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Underoath Parts Ways With Drummer Aaron Gillespie

Tampa, Florida based Christian metalcore outfit Underoath has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Aaron Gillespie. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We are taking this opportunity to sadly inform you the six of us have decided at the end of the current European tour, Aaron will no longer be playing in Underoath. This was not a decision made in haste but a thought out and prayed upon group agreement. It in no way affects any of the shows left on this tour. They will still be our best efforts and enjoyable experiences for all. For the future, Aaron will be pursuing other musical and ministry endeavors. As for the rest of us we will continue to work hard on the new Underoath record. We appreciate the love and support from everyone in the past and hope that all of us will continue to receive your support on our future paths."

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1. Jenna writes:

Is this some sort of sick april fools joke!? Is Aaron Gillespie really leaving Underoath? I need to know!

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

You need to know? Read the article. If it was April Fools I wouldn't have posted it today.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pinto_beans writes:

Now if only it announced that the entire band parted ways....

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ my thoughts exactly pinto lol.

Oz: they're not metalcore >.> at all. they're screamo. i think lol but metalcore, they are NOT.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. pinto_beans writes:

nh: one can only wish lol. And also, metalcore-deathcore-screamo, their all the same to me lol. Either way you slice it, it still manages to give high school angsty teens something to jizz over.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. London Cannon writes:

This is a sad day.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

hell ya pinto :)

...all that jizz grommet tunage is fvckin crap!

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalrox555 writes:

No there's actually a huge difference between metalcore, deathcore, and screamo... it's like the difference between death metal and black metal but with different genre's. They're not even close to screamo. Screamo is bands like pg.99 and These Arms Are Snakes. They're very much metalcore.

And with that being said even if this whole site hates them, I'm not afraid to say that I love them and not happy at all about this.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Elliot lee writes:

UnderOath were the best in their genre, they genuinely changed my life and made me a better person.
I look forward to see what they do next but this is a sad day.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. kelli writes:

this is a really sad day. /:
i find aaron inspiring, and i think that he was a great part of underoath. i don't know if i'll be able to listen to them after this.
pinto_beans, i disagree. underoath is a part of my life, and if you don't understand what they do and sing, then don't listen to them, and keep all negative opinions to yourself, please.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. UO FAN writes:

THIS IS BULLsh**.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. uoforever writes:

they're christian post-hardcore band... with every other thing mixed in between.
if you guys don't know that, then you guys don't know underoath at ALL.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Diamond Oz writes:

I don't know Underoath, don't want to. Listened to them once. Not going to again.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. kasualkid writes:

Aaron is the person who got me into drumming so this is really sucks

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. AndromedaInvictus writes:

Noooooo! UO just won't be the same without him. =[.
Also, all you haters screw off, metal (all sub genres of it) ftw.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Ryan9287 writes:

arron was the worst part of underoath. just sayin. not a big fan liked a few songs def not the best in their genre

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. kelli writes:

kasualkid...
if you still really want to listen to aaron, try the almost, his more indie and acoustic band.
he did all the drumming on southern weather, and some of it on monster monster.

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Daimeun writes:

arron is my idol for drumming. what i aspire to be what i constantly listen to ya the lyrics are great but i love his stuff. ill try to keep listening to see where they go but idk if i can.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Raicheru writes:

it's so freaking sad that aaron will leave underoath

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. matt_metal writes:

i think its hilarious when avid supports of a disliked band on here, or on youtube, say stuff like " please keep all negative comments to yourself"

all that means is, "im a pusy and cant take your horribly effective cyber bullying, so could you please stop making me tear up? cant you see im obviously too weak to hear others opinions"

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

pinto: lol last yr.'s mayhem, while i was w/ friends waiting for machine head to get on, we were unfortunately able to hear underoath's whiny ranting and i just thought it was hilarious that the second they got on, it started raining and then as soon as they left, and machine head started, the rain stopped lol

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cwhitey writes:

This is soooo sad underoath is over

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

NH---thats becuase God Hates Them All also :)

funny how every moping rapscallion on here uses the same fvcking descriptive... 'SAD'

fitting

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RTB writes:

^20 its about commonn courtesy and respect for one's opinion in most cases...unlike yourself who seem to dislike the group for whatever reason, and decided to chyme in on the thread to act like a total bad azz....
I ll bash a band if they do or say something stupid, but if they arent for me or not to my liking i ll either not contribute to the thread or sugarcoat my opinion a bit and repsectfully say, i cant get into this group or they re not for me or some bullsh!t like that...not a fan of the band, but not a basher either.....good luck to both parties in this unfortunate split...

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. n0thinghead writes:

RTB: y i say, well said good sir. ::old english accent::

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. THRASH TI'LL DEATH writes:

Hope this means an end to a fag band. But i think he was the only one in this fag band that had some talent perhaps hope he makes a good new band out of this. But the band in all hope there done HAIL TRUE METAL AND f*** POSER sh**

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Diamond Oz writes:

I usually refrain from bashing a band I don't like unless there's a load of fan boys talking about how they're the best band evarz. Then I have to step up.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

underoath and silverstein are quite possibly the vry essence of all that everyone here at MU hates. tbh Oz, i rlly don't understand y u wrote this. no one (member) likes them. the only fan boys that we're getting here are guests w/ the exception of metalrox555, no disrespect at all bro. even then, they're still just nothing close to metal to even be mentioned here. i love ALOTTA non-metal sh** that's probably closer related to metal than underoath, and they nvr get written about. i'm NOT bashing, it's just MY opinion. cheers to everybody else's opinions \m/

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Abby_rocks writes:

OK ALL YALL HATERS!!! TALKING CRAP ABT UNDEROATH NEED 2 KEEP URE COMMENTS 2 URE SELFS!!!!!! YALL KNOW WHO U R!!!! UNDEROATH IS THE AWESOMEST!!!! YALL DONT KNOW NOTHING ABT THEM SO SHUT IT!!! SO THIS JUST NEEDS 2 BE A JOKE!!! CAUSE I LOVE AARON!!!! HE ROCKS!!!! THHIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE... IT WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM....

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. hellrat writes:

its not about bashing someones choices to me...if you like em, then good for you---what i say should have NO bearing on that decision if you are of the vertabrate variety of sucker

this sh!t AIN"T FVCKING METAL....and so deserves to be hammered incessantly with artillery until it ceases to exist :)

don't ride our badass leathern coat tails, sucker punks----leave metal alone....you ALL flail in your sputtering efforts

now....IRONS!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Abby_rocks writes:

YEAH U REALLY R FROM HELL!!!! DUDE!!! U SWEAR WITH ALL THIS ITS NOT METAL THING NOBODY CARES OK!!! SO REALLY U DESERVE 2 BE HAMMERED!!!! NOT THE MUSIC!!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

hhhmmmm.... OK!

blast away, Gunner :)

i'll be settin here with my niel diamond, a waitin the big fireworks....

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Abby_rocks writes:

; ) UNDEROATH ROCKS!!!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BadKitty writes:

Damn even got the sterotypical metal geek that bashes everyones comment on here. Takes me back....

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. RTB writes:

VPNH, thanks bro, too bad i miss spelled respectfully..* face palm*
Did you go to costa rica yet or no?.....
Or was that puerto rico, i forgot...

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. RTB writes:

HR that scud of mine was directed at post 20,...just fyi....

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. hellrat writes:

hell brother, we were just writing at the same time

then i looked and seen wise ol' RT makin all us d!cks look like real jerks :)

seriously, i like so much music i can hardly keep track....but i fvcking DESPISE insolent blabbering scrums of popkorn punks poaching in and feigning "metal"....it is NOT and NEVER will be

now, back to '...love on the rocks, ain't no big surprise---poor me a drink and i'll tell you some lies....' ;)

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. andre' writes:

yea this is true...but after the EU tour, the drmmer from confide, joel piper, will be the new drummer.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. RTB writes:

No no, HR, i didnt mean to make anyone look like a d!ck, just an opinon from a d!ck, meaning me...thats all...no harm done, no damage....keep crankin that jazz singer dvd.....long live jess robin...have a good one bro

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. pinto_beans writes:

F**K YEA, CAPS LOCK!!!! I'M WINNING!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. hellrat writes:

nah brother RT...not 'wise ass', just plain 'wise' !! :)

like nh mentions in a good lime form---

very well said, good sir!

thanks for good fun guys....

fvckin pinto^^^ :)

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. hellrat writes:

oh, and fvck ya RT!!

...jess is the FULL METAL deal...his papa though he was the devils very pawn

'...money talks, but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk...'

total fvckin satan! :)

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. EsotericSurgery writes:

I don't mind the rest of Underoath actually. Without him they will most definately go a harder direction. They'll never be metal, don't get me wrong...haha I'm not a fan of Underoath for the most part but there are a few songs on Define The Great Line that I don't mind. It is what it is, call it a guilty pleasure if you must.

RTB, good to read ya as always bro.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. n0thinghead writes:

PRTB: naw man lol and yeah, it's costa rica. but that's NOT until the first week of may and i won't be on here to awhile around that time.

pinto: ROFLMAO!!! CAPSLOCK b****ES!! LOWERCASE IS FOR f***IN' p***ies!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Guttersniper writes:

Whenever someone has a post in a caps, its not worth reading, saves time in reading through the comments...
I consider UA a cross of metalcore and screamo, they're a bit different.. While I'm not a big fan or anything I dont mind listening to them very occasionally, it'll be interesting to hear how they change with a new drummer

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. baron cavalera writes:

goo..Metall

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. RTB writes:

Gentleman, always a pleasure chatting with you guys...its my pleasure but an honor as well to be around cool peeps..appreciate the cyber props....
Ya caps lock for me is an automatic LOL, depending on the speech or the rheteoric thats spewing... it could turn into a LMAO ROFL or LMFAO.....i just get this vision of a dude (sorry ladies) sitting at his computer console typing away, p***ed off, yelling at his screen, veins reading to burst out of his body.....kinda like that 80s movie scanners right before that dude's head blew up....
VPNH i want details on that trip when you come back bro...have a safe one....
ES....you ready for the canucks to go all the way?...they got a great chance....hope all is well in the native land....
As well as S florida......cheers guys

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Dasher10 writes:

The guy sold out and drove his band to stardom at the cost of all musical credibility and now his band mates kick him out. Serves him right.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. hellrat writes:

RT, that is ME yer talkin about...all jibbed out and overjacked on coffee.....gripping the floor with my toes, pounding the keys and snarling frothy mouthed at virtual villains all across cyberspace....hell, if i knew where the damn caps lock was on this fvckin thing, it'd be on ALL THE FVCKIN TIME!!!! :)

....seriously, a couple days most weeks i'm stuck doing research on the damn computer....you guys, and the fvcked up emails my friends send me are the only thing that keeps me from hurling this fvckin thing through the goddamned window most days!!

cheers to you all, and to much more METAL madness to come :)

....and niel f***in diamond

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. RTB writes:

LOL...
HR you know what, you need a blog, cause i need a good laugh and or a kick in the azz sometimes during the day, and your posts do that alot for me bro,...i d suggest twitter but for me its a little too...idk, gay? But keep em coming brother....ya the cyber frustrations run rampent for me as well.....
Long live jess fvcking robin with those 80s polyester pants and that pimp azz silk shirt....

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. RTB writes:

Forgot, atleast you got a computer HR, i do everything via the phone because my wife wont turnoff the insecurity button and let us have one...she thinks im gonna download porn and " find a friend" via facebook or whatever....i thought we kinda came to an understanding in march of this year but she bullsh!ted me once more and said she'll get us one on may 3 (My BDAY)...so i told her thats the last deadline...you dont come through im getting one and if you dont like it tuff sh!t...i need my MU membership and im tired of fahqn waiting....
So again, dont ever get married...to all guys dont ever get married....this means you...
*apollogies again for double post/rants*

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. hellrat writes:

nah RT...yer right about social cyber diaries----WAY too fvckin poofy!!

hey brother...ya sound stressed out---hang in there man...just think of ol jess in the tight slacks, tapdancing shoes, the poofy blouse and the fvcking YARMULKE!!! he's just jazzin out a smokey smooth Longfellow Serenade for ya :)

ah hell ! i swear man....oz puts up these articles just for his own derranged amusement

....fvckin sweet :)

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. n0thinghead writes:

RTB: will do sir.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. ignite writes:

I know Aaron personally. He an amazing friend. This decision was not made out of haste but was thought about and prayed about over a long period of time. Like he said, he will continue to peruse music with The Almost. While his leaving UO came as a great shock, it was the right thing to do for him, his family, and his ministry.

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Riku writes:

wow

# Apr 14, 2010 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. tony hazuak writes:

underoath is alright but who cares if their drummer leaves. i mean i know hes all "inspirational" and all but seriously its not that hard to find a drummer. so shut the f*** up this is worse than the chiodos a$$holes and craig owens

# Apr 26, 2010 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Ryan9287 writes:

hey ignite did you actually know him or did you just type almost exactly what was in his statement

# Apr 26, 2010 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. iluo writes:

no one thinks uo is metal so stfu.

also,
"This is not your personal chat room or forum, so please stay on topic."

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