It’s hard to tell whether the posts popping up this morning on billy goat-bearded System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian’s Facebook are authentic or the work of hacker fans.
They seem legit, but at the same time, they seem so absolutely careless, you’d never imagine someone would willfully share information in such a manner.
The gloves came off of Shavo, and he came out swinging in his posts, claiming he and the rest of System want to make new music…but as suspect, Serj Tankian does not.
“I’ll come clean…Its not us(meaning Daron, John Or Shavo!! Its Serj who doesn’t want to do a new album!!!!,” the first post reads.
“So please stop harassing us about it!!! We are just waiting for SERJ,” the post adds. “Now He might hate me for exposing the truth but I Had too.. Sorry folks!!! We’re trying to get a new album out, its just not passing Serj’s RULES! Kinda funny, since we started the band and now he’s holding us back!! I think we should release another album again???”
The posts seem to follow a night spent at a comedy club in Los Angeles, with some very funny comedians. So, perhaps it is possible Shavo had a few too many and opened up.
“As for me…I’m ready to release one with someone who wants to be the singer of SYSTEM,” the post adds. “Not someone we have to beg to be a part of SYSTEM!! So with that in mind, what do you guys (sic) should do? Just remember, He’s been holding us back for 7 years so far…wanna wait another 5 years? or shall we release a record without Serj? u tell us?????”
Minutes later, after fans started questioning the validity of the post, another popped up.
“I dont want to make a record without him… but if he’s not down? Should the 3 of us just sit and wait?? Not cool!!!!!!!! I want the fans from all over the world including Brazil to tell us what they think.
No System? or System with with a new singer whos just as good if not better? PLUS new System songs and tours???? please give me ur opinion people!!! is SYSTEM better with no singer or someone who is excited to be our new singer?? you decide.. cause im confused!!!”
So am I. Again, who knows if this shit’s legit. It probably isn’t. But the posts didn’t stop there.
“No diss to Serj…If he wants to be in the band then he’s welcome but if he’s not? what do you expect us 3 to do??,” the final post reads. “We really want another System Record! wish Serj was down but if he’s not, then I’m going ahead and making a System record without him!!! I’m furious that he let us down like this, but we gotta do something to keep this great band alive!!! agreed????????”
If this is all legit, holy fuck! System of a Down, making a record without Serj? I have a feeling it’d suck because Serj’s voice is what really drew me (and I assume others) to System’s music in the first place.
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