Guitarist Greg Pullin has released a statement announcing that he has parted ways with I Am I, the band led by former Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart. The full statement can be read below.
Pullin’s departure comes just days after drummer Paul Clark Jnr declared that he was no longer in the band. It seems; however, that the split was amicable, with Pullin citing “personal reasons” for leaving.
Statement by Greg Pullin: “As a young musician, I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to join the band. As soon as I first heard their album in the days before the auditions I knew I loved the style of music, and since then have looked forward to performing and touring with the guys throughout the future. However, although I had a genuinely strong connection with everyone musically, and faced the opportunity with full commitment, I have decided to leave for personal reasons.
“I have enjoyed my time rehearsing and performing with the guys, and it has been particularly enjoyable to work with lead guitarist and composer Jacob [Ziemba]. As well as having a phenomenal ability as a guitar player, he demonstrates an outstanding capability to write brilliant music, which has undoubtedly been the major driving force behind the band’s style and sound on [I Am I’s debut album] ‘Event Horizon’.”
I Am I have already recruited Pullin’s replacement, but are remaining tight lipped on who the guitarist is.
Meanwhile, I Am I has signed a worldwide publishing deal through Sony/ATV Music. “I Am I are an incredibly exciting band,” said Alan Bamrough of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Limited. “It’s great to be involved from the very beginning. ‘Event Horizon’ is a brilliant album and there’s no limit to what these guys can achieve.”