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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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.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.