Shavo talks SOAD delays
2013-05-20 by NeoSpaz | 82 Comments

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
his
statement, he claims that frontman Serj Tankian, who has been working on his solo project
of
late, is the reason for the delay in work on the new record. He also claims that he and
the
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
released
via the other band members' respective pages.

The first statement can be viewed here:
http://www.facebook.com/officialshavo/posts/10151381229402026

The second can be viewed here:
http://www.facebook.com/officialshavo/posts/10151381256662026

Edit: Shavo has made a third statement relating to the circumstances:
http://www.facebook.com/officialshavo/posts/10151381321562026

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:

[url]http://www.facebook.com/systemofadown/posts/10151481346374032[/url]

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Band Page: System of a Down

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BigPleb
May 20th 2013

28523 Comments


SOAD without Serj? No thank you.

BonRurgundy
May 20th 2013

342 Comments


Serj is SOAD, it'll be weird as fuck without him. Also, Shavo is illiterate.

dimsim3478
May 20th 2013

3986 Comments


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. [2]

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ButteryBiscuitBass
May 20th 2013

8732 Comments


Retarded.


tempest--
May 20th 2013

10840 Comments


This would only work if they got Patton.

Puzzles
May 20th 2013

3065 Comments


Hahaha yeah mate go ahead and replace Serj, see how that goes

SpiritCrusher2
May 20th 2013

2617 Comments


go home Shavo, you're drunk

Puzzles
May 20th 2013

3065 Comments


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

StallionMang
May 20th 2013

4278 Comments


@Lloyd Dude, that is PERFECT, I never thought of that.

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SabertoothMonocle
May 20th 2013

492 Comments


illiterate

Ire
May 20th 2013

41453 Comments


they really shouldn't make anymore albums yea serj is def in the right

NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


updated for the new post.

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

13991 Comments


I wouldn't really want anymore albums from them honestly

and even less without Serj, that's just retarded

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

13991 Comments


First comment on that third page

"Pretty sure Shavo wouldn't say this"

ButteryBiscuitBass
May 20th 2013

8732 Comments


Do you think that's actually Shavo and not a hack? I never imagined him being this thick.

NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


Fairly sure it is him. He's been hinting at it for the past few weeks if you look at a few posts.

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

13991 Comments


According to one of the comments Shavo always posts through Twitter and apparently theres nothing there, so maybe, but who knows

lauriej
May 20th 2013

1710 Comments


sorry but serj is the man for vocals. really don't want malakian taking over too much in that dept

dupuisj8
May 20th 2013

61 Comments


I don't want it without all of them.

Artuma
May 20th 2013

8467 Comments


"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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NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


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.

sinisterplague
May 20th 2013

147 Comments


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.

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 20th 2013

4830 Comments


man good thing shavo is explaining all the delays i wasn't sure what was happening!

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halloway
May 20th 2013

684 Comments


Wait another 8 more years.

XyphynX9
May 20th 2013

137 Comments


SOAD - Serj = don't even try.

Rastapunk
May 20th 2013

661 Comments


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.

MrElmo
May 20th 2013

1950 Comments


Shavo was relevent when he was audible on record, that is to say a long time ago...

londoncalling457
May 20th 2013

2565 Comments


guy sounds like a dick, might send him some pubes via mail

omnipanzer
May 20th 2013

21391 Comments


Speaking out of school has never been a prophecy of impending greatness.

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Shogun
May 20th 2013

398 Comments


That is obviously a troll hacking his account

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
May 20th 2013

6920 Comments


this guy is an idiot

3ddie
May 20th 2013

81 Comments


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





Shimana
May 20th 2013

528 Comments


you guys fangirl when it matters to you

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DUIF
May 20th 2013

21 Comments


@LloydNewgreen

Brilliant idea!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 20th 2013

48541 Comments


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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NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


It does stand to reason that you'd be pissed about that.

fromtheinside
May 20th 2013

16385 Comments


whaddayaknow a bassist who doesn't know anything

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Uranium
May 20th 2013

6633 Comments


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.

AndyDigital
May 20th 2013

6 Comments


Definitely a hack. Or the most unprofessional series of formal facebook posts by a member of a major band I've ever seen.

Detective Dan
May 20th 2013

158 Comments


Sounds like Shavo needs some money

Pestiferous
May 20th 2013

1156 Comments


wouldn't be SOAD in full without serj


coocoocachoo
May 20th 2013

221 Comments


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

Pestiferous
May 20th 2013

1156 Comments


um why not a full album? ill settle for anything reallyeven if it's mezmerize-esque

coocoocachoo
May 20th 2013

221 Comments


That's what I meant..-__-



Pestiferous
May 20th 2013

1156 Comments


yeah, oh well. at least most stuff serj puts out is decent but it's not the same :/

Pestiferous
May 20th 2013

1156 Comments


yeah, oh well. at leas the stuff serj puts is (for the most part) good, but it's just not the same

coocoocachoo
May 20th 2013

221 Comments


Yeah

his first album though still rules imo (Elect The Dead)

XingKing
May 20th 2013

9052 Comments


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?

omnipanzer
May 20th 2013

21391 Comments


Perhaps that is what they are waiting on?

XingKing
May 20th 2013

9052 Comments


Maybe but the way it was worded sounded like they were just sitting around waiting for him so they could hit the studio

paulxc
May 20th 2013

21 Comments


I'd wait another year (or whatever) for Serj to be on the album.

Scoot
May 20th 2013

17481 Comments


patton would be sweet never even considered that

TheSmashBro
May 20th 2013

248 Comments


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.

BonRurgundy
May 20th 2013

342 Comments


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."

Sapient.
May 20th 2013

1109 Comments


"made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone"

looks like someone was drunk/high

DegausserGuernica24
May 20th 2013

1134 Comments


What the fuck, Shavo is almost 40 and he still talks like a generic 12-year-old boy with ADHD? Shit....

PumpBoffBag
May 20th 2013

324 Comments


SOAD without Serj? No thank you. [2]

Cryio
May 20th 2013

96 Comments


If they could get hold of Mike Patton or Rody Walker, maybe only then they can say "we can do without Serj"

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 20th 2013

1537 Comments


SOAD update confirms Shavo just got really drunk last night.

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


Diagonal ass niggas poppin' up everywhere these days.

fromtheinside
May 20th 2013

16385 Comments


"even if it has like 5 interludes and 2 songs on it"

quite the interesting interludes there

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 20th 2013

48541 Comments


They retracted his statement lol

JazzHands333
May 20th 2013

311 Comments


go home Shavo, you're drunk [2]

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 20th 2013

1918 Comments


Would go over about as well as replacing Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford.

A weighty comparison, but a valid one.

NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


well i guess that proves it wasn't hacked.

RosaParks
May 20th 2013

14592 Comments


u can get rid of serj if u start bringing the bass back out in the mix

bloc
May 20th 2013

34499 Comments


Hope it gets delayed forever

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JazzHands333
May 20th 2013

311 Comments


He could always work on Achozen in the meantime.

TheEnygma
May 20th 2013

41 Comments


probably be all sung by Daron anyway :P

NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4506 Comments


ugh. just do another scars on broadway if you're that desperate, i think

InbredJed
May 21st 2013

5239 Comments


This would only work if they got Patton. [356]

No wonder Brent Hinds tried to punch Shavo out

Gwyn.
May 21st 2013

13991 Comments


All the posts have been deleted links don't work anymore

Spec
May 21st 2013

26834 Comments


Scars On Broadway sucks, no wonder he wants System back.

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013

4506 Comments


@Gwyn. Yeah I know, I'm just going to put the edit in which links to the official statement now.

DonJulio
May 21st 2013

1 Comments


Serj sucks now anyways

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 21st 2013

4830 Comments


unfollow

YouGotLucky
May 21st 2013

943 Comments


I don't know, the last few system albums disappointed me.

YouGotLucky
May 21st 2013

943 Comments


To me they never have topped the S/T album.

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013

4506 Comments


that's because it ruled

cagedescending
May 21st 2013

4124 Comments


Hope it gets delayed forever [2]

with or without Serj this will only end in tears and bitter disappointment

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013

4506 Comments


it's just asking for trouble, to be honest

foreverburning
May 22nd 2013

70 Comments


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.



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