Things got a little awkward for System Of A Down fans yesterday morning (May 20). Not only did bassist Shavo Odadjian post a series of comments on his Facebook page declaring that Serj Tankian was to blame for no new album, but even suggested that SOAD should consider replacing the singer.In fact, the posts caused such a storm that System Of A Down issued their own statement addressing the matter.
A few hours after Odadjian’s posts (which have since been removed) went live, System Of A Down issued the following statement:
“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.”
Essentially, this statement attempts to reassure fans that all is well in the SOAD camp. Still, we can’t help by find the band’s choice of words interesting, namely the bit where they say Odadjian’s comments were “misleading statements that were made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone.” Either way, we’re basically back to where we were prior to this week in SOAD-related updates: still playing scattered tour dates, and a new album will happen when it happens.