Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

After The Burial -- Pontiac, MI -- November 24th, 2015
Machine Head -- Grand Rapids, MI -- November 20th, 2015
Blind Guardian -- Atlanta, GA -- November 27th, 2015
Ondskapt -- Brooklyn, NY -- November 27th, 2015
Lita Ford -- Uncasville, CT -- November 27th, 2015

Go Back   WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM > Community Forums > Misinformation and Propaganda

Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2013, 10:49 AM
dcmetal108's Avatar
dcmetal108 dcmetal108 is offline
Some People Call Me The White Devil
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,673
Is SYSTEM OF A DOWN Contemplating Moving On Without Frontman Serj Tankain?


It's been a while since we've had a concrete update on new material from System Of A Down. They haven't released new material since 2005's double album, Mesmerize/Hypnotize and in that time frontman Serj Tankian has developed quite the solo career, while his bandmates have also gotten mild success with their solo projects.

While the band was previously hopeful for a new album in 2014, it seems that might not be the case and it might be Serj's fault for holding out. In some new posts on his Facebook page, bassist Shavo Odadjian puts the frontman on blast, and reveals the remaining three members are considering moving on without him.

Shavo originally posted:

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?????

In the comments he added:

we're tired of waiting!!!! NO disrespect to Serj System has to go on!!!!! who agrees???????????

sorry bro, @ serj Tankian . had to tell the truth.. ive been being harassed since you didnt wanna do anther record. love u.

The ranting kept going:

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!!!

…and going…

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????????

Ultimately, I feel that Tankian's voice is at the heart of what made System of A Down so great and unique. To replace him would be removing a very important part of the equation. If the rest of the band chooses to go on, perhaps pick a new moniker? I can see how that wouldn't fly because of the name recognition giving the band better guaranteed money, but god damn it SERJ… JUST HELP THEM MAKE A NEW ALBUM ALREADY!!!
I don't see it happening without Serj.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 10:50 AM
slapguitarer's Avatar
slapguitarer slapguitarer is offline
Metal Setlists Elitist Committee
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Jose
Posts: 6,372
They should just quit. They haven't released an album in 8 years and it doesn't like they're writing new material. Plus their last two albums were butt and they were bad when I saw 'em live. I regret falling victim to that cash grab. Let the hate come.
12/7 Bell Witch (?)
1/23 Bosse-De-Nage
2/3 GY!BE
2/9 Black Sabbath
3/4 Neurosis/Sleep
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:00 AM
DisposableJustice's Avatar
DisposableJustice DisposableJustice is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,470
I love SOAD but I don't think it is right to shit on Serj; if he isn't 100% committed then a possible record would suck, and they need to move on.

I did enjoy seeing them last year in Chicago and in a perfect world I would love a new album and tour but forcing the issue never turns out well, and Serj is entitled to do what he wants to do.

Plus, calling Serj out on Facebook isn't a great way to maintain a working relationship; I think Shavo fucked up here.....
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:03 AM
EvilCheeseWedge's Avatar
EvilCheeseWedge EvilCheeseWedge is offline
The Cheese
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,532
That reads like a drunk guy posting to Facebook on his phone. A drunk guy who seems to have a strong need for getting approval from people he's never met.
2/24 - The Foundry
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:04 AM
anomynous's Avatar
anomynous anomynous is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 2,563
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:14 AM
mastodon421's Avatar
mastodon421 mastodon421 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Swampscott,Massachusetts
Posts: 7,315
This is a really immature/unnecessary rant from Shavo. As much as I love System and would love to hear new material, if Serj doesn't want to do it, don't fucking do it. If they forced a new record, chances are that it would suck hard. They put one of the best performances I've ever seen last summer, but they shouldn't make another record unless the whole band is fully committed to doing so.
11/28 ABR/ETID

Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:26 AM
Dextrimental's Avatar
Dextrimental Dextrimental is online now
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,847
If they want to release an album without Serj, more power to them, but it will not sell as well as it would have otherwise.

That said, there's no way Serj solo is making as much money as SOAD could rake in, so I wonder why it's not happening.
Yesterday don't mean SHIT.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:35 AM
dcmetal108's Avatar
dcmetal108 dcmetal108 is offline
Some People Call Me The White Devil
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,673
Originally Posted by anomynous View Post

Originally Posted by Dextrimental View Post
If they want to release an album without Serj, more power to them, but it will not sell as well as it would have otherwise.

That said, there's no way Serj solo is making as much money as SOAD could rake in, so I wonder why it's not happening.
I mean if they want to make a record with Serj they should, just don't call it SOAD because Serj is the face of the band. Without his voice it won't be SOAD.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Cowboy From Hell
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,719
Serj needs to quit with his shitty solo material and go back to SoaD. Every few years they should release an ep and tour behind it. Similar to what Down is doing. Fans will have a bit of new music and they will have a reason to tour every so often. If Serj isn't happy with SoaD those guys should start a new band with another vocalist.
1-13 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 12:19 PM
BloodoftheKings's Avatar
BloodoftheKings BloodoftheKings is offline
Rats off to ya
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strong Island
Posts: 6,023
A new SOAD album would suck anyway.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:09 AM.

Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008