|Shavo talks SOAD delays|
2013-05-20 by NeoSpaz | 83 Replies | 4837 Views
Shavo Odadjian, bassist of System of a Down, has released (multiple) statements via his
official Facebook pages relating to the delay in the work of their next studio album. In
statement, he claims that frontman Serj Tankian, who has been working on his solo project
late, is the reason for the delay in work on the new record. He also claims that he and
other 2 members of the quartet, Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan have been wanting to move
forward with the project, but Tankian is holding them back.
In the second of two statements, Odadjian made it clear that he is willing to move the
project forward with, or without, Tankian's aid and would be willing to replace him based
upon the reactions of fans. As of the present point in time, no statement has been
via the other band members' respective pages.
The first statement can be viewed here:
The second can be viewed here:
Edit: Shavo has made a third statement relating to the circumstances:
Edit 2: As of the present time all of the above links have been nuked, and the band has
released an official statement regarding touring and album recording:
SOAD without Serj? No thank you.
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Serj is SOAD, it'll be weird as fuck without him. Also, Shavo is illiterate.
As much as I love the other members of the band, it wouldn't be SOAD without Serj. They should just do the Audioslave thing and form a new band.
Also, Shavo is illiterate. 
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This would only work if they got Patton.
Hahaha yeah mate go ahead and replace Serj, see how that goes
go home Shavo, you're drunk
After reading both those posts I'm fully convinced that Shavo is either drunk or completely retarded, and that this is going to spark some serious fucking tension in the band
@Lloyd Dude, that is PERFECT, I never thought of that.
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they really shouldn't make anymore albums yea serj is def in the right
updated for the new post.
I wouldn't really want anymore albums from them honestly
and even less without Serj, that's just retarded
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First comment on that third page
"Pretty sure Shavo wouldn't say this"
Do you think that's actually Shavo and not a hack? I never imagined him being this thick.
Fairly sure it is him. He's been hinting at it for the past few weeks if you look at a few posts.
According to one of the comments Shavo always posts through Twitter and apparently theres nothing there, so maybe, but who knows
sorry but serj is the man for vocals. really don't want malakian taking over too much in that dept
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I don't want it without all of them.
"Serj is SOAD, it'll be weird as fuck without him."
they already did it as Scars on Broadway, not too overwhelming
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Well if you look at the page, it's linked to his twitter and instagram and twitter accounts, because if you look at both, they're showing up with regularity on both.
Every project these guys have done since the hiatus is mediocre at best. I'm not too interested in anything they put out unless they're all doing it together.
man good thing shavo is explaining all the delays i wasn't sure what was happening!
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Wait another 8 more years.
SOAD - Serj = don't even try.
Nah no SOAD without Serj, just wait a little longer, album would be so much better if all of the members (including Serj) are 100% into it. And that is not the case for Serj yet.
Shavo was relevent when he was audible on record, that is to say a long time ago...
guy sounds like a dick, might send him some pubes via mail
Speaking out of school has never been a prophecy of impending greatness.
That is obviously a troll hacking his account
this guy is an idiot
Pretty cool Shave speaking directly to Brazil, but it doesn't take away how retarded those statements are (and they will surely shit on the band relationship).
Serj = 70 percent of System
you guys fangirl when it matters to you
Guys I know we promised to reunite, but I gotta make 7 solo albums in a row, just hold on it'll be real quick
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It does stand to reason that you'd be pissed about that.
whaddayaknow a bassist who doesn't know anything
There is no way this page is legit. A semi intellectual such as he is not going to spell that horribly.
If it is legit, then lol.
Definitely a hack. Or the most unprofessional series of formal facebook posts by a member of a major band I've ever seen.
Sounds like Shavo needs some money
wouldn't be SOAD in full without serj
Ugh, what the fuck are they doing? They need to just make another album already, even if it has like 5 interludes and 2 songs on it. Jesus, at least SOMETHING
um why not a full album? ill settle for anything reallyeven if it's mezmerize-esque
That's what I meant..-__-
yeah, oh well. at least most stuff serj puts out is decent but it's not the same :/
yeah, oh well. at leas the stuff serj puts is (for the most part) good, but it's just not the same
his first album though still rules imo (Elect The Dead)
Why don't they just track the whole album and then wait patiently for Serj to be ready to track vocals whenever he is done with his other business?
Perhaps that is what they are waiting on?
Maybe but the way it was worded sounded like they were just sitting around waiting for him so they could hit the studio
I'd wait another year (or whatever) for Serj to be on the album.
patton would be sweet never even considered that
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SOAD is fucking awesome, but I don't even know how good a new album from them would be. It'd probably be similar to that of Hypnotize which wasn't very good. Not to mention Serj's voice has gotten, and continues to get, considerably less angry and brutal (for lack of a better term) so something like self titled or Toxicity isn't very likely. If these four kiss and make up, we'd be lucky to get something more like Mezmerize. Regardless, I still have hope that they will at least release something. I love Serj's solo stuff. Harakiri was badass, but I'd still like to see some new SOAD.
Shavo dun goofed. Check out SOAD's new fb status:
"Earlier today, Shavo posted a few statements on his personal Facebook page that do not reflect the sentiments of System Of A Down as a collective band. These were misleading statements that were made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone. To be clear, the full band lineup of Serj, Daron, Shavo and John will be performing all scheduled tour dates. With respect to new SOAD music, although we have not agreed on a timetable for a new album, we all believe that having the four of us do it together is the way to be true to the band and our fans."
"made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone"
looks like someone was drunk/high
What the fuck, Shavo is almost 40 and he still talks like a generic 12-year-old boy with ADHD? Shit....
this new album is never going to happen and if it does it will be a disaster
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SOAD without Serj? No thank you. 
If they could get hold of Mike Patton or Rody Walker, maybe only then they can say "we can do without Serj"
SOAD update confirms Shavo just got really drunk last night.
Diagonal ass niggas poppin' up everywhere these days.
"even if it has like 5 interludes and 2 songs on it"
quite the interesting interludes there
They retracted his statement lol
go home Shavo, you're drunk 
Would go over about as well as replacing Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford.
A weighty comparison, but a valid one.
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well i guess that proves it wasn't hacked.
u can get rid of serj if u start bringing the bass back out in the mix
Hope it gets delayed forever
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He could always work on Achozen in the meantime.
probably be all sung by Daron anyway :P
ugh. just do another scars on broadway if you're that desperate, i think
This would only work if they got Patton. 
No wonder Brent Hinds tried to punch Shavo out
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All the posts have been deleted links don't work anymore
Scars On Broadway sucks, no wonder he wants System back.
@Gwyn. Yeah I know, I'm just going to put the edit in which links to the official statement now.
Serj sucks now anyways
I don't know, the last few system albums disappointed me.
To me they never have topped the S/T album.
that's because it ruled
Hope it gets delayed forever 
with or without Serj this will only end in tears and bitter disappointment
it's just asking for trouble, to be honest
The fact they're discussing a studio album is good enough for me. I've waited this long, I can wait some more. But if they disband after this tour, hopefully they repress all of their LPs and I will forgive them and let them R.I.P.