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System Of A Down Issues Statement About Posts On Shavo Odadjian's Facebook Page

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A series of posts appeared earlier today on Shavo Odadjian's Facebook profile calling out Serj Tankian for slowing down the process of a new System of a Down album.

System of a Down has now issued the following statement about the situation:

"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."

The original string of comments on Shavo's page follow:

ok..... Ill come clean.. Its not us(meaning Daron,John Or Shavo!! Its Sej, who doesn' want to do a new album!!!! so please stop harassing us about it!!! We are just waiting for SERJ! 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 should release another album again??? As for me.. I'm ready to release one with someone who wants to be the singer of SYSTEM. not soeome we have to beg to be a part of SYSTEM!! So with that in mind, what do you guys w should do? Just remember, Hes 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?????

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!!!

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.?? we really want anorther System Record! wish Serj was down but if hes not, then im going ahead and making a System record without him!!! im furious that he let us down like this, but we gotta do something to keep this great band alive!!! agreed????????

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

retire.....end of problems!!!!

# May 20, 2013 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE SHAVO IS RIGHT ON THE MARK ABOUT SERJ TANKIAN. THE REST OF THE BAND MIGHT EVEN PRIVATELY AGREE WITH HIS STATEMENTS. TANKIAN SEEMS TO BE FORGIVING OF ONE BAND MEMBERS' MELTDOWN, BUT HE MIGHT NOT BE AS FORGIVING IF ALL OF THE SOAD BAND MEMBERS MADE SIMILAR PUBLIC COMMENTS........ SO HOW ABOUT IT SERJ? WE'RE LONG OVERDUE FOR ANOTHER ALBUM FROM THE GROUP.

# May 20, 2013 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R10 writes:

I gotta tie up my goatee/beard like Shavo. As far as new SoaD, i really dont care.

# May 20, 2013 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Overlord writes:

Well this is disappointing, I would expect this kind of drama from the likes of Bring me the Horizon, or some other young whiny band, but Shavo?... He has seriously overstepped his bounds. Whether he likes it or not, System of a Down is not System of a Down without John, Daron, Shavo, and - most importantly - Serj.

If he is tired of waiting around for Serj to stop with his various musical endeavours, maybe he should get off his a$$ and do something. The only projects he has been featured in since 2005 are a couple of garbage songs with members of the Wu Tang Clan.

It's not like I don't want a new System album to come out asap, but I also respect Serj's decision to explore the other branches of music, apparently Shavo does not.

# May 20, 2013 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Borntomosh writes:

Sad. Oh well, I considered System dead in 2008, and they haven't really come back to life in my eyes.

# May 20, 2013 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Billpower writes:

this is obviously a drunk message by shavo.

# May 20, 2013 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cartman writes:

Screw Serj, that guy is apparently addicted to his solo career rather than his career with SOAD.

# May 20, 2013 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Honestly I loved Scars on Broadway, wouldn't even kill me to hear a SOAD album with Daron on vocals.

# May 21, 2013 @ 6:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. advertising causes writes:

THERAPY, THERAPY THERAPY THERAPY.... da da da da da da da da da da

# May 21, 2013 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KREDD writes:

I liked Daron's vocal contributions on STA, but he was pushed waaay too up front on the following albums. But bless his heart, he has no pitch and sounds like a dying animal (which fits OK sometimes).

# May 21, 2013 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brian bacus writes:

How about who cares??? I liked them, but thought they were overrated... Side note, maybe he should proof his posts. Holy sh**!!

# May 21, 2013 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ZMA writes:

I don't see much of a problem with this. The dude was venting. He wants to record. There's no reason Serj can't make time, if he is the problem of course. I think Shavo went about it the wrong way, but he very well could've been drunk or some sh!t like that.
Either way, what's displayed here is nothing like any of those whiny metalcore bands, although I do agree it wouldn't be System if Tankian was gone. I guess we all have sit and wait, and enjoy other bands. I know I am.

# May 21, 2013 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrokenFace writes:

In the 7 years absence of S.O.A.D Serj has released 3 albums an has 2 more comming out soon, as well as collaborations. How about take some f***ing time off making your orchestral an jazz albums for a few months and make your fans happy. I mean come onnnnn S.O.A.D is the reason your able to do all the solo stuff.
I might be selfish but I WANT A f***ING SOAD ALBUM
WAHHHHHHHH

# May 22, 2013 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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