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Amen Guitarist Quits, Calls Casey Chaos A Fraud

Amen guitarist Matt Montgomery has quit the band, branding the group's leader Casey Chaos "a fraud."

In a statement posted at the Metal Hammer web site, Matt writes, "If I joined Amen to be famous or be a 'rock star', I joined for the wrong reasons. I joined it purely for an intense love and passion for what Casey Chaos led me to believe he stood for.

"I had two Amen tattoos before I joined, and moved myself to L.A. to join one of my favorite bands. Now after 2 long years I can say I've had enough and learned a hard lesson.

"I've made a lot of friends and had some great experiences which I'm grateful for. However, living on just under 2800 dollars (that is my full take-home pay) from over two years has put me in extreme debt, and caused so many problems for me. All that was ever asked from the band was a band agreement that would split any profits from gigs and merch evenly so we could survive. That was apparently too much to ask.

"But the most heartbreaking reason for leaving is the realization that Casey is a fraud. The promises of band solidarity were nothing more than lies. Myself, and previous members all played with the band because we believed in Amen and its message. I now know why there have been so many members in this band.

"Thanks to all who helped us get through the last 2 years. And a huge thanks to the fans that are so open minded and die hard. I wish I could say I was still one of you."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Andy Christ writes:

Casey Chaos is a f***ing muppet.

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2. brad writes:

amen sucked

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3. me writes:

who really cares neway

# Sep 18, 2004 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ADA RENCIU writes:

DUDE AMEN YOU GUYS GOING TO BREAK SOON HAHA BECAUSE YOU FIGHT TO MUCH, AND CASEY PLEASE GET A LIFE FOOL , A BAND IS EXPOSE TO HELP EACH OTHER NOT LET EACH OTHER DOWN, YEAH YOUR A GRATE BAND BUT COME ON GET ALONG.

# Sep 18, 2004 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KMADD writes:

Good maybe they'll go back to working at Jack in the Box!

# Sep 18, 2004 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. satan writes:

Casey could've been a 70 year old cronic masturbator and it wouldn't matter because it's all about the music, pricks.

# Sep 19, 2004 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. WormInfested writes:

amen sucks

# Sep 19, 2004 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KMADD writes:

ditto!

# Sep 19, 2004 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KMADD writes:

They really call Amen's shiit music???

# Sep 19, 2004 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Andy Christ writes:

I don't.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blackula writes:

You're all fools. Casey is a brilliant and hard-working artist. His music is wicked as f*** - heavy and lyrically sharp. The dude is a "cutter" and also he has a terrible bone disease or something that he has to lots of medication for. He was also a well-known skater. A pretty interesting character with plenty to say. And Amen's live show (I caught them with Brides of Destruction) is KILLER. Murderdolls' Acey slade was crankin' on guitar.

I hope he isn't acting crooked as accused. I'm obviously a big fan.

# Sep 23, 2004 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KMADD writes:

Blackula are you riding in your Dragula?!!!-I know BOOO!!!!!

# Sep 23, 2004 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blackula writes:

HELL, yeah, KMADD

# Sep 23, 2004 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Andy Christ writes:

Well, the guy was in a band with him, he'd know more about it than you or I.

# Sep 23, 2004 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blackula writes:

Tru that, Andy.

But I still stand by Casey.

And Michael Jackson never touched no kid thar either, ha ha

CASEY ROOOOOLES!

# Sep 23, 2004 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. AxE| writes:

Casey Chaos f*ckin' rulez... stay in thur Amen

# Oct 5, 2004 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. x- WicKeD CloWn -x writes:

Amen rule man!!!

Jakko should be shot!!! the c***

# Oct 6, 2004 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brad writes:

amen rule my p***s


what a worthless band

# Oct 6, 2004 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KMADD writes:

Amen rules the methadone clinics maybe.
But the band still sucks I wouldn't even called their shiit music.

# Oct 6, 2004 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. the man writes:

amen are f***ing good as. Black sabbath went through 12 singers and countless other members, for supposedly similar reasons, doesn't mean they suck. And yea casey was a f***ing awesome skater

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