System Of A Down Say Shavo Odadjian’s Allegations Were “Misleading Statements… Made During A Temporary State Of Bad Judgment”


System Of A Down have released the following collective statement in regards to the comments made by bassist Shavo Odadjian earlier today, May 20th. Those comments—which can be seen here—saw Odadjian express his frustration with band frontman Serj Tankian‘s apparent unwillingness to record a new album with the group.

It also saw him ask fans if they should move on without Serj. The new statement posted on the bands own Facebook reads:

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“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.”