System Of A Down Issue Statement On Shavo’s Rants

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So, it seems Shavo Odadjian had “a temporary state of bad judgement” yesterday when he took to Facebook and started spouting some truth about System of a Down’s current state.

As I have long suspected, Shavo wrote yesterday that the entire band — save for Serj Tankian — are fucking ready to record new music. But Tankian, he wrote, is holding them back and he suggested the band move forward with a new singer.

System Of A Down have released the following collective statement about Shavo’s frustrated rants, and as is the case with System every time there is controversy, it was just a big misunderstanding.

“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,” says the group.

“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.”

And what about new music? When will that happen?

“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,” the statement concludes.

Look, Shavo’s statement was from the heart, and accurately reflects the current situation. Believe that. Serj Tankian does not want to do a new System album. I have said it time and again.

Imagine how pissed Shavo’s gotta be about that? He could be on the road, tearing through fashion model gash like a fucking champ. But Serj wants to work with orchestras.

I’d lose it too.

The fact that they even acknowledged it means Shavo touched a nerve; he finally expressed the truth.

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