In a series of surprising updates on his Facebook fan page, System of a Down bass player Shavo Odadjian lashed out at the band’s frontman, Serj Tankian, blaming the singer for the lengthy gap since the release of their last album, Hypnotize, in late 2005.
The emotional rant, which has since been deleted, even went so far as to ask fans if SOAD should consider making an album with a different singer. The following is Odadjian’s unedited message in its entirety (via Loudwire):
“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?????