System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian posted a series of statements at his Facebook page on Monday (May 20th) in which he directly blamed singer Serj Tankian for the band's continued lack of new music, saying that the vocalist was holding the group back. According to Loudwire, Odadjian wrote in a post riddled with spelling errors, "I'll come clean.. Its not us, meaning Daron [Malakian, guitar], John [Dolmayan, drums] or Shavo!! Its Serj, who doesn't want to do a new album . . . now he might hate me for exposing the truth but I had too. Sorry folks!!! We're trying to get a new album out, it's just not passing Serj's RULES!"
Odadjian hinted that he would be happy to work with a new singer, saying, "I'm ready to release (a new album) 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 five years? Or shall we release a record without Serj?"