PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Varela, Creative Commons License
At least that what SOAD bassist Shavo Odadjian has said in recent Facebook posts.
According to Odadjian, "I'll 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 to.. 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?????"
Odadjian then went on to suggest that SOAD would be more than fine with making an album WITHOUT Serj Tankian on lead vocals.
No replay from Tankian's camp as of this posting.
System of a Down's Official Facebook Page just posted 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."
Whatever, yo. Just make a new freaking album already, will ya?