The I Am I 2012 News Archive
We thank you all for a fantastic 2012!
We thank you all for a fantastic 2012! Loads happened and you guys were there with us every step of the way. Here's to 2013... may it be even bigger and better... for us and for all of you! Happy Holidays!
"You're The Voice" - Availability
I AM I 's brand new, cunning lil' stocking-filler of a single, 'You're the Voice',will be available on iTunes and the rest, from Monday December 10th Mixed by Keith More and mastered by Ade Emsley. Also available as of December 10th will be our debut Album 'Event Horizon'. Due to popular demand the album will now be available digitally World Wide and you can get it from all the regulars; Amazon, iTunes, HMV, Pandora, Spotify etc. Just in time for the festivities! - Click here for a preview
I AM I release new single, 'You're The Voice' on 10th December
I AM I will release their cover of John Farnham's classic 80's track 'You're The Voice' on December 10th on digital format, distributed worldwide by Plastichead and available from all the usual digital outlets.
Their rocking, feel-good cover of John Farnham's classic 80's song had been received exceptionally well on the band's recent tour with everyone singing along with the memorable chorus of this great track, leading them to decide to put it out as an end of year single.
ZP also felt that the lyrical content of the track was especially relevant in this current era, mirroring what's actually happening with us all right now & making the timing for the single release perfect.
Written by Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson, 'You're The Voice' was originally released by Aussie singer John Farnham in 1986 and was a smash hit, reaching the top 10 in most European countries.
'Event Horizon' to be released digitally worldwide on 10th December
I AM I's debut album 'Event Horizon' will also be released worldwide on digital format on December 10th. This album had previously been released exclusively throughout Europe but due to the increasing demand for the release throughout the US, Americas, Australia and other territories, the decision was made to go ahead and release it digitally worldwide.
The album be available to Download worldwide from that date from all usual digital outlets - iTunes, Play.com, Spotify, emusic, Amazon, Pandora etc.
NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
With the last day now played on our fantastic debut UK tour, I AM I are delighted to announce a number of new tour dates featuring support slots to 2 great US rock bands, & are we looking forward to these? The answer to that is most definitely 'F*CK, YES!'
Firstly, we'll be the main support for the legendary UGLY KID JOE at Southend and Southampton, these shows are guaranteed to be absolutely rammed and are going to be some storming shows so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!
Ugly Kid Joe, I AM I
28th November, Chinnerys, Southend 8pm
29th November, The Cellar, Southampton 8pm
Tickets are available now. Click here.
I AM I
30th November, Hard Rock Hell, Wales - I AM I Acoustic show
1st December, Hard Rock Hell, Wales - Metal Hammer stage
We're also absolutely stoked that we'll be main support for the forthcoming SKID ROW tour in April 2013, playing the following dates:
SKID ROW: UNITED WORLD REBELLION TOUR DATES
SKID ROW, I AM I, BUFFALO SUMMER
4th April The Railway, Ipswich
5th April White Rabbit, Plymouth
6th April Great Hall 2, Cardiff
9th April Yardbirds, Grimsby
10th April, Fibbers, York
11th April NQ Live
12th April Leamington Assembly
13th April Islington Academy, London
Skid Row press release:
"SKID ROW will tour the UK in April 2013 in support of their forthcoming album UNITED WORLD REBELLION. The shows which will mark the band's first dates in the UK in several years, features founding members Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill and Snake Sabo along with vocalist Johnny Solinger (with the band since 1999) and drummer Rob Hammersmith. The show promises all the signature songs that fans love: "Youth Gone Wild", "Slave To The Grind", "18 and Life", along with tracks from new album and other catalogue favourites. The tour will include an appearance at Classic Rock's inaugural Hard Rock Hell/ AOR festival in Rotherham on April 07th. Support for the tour is I AM I (featuring ex-Dragonforce vocalist ZP Theart) and rising Welsh rockers BUFFALO SUMMER"
"Access Small Areas 2012" - UK Tour Brighton Gig Cancellation Announcement
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Brighton date on 29th October has unfortunately been cancelled.
This was out of our control but to make up for it, everyone who bought a ticket for the gig in Brighton, if you can show proof of purchase (even if you got a refund) and get to the gig the next night in Southampton, we'll get you in for free! This is also going to be the last show this time round, so it's be guaranteed to be a great one and a fitting end to what's been a fantastic first tour!
If you bought tickets for Brighton & want to get your free tickets for the 30th at The Cellar in Southampton, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & proof of ticket purchase & we'll get your complimentary tickets sorted for you.
"Access Small Areas" - UK Tour
Video Announcement 2012
Album review t-shirt competition winner announced!
Congratulations James Webb
Your t-shirt is on it's way!
Thanks for all the other entries received, it was a tough decision, but there can be only one...
Competition: Album Review T-Shirt Competition!
Album review T-shirt competition ends this Thursday, 27/09, at 12:00PM
Winner will be announced midday on Friday 28/09.
Email Us here to submit your review!
1 x Best review = 1 x Free T-shirt. Simples!
The debut album "Event Horizon", is now available via the following online outlets:
September 17th, CD/Digital release of Event Horizon
The album has previously only been available to buy on the USB memory stick from the official website, www.iamiofficial.com and this particular format will continue to be available for purchase from the website only.
I AM I will be releasing their debut album 'Event Horizon' on CD and Digital formats via Plastichead Distribution on September 17th throughout the UK and Europe, coinciding with the release of the album in Japan.
The CD and Digital formats of 'Event Horizon' will be available from HMV and all the usual record shops and digital outlets - itunes etc, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon at:
|Buy Now||Download Now|
The CD can be pre-ordered from Plastic Head by clicking here: Pre-Order Now
Breaking news: I AM I debut UK Tour dates now confirmed!
I AM I are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on their first ever UK Headline tour in October, in support of the release of their debut album 'Event Horizon' which will be available to buy on CD & Digital format from September 17th. This first tour sees the band keeping it intimate in some smaller venues around the UK, so for anyone who wants to see I AM I up close and personal, now's your chance!
Support will be from the fabulous ARTHEMIS and FAHRAN. This cracking line up is guaranteed to bring some lively nights rammed full of storming, riff heavy rock and searing vocals to a town near you. So make sure you get your tickets quick and come join the party, it's going to be a must see!
Link to ticket outlets and full list of tour dates here (or see poster below for dates)
BLOODSTOCK - LIVE Link Broadcast
As the Bloodstock weekend is upon us we've got a bit of good news for those of you not able to make it to I AM I's debut festival appearance. The entire set will be streamed live globally on Saturday 11 August at 12:00pm GMT. The lovely people at Daily Motion have provided us with the link so that no matter where in the world you are, you can be there with us! Tune in and come feel what the buzz is all about!
BLOODSTOCK, Acoustic performance
I AM I are playing an Acoustic show at Bloodstock as well as our main stage show on Saturday 11th.
We play the Main stage at 12 noon then will be at the signing tent from 1.30 until 2pm doing a signing session, and will then be back at 7pm on the Jager stage for a half hour accoustic show. This is going to be one crazy busy day for the band but we're really stoked about doing it and can't wait to play!
Main Stage - 12 noon
Signing tent - 1.30pm
Jager Stage - 7pm
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
HARD ROCK HELL slot now confirmed!
We are also delighted to announce that I AM I have now been confirmed to play Saturday evening, 1st December at HARD ROCK HELL.
"This will be our first ever festival appearance in Wales and we are well aware of what a rocking festival Hard Rock Hell is! It goes without saying that we are very excited to bring our music to you Welsh metal fanatics" - ZP Theart
"With things really starting to take off for I AM I, you can expect another storming performance from them at this fantastic festival in the heart of Wales as they rock out hard enough to keep any winter chills at bay!" - BJF Media
Bloodstock Competition Winner announced!
Congratulations Becky Chapman! You are the winner of a pair of weekend camping tickets for the entire Bloodstock festival. See you there!
Breaking news from I AM I:
We are very pleased to announce that I AM I can now confirm that the exceptionally talented Phil Martini (Down & Outz with Joe Elliott, Tokyo Dragons, Quireboys) is their new drummer.
With things really starting to build momentum after the release of their debut album 'Event Horizon', I AM I found themselves in need of a professional, talented drummer with the same desire, humour and passion for their music as they had, and it didn't take long before they found themselves the ideal man.
Following a chance meeting at a Claytown Troupe gig, ZP and Phil found they got along famously and once Phil had heard the album, he was in!
ZP Theart: "We hadn't even started to look for a drummer yet but the first time I saw Phil playing, I knew he was the man for us. He's a great guy, really easy to work with and fitted straight into the band at first practice. We are stoked he is now part of the I AM I team"
Review the album and win a T-Shirt:
That's right! All you have to do to win one of our brand new I AM I t-shirts is write a review of the album "Event Horizon" and send it to us. Email Us here. The best review will receive a t-shirt.
Competition: BLOODSTOCK tix up for grabs!
We are giving away a pair of weekend camping tix for the whole Bloodstock weekend. Question is: what time will I AM I be on stage at Bloodstock? Closing date will soon be announced... Watch the Bloodstock promo video for a clue. Email Us with your answer here.
Important breaking news from I AM I:
I AM I have now signed a world-wide publishing deal through Sony/ATV Music.
Their deal, via Albam Songs, means they join a roster that includes Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi & Lady Gaga.
"I AM I are an incredibly exciting band. It's great to be involved from the very beginning. Event Horizon is - a brilliant album & there's no limit to what these guys can achieve."
Alan Bambrough Sony/ATV Music Publishing Limited
With the release of the 'Event Horizon' to huge critical acclaim, the band's worldwide profile is now growing rapidly. Their debut video 'Silent Genocide' taken from the album has had over 51,000 views on Youtube in just 7 weeks and with ZP's rock pedigree (his previous band Dragonforce gained over 48 MILLION views on one of their singles) there simply are no limits to what this band can accomplish.
Their main stage show at Bloodstock on August 11th will be their first big festival performance and with ZP's incredible voice, charisma and boundless energy being driven forward by a great band, a fantastic & memorable show is guaranteed.
A very exciting future awaits!
Sometimes when an irresistible force meets an immovable object, great things happen & this is one of those occasions.
Welcome to I AM I.
The formidable driving force behind the band is the renown vocalist ZP Theart. After his departure from Dragonforce in 2010 he worked tirelessly to put together a new project and after searching out an incredibly talented group of musicians, the line up was completed and the end result was one of the most exciting new bands of 2012, I AM I.
The band's debut album 'Event Horizon' was written and produced by Theart and guitarist Jacob Ziemba and mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Helloween/Masterplan) and is a storming blend of melodies and rock, riffs and metal all interlaced with ZP's soaring vocals. Their debut video of the track 'Silent Genocide' taken from the album is the perfect example of all these and it's already proving to be a massive hit worldwide, gaining huge numbers of views in a very short space of time.
Through its collection of tracks of differing mood and tempos, Event Horizon is proving to have an incredibly broad appeal from fans of AOR right through to those into the heavier side of rock and metal, the music stepping through and beyond the boundaries of merely heavy rock. With a large number of eclectic influences within the band, this is the way I AM I intend to continue on as they have no desire to stay purely within one section of rock, they will continue to bring their unique songs infused with all these styles to the fore.
There's no doubt about it, heart and soul and absolutely no limits, I AM I are here to take the world by storm!
The album is currently available to buy exclusively from this site on USB, the first heavy rock album to be released on this format, and comes packaged in a CD style case with full artwork.
Trailer for the new album "Event Horizon"
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The first video for the new album track 'Silent Genocide'. Watch here.