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Serj Tankian on a New System of a Down Album: ‘It’s Not Something I Can Do Right Now’

Serj Tankian
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

A few weeks ago, bassist Shavo Odadjian spoke out candidly on his Facebook page about his System of a Down bandmate Serj Tankian. His sentiments seemed to take aim at Tankian’s multiple solo projects and his belief that they hold back the band. In a new interview, Tankian discusses his thoughts on the current status of System of a Down and where things are headed in the future.

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System of a Down Bassist Shavo Odadjian Calls Out Singer Serj Tankian

Shavo Odadjian + Serj Tankian
Marsaili McGrath, Getty Images

In a series of Facebook posts that went up today (May 20), System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian opened a huge can of worms in a very public way. According to a number of posts on Odadjian's official fan page -- on which the bassist does post regularly -- he accuses System vocalist Serj Tankian of holding the band back.

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Favorite System of a Down Song – Readers Poll

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It was 1994 when a group of musicians bonded over their shared love of hard rock and metal and by 1997 the band known as System of a Down were signing on the dotted line with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin and his American Records imprint via Columbia. The band proved to be one of the most original and eclectic acts the metal world has ever seen, delivering an abundance of memorable tunes along the way. While the music world waits for a new album from the band, this Readers Poll asks you to pick your favorite System of a Down song.

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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan: ‘We Are Going to Make a New Album at a Certain Point’

John Dolmayan
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

It's been a long, long time since System of a Down have released an album … about seven-and-a-half years to be exact. Now that the band has been playing live shows again over the past couple of years, fans have been drooling for some new material, and according to drummer John Dolmayan, System of a Down "are going to make a new album at a certain point."

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Black Sabbath vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 2

Black Sabbath vs. System of a Down
Vertigo / American

In our first head-to-head matchup in Round 2 of the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness 2013, we've got an interesting pairing in this year's battle of metal's all-time greatest albums. Who will win this battle? The choice is all up to the fans!

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System of a Down To Play Only 2013 U.S. Show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl

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System of a Down have just announced that their only U.S. performance in 2013 will take place at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on July 29, so if you're a hardcore fan, you may want to set the date, no matter where you happen to live in the States.

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System of a Down vs. Cannibal Corpse – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

System of a Down vs. Cannibal Corpse
American / Metal Blade

Next up in Round 1 of the Headbanger Region, eclectic metal masters System of a Down battle it out with death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse to decide which act will move on to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2013 and come one step closer to being named the greatest metal album of all time.

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Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, System of a Down + More to Play 2013 Reading + Leeds Festivals

Nine Inch Nails / Green Day / System of a Down
Karl Walter / Michael Kovac / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The legendary 2013 Reading and Leeds festivals have just announced their headlining acts. Being held simultaneously from August 23-25, bands confirmed for the fests include Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, System of a Down, Deftones and more.

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System of a Down vs. Korn – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

SOAD vs Korn LRB

There is such a thing as too much adrenaline pumping and this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl pairing will definitely hype you up. We've got the frenetic and somewhat schizophrenic System of a Down favorite 'Psycho' squaring off against Korn's monstrous rocker 'Freak on a Leash.'

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System of a Down Unveil First Tour Dates of 2013

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Facebook: System of a Down

System of a Down fans have been patient in recent years, with the group spending a lot of time on hiatus pursuing other musical avenues. Though the band has reunited for a series of shows over the past two years, there has been no talk about future albums or dates … until now. System have revealed their first two performances of 2013, set to take place in August.

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