Nachdem Drummer Jeff Gretz im Januar die Band verlassen hat, nahm Josh Walters (THE JULIANA THEORY) seinen Platz ein. Josh hat nun aber bereits wieder ZAO verlassen. Die Band gibt folgendes Statement:
"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!!"