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Zao Loses Another Drummer

Zao is once again without a drummer as Josh Walters, who just joined the band in late-2006, has officially left the band. Here's a statement from guitarist Scott Mellinger:

"Just to let everyone know, Josh Walters will not be playing drums for Zao. He is very involved in his work and doesn't have the time needed to do anything music related. We do have a friend that will be learning some stuff and hopefully be playing with us very soon. Once we solidify the drummer position we will be playing some shows in our area and possibly be playing Cornerstone Illinois. Zao is not dead, We have every intention to do shows and records in the upcoming months. All the support you guys have given us has been awesome and it drives us to keep this alive."

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1. another year another loser out the band writes:

zoa sucks cokk!

# May 6, 2007 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. rk writes:

maybe he founded his unsaviour.

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Where is their god now? Maybe if they pray harder, Jesus will help them find a drummer, or Jesus will just go on NOT EXISTING and he will remain folklore for lonely paranoid idiots.

f*** Zao.

# May 6, 2007 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rk writes:

pretty scary crawford another thing i agree with you with.

# May 6, 2007 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. UTF12 writes:

First of all, ZAO is awsome. Everyone who disagrees obviously has constant sex with animals...and then the next day the animals don't call them back.

Second of all, everyone who posted a comment on this page is grammatically retarded.

Third, ripping on a band because you don't like them is one thing, but ripping on them because they are a Christian band is ignorant. How about you grow some balls, burn whatever sh** music you listen to, and find a good reason not to like a band.

# May 6, 2007 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

^speaking of being ignorant....

musically, zao = sh**

# May 6, 2007 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

If we're gonna talk about being retarded, in any sense, nobody is more retarded than the millions of mythology worshippers who actually believe that an old man put 2 of every animal in a f***ing boat, bushes talked to people, the red sea split for another old man, and yet another old man lives in the sky with all of my dead pets.

You feel sorry for me because I haven't found jesus, yet, I feel sorry for you because you still have a boogeyman under your bed.

Who's really retarded? If you believe in jesus, then you have to admit that you believe in zombies, since he died and came back, right? Who is being ridiculous, here? I'll rip on whatever band I want, fanboy, and actually if you believe in jesus, you have to forgive me because I'm misguided and corrupted by the devil and truly, at heart, I am good and just. Don't believe me? Then read that f***ing book you call "good" because reaading the bible is the first thing that'll turn you into an atheist.

And another thing, the animals don't call back because they ARE UNABLE TO OPERATE A TELEPHONE you f***ing moron.

# May 7, 2007 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. anon writes:

Don't forget, the woman came from a man's rib! Oh, and damn that snake.... damn him and his tasty apple.

# May 7, 2007 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ArchNemesis28 writes:

CrawfordTexasJingoJango is still p***ed that animals ARE UNABLE TO OPERATE A TELEPHONE! But the sheep wanted to let you know it had a great time!

# May 7, 2007 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. CTJJ is a fag writes:

hey Crawford jingo jango or whatever the f uck ur name is, screw you dude. all you do on this website is whine and complain. you sound like a b*tch. nobody cares if you like Zao or if u hate religion. seriously, nobody cares. go cry somwhere else you p ussy. and you'll be eating those blasphemous words of yours when your burning in hell. lol i almost cant wait to hear your response to this. i'm sure it'll be full of f uck you's and gay references, you know, the mature adult stuff that we've all come to love hearing you say, oh wait, that hasnt happened yet.......

# May 7, 2007 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. a12ctic writes:

you people are odviosly f***ing idiots. Being a christian isn't about believing in fairy tales and zombies, its about living by certain morals. The stuff in the bible isnt meant to be taken literaly, its just filled with stories meant for teaching people how to act. Its odviosly working because people like you are close minded a$$holes, and people that read the bible are generaly much more open minded.

Read: I'm not a christian, I just understand why the bible was written and believe its an efficeint way to teach soceity how to live. Thanks.

# May 7, 2007 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Terminator writes:

i disagree, most christians that ive met are about as closed minded and intolerant as one can imagine. true the bible is nothing more than a book of metaphors and terrible punctuation, but the church uses the bible (and alters its contents every so often) to brainwash its followers into given the organization money. obviously the key tactic is fear. whenever the church has seen a decline in its following base and is struggling to keep their pockets full, the bible has become more viscious and wrathful (along with those preaching its message).

if you want quality morals, you'd be better off watching Babar the elephant than reading the bible.

# May 7, 2007 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Okay, first of all, all that anyone on this site does is b**** and complain, I'm just good at it, obviously if all you ladies are getting your knickers in a kink over the fact that I dislike Zao. Once again, I am forced to reiterate the fact that I don't have to like the bands that everyone else likes.

And to post #10, words aren't edible and hell doesn't exist, so wake up from your fairy tale induced haze and take control of your life. Oh, and quit being a wimp and put your real s/n down. That's all for you.

To a12ctic, I understand that the bible may not be meant to be taken literally, but the problem is that a lot of people DO take it literally, and the fact is that i can just as easily crack open a copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales and find plenty of life lessons and words to live by that are better open to interpretation.

Don't worry, this isn't the first time that I've dealt with Christians, and I've come to learn that Christians are pretty quick to label others as wrong and evil just to draw the attention away from them and their obvious idiocy.

And if you're trying to hurt or scare me with your words, you're gonna have to take those lousy remarks home and shine 'em up real nice and when you're ready, bring 'em on back to me. But if all you guys have is "screw you dude" and threats of a place I don't believe exists, then you're gonna have to just try harder.

Obviously, someone does care because I hardly even have to try anymore to get some group of fanatics all worked up over one person's opinion. You tell me you don't care, but surprise! Who's arguing with who?

Oh, another thing. Show me one open-minded person that REALLY reads the bible and I'll show you a liar.

Ha ha! Your "god" is a fvcking trademark on a building and everything you print is cheap and badly-worded propaganda and you know it. Don't be mad at me for being less susceptible to brainwashing.

Jesus can lick my a$$hole as I release a nice fresh pile of what used to be food all over his fictional image. I wipe my a$$ with your bible.

Fvck Zao.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. a12ctic writes:

@ Crawford, all you showed the people in this thread was that you are arrogant and close minded towards others beliefs, good job. Also, a bands religious beliefs is no reason not to like a band.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Oh, and to post #11:

You posted:"Read: I'm not a christian, I just understand why the bible was written and believe its an efficeint way to teach soceity how to live. Thanks."

You said you understand the bible and you BELIEVE it is an efficient way to teach society how to live, yet you say you're not a christian? Hmm. where have I heard that kind of hypocrisy at before? You contradicted yourself and destroyed your own argument in ONE sentence. You need an award for "dumbest a$$hole in galaxy" or something, because to argue a point and then deftly shatter it into tiny pieces is quite impressive, idiot. Your post speaks volumes about your personality. Just thought you should know that. Like I said before, at least I stick to my guns.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Zao sucks. They deserve to be without a drummer. Deal with it. Quit crying.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. a12ctic writes:

I think you are having some trouble with your reading comprehension, I think I might have to break that statement up for you to figure it out.
I'm not a Christian.
I just understand why the bible was written.
I believe its (the bible) an efficeint way to teach soceity how to live.

Nowhere in that sentence did I claim to believe the stories in the bible to be literal.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I never said you believed the stories, I just noted that you said you BELIEVE the bible is a good tool to teach people HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES. The problem is that nobody has any right to teach anyone how to live their lives. Most people have enough trouble living their own lives, but the plague of the christian is that they think they are righteous enough to tell others how to live.

Christians are the only ones pompous enough to think they can tell the whole planet the CORRECT way to live. Well, christians and the Nazis.

If you believe the bible is an efficient way to teach people how to live, and you understand the bible's purpose, surprise! You're a christian!

Read the fvcking thing! You believe in god, you're just too afraid to admit it. If you believe in god, you should stand up and admit your beliefs! Quit sugar coating everything and acting like I'm the one with the problem, here. I have no blinders on. I live my life for me and my family. No one else, and ESPECIALLY not for a magical man in the sky.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Terminator writes:

wait...the nazis were christians too

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. slayerdisciple writes:

^ yes they were, i personally am a christian but im not a close minded a$$hole, whether u believe in jesus or watever u should follow the last 6 of the 10 commandments (not just because god said so) because they r just plain morals that everyone should follow, dont murder, honor ur parents (not like them but respect them), etc. CrawfordTexasJingoJango if ur gonna jump and flame me for my beliefs go ahead if it makes u feel better about urself but remember not all christians r evil just cause the nazis were christians and took the bible literally and those hypocritical priests that claim to be "holy christians" and then rape altar boys

# May 7, 2007 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Terminator writes:

^agreed not all christians are bad people. i think ive said this before here on some religion rant, but anyway, all groups are of people are essentially the same. you'll find genuinely good-hearted people and you'll find ignorant, self-absorbed a$$holes. even though im atheist, i support religion as long as it helps that person be the best person that they can be. i will never support the corrupt religious institutions or those who must destroy/convert everyone else who is different from them.

# May 8, 2007 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. xxxbodomofmynutsxxx writes:

your my angel without wings you were always there for me your my angel without wings. Their not even a christian band anymore, so people realize that most of u suck on my bodom nuts. by the way my post name is metal, and hardcore duhhhhhhh, im so awesome, awsome, (echo)........................

# May 8, 2007 @ 3:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Holyshit writes:

i dont see what your religious beliefs have to do with music. i'm a christian, and i listen to pretty much everything out there, except emo and country. who cares if you believe in the bible or not. its just f uckin music! CTJJ, dude, calm the f uck down. your taking these internet posts waaayyy to seriously. and SlayerDisciple is right. not all christians are closed minded. personally, i believe in christianity, but i cant stand going to church cause alot of the people there are, in fact 2-faced. they stand there all high and mighty on sunday, and then on monday, their back in the bars. getting drunk and chasing booty just like everybody else. thats why people need to just believe what they want and leave everybody else alone. if someone on this website is a christian, who gives a sh*t. dont rag on the person for believeing in something you dont. its a free f uckin country. plus this whole page is about Zao losing a drummer. everytime there's a post about a christian metal band, the forum always becomes a religious attack. people need to grow the f uck up and stop whining like a bunch b*tches

# May 10, 2007 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Shut up. You're mad becasue Zao sucks.

I'd be mad, too, if my favorite band sucked this hard.

# May 14, 2007 @ 8:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. the antihippy writes:

^^ now who's being close-minded?

anyway, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the bible. how could you not like a book with wars, epic battles, adventures through deserts, love affairs, betrayals, murders, super-powers and zombies? more action packed than a dan brown book.

# May 14, 2007 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Andrew writes:

I agree with a lot of this stuff, but I really think that CTJJ needs to calm down. I am a christian and I believe that Jesus is my savior and died for my sins, but I am not a BAD person. I agree with 23 that a lot of christians are "2 faced" and it is sad. Theyre hypocrits, but they need to be loved just as much as everyone else. And I think that when they judge people, its very ignorant and immature, because only God can judge, not US. But anyway, slamming a band just because of what they believe is also hypicritical, because everyone has their on beliefs. And Zao is an awesome breakdown HxC band, and I bet if you went to one of their shows you would have a lot of fun windmill kicking each other in the face!!!! But seriously, being close minded is lame.

# May 14, 2007 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Andrew writes:

And by the way, everyone should buy Becoming The Archtype's new album The Physics Of Fire, because its AMMMMAAAAAAAZZZIIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!! They are the best Christain band around!!!! I had to get that off my chest. God Bless all!!!!

# May 14, 2007 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Holyshit writes:

well it's offical. CTJJ is nothing more than a little b*tch who's gonna freak and trash everybody who doesnt agree with him. kinda sad, but oh well. anger and lashing out at people is a sign of immaturity, so all i can say is CTJJ u got alot of grownin up to do. in the words of maynard " f uck you buddy "
now playin: Buckethead - spokes for the wheels of torment

# May 16, 2007 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Holyshit writes:

and hell yeah the new Becoming The Archetype is gonna kick ass. last album was pretty damn good so hopefully this new one will be even better

# May 18, 2007 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. chukmaty writes:

Zao rocks... they care a lot about music. Enough to keep playing even though there is no money in extreme Metal. They have influenced a lot of people in music who are well know and many who are not... I respect that they stand for what they believe in as well... Christian say that they are not Christian enough and non-Christians give them no respect... yet they do what they do.... for that, along with the fact that their music rocks, I support them... if you want to know what they are all about The Lesser Lights of Heaven is one of the better documentaries out in the underground music scene lately...

# May 25, 2007 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. UTF12 writes:

The new Becoming the Archetype CD is amazing and I know that lots of people are only old school Zao fans, but The Funeral of God is truly a masterpiece.

# May 27, 2007 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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