As recent events have unfolded with Kerith, my wife, leaving the band, I am sad to say that I too will be leaving the band at the end of the West Coast Revival Tour with Aiden. I feel that I can no longer continue in I Am Ghost for both personal and professional reasons. I feel that Kerith is a huge part of the sound of IAG, and without her, I do not think that I could continue to tour or write music. I also feel that without her presence, the band is heading in a direction that I would not feel comfortable following due to my personal beliefs. My faith in God and my marriage to Kerith are both higher priorities than I Am Ghost, and I feel that if I were to continue in the band, both of these would be stressed to compromiseTelestai plans to return to school at Hope International University in Fullerton, CA, then seek out a career that better reflects his religious beliefs.
I do not resent anyone in the band, and I do no regret my time spent in IAG. I truly cherish the unbelievable moments that I have spent on stage, with the fans, and in the studio. I feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced all that I have in the short 2 years that IAG has been around. I wish the rest of the band nothing but the best as they will continue without Kerith and myself, and I would expect nothing less of them. Please continue to support IAG through these rough times. They will rock just as hard, and their next record will rock your face off!
I Am Ghost released Lovers' Requiem in 2006 via Epitaph. They're on the road now with Aiden with plans later this year to support Strung Out on both the A Wilhelm Scream leg and the Evergreen Terrace leg of their upcoming tour.