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Monday, May 20, 2013

SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Continue Without Serj Tankian?!

It seems like the water is starting to spill within the SYSTEM OF A DOWN camp. While their global audience awaits for the bands next effort, singer Serj Tankian is busy supporting his third solo album entitled 'Harakiri' and is showing no interest in the future band.

Earlier today (May 20), his bassist Shavo Odadjian wrote about his and the fans frustration regarding the bands next steps (or lack of) via the following Facebook message:

"Ok..... Ill come clean.. Its not us (meaning Daron, John Or Shavo!!)... Its Serj, who doesn't 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 someone we have to beg to be a part of SYSTEM!! So with that in mind, what do you guys think we should do? Just remember, he's been holding us back for 7 years so far.. wanna wait another 4-5 years? Or shall we release a record without Serj? U tell us?????" Read the rest of his rant HERE!

Wow, SYSTEM OF A DOWN without Serj's signature vocals would be horrendous regardless of who would "replace" Serj. But then again, we do understand Shavo's frustration. As we mentioned above, he is just as frustrated as the rest of us who are patiently waiting for the bands next effort. So Serj, please get on it!

UPDATE: here is the bands collective statement regarding the future of the band!

Last year, Serj made it very clear that he is not ready to commit to SYSTEM OF A DOWN. This is what he had to say about the possibility of recording NEW music with the band:
"I think we have about four or five unreleased tracks that we finished before. We need to talk about what to do with them, etc. But I would be very open to releasing, like, a greatest-hits record with a few [previously] unreleased tracks. However, we haven't really discussed it, so I don't wanna make a promise."
Don't forget that SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, on July 29 and will be re living the history that made famous the band guided by Serj! The band will also be hitting Europe this Summer.

All of SOAD's tour dates can be seen here!

Related links:
SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Official Site

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