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System of a Down Reunion is hinted by Shavo Odadjia

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System of a Down has not released an album since 2006 with their fifth studio release "Hypnotize." Shortly after, the band announced a "hiatus" on their website. Serj Tankian pursued a solo career in 2007's "Elect the Dead," and guitarist Daron Malakian collaborated with the drummer John Dolmayan for a more electronic sounding "Scars On Broadway."

On January 11, bassist Shavo Odadjia announced via twiiter "Are u guys ready for System???" This seems like the natural choice since almost all of the band members pursued some form of solo album, like KISS did, before they got back together.

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Fuck_A_Name's avatar

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1. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont want tohear another word about this sh** until they are actually in the f***ing studio.

I'm tired of rumors and hearsay, all they get me is crushed hopes and expectations. I want System back as much as the next guy, but I dont need my f***ing hair going gray over something as stupid as hoping a band gets back together.

No offense to any of the writers, just tired of this sh**.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. fortheLulz writes:

^nerd rage

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pinto_beans writes:

^ Fail troll.

Even if SOAD do reunite, how long will it even last? I have a strong feeling it'll be short.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

Meh, I wouldn't mind another Scars On Broadway album.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. thegoosegoblin writes:

I hope they stop making music

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalFan420 writes:

They need to do lots of drugs again and make an album like the the self titled!

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DeathInEye writes:

I would very much mind another Scars On Broadway album. :p

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Pull the plug for god sakes....a little miopia up there, not surprised

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

Really, you guys like Scars on Broadway so much? I picked it up for cheap and thought it was ok, but if they're not going to make Toxicity era quality material, I'm over SOAD and all their offspring.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. agaradf writes:

He later said in a tweet something like "About my tweet yesterday: I'm not saying we're getting back together, just was asking if you guys would be ready for it. Sorry for the confusion."

Crushing blows.

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. xsrg13 writes:

we want system!

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DeathCrush writes:

what the hell is up with all of this tease? Are they getting back together or what? Stop beating around the bush and just spill it. I love system of a down because that was the gateway that got me into metal. without them, I would be listening to probably lady ga ga right about now :P

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. aaaaiddddooon writes:

we would want the system....NOW!!!

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ss writes:

why

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

seeing is believing
would be nice if it happens

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

My panties are dry.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. tallica_fan writes:

love system, hated everything they did solo- just all sounded like system of a down minus the combined chemistry. imo scars on broadway's album sucked big time.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. n0thinghead writes:

i'm with db, even tho i nvr got to c them live, i'll just have to admit that i am over them and all of the members' side stuff.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Gabriel writes:

I'd do anything for them to reunite. I'm tired of this bullsh**. Something like this was posted back in November and I got super excited over nothing.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 8:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. AGENT47 writes:

all that matters is that lamb of god is still kicking ass!

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KanadianKoRn writes:

yup epic fail live, therefore im done....

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

fortheLulz: You ever talk to my boy FAN like that again and I will pound your fat ugly face in. We clear?

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. KanadianKoRn writes:

^^^lol!

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RTB writes:

Bg is the rock still standing, or is that place in shambles after fri night s show?
A quick recap would be much abliaged, thanks

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. right writes:

they suck and have always sucked. just sh**ty mainstream metal

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Master_Randomizer writes:

JUST GET BACK TOGETHER ALREADY!!!!!!!

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. XenochrisT writes:

They should just put one more CD out and not do any touring and be done.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

Im gonna have to agree with deathbringer 100%

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: Just barely. We had a great show man. A friend of mine has been working his a$$ off on a new Death Metal project and they played their first gig with us at the show. They fvcking slay man. They're called "Our Daily Trespasses". We're going to book more shows with those guys. Their material complimented ours and we kept the place packed all night.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. RTB writes:

Great to hear bg, will keep an eye out for those guys as well as monitoring for future shows.....congrats

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: \m/\m/

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Dr.Stein writes:

I really hope that they don't reform!

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Posts 11 and 13, speak for yourselves. I haven't missed System one bit since they decided to roll around in money for a few years (read: BROKE UP) and I could care less if they all vanished from the face of the earth. Last time I listened to SOAD, I couldn't believe how badly their music has aged. I don't miss them at all, and if they reunite, I wouldn't take a ticket to a show or a CD if it was free. But of course they're going to do it, it's too lucrative to pass up! I'd listen to At The Gates' WORST album before I even thought of listening to System's best (?) even though saying SOAD has a "best" album is like saying you have a favorite broken bone or a favorite viral infection. Kinda like if you had cancer. And then you found out your cancer also has AIDS. Shavo can take his bald, bass-player a$$ back to his mansion and keep fingerbangin his own a$$ to the care package NAMBLA sent him. Jeez, System, just fall off already! Or, better yet, tour with Soundgarden! That way, everyone on he planet can STAY THE f*** HOME AND DO SOMETHING BETTER WITH THEIR TIME/EARS/MONEY.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. the messenger writes:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Hey! writes:

Decimate The Weak!!!!!!!! >;:)

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Rychemn writes:

I really hope this happens......never got the chance to see them(probably broke at the time..hee, hee..) would be awsome to check them out this time around...

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Master_Randomizer writes:

Done b****ing yet Crawford???

By the way, why do you even bother listening to SOAD if you hate them so much?!?

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. haha writes:

crawford is like the lingering resident troll.

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Dimeoflage writes:

Hmmm......speculation timee......yay?..i guess?

if its true...about f***ing time...

but as some of you mentioned...i aint believing anything until they are in the studio.(which im hoping for.(^^) )

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. metalfan87 writes:

I personally got to see SOAD live in 2005, in Toronto, ON. it was on the Tour with bad acid trip and mars volta. now I will say before i post that im a fan of a lot of metal.. but these openers were terrible.. just bad. bad acid trip was as far from tight as a live band can be (really lazy playing), and Mars volta decided to freestyle with the singer screaming on the top of his lungs for about an hour. (it was like listening to a cocaine overdose). then after waiting out these 2 horrible bands, finally got to hear system live. how was it? Serj was a semi-tone flat for essentially the whole show, and the guitarist was really sloppy. so yeah.. don't miss em.

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

I was never a huge fan of these guys. They have some good songs, but the deal breaker for me is, they just dont have staying power with me at all. I cant go back and listen to any of their old cd's, im just not interested. Just as I am not interested now to hear about a reunion....

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Acid/Rain writes:

I would only consider giving a new album by SOAD a listen if they drop all the crap they tried to do in Hypnotize and Mesmerize. I wasn't impressed with either. Bring it back to Toxicity and before and maybe I'll consider it.

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Robin writes:

yes we are f***ing ready for soad. i f***ing love soad no matter what and i want em back

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Robin writes:

Also, why the f*** is there people looking up soad finding this and than badmouthing them. f*** you guys you aren't real fans like me. soad f***ing rules

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. The_Name_No_One_Took writes:

OMG I want System back SOOO badly...
I'm younger, so I didn't really get to enjoy SOAD while they were still together (even though they're not really apart—we gotta remember that, people). We need a breath of fresh air from all this new stuff. We need System of a Down. I love their music, and so does the rest of the world. Besides, it's been, like, four years. Isn't that long enough? I definately think so.
Scars on Broadway is good. And Serj being solo isn't all that bad, either, but let's face it: System is a bajillion times better.

COME ON, SYSTEM!! WE NEED YOU!! SOAD4LIFE.!

# Feb 1, 2010 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. The_Name_No_One_Took writes:

By the way, if you were a real System fan, you wouldn't give up on them.

And to all you people b*tchin' about them: if you don't like System FINE that's your problem, but you don't have to go complaining and being a bunch of d*cks around the fans. We don't wanna put up with your sh*t. If you don't like 'em, THEN DON'T LISTEN TO THEM OR SAY ANYTHING. We have enough sh*t going on in our lives, we don't wanna have to put up with you f*ckballs' sh** either.

Phew. Had to get that off my chest.

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