard before.” But after listening again you then realize that this isn’t deja-vu, but something powerful and soothing. The Lifeline is unique with the sense of violin mixed with some rock. I love how it sounds, a mature monumental sound. Check out their songs on their myspace and I think you’ll get the same feeling I’m trying to explain. The Lifeline are on the forefront of the ever evolving world of rock music.

by: In Letters

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Killswitch Engage The Arms Of Sorrow

12 years ago today, Live’s “Throwing Copper” hits the top slot on the Billboard album charts exactly one year after the day of its release. and 51 years ago today “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley reaches top slot on the Billboard singles chart. The song is Presley’s first No. 1 single. Billboard ranks it the No. 1 single of 1956.

A head full of dreams and a hand full of doubt
lyrics from Flurry by Social Code
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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Monday, April 2, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
A Skylit Drive

Hometown: Lodi/Gatl, CA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Rock, Screamo
Sounds like: From First To Last, Chiodos, Thursday
Current Album: She Watched the Sky
Myspace: myspace.com/askylitdrive
Official Site:

I came across A Skylit Drive, browsing myspace, typical, I know. But after listening to their songs, I was hooked. Their vocal layerings and ear ringing screams show off the dynamics of each song, put together beautifully. They only have a 7 track EP and I’m impressed throughout. I’m anxious to hear more from them in the future. Some of my favorite tracks include Drown The City and According To Columbus.

by: My Darling Murder

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Emery Walls

In 1995, today, The Black Crowes played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joshua Harmon, a teenager sitting in the second row sued the band, a year later for $5,000 claiming significant hearing loss.

Love has given me a reason to live, and love has given me a reason to die
lyrics from This Is Home by I Am Ghost
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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Introducing Daily Dose, something that everyone should get, a Daily Dose of music. A daily dose is like a mini e-newspaper that we plan to put out everyday or close to it, depending on the time we have. Inside a Daily Dose has music recommendations in the form of artist of the day, song of the day, music video of the day, flashback in music history, and lyrics of the day. If you?re looking for new music then everyday you?ll have multiple new artists to listen to. So here it is the very first Daily Dose:

March 30th, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Lynam

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Sounds like: Def Leppard, Hinder
Current Album: Slave to the Machine
Myspace: myspace.com/lynam
Official Site: www.lynamsucks.com

I came across this band about 5 months ago when I went to a Eighteen Visions/Hinder concert. They played amazing and sounded great. It was hard not to look at the lead singer and not think Steve Tyler (from Aerosmith). Lynam’s music is great for driving too or just listening to on the beach. Their most recent album, Slave To The Machine plays wonderfully from beginning to end. Some key songs are Tanis (Change Your Mind), Giving Up On Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the heart ballad By Your Side. I’d recommend this album to anyone who’s a strong fan of solid rock, one trait Lynam pulls of very well.

by: A Skylit Drive

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: I Am Ghost Our Friend Lazurus Sleeps

40 years ago today the cover of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album is staged and photographed at Chelsea Manor Studios in London using collage and wax figures from Madame Tussaud’s famous museum. The actual cover is a painting of that photograph. Among the likenesses featured on the cover are Mae West, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, Bob Dylan, Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando, Oscar Wilde, Marlene Dietrich and W.C. Fields.

Yesterday’s gone, tomorrow’s here, can’t turn back now, I won’t quit
lyrics from The Secret by Emery
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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