Ex-DragonForce Singer ZP Theart Announces New Band I AM I, Debut In May
Ex-DragonForce vocalist ZP Theart announced his return with new band I AM I. The band will release its debut LP "Event Horizon" on May 26, 2012, exclusively on USB stick through the official website, and make its live debut on May 27, 2012 at O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
In addition to Theart, the band features drummer Paul Clark (Manowar deputy drummer on 2011 European tour), guitarist Jacob Ziemba and Neil Salmon on bass. In late April, the band will post a promo video for the track "Silent Genocide" as a taster.
"Event Horizon" will mark the first ever Heavy Metal album to be released solely on USB. According to the band "[a]s the major record labels are almost certainly going to cease production of compact discs by the end of 2012, I AM I are one step ahead of the game by releasing this groundbreaking album in a groundbreaking format."
Tickets for the 27th May debut show at Birmingham's O2 are limited to 600 and will also be available from the Official I AM I site next week. 600 special commemorative t-shirts will be produced for the gig and are an exclusive free gift for fans who buy tickets. The shirts will be numbered and will correspond with the ticket number and are sure to become collector's items.
Theart commented on the new album: "It's an album of message. It's about past meeting future and everything in between. It's about warnings for the current generation not to go down the same road in the future as we are doing now as that will surely secure our demise. To see and not to perceive, to hear and not to listen, is the downfall of all...
"It's a new age of enlightenment and there's a lot of messages in the songs that will hopefully kickstart a few people who are slow on the uptake.
"My whole career has been leading up to this point and I've never been more proud of anything in my life and this album will definitely live up to it's name."
Drummer Paul Clark Jr commented: "'Event Horizon' totally encapsulates my style of playing. Every song is different and that made me me push myself that much further in the studio.
"This is a great album with something for everyone."
Guitarist Jacob Ziemba added: "It's refreshing to know we're in a team where everyone holds the same cards. Let the music speak for itself."
And bassist Neil Salmon commented: "This is an album to suit many tastes. I'm sure variation will be one of it's ultimate strengths."
'Event Horizon' is released exclusively on USB stick on May 26th 2012 and will be available via the official I AM I website by clicking here.
Tickets for I AM I's debut gig at Birmingham's O2 Academy 2 will be available from the same location next week.
The album artwork and tracklisting and further I AM I details will be revealed soon.
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